Readers take part in “ultimate house hunt” and vote for favorites
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., the largest independent residential real estate company in the United States, announced that four of its luxury listings have been included in the 2014 HGTV’s FrontDoor Doory Awards. Those nominated include three homes in Maryland and one in Washington, D.C. The Doory Awards are HGTV FrontDoor’s “ultimate house hunt” where readers get to take virtual tours through homes and vote for the ones they love most.
Folly Quarter Manor, listed by Long & Foster’s The Northrop Team, is a historic property in Ellicott City, Md., that was once owned by Charles Carroll, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. It is listed in the Historic category of the Doory Awards. The main residence on the property was built in 1936 by the owners of Pimlico Race Course. The prestigious estate includes more than 8,000 square feet of living space, an 1,800-square-foot guest cottage, a care-taker cottage, a 10-stall horse barn, tennis court, in-ground pool, and much more. The home is currently listed at $10 million.
Also listed by The Northrop Team in the Doory category of Waterfront, is a Cape Cod-style luxury waterfront home located in Ocean City, Md., that includes 10,000 square feet of living space and seven bedrooms. The home was a 2010 National Association of Home Builders Gold Award Winner and has southwest exposure on the bay making for beautiful sunsets. The home’s many amenities include a Lutron lighting system, nine-zone geothermal, a gourmet kitchen with professional Viking appliances, and plenty of space for entertaining. Contact The Northrop Team for pricing information.
Listed in the Doory Awards’ Kitchen category is a lovely estate in the heart of sought after Burning Tree neighborhood of Bethesda, Md. The custom-built home is listed by Long & Foster’s Marc Fleisher and features six bedrooms, seven full baths and a large sun-filled gourmet kitchen. The kitchen was created by designer Jim Gibson of Gibson Builders, LLC, and features rustic details, blending them effortlessly with state-of-the-art appliances. The home features reclaimed lumber from Idaho, Colorado and Pennsylvania, as well as gorgeous limestone and fieldstones throughout. It is currently listed for $7.5 million.
Finally, located in the Wesley Heights neighborhood of Washington, D.C., and also listed in the Doory Awards’ Historic category, this Garfield Street manor includes nine bedrooms, 10 full bathrooms and was built in 1930. In mint condition, the home has a three-story guest house, gourmet kitchen with three islands and beautiful views from every room that bring in the outdoors and overlook the dramatic pool. The home, which had not been on the real estate market for 40 years, has been sold since its inclusion in the Doory Awards. It was listed by Long & Foster’s Nancy Itteilag.