Carroll County property is perfect for a bed-and-breakfast, or just home
By Marie Marciano Gullard
For The Baltimore Sun|
Feb 18, 2015 | 6:43 PM
If you have ever wanted to run a bed-and-breakfast, a spacious Cape Cod-style home for sale in Carroll County could be the perfect place. Its current owners have enjoyed success doing just that.
Priced at $675,000, 2525 Hanover Pike in Hampstead is a Southern-inspired, custom-built home. Located on the summit of rolling property totaling 3 acres and offering awesome views from the front porch, the B&B is appropriately named Hilltop Hideaway.
"The present owners opened the [B&B] to a lot of naysayers telling them, 'Who wants to stay in Carroll County?' " said listing agent Lynn Plack of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. "They have been booked every weekend since they opened [and] they have [had] some pretty interesting guests, including a sheik from the Middle East and a Hollywood actor whose mother lives nearby."
The property is zoned commercial. However, if your ambitions do not include innkeeping, it can also serve as a private residence. The five-bedroom, 4.5-bath home — with its pitched roof, second-floor dormers and an open layout — oozes charm throughout 4,134 square feet of living space.
Off of the entrance foyer, a traditional floor plan features a living room, formal dining room, master bedroom, sitting room and kitchen. The kitchen, featuring a breakfast bar and island, opens onto a great room with a stone fireplace.
Additional amenities include a ceramic tile bathroom, chair railings, crown molding, walk-in closets, shades and blinds. The exterior is built of HardiePlank siding and has a roof of asphalt shingles and metal. There is also a large paved driveway leading to parking spaces for several cars.