Stunning country estate features an indoor pool

August 28, 2009|By HARRY NOGLE / For HomeSource

BIG POOL -- Elegant and stunning describes this country estate just minutes from I-70 on the Pectonville Road near Big Pool. Situated on nearly 10 acres overlooking historic Harding Park, and bordered by 140 acres of the Nature Conservancy, this home's owner will have a rural setting, privacy, wildlife and character.

A winding driveway from the west leads to the home of more than 5,900 square feet built in the Greek Revival style. The front entrance portico features two fountains, with six columns supporting the pediment.

A doorway from the attached two-car garage, lighted by four large windows, takes the homeowner quickly into the kitchen and family room area. A door to the right leads to the large laundry.

The audible security system, installed throughout the home, announces that the door from the garage has been opened.

The portico opens into the great room and dining room, decorated in white -- walls, carpet and furniture. Four columns support the 14-foot ceiling crowned with dentil molding. Three French doors and three large windows look onto the indoor pool area.


The owner can raise and lower the chandelier in the great room and light the gas fireplace electrically with the flip of a switch. Ceramic tile and plush white carpeting cover the floors throughout the home.

Two guest bedrooms are located in the front wing of the home, both with large closets. One closet is a walk-in. Ceiling fans cool the the two bedrooms, which are serviced by a full bath.

The bedroom doors, and all other doors in the home, are solid wood.

A library featuring solid mahogany built-in bookcases and a wine storage closet is situated beside the music room. A wet bar is located between the library and the music room.

The cathedral ceiling creates a large and spacious feeling to the master bedroom suite. Adjoining the master suite, the master bath features two walk-in closets, a walk-in shower, two separate sinks and a Jacuzzi tub. Eight built-in drawers and cabinets provide storage for linen.

A toilet and bidet are located in a private area in the master bathroom.

Double French doors in the master bedroom suite lead to the pool area and an 18-by- 36-foot heated indoor pool. The pool room is a large, light open area with windows and doors on all four sides. Four columns support the pool area's 14-foot ceiling. A sand finish on the floor of the large poolside area prevents slipping. Plenty of room is available for poolside relaxing and entertaining.

The pool room heating, cooling and humidity are controlled by a system separate from the main house. An exercise area is situated off the pool area.

A bath with shower and sink is situated off the pool room.

A door from the pool room bath leads into the family room, located off the kitchen. Sliding doors lead into the pool room.

A gas fireplace warms the family room. Cable provides TV and internet service. Large double-hung windows with silhouette blinds provide plenty of light for the family room and all the rooms in the home.

Located adjacent to the family room, the large kitchen area features a Viking professional gas stove, a walk-in pantry and a secretary desk. A sink is conveniently located in the counter island.

The exterior of this home is covered with Dryvit, a revolutionary "modern stucco" that produces R40 insulating value. Dryvit is the most thermally efficient wall system available.

This home is heated and cooled with a propane gas forced-air system. A well provides water.

Outside the home, the property also features a two-floor bank bar

Randy Wagner is offering this property for $995,000. Call Wagner at Mackintosh Realtors, 1830 Dual Highway, at 301-790-1700 or 301-491-7394 (cell).

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