Top home sale in the Baltimore area in December
Photo courtesy of Bonnie Parks
The Baltimore-area housing market topped out at $3.2 million in December. The property above shows what those buyers got for their money.
The home, on about 3.5 acres of land where the South River meets Selby Bay in Anne Arundel County, has its own pier, beach and two-bedroom guest house.
"It's just the most phenomenal lot, with all the waterfront," said Bonnie Parks, broker of Annapolis Realty, who was the listing agent. "It looks ... all the way down to the Eastern Shore across the Bay."
The sellers -- who had purchased for $4 million 10 years ago and were asking $4.5 million -- live in New Jersey and used the Edgewater home as a weekend place, she said. The buyers live in Maryland but also plan to spend weekends there.
The three-bedroom main house, built in 1995 on the foundation of the original 1920 structure, has large screened-in porches and a master suite with a bathroom "the size of most people's bedrooms," Parks said.
Whether legend or truth, the story passed down from owner to owner is that the property was a speakeasy in the '20s. "There's a huge safe in the basement," she said. "When the current buyers looked at it, they said, 'Hmm, bet there was a lot of rum in here.'"
Here's a close up of the house:
Above: the exterior. Below: the marble-flooring foyer.
And that's your monthly postcard from the upper echelon. What would you spend $3.2 million on, if money were no object?