By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun
3:24 PM EST, February 18, 2013
The buyers of a home nestled on more than 7 acres in Cockeysville's Nicholsons Manor are getting a property with all the perks.
This traditional mansion, which sold for $1,550,000, is at the end of a cul-de-sac and boasts a large blue stone patio in a hardscape backyard. A hot tub is tucked into a gazebo and an outdoor room, complete with a beamed ceiling, wet bar, fireplace and powder room.
The stone and insulated stucco exterior features a four-bay connected garage and is defined by a balcony, bump-outs, floodlights and screened porch with slate flooring.
Inside, ceilings define various rooms in the open layout, and include the two-story barrel in the family room, the smart tray ceiling in the dining room, a pagoda-style ceiling in the breakfast nook and beams in the play area.
The warmth of four wood-burning fireplaces and one gas hearth are found throughout the home, which consists of a living room and dining room, both with hardwood flooring, a master suite with four additional bedrooms, five full baths and four half-baths. The house also has a grand winding staircase, chair railings, crown molding and softly curved kitchen cabinetry.
In addition to the large kitchen, other rooms found in the home are a library, a recreation room, family room, a solarium and mudroom. The home's main entrance opens onto a two-story foyer.
Built in 1997, the home's other amenities include a butler's pantry, a central vacuum system, intercom, built-in cabinetry and bookshelves, a full basement with outside rear entrance and an alarm system.
"This home is one of a kind with all the imaginable upgrades," said Alexander Cruz of Garceau Realty, which sold the property.
Address: 1705 Gardiner Road, Cockeysville 21030.
Sale Price: $1.55 million
Living area: 8,177 square feet
Selling agents: Garceau Realty, 303 Main St., Bel Air, 410-803-0714
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