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Shipbuilder's Annapolis estate on the market for $4.495 million

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The Annapolis estate that was designed by famed shipbuilder John Trumpy Sr. is on the market for $4.5 million.

Timeless and graceful in design, the waterfront compound at 220 Wardour Drive in Annapolis is on the market for $4.495 million.

Built in 1948, the main home and outbuilding that sit on 1.1 acres are known as the Trumpy Estate, been designed and built by John Trumpy Sr. One of the great Annapolis shipbuilders of his time, Trumpy constructed the 104-foot Sequoia presidential yacht in 1925.

The property includes 85 feet of waterfront along the Severn River and a 325-foot-long pier with three deep-water slips.

"The view and large lot make [this] one of the most sought-after properties in what is considered to be the premier neighborhood on the Severn," said listing agent Liz Dooner of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. "This home is a true Annapolis classic, [with] plenty of dockage for a yacht and two smaller boats to jet over to City Dock."

Five bedrooms, four full bathrooms and a powder room are found in the main house, which features a coastal design and large single-pane windows. The traditional floor plan includes a large living room, formal dining room, library and an eat-in kitchen on the first level. All the flooring is wood, and fireplaces are in the kitchen and living room. A family room on the lower level features granite flooring.

A combination pool house and second-floor guest apartment is on the lawn, which slopes toward the water and built-in pool.

The property is landscaped with hydrangeas and crepe myrtle.

"I like that you are in a private oasis, but you are also just minutes from the Annapolis City Dock," Dooner said. "This house is an entertainer's and gardener's dream."

The specs

Address: 220 Wardour Drive, Annapolis 21401

Year built: 1948

List price: $4,495,000

Square footage: 4,852

Taxes: $36,597

Listing agent: Liz Dooner, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

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