- The Washington Times - Friday, August 3, 2001

A brick Colonial on the market for $1,208,888 on a quiet cul-de-sac in Brookeville offers lots of wonderful living space, inside and out. It has seven bedrooms, six full

baths and two powder rooms to easily accommodate an active family.

Dramatic architecture marks the entry foyer and the family room at the rear, each of which has a vaulted cathedral ceiling 2 1/2 stories high and a balcony overlook from the second-floor hall. The balcony overlooks face a two-story arched window over the front door in the foyer and a wall of two-story windows in the family room.

Other rooms include formal living and dining rooms, a first-floor library, a kitchen with adjacent breakfast nook built into a bay, a first-floor sunroom and a lower-level walk-out recreation room.

The master-bedroom suite and a second bedroom suite are on the first floor; the owners have furnished the second suite as a den with a full bath. The other five bedrooms are on the second floor, with three full baths. The sixth full bath is on the lower level.

The house has four fireplaces, including a living-room fireplace that has a classic mantelpiece and marble surround and hearth. The taupe marble in the fireplace matches the taupe marble floor of the entry foyer, which is next to the living room.

The family-room fireplace is stone, two stories tall, with a raised hearth. The master-bedroom fireplace is brick, and the recreation-room fireplace is faced in dark gray marble.

Other amenities include a butler's pantry adjacent to the dining room, a walk-in pantry in a rear hall off the kitchen and many closets, including three coat closets in the foyer.

The kitchen has a center-island cooktop, Corian counters and beige ceramic-tile floor. Several of the doors in the light oak cabinetry have windows for crystal or china display. One corner door has leaded-glass windows for accent. A built-in desk in the kitchen matches the cabinets.

The owners plan to replace the kitchen appliances with top-of-the-line models for the buyer, says listing agent Amy Cole.

The first-floor laundry is near the kitchen and has a ceramic-tile floor and a door to a deck at the rear of the house. The breakfast nook has five windows facing this deck and the rear yard beyond it.

The house has two front doors and two staircases. The formal front door opens to the entry foyer, which has a classic formal oak staircase rising to the balcony overlooks. The second door is an informal entry facing front but off to the side. That door opens to the small informal kitchen hall where the rear staircase descends from the second floor. The house's two powder rooms also are on the first floor, one near the formal foyer and one near the informal entry.

The library is separated from the living room by wide French doors. It has built-in oak bookshelves and cabinets and a built-in computer desk. The floor of the library, living room and dining room are oak.

Built-in bookshelves also are featured in the family room, along with two ceiling fans. The family room is carpeted, as are some other spaces in the house, primarily the bedrooms. The owners are offering to replace all the wall-to-wall carpeting in the house, allowing the buyer to select the new color.

The sunroom has a vaulted ceiling with a ceiling fan and a white ceramic-tile floor. Daylight floods through eight windows.

The first-floor master-bedroom suite has a whirlpool tub in the bathroom plus a separate shower, two vanities, two walk-in closets, a linen closet and a separate water closet with a bidet. The bathroom has a marble floor.

The five upstairs bedrooms are paired with a shared bathroom between the first and second rooms and another shared bath between the third and fourth rooms. Either of these pairs of bedrooms could be a two-room suite with a private bath instead.

The fifth upstairs bedroom has its own bathroom, which also has a door to the hall. These bathrooms all have ceramic-tile floors.

The large recreation room on the lower level has patio doors to a walled brick courtyard with built-in brick benches.

The property is a bit more than 2 acres, mostly rolling lawn. It has a gated circular driveway and wrought-iron fencing.

The gate, of wrought iron mounted on brick pillars, opens electronically.

An ornamental concrete fountain sits in the circle formed by the driveway.

The house has a cedar-shake roof and a three-car side-entry garage with a door to the yard.

The 9-year-old house is owned by two physicians, Dr. Asek Makia and his wife, Dr. Aretha Makia.

It is in a neighborhood of similar large custom homes along Gold Mine Road, about one mile from shopping in downtown Olney.

Details

Address: 19412 Brookville Lakes Court, Brookeville, Md. 20833

Age: 9 years

Price: $1,208,888

Size: About 7,000 square feet on lot of 2.03 acres

Taxes: $8,545 in tax year 2000

Exterior features: Brick Colonial with cedar-shake roof, gated circular driveway and three-car side-loading garage, wrought-iron fencing, deck, walled brick courtyard

Interior features: Two-story entry foyer, formal living and dining rooms, first-floor family room, first-floor library, first-floor sunroom, large kitchen with breakfast nook, seven bedrooms, six full baths and two powder rooms, first-floor laundry room, lower-level recreation room, gas heat, electric central air conditioning

Amenities: Marble, oak and ceramic-tile floors; four fireplaces; front and rear staircases; cathedral and vaulted ceilings; ceiling fans; balcony overlooks; butler's pantry; walk-in pantry; built-in bookshelves; built-in desks; French doors; whirlpool tub in master bath; Corian counters

Schools: Greenwood Elementary, Rosa Parks Middle, Sherwood High

Close by: About a mile to shopping in Olney

Open house: By appointment

Contact: Amy Cole, Realtor with RE/MAX Realty Centre, 301/774-5900, Ext. 376, or 301/774-7988.

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