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Desirable Spaces: Shady Side contemporary with panoramic bay view

Panoramic views of the Chesapeake Bay from a modern interior with rustic touches characterize a waterfront house in Shady Side that is on the market for $699,900.

"The first floor has a 270 degree view of the water. Wherever you're looking, you are looking at water," said Tim McIntyre, the listing agent with Monument Sotheby's International Realty.

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Inside, he said, it has "so much attention to detail." The house, he said, has a "very modern, refined look, but it also manages to feel casual and comfortable."

The four-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom house is in Columbia Beach, a private community on the Bay some 18 miles south of Annapolis. It counts a community boat launch and playground among amenities for its residents.

"It's a quiet community," McIntyre said.

The home's main level, with 9-foot ceilings, has a kitchen with white cabinetry, marble counters and a backsplash of white subway tiles. Setting that off are wood shelves and an island topped with dark granite in a leather finish.

Overhead, the ceiling is done in rustic brick and distressed wood beams. Appliances and conveniences include a double-oven range, wine cooler and stove-side pot filler.

Natural light drenches the living space, including the dining area, which features a floating gas fireplace. A great room's sliding French doors open onto a porch. And the sunroom brings in more light. All offer expansive views of the bay.

Upstairs, three bedrooms share a full bathroom, which opens from the hallway with pocket doors. The bathroom features a separate tub and shower, as well as two sinks. That level also has a porch.

Another flight up is the large master suite. Ample closet space that stretches across one wall is accessible by two sets of barn-style doors. The master bath includes a separate steam shower and tub, two vanities and a heated floor.

The bedroom has its own deck, which is roughed in for a hot tub.

The home also features tankless hot water and has a whole-house generator.

Beneath the three levels of living space are a ground-level garage and a storage area.

Long established, Columbia Beach has grown into a community of about 200 single-family houses. Schools are a short drive away, as are stores and restaurants. Franklin Point State Park, a natural area, is close by.

"There's plenty of marinas within a few miles' radius," McIntyre said.

The specs

Address: 1525 Crowner Road, Shady Side, MD 20764

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List price: $699,900

Year built: 2013

Square footage: 2,360

Taxes: $7,993.30

Listing agent: Tim McIntyre, Monument Sotheby's International Realty, 410-525-5435 (office) and 443-250-6618 (direct)

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