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House in wooded Ellicott City on the market for $750,000

House in wooded Ellicott City on the market for $750,000
This house at 12408 Benson Branch Road in the Woodmark community of central Howard County is on the market for $750,000. (Re-Max Advantage Realty)

A large house tucked into a wooded setting in central Howard County is on the market for $750,000.

The four-bedroom house, on almost 3 acres at the end of a cul-de-sac in the Woodmark community of Ellicott City, features numerous French doors and large windows that flood the interior with natural light while providing views of the landscaped yard and heated pool out to a stand of mature trees.

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The brick-and-siding home was custom-built nearly four decades ago. Recent updates include a new roof and skylights, as well as new pool systems and a cover. It has three full bathrooms and a powder room.

"It's not a cookie-cutter house," said Greg Kinnear, the listing agent. "It has formal space with the living room and dining room, and the more open concept with its great room."

Hardwood floors are throughout the main level.

12408 Benson Branch Road, Ellicott City 21042
12408 Benson Branch Road, Ellicott City 21042 (Re/Max Advantage Realty)

Crown molding, chair rail and picture-frame molding are in the living and dining rooms and library, which open onto the tiered wood deck that spans most of the home's rear. The living room and library also feature wood-burning fireplaces.

"There are a lot of built-ins," Kinnear said.

The great room, with a wood stove, has a cathedral ceiling. Natural light streams in from four skylights, French doors and panels, and a picture window, which has a cozy window seat.

The kitchen's cream-colored cabinets reach the ceiling, enhancing storage space. There also are an appliance garage and desk. The counters and backsplash are tile. The kitchen also features a double wall oven; one of the ovens is a microwave.

12408 Benson Branch Road, Ellicott City 21042
12408 Benson Branch Road, Ellicott City 21042 (Re/Max Advantage Realty)

Three bedrooms are on the main level. The master suite's bathroom features a separate shower and tub, a dressing area and a walk-in closet with built-in cabinets. Another space is now used as an exercise area. Two more bedrooms have large closets and share a hall bathroom.

The home's lower level features a fourth bedroom, rec room and full bathroom.

The backyard and pool with its surrounding stone patio and hot tub are reached from both the deck and the home's walk-out lower level. Secure pool storage is under the deck.

The home has a two-car garage, and a paved path leads to a large storage shed. Other conveniences include three heating/air conditioning zones and an automatic backup generator.

The setting, location and neighborhood are appealing, Kinnear said. "To have all that privacy and have the access to Baltimore and Washington and Frederick is great."

Woodmark's homes sit on large, wooded lots. Streams, gentle slopes and a hill popular for sledding are part of its landscape, according to the Woodmark Community Association's website. The organization sponsors occasional social events.

Schools and parks are nearby, as are shopping and access to major thoroughfares.

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THE SPECS

Address: 12408 Benson Branch Road, Ellicott City 21042

List price: $750,000

Year built: 1978

Square footage: 4,072

Taxes: $9,296.77 (2016)

Listing agent: Greg Kinnear, Re/Max Advantage Realty in Ellicott City

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