Hot House: 1 Huntersworth Court, Owings Mills, MD 211117
Contemporary-style home in stucco, steel and glass, circa 2000, designed by Patrick Sutton. 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, 7,832 sq. ft. over three stories, with finished basement and attached garage. Open-plan interior features walls of glass leading to outdoor entertaining terrace with pool. Gourmet kitchen with granite counters, island, stainless appliances. Separate dining room, sunken living room with raised hearth fireplace, family room. Large master suite with custom walk-in closet/dressing room, fireplace and french doors opening to private deck. Marble master bath with soaking tub and separate glass shower. Lower level with bedroom, workout room. Central a/c. Professionally landscaped, 2.11-acre lot backs to woods and valley views. $2,289,800 (recently reduced)
What: A big, bold, California-style contemporary — airy and light inside, with high-end finishes and design elements by Baltimore designer Patrick Sutton. The house is oriented towards the back, its L-shape enclosing the pool and wide bluestone terraces. Partially wooded land behind the pool lends privacy and, at least in winter, offers a view of the Greenspring Valley’s rolling hills. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the living areas make the most of the setting, and generous use of warm wood finishes provide grounding for the wide open spaces. The dressing room-cum-custom closet in the luxurious master bedroom will be some people’s favorite room in the house.
Where: This is the thing: It’s the last house on Huntersworth Court, which crosses Huntsworth Lane just before Hunting Tweed Drive in Huntington, a themed development (can you guess the theme?). Huntington is not a gated community, but it does have video surveillance announced by large signs. If neither of these things bother you, or if the extra level of safety and privacy are worth it, then enjoy the knowledge that this is one of the nicest of the large, custom-build houses in Huntington. It sits atop a ridge, and has those views. The approach to Huntington is a long, green, winding stretch of Park Heights Avenue that borders the Caves Valley golf course — a nice drive at any time of year. About 10 minutes from Reisterstown Road.
Why: We love the luxury of space.
Why Not: Too much empty space for us.
Would Suit: Size, location and privacy may appeal to professional athletes, according to this article.
NB. If you are interested in designing your own home in Huntington, there are two build-able lots available.