Instead of visiting country manor homes that are occasionally open to the public, here is an opportunity to own an estate in northern Baltimore County.
Nestled on 50 acres of bucolic pastures and agricultural land, Alistatim Farm, in the heart of My Lady's Manor — a national historic district near Monkton — presents dramatic views for every season.
Long summer days can be spent by the pool, while autumn mornings call out for a bit of competing in the dressage ring.
"A seven-stall barn comes complete with hay storage, fly-spraying system and tack room," noted Ashley Richardson, a Long & Foster agent who listed the property. "Ride the trails through the fields and woods, watch the Elkridge-Harford Hunt, or let the horses frolic in the fenced pastures."
A separate tenant house features three bedrooms, a living room with fireplace and a two-car garage.
Store equipment in the estate's barn or in the building erected solely for that purpose.
The property, in the Maryland Environmental Trust, is convenient to Hunt Valley and downtown Baltimore.
Built in 1979, it was extensively renovated in 2006 and designed with all the comforts that four fireplaces, a wood-burning stove, a finished lower level and a state-of-the-art kitchen can provide.
"The five-bedroom custom main house is modeled after a Tidewater Colonial, finely crafted in brick and slate," said Richardson. "The main-floor master bedrooms with a remodeled bath, plus den, huge first-floor family room with scenic views … all make this house a spectacular home.
Additional interior spaces include a large living room, dining room, recreation and family rooms, an elegant foyer and a library.
Hardwood flooring has been laid throughout the home. Appliances include a central vacuum, humidifier, intercom, electric alarm, monitored motion detectors and a security system. Amenities are found throughout and include built-in bookcases, chair railing, crown molding, draperies and rods, wall-to-wall carpeting, wainscoting and French doors.
Address: Alistatim Farm, 16425 Old York Road, Monkton 21111
Asking price: $2.3 million
Size: 4,460 square feet in main house. Also includes a pool house, tenant house, bank barn and equipment building
Listing agent: Ashley Richardson, Long & Foster