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The carriage house with its spectacular matching cupolas has been an historic treasure in Ruxton since the late 1800's. The property was converted from a barn /carriage house to a home in 1984. The current owners purchased the property in 2001 and did a major renovation to bring the home into the 21st century. In 2014, they added even more special features. From the moment you step onto the stone porch with the wood beams you know you're going to be surprised. The door opens to a 2 story foyer looking up to one of the cupolas where light is streaming into the upstairs hall. To the right of the entry are the front stairs and the living room with French doors opening to the east lawn, a bay window overlooking the front covered porch and a wood burning fireplace. To the left of the entry foyer, just past the powder room, is the formal dining room and passing through, you enter the recently re-designed study with its original beams. The redesign included built-in bookcases, cabinets and a stand-up desk. Returning to the foyer, the heart of the home is revealed. During the 2001 renovation, the walls of the center of the home were removed to create an open concept true living area. From the wet bar, which is straight ahead upon entering, there are doors to the outside extensive hardscape. Turning left, the kitchen and informal dining area is exposed. A true cook's kitchen, the home has a large island with quartz top and seating for 3 - perfect for baking pies or making dinner with family and friends. A 4-burner professional grade gas range is on one counter and the new double wall ovens and Sub Zero is on the other side of the island. Continuing past the kitchen, there is the family room-a comfortable place for the owners to catch up after a busy day. French doors lead from there to the sunroom with its huge stone fireplace. It flows directly to the flagstone patios with beautiful views of the expansive lawn. Just past the family room, on the main level, there is small office, laundry room and back stair access to the 2 car attached garage. The back stair, brings one to the 5th bedroom. Built to have its own entrance if needed, this space is currently being used as an exercise suite. There is a large bathroom with double vanity and a shower as well as a walk-in closet. The back stair also connects the family room to the primary suite creating a circular flow from the 1st floor to the 2nd floor. The second level is made up of 4 bedrooms. The primary bedroom suite includes a bath with separate vanities, walk-in shower and soaking tub. There are 2 large walk-in closets as well as one additional closet. Beautiful vaulted ceilings with exposed beams greet you in the bedroom area as well as a wall of built-in bookcases and cabinets. A 2nd bedroom is en-suite and the 2 remaining sizable bedrooms share a hall bath with double vanity and a separate water closet. Returning to the main level, just off the kitchen family room area, is an open stair to the lower level. 3 finished spaces in the lower level can be used for multiple purposes. There is room for a hobby room, a big space for a game table and then step down into what is currently being used as a media room. A large projector screen is set up and black out shades automatically cover the windows when the movie begins. There is also a powder room on this level for guests. This contemporary farmhouse has the amenities of the 21st century smart home-Sonos speakers throughout the home and outdoors; Lutron lighting system to light the way when you come home at night or as you sit outside on the patio, gathering with friends and family. One can see eagles fly overhead as they make they make their way to their nests on Lake Roland. The lawn provides ample space for a game of touch football or kicking around the soccer ball. A charming former chicken coop adorns the property and provides additional charm to this unique home.

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Listed by Elizabeth G Hardiman and Bonnie M Markell of Monument Sotheby's International Realty

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