MLS® ID: MDCA170368
5710 HIGHLAND LANE
SUNDERLAND, Maryland, 20689 $547,300
Live in the Woods, Work in the City: Come and enjoy a view from every window in this sun-filled, custom home nestled in the middle of five wooded acres ~ all within commuting distance to Joint Base Andrews, downtown Washington and Annapolis. Designed with accessibility in mind, the house offers something for everyone. And you can finally have that pony.An open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, stained-glass window (Andersen, of course) and two fireplaces with wood stove inserts offer peace and elegance inside while a 3/4 wrap deck, expansive front porch, large front patio and rear screened porch provide your choice of quiet sanctuaries for observing the bluebirds, pileated woodpeckers, owls, hawks, foxes and deer.You~ll love entertaining in the huge gourmet kitchen featuring granite counters, custom red-birch cabinets, two islands, two Dacor convection ovens, five-burner Dacor cooktop, two Bosch dishwashers and more storage than you~ve ever seen. After the party, relax in your large master suite complete with two-person jetted tub and walk-in shower with rain shower and side jets.Come see the 1,500-square-foot insulated shop wired for welders and woodworking tools. The front part of the shop area can be used for a single car, but you~ll want to reserve the rest of it for woodworking, mechanic~s equipment or similar activity. A window a/c keeps the separate rear area cool in the summer. The attached, covered annex provides extra storage and a place to park a tractor. And oh, about that pony. This friendly community is zoned for horses. The kids can create nature trails through the woods or convert the level back meadow into a playing field. The extra-large family room provides plenty of space for television, computer games, electronics and toys ~ all out of sight of the main living area. The room~s Karastan carpet was fashioned for years of heavy use. Gardeners will find one-of-a-kind daylilies (purchased directly from the hybridizer), bearded irises that bloom in the spring and again in the fall and a large, double-dug front flower-bed to add your own special touches. An Amish-built garden shed provides ample room for garden equipment while the covered extension protects your mower.This spacious house was specifically designed for flexibility. The current, mirrored exercise room would easily convert into a huge, fourth bedroom with large walk-in closet. Or keep it as is and add a pool table, exercise equipment or boom box for yoga and tai chi.This house has been lovingly designed and maintained. A new 30-year roof (2015), Carrier Heat Pump/A/C + humidifier (2017), water softener with UV sterilization filtration (20l6) and care-free Fiberon decking (2017) means you~ll spend more time enjoying your new home rather than fixing it. The Hardiplank siding looks like wood, but is made of concrete and practically indestructible ~ just ask the downy woodpeckers (but don~t worry; the woodpeckers have plenty of places to nest other than the walls of your home).The attractive outside ramp allows wheelchair accessibility to the first floor and easy access when hauling in groceries or other items. Prefer using the stairs? You~ll marvel at the custom staircases featuring narrower rises and wider treads, making assent and descent easy on the knees and back. Wide hallways and wheel-in master shower assure this home will serve your needs for years to come.If you~re searching for a spacious, beautiful home that combines luxury, safety, comfort and artistry with easy commute, captivating views and tranquility, schedule a showing today. The homeowners, both writers, are offering prospective buyers free, autographed books that were written while living here in this delightful setting.