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Property at 6408 Pratt Avenue sold for more than $1.6 million in 2012. (Krauss Real Property Brokerage Photo, Baltimore Sun / February 25, 2013)

A Colonial-style house on a secluded peaceful lot in Baltimore County's Applewood community recently sold for $1,699,000, a full $100,000 more than its asking price.

The reasoning on the buyer's part was clear to Ginny Coleman of Krauss Real Property Brokerage, the listing agency.

"This is Ruxton," she said, matter-of-factly, identifying a well-kept, wooded neighborhood know for its gracious homes. "The house sold in nine days."

"The Pratt Avenue property was both a very special house and a very special location," noted the buyer's agent, Karen Hubble Bisbee with Coldwell Banker. "The [former] owners had made beautiful additions and improvements, making it very appealing to the many buyers who saw it."

Completely renovated in 2006, the 42-year-old home features a functional floor plan with five bedrooms and four full baths. An enormous family kitchen with a breakfast nook and outfitted with Viking appliances leads to a great room with an impressive vaulted ceiling and a wall of French doors that opens to outdoor living and a screened porch, pool and pool house.

The large living room, dining room, family room, kitchen and foyer boast hardwood floors, while the bedrooms are carpeted. A wood-burning fireplace warms the living room, another keeps the family room toasty, and a third is an inviting amenity of the master bedroom.

Other features include built-in bookcases, an enclosed glass porch, a full, partially finished basement, window treatments, granite countertops and an electric alarm system.

The all-brick exterior of the house is enhanced by a detached garage, paved driveway and outdoor pool.

The home's location just over the Baltimore city-county line — on property totaling nearly an acre — has always been much sought after, close to top schools and within easy access to Interstates 83 and 695.

The specs

Address: 6408 Pratt Ave., Baltimore 21212

Listing price: $1,599,000

Sale price: $1,699,000

Taxes: $17,289

Living area: 4,772 square feet

Selling agent: Heidi Krauss, Krauss Real Property Brokerage