Desirable Space: A modern Ellicott City show house

For those interested in country living with a modern flair, a contemporary home in Ellicott City is on the market for $2.7 million.

With sweeping views of what nature has to offer, this three-story, five-bedroom, four-bathroom home offers a number of amenities.


"This is a one-of-a-kind house," said Bob Lucido, listing agent for Keller Williams Integrity. "It's a custom-built show house."

The owners were inspired by Annapolis, where they used to live, but wanted a place in the country with a great view. The floor-to-ceiling windows in every room let the surrounding countryside in, and natural light permeates most of the 9,822-square-foot home.

The open floor plan has clean lines. The space was designed for large-scale entertaining and has splashes of color juxtaposed against the neutral colors of the wood and walls. The kitchen, dining room and living area share one large space and flow together.

A steel-and-wood spiral staircase rises out of the center of the Jerusalem stone-floored foyer to the second floor.

The kitchen, which has two cooking stations and two sinks, features stainless-steel appliances from the Swedish company ASKO and Sub Zero. Cobalt-blue lighting fixtures from Italy add a touch of whimsy to the space. Behind the kitchen, a butler's pantry offers plenty of custom built-in storage space. The cabinetry is made of bird's-eye maple.

Other modern decor touches can be found throughout the house, including built-in fireplaces, plenty of recessed lighting and more Italian light fixtures.

The cool, modern vibe found on the main level extends to the second floor. Every room features its own spectacular view. The large master bathroom features the same Jerusalem stone tile flooring. His-and-her vanity sinks, and two floating mirrors that take up most of the wall, add an artsy feel.

The bottom floor is a recreation area. The home's only carpeted area, it offers a home movie theater, wet bar and exercise room. A custom-made pool table of white oak has the same design as the front staircase. There's also wine tasting room with clear glass doors adjacent to a wine room with built-in racks for up to 10,000 bottles of wine.

The downstairs leads out to a lap pool and hot tub surrounded by a flagstone patio.

The specs

Address: 11684 Cedarline Court, Ellicott City, 21042

Price: $2.7 million

Year built: 2001

Square footage: 9,882


Taxes: $25,192

Realtor: Bob Lucido, associate broker and Realtor for Keller Williams