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Desirable Spaces: Owings Mills home has a Southern country mansion feel

Desirable Spaces: Owings Mills home has a Southern country mansion feel
This home, built in 1928, sits on more than 39 acres. (Courtesy of Hometrack, Handout photo)

The only thing more spectacular than the mansion at 2919 Caves Road in Owings Mills is the land on which it sits.

"This incomparable estate is located on over 39 acres of park-like gardens with wonderful views of the sprawling lawns, walnut groves and large, spring-fed pond," said Diane Donohue from Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, who has listed the property at $3.995 million. "This exquisite five-bedroom, 51/2-bathroom home … once hosted the 100th celebration of the B&O Railroad. It still has the original medallion inserted in the staircase railing. Part of the structure was moved to its present location."

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Built in 1928, this traditional-style home's three-story clapboard shake exterior with columns and a full second-story balcony is reminiscent of South Carolina Low Country design.

Impeccably restored and updated, the home features eight wood-burning fireplaces, one each in the dining room, living room, library, den, sitting room and three bedrooms. High ceilings, heart pine floors, antique mantles, a walnut-paneled library and a vaulted ceiling in the den and kitchen are just a few of the classic elements.

A renovated kitchen has ceramic tile backsplashes, granite counters and solid wood cabinetry with a mahogany island. Appliances include a Sub-Zero refrigerator and a Jenn-Air electric cooktop. There is also a separate breakfast nook and butler's pantry.

Outside, among mature trees, there is a five-car garage, an in-ground pool and a separately deeded three-bedroom guest cottage.

"Over the years, the [owners] refinished everything in the house," Donohue said.

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