By By Marie Marciano Gullard and For The Baltimore Sun
Jul 25, 2013 | 7:06 PM
A Colonial-style home sitting on an acre in Howard County's CattaiI Ridge neighborhood is on the market for $939,000.
"The first point you notice when you see the house is its presence," said listing agent Ronna Corman-Chew of Long & Foster Realtors in Ellicott City. "This house has magnificent curb appeal. After that, there is a very open floor plan that is just beautiful."
Adjacent to the Cattail Creek Country Club golf course, the two-story brick and Hardie plank-sided home offers 5,277 square feet of living space. A two-story foyer leads to an open main level that includes a living room with a wood-burning fireplace, a dining room, a family room with its own wood-burning fireplace and a first-level master bedroom with a sitting room that has a vaulted ceiling and French doors out to a private deck.
"This main-level bedroom suite is perfect if you want a little bit of privacy from the other [three] bedrooms upstairs," Corman-Chew said. "You can also do an office setup off of this master bedroom."
The kitchen features granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances and a butler's pantry. There are also a wet bar and built-in cabinets. The breakfast room is adjacent to the kitchen and provides ample light from atrium windows.
The two-story family room has floor-to-ceiling windows and tall columns. Three bedrooms and two full baths on the second floor are accessed by a staircase, at the top of which is a library alcove.
The home's lower level includes a guest suite, a second family room and space for an additional bedroom, office or workroom. Other amenities include built-in cabinets and china closet, chair railings, crown moldings, atrium doors and windows, automatic garage door opener, a security system and a lower-level walk out to the yard.
"This is very much a family home and great for entertaining," Corman-Chew said.