Modern Craftsman house on five private acres in Glyndon asks $1 million

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Hot House: 14225 Longnecker Road, Glyndon, MD 21136

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Arts and Crafts-style house, custom built for owner, circa 2006, with covered porch, wraparound deck and screened porch. Hardiplank and cedar shingles and roof. Hardwood floors throughout. Five upstairs bedrooms, 4.5 baths over two stories and 5,600 square feet. Entry hall, open-plan main level with living room, library, kitchen with granite island, butler’s pantry, family room with Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired fireplace. Master suite with glass shower and freestanding tub, closet room, balcony. Nine-foot beamed ceilings. Full, finished basement with workshop. Zoned heat and central air, two-car attached garage, 5.86 acres: $1,000,000 (reduced from $1,295,000)

What: The owner of this house is a cabinet maker, which comes as no surprise. There are crown moldings, beamed and timber ceilings, finely worked built-ins–its gorgeous millwork is a paean to the disappearing art of wood craftsmanship. Who else would attach tiny brass frames on every kitchen drawer, so you can conveniently label the contents? Now you will know where everything is, because you will have drawers marked “Old Power Cords”, “Dried Out Magic Markers”, “String”. At last, a clearly labeled “Man Drawer“…

As the broker copy claims, the house really is a kind of “MODERN MASTERPIECE” in the genre with its sharp roof lines, clerestory dormers and cool paint job. It sits cozily on its wooded lot, fitting seamlessly into the picture, at one with its surroundings. Built to a very high standard, its luxury comes from the high quality of materials and craftsmanship. From the insulation of the windows to the water heater, attributes of this home are 150 percent better than they need to be. The house deserves a buyer who appreciates that.

Where: Longnecker Road winds gently through the Worthington Valley, and feels for most of its length like a private drive. This is horse country, and it’s scenic driving out here, with miles of green fields and freshly painted board fencing. This property is heavily wooded and would not require much maintenance, barely a lawn mower. It’s about 20 minutes from the Hunt Valley Towne Center, and about the same to the Reisterstown Road shopping corridor. Franklin school district.

Why: Love the whole Arts and Crafts thing.

Why Not: Just too much wood.

Would Suit: Organized architecture buffs, nature lovers, collectors.

NB: An additional one-acre lot is available for a potential in-law residence. Grandma’s house could be, if not “over the river,” at least “through the woods”…

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