Featured home - Luxury awaits the right buyer at River's Bend

June 28, 2005|by MALINDA SHAVER of HomeSource

With major landscaping provided generously by Nature, this week's featured home also has an abundance of man-made quality. Custom built in 1995, this all-brick residence has a delightful open floor plan that leads the visitor from the generous entry foyer through the comfortable spaces of the living areas, or to the other side where the dining room connects to the kitchen.

To say this home has a "backyard" seems inadequate, because this multi-acre space is truly the heart of the property. (Not all of it would have to be mowed, by the way!) The gentle slopes lead down beyond the lawn to a wooded area. Just there in the trees is a stream, within the bounds of the 6 1/4-acre property. As you might guess, wildlife is abundant and birds flourish here. It's just 300 feet to the banks of the Potomac River.

And the part of the house that views the woods is designed to take maximum advantage of the environment. The central family room - probably the room that is most lived in - is two stories tall and features French doors that open to a deck. Large windows in the breakfast area give the kitchen a great view as well. A brick patio opens off the kitchen, offering another outdoor living space.


From the family room, a sitting area with brick fireplace connects through a short hallway with a wet bar to the room at the front, which might be living room or den or office, as feng shui or your instinct guides you. Kitchen and foyer have ceramic tile floors, while hardwood finishes the main level with its 10-foot ceilings and crown molding detail. Gentle earthtones connect the open floor plan. From the foyer, the oak stairway leads to the bridge, an open hallway/balcony that connects the upstairs rooms. This is a space that invites lounging and reading as well, with a built-in bookcase, seating areas, and that same excellent view toward the woods.

Two bedrooms share a jack-and-jill type bathroom; another bedroom could also be a sitting room, although it has a full bath attached. Cross the "bridge" to the owners' suite side to enjoy all the amenities: large bedroom; luxurious bath with spacious vanity counters, whirlpool tub and separate shower - and a private second-floor deck. There are plenty of standard closets, and then there also is a room-size closet that puts everything in easy reach.

To return to the basics, the floor space totals about 4,000 square feet on the living levels; there is a full basement with walkout. The garage accommodates two cars. Dual heat pumps and ultraviolet water purification are part of the mechanical systems. The laundry room is located adjacent to the kitchen on the main floor.

Cathy Wantz of Washington County Real Estate Today will be your tour guide when you visit. Call her at 301-791-9046 to arrange it. For more views of the River Bend property, visit and click on More Listings.

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Location: 15928 River Bend Court, Williamsport.

List Price: $649,900.

Year built: 1995. Outstanding Features: Custom-built four bedroom, three-and-a-half bath all-brick colonial on huge lot of over 6 acres; gourmet kitchen with picture window and pickled oak cabinetry; two-story first-floor family room opens onto patio; first-floor sitting room with fireplace; master suite includes 12-by-19 sun porch and 11-by-22 master bath with all the amenities; walk to the Potomac River or a freshwater stream that runs through the lot; minutes from I-70.

For information: Contact Cathy Wantz of

Washington County Real Estate Today at 301-791-9046 or go to her Web site at

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