Wood-sided Cape Cod in Sparks for sale for nearly $525,000

A wood-sided Cape Cod home nestled on 6.68 acres in Sparks is for sale for $524,900.

This charming rural house may seem like it's miles away from civilization but it's just seven miles from Hunt Valley shops, restaurants and theaters.


At the front, a trio of rocking chairs on a long, raised-porch welcomes you. Cedar board and batten siding and cedar shake shingles give the slanted roof with three dormers its exterior charm.

The 1,891 square-foot home, built in 1991, has a quaint feel. The main living room and dining area feature hardwood floors. The dining area is large with French doors and a three-paneled window that overlooks a pool and lets in natural light. A large wood-burning stove takes center stage. There is plenty of room for a large dining table and some cozy chairs around the welcoming hearth.

The kitchen has a tiled floor, distressed white kitchen cabinets, stainless steel appliances, an electric kitchen stove and range, and a concrete counter top.

An oversized mudroom with a tile floor leads to a door that goes to the backyard pool. The other side of the hall leads to the first-floor master bedroom, which offers hardwood flooring, a large sitting area that also can be used as an office and an en suite bathroom with tiled floors and a shower.

There's a full bathroom off the second-floor hallway. Hardwood floors continue on this level. There are two bedrooms with a walk-through room situated in-between, big enough to also be a sitting room or another bedroom. Typical of the Cape Cod style, the slanted roof gives the upstairs a cozy, homey feel.

Downstairs, a finished basement with tile floors features a white built-in entertainment center with bookshelves on either side, a full bathroom with shower, laundry facilities and recessed lighting. A back door leads out to a side yard.

A fenced-in, heated pool surrounded by pavers gives the homeowner a lot of privacy and views of the wooded property.

"This is for a family that doesn't need a bigger house," said James Weiskerger, listing agent for Next Step Realty, "but who wants more open spaces."

The specs

Address: 15721 Yeoho Road, Sparks, MD 21152

Year built: 1991

Square footage: 1,891

Acreage: 6.68

Taxes: $5,430


Listing agent: James Weiskerger, Next Step Realty