Waterfront Anne Arundel County home offers scenic views of the West River

Address: 1017 Back Bay Beach Road, West River

List price $1,950,000


Year built: 1989

Real Estate Agent: Mary Kay Gordon of Coldwell Banker Realty


Last sold price/date: For $905,000 on Sept. 8, 2006

Property size: 3,848 square feet with 5 bedrooms, 4 full and 1 half bathrooms with a two-car detached garage and a private pier on a .44 acre lot.

Unique features: This recently renovated coastal style home’s new owners will enjoy the constantly changing views of the West River from a covered lower porch, from an open deck off the master bedroom, or from a row of deck chairs around an outdoor firepit. In addition, this home was rebuilt in 2019 with 9-foot ceilings on the main level and an open floor plan that maximizes the waterfront views from other rooms in the home.

The property includes a 300-foot private pier with two boat lifts, two Jet Ski lifts and a jet slip, while a boat ramp that can be used by neighborhood residents is just around the corner.

Standout interior features include a chef’s kitchen with a six-burner Viking gas range, a high-end Electrolux refrigerator and a breakfast bar. There’s a walk-in pantry and laundry off the kitchen. A built-in custom bar in the living area includes a second refrigerator, a wine refrigerator and an ice-maker — all illuminated by a trio of clever, fish-shaped pendant lamps.

The living area also features an oversized gas fireplace embedded in a fieldstone wall, surround sound on the main level and a sophisticated fire suppression system.

Upstairs, owners can make use of this house’s second laundry room. The master bedroom leads to a bathroom with a large, walk-in shower that is as beautiful as it is functional. The stone tile on the floor continues up one wall of the shower and makes a striking visual statement.