Old-world charm meshes well with modern touches in 'grand' Howard home

Driving up the private circular drive — after passing through the gated entrance, of course — you'd be forgiven for feeling that you'd suddenly entered a more rustic area. The French country-style exterior of the home sitting on three secluded acres in Howard County is misleading, though. Inside, you'll find all the modern amenities.

Built in 2009, the five-bedroom home at 7031 Pindell School Road in Fulton boasts geothermal heating and cooling systems. The kitchen has high-end appliances, including two dishwashers and an extra ice maker. The full bathrooms — there are six — feature Jacuzzi tubs and rain showers with jets. The family room and main-floor master bedroom suite have wet bars, and custom touches abound. Beamed cathedral ceilings give the breakfast room a sophisticated feel, and doors to the outside patios are nearby. A masonry fireplace is the centerpiece of the family room, and the library comes together thanks to custom shelves.

The home is also functional, as the right wing of the main level consists of a large mudroom with a laundry area, craft room, powder room and access to two two-car garages. Dual staircases lead to two additional master suites, two bedrooms with attached full baths and a common loft area.

Sold to former NFL defensive tackle Kris Jenkins, a Maryland graduate, for $1.75 million in early September, the home successfully balances Old World charm with modern features, making it unusual, said listing agent Creig Northrop.

"I think what really caught his attention was just the grandness of the house," he said. "The way it comes together — the layout, the quality of materials, the setting — you really feel that it is a special home."

An unfinished basement offers the chance for customization, though there are spaces set aside for a potential sixth bedroom with full bath and an elevator. There's access to the backyard, too, where Jenkins can warm himself by the fire or use the built-in grill.

The specs

Address: 7031 Pindell School Road, Fulton 20759

Sale price: $1.75 million

Bedrooms: Five

Bathrooms: Six full, two half

Square footage: 9,029

Listing agent: Creig Northrop of the Creig Northrop Team of Long & Foster Real Estate Inc.

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