As you approach the front door, your gaze follows the land as it slopes down into a broad valley dotted with farms and clusters of homes. More than 18 acres comprise this property, creating an extensive domain for the owners of the large home. Just the other side of the far ridge is the Antietam National Battlefield. The western view promises a parade of sunsets. And twilight will bring out nature's neighbors from the woodland behind the house, a dedicated forest preservation area.
Located south of Keedysville, this all-brick, many-gabled house has 13 large rooms (unless we count the laundry room: it makes 14) and the unfinished, walkout basement offers 3,300-plus square feet more, with a brick fireplace to be the centerpiece of your entertainment room and a wood-burning stove to heat that space nicely.
Turning reluctantly from the view, the visitor enters a two-story foyer, which is open above to a surrounding balcony on the second floor. To the left are the living room, 24-by-14 feet, and beyond that an office, and then the formal dining room, a generous 16-by-15 feet. Moving clockwise, the kitchen is next. It is "furnished" in a real sense with extensive cherry cabinets; Corian countertops, a double wall oven, central island with downdraft cooktop are just a few features to delight the cooks in the family. From the breakfast area, the sunroom (20 by 16 feet) extends into the yard, just the place to watch as the deer come out to browse in the evening.