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Upscale villa with views of the bay

A waterfront villa on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay in North Beach listed at just under $1.5 million offers luxury amenities and perhaps more importantly, scenic views of the bay.

The house at 800 Bay Front Ave. is a raised ranch design built of cream-colored stucco. Its pristine exterior — complete with two second-story balconies shaded by arched overhangs — features twin staircases ascending to an impressive front entrance.

Inside, two sets of stairs off a two-story grand foyer lead to the upper living area or to the lower-level recreation rooms.

"With the living room, dining room, kitchen and bedrooms all on the second level, there are wonderful views of the bay from every window in the house," said Jennifer Sowers of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, a listing agent for the property. "From the kitchen, the owner can cook and look straight out at the sailboats and cruise ships passing by."

The open layout of the interior is framed by a sweeping arch leading up to an expansive living room. A built-in, floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall entertainment unit commands attention in the living room, while the kitchen presents bold blue tile work and blue granite on the countertops. It also features a glass-topped breakfast bar and appliances that include a cooktop, dishwasher and two refrigerators.

A master suite, one of five bedrooms in the home, includes a bathroom with custom-designed open shower and oversized whirlpool tub.

The lower level offers a completely finished recreation room, billiards room, exercise room and two additional bedrooms.

Maple flooring is found throughout, along with skylights, three fireplaces, recessed lighting, sliding glass doors, and cathedral ceilings.

Less than an hour's drive to from Baltimore or Washington, the home is about a mile from the village of Herrington Harbor, with small shops and eateries that feel like a step back in time.

Outdoors there are a hot tub, a private pier and a two-car garage with automatic door opener. One of Anne Arundel County's prize waterfront gems, this home will not remain long on the market.

The specs

Address: 800 Bay Front Ave., North Beach 20714

List Price: $1,475,000

Living space: 3,870 square feet

Taxes: $9,671

Year built: 2002

Listing agents: Jennifer Sowers and Rob Haines, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

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