- - Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Situated on a 1½-acre corner lot, a 4,200-square-foot custom Colonial on the market in Upper Marlboro offers a ton of space for indoor and outdoor entertaining.

The home is in the prestigious Reserve subdivision, a neighborhood of impressive homes on serene tree-lined streets. It features a brick front, professional landscaping and a two-car side-entry garage.

The four-bedroom, 3½-bath home is located at 14311 Waynesford Drive at the intersection with Chew Road. It is on the market for $625,000.

While it was built in 1993, the home has been meticulously cared for and features a host of upgrades and updated features in the kitchen and bathrooms, including stainless steel appliances and granite counters.

Guests enter through a foyer that’s drenched in sun, thanks to a large second-story window and the entry door with sidelights and a transom. Gleaming hardwood floors shine throughout most of the main level, with the exception of the kitchen and family room.

Both the formal dining room and formal living room feature cheerful pale-yellow-painted walls and decorative crown and chair-rail molding. The living room has a bright bay window.

In the back of the home, the family room flows seamlessly into the state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen with its functionality and clean lines. While there are many bells and whistles, the highlight of this kitchen is the professional-series six-burner stove and grill. There’s also a stainless steel refrigerator and dishwasher.

Additional features in the kitchen include granite countertops, ceramic tile floors, a ceramic tile backsplash and a center island with an overhang to use as a breakfast bar. The kitchen and dining room both have trendy coordinated light fixtures.

The adjacent family room is generously sized but made cozy by plush off-white carpeting. A floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace and hearth sits on the back wall, adding warmth and style to the room. The fireplace is flanked by large windows.

Both the breakfast area in the kitchen and the family room offer access through glass doors onto an expansive backyard deck. The deck boasts a gazebo and has stairs that lead down into the backyard.

The main level also is home to a study with a wall of wood built-ins with a built-in desk as the centerpiece. It also has wood picture-frame molding and a bright Palladium window.

The four upper-level bedrooms are reached via the wood staircase in the foyer. Decorative molding lines the wall leading up to the second floor, which has an overlook onto the foyer.

The largest bedroom is the 20-by-17-foot master suite, which features carpeting, a ceiling fan with light fixture, a walk-in closet and a step-up soaking tub. In addition to the soaking tub, the master bathroom has his-and-hers sinks with granite counters and a separate stand-up shower.

In addition, the drapes in this room and the window treatments in many of the rooms throughout the home will convey. The other bedrooms also have carpeting, are well-appointed and share a hall bathroom.

More space to entertain friends and family can be found on the completely finished lower level. The space is brightened by white walls, white tile floors and recessed lights. It features an open recreation room with a space sectioned off for a bar area that has seating for five. There also is a full bath on this level.

Additionally, there’s a separate closed-in space in the basement where the owner has a big-screen television and seating. This section works perfectly as a home theater area for late-night movie watching.

One of the great things about this home is that while it appears to be located in a far-away retreat, it’s only minutes from major commuting hubs, shopping, dining and recreation options.

Details:

Address: 14311 Waynesford Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Community: The Reserve

Homeowner association fee: None

Age: Built in 1993

Price: $625,000

Size: 4,502 square feet on a lot of 1.59 acres

Taxes: $6,963 for 2011

Exterior features: Custom brick-front Colonial-style home, deck, gazebo, professional landscaping, two-car attached garage

Interior features: Four bedrooms, 3½ baths, hardwood floors, ceramic tile floors, gourmet kitchen, stainless steel appliances, granite counters, high ceilings, built-ins, decorative molding, finished lower level with bar

Amenities: Brick fireplace

Schools: Marlton Elementary, James Madison Middle, Frederick Douglass High

Close by: Prince George’s Equestrian Center, Watkins Regional Park, Six Flags America amusement park, Bowie Town Center mall, shopping, dining

Open house: By appointment

Contact: Yolanda Muckle of Long & Foster, 301/455-9081