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A contemporary house on Gibson Island

A contemporary house on Gibson Island with views of the Magothy River is on the market for $4.995 million.

Gibson Island is a community on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay with approximately 200 homes. This four-bedroom house has five full bathrooms and two half-baths.

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An open floor layout gives the main level an airy feel, with natural light flowing throughout the entire space. The foyer has mahogany floors, and the barrel-vaulted ceiling is also made of mahogany.

The living room features Brazilian teak flooring, limestone walls, a stone chimney with a gas fireplace, and a full-length window wall with French doors that lead to the deck below. The design was intended to represent a schooner, which the current owner enjoys sailing.

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At the end of the room is a Neff-designed kitchen. A stainless-steel backsplash fashioned to look like fish scales gives the area a nautical feel. Granite countertops and a pair of dishwashers flank a Julien sink. An attached caterer's kitchen is perfect for hosting parties.

Two bedrooms with two full bathrooms can be found on the main floor. Behind the kitchen is a three-level, oval, open-tread Brazilian teak staircase that leads to the master bedroom suite and another guest bedroom. The master bedroom features the same barrel-vaulted mahogany ceiling with exposed trusses found in many other rooms in the house. A stone chimney wall with a gas fireplace is on the opposite side of the room.

The master bathroom has a marble oval soaking tub and a dual-entry shower stall. A porthole window in the shower continues the nautical theme. A large walk-in closet has a custom-built dresser.

The guest suite is on the opposite corner of the second level and has a private sitting room. Floor-length picture windows provide views of the water. Both bedrooms have access to a deck with more water views.

The lower level has a solar-heated indoor pool and a recreation room with a stone chimney wall and a gas fireplace. The area also has a home media center and a spa-style bathroom with a stainless-steel soaking tub. This level also has an elevator that goes to all levels.

The outside has multilevel decks, curved garden walls and a backyard that flows onto a golf course.

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"The safety and security of the island — and the peace of mind is what people love about it." said Nina Boykin Tracey, listing agent for Long & Foster Real Estate Inc.

Specs

Address: 1753 Banbury Road, Gibson Island 21056

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Year built: 2007

Square footage: 8,489

Taxes: $29,853

Acreage: 0.89 acres

Listing agent: Nine Boykin Tracey, Long & Foster Real Estate Inc.,


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