By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun
1:44 PM EDT, July 19, 2013
An all-brick Colonial-style home nestled in the golf course setting of Turf Valley in Howard County sold at the end of May for close to the sellers' asking price of $915,000.
Just 14 years old and sitting on almost a half-acre of impeccable landscaping, the 4,340-square-foot home in the subdivision of Turf Valley Vistas spent just five days on the market, according to listing agent Bob Lucido of the Bob Lucido Team of RE/MAX Advantage Realty. And while its location spoke for itself, Lucido notes that the main reason for the quick sale was the right price.
"The house was spotlessly clean — better than a model home," Lucido said. "It was perfectly staged, [and] the sellers did not cut corners. They priced it right and made it look like the best house on the block. The people who bought it were so impressed."
Little wonder. With its two-story entrance hall and a winding staircase rising to the open second-floor hallway, the flowing interior is the essence of elegance. The interior features a formal living room, dining room with tray ceiling, office and den, state-of-the-art kitchen, five bedrooms, four full bathrooms and a powder room. Other amenities include hardwood flooring and three gas fireplaces. The exterior, with a deck, patio and flood lights, backs to trees.
"The [home's] construction is all brick with a 21/2-car garage. The one-half is for your golf cart," Lucido said. "If I could do it all over again, I'd move to Turf Valley."
The home at 2712 Heaven Wood Court also features a sunroom and an in-law or au pair suite. Accent moldings and bay windows are found throughout. The kitchen showcases a center island with granite countertop, breakfast bar and butler's pantry, six-burner stove and wine storage. The recreation room includes a wet bar. The interior rooms also have chair railings, crown molding, drapery rods and custom drapes. The basement is fully finished with a rear entrance to the outdoors. Security includes an electric alarm system.
Address: 2712 Heaven Wood Court, Ellicott City, MD 21042
Sale price: $905,000
Year built: 1999
Listing agent: Bob Lucido, Bob Lucido Team of RE/MAX Advantage Realty
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