Desirable spaces

Elegance and character are the hallmarks of 3608 Willow Birch Drive in Howard County, now being offered at $1,375,000. (Photo courtesy of The Bob Lucido Team, Baltimore Sun / December 11, 2013)

Elegance and character are the hallmarks of 3608 Willow Birch Drive in Howard County, now being offered for $1.375 million. Located on a cul-de-sac overlooking six holes of Cattail Creek golf course, ithe house sits on an acre of manicured lawns and gardens.

"This is a Colonial, 'Southern Living'-style of home that is absolutely stunning," said listing agent Bob Lucido of Re/Max Advantage Realty. "The vista is therapeutically very refreshing and calming, with scenery you can see for miles."

Inside this three-level home, a grand hallway in Old World style opens onto a living room with a fireplace, a dining room and a family room with a coffered ceiling and French doors opening onto a large deck.

The second level offers five bedrooms, six full baths and two half-baths. The lower level includes an enormous recreation room, a library and a den. Above the garage, a dedicated staircase leads to a spacious guest suite with a bedroom, living room, full bath and a study area.

"This is a house that everyone will be drawn to," Lucido said.

Amenities include a three-car garage with built-in storage system and appliances such as a six-burner Wolf range and a Sub-Zero refrigerator. There is a custom-designed wet bar in the lower level, one wood-burning and two gas fireplaces, and details appointments that include custom millwork, walnut hardwoods and wainscoting.

The specs

Address: 3608 Willow Birch Drive, Glenwood 21738

List price: $1,375 million

Living space: 7,900 square feet

Taxes: $13,092

Year built: 2006

Listing agent: The Bob Lucido Team, RE/MAX Advantage Realty