- - Thursday, April 19, 2012

A spacious home on the market in Gaithersburg’s Lakelands community offers a quiet streetand impressive wooded views, thanks to its location backing to the Muddy Branch Stream Valley Park.

The four-bedroom, 4½-bath home has a stately curb appeal with professional landscaping and a window-filled brick exterior. This Bartholomew-model home was built by NV Homes in 2001.

Located at 610 Still Creek Lane, the house is on the market for $949,900. Its location in the 340-acre Lakelands community offers a host of pedestrian-friendly benefits, including being close to parks, sports fields, walking paths, a community clubhouse and an outdoor swimming pool. Schools and stores also are a short walk away.

Several steps lead to the front entry, where a sunny foyer is brightened by an arched transom window above the doorway, sidelights and recessed lighting. Hardwood floors and elegant two-piece crown molding can be found throughout the main level.

Decorative columns offer a grand entrance into both the formal living room and the formal dining room. The living room has an upgraded bay window and recessed lights. The nearby open dining room has an elegant chandelier with a ceiling medallion.

The more casual side of the home includes a 19-by-15-foot family room and a 9-by-21-foot sunroom addition. Decorative columns also highlight the family room, where the owners enjoy a gas fireplace with a marble surround and plenty of natural lighting.

The family room leads directly into the gourmet dine-in kitchen. In addition to stainless steel appliances, the kitchen has an oversized island with a breakfast bar, Corian counters, 42-inch white cabinets and a walk-in pantry. The butler’s pantry features built-in cabinets with glass doors.

The bright sunroom, with yellow walls, opens into the kitchen area, and it’s the ideal space to unwind before or after a meal. Two skylights and a wall of Palladian windows with scenic wooded views help bring the outdoors inside.

A formal powder room off the hall and a study with a bay window round out the main level.

There are four bedrooms on the upper level, including a relaxing owners suite and a second bedroom suite with a private bath. French doors open into the owners suite, which has upgraded white carpeting and padding, a tray ceiling and a deep walk-in closet off the sitting room.

Fit for a king and queen, the well-appointed master bath comes with double sinks, ceramic tile floors, a corner soaking tub, a glass shower with a built-in seat, and a decorative chandelier.

The other three bedrooms also feature upgraded carpeting and a ceiling fan in each. The second suite is smaller than the owners suite but is equally nicely appointed. Closet space is ample, with two double-door closets, and the private bath has ceramic tile floors and Corian counters.

A hall bath serves the remaining two bedrooms.

A front-loading washing machine and dryer in the laundry room will convey. The upper-level laundry also has a convenient laundry tub.

The lower level is a multifunctional space with a 35-by-14-foot recreation room that includes carpeting, recessed lights, walls of windows and a glass door that leads to the flagstone patio. There’s a bar that was upgraded to include oak cabinetry and a refrigerator and dishwasher.

Additional features in the basement include a game area and another room that can be used as a media/exercise room. It has a wall-mounted television that will convey. The lower level also has a full bathroom.

Outdoor features include a spacious deck with steps leading to a lower-level flagstone patio that offers plenty of space for outdoor entertaining.

Details:

Address: 610 Still Creek Lane, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Community: The Lakelands

Homeowners association fee: $90 per month

Age: built in 2001

Price: $949,900

Size: 4,256 square feet on a lot of .16 acres

Taxes: $10,880 in 2011

Exterior features: Brick home, brick paver walkway, professional landscaping, backs to the trees of Muddy Branch Stream Valley Park, deck with steps to flagstone patio, fenced yard, attached two-car garage

Interior features: Four bedrooms, 4½ baths, 9-foot ceilings, wood blinds, hardwood floors, detailed moldings, columns, sunroom with skylights, gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, walk-in pantry, butler’s pantry, master suite with French doors, walk-out lower-level recreation room

Amenities: Dual-zone gas heat and air conditioning, gas fireplace with marble surround and wood mantel, soaking tub

Schools: Rachel Carson Elementary, Lakelands Middle, Quince Orchard High

Close by: Clubhouse with pool, exercise room, sports fields, picnic pavilions, Shady Grove Metro station, parks, shopping, dining

Open house: By appointment

Contact: Shelley Green of the Banner Team at Long & Foster Real Estate at 301/907-7600

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