- - Thursday, May 10, 2012

Just in time for swimming season, a luxurious home with an in-ground pool set within a parklike setting is on the market in Fort Washington. The home, which has approximately 8,800 square feet, is privately situated in the Nr Silesia subdivision and has a fully fenced lot with a security gate.

The pool is just one of many of the features found in this five-bedroom, 4 1/2-bath home, which was custom-built in 2005.

A circular driveway offers a stately entrance to the home at 1400 Old Musket Lane, which is on the market for $1,200,000. There’s plenty of parking thanks to a four-bay garage and a long driveway. There’s also an additional detached work garage.

A vaulted two-story foyer and pristine dark hardwood floors greet visitors at the front door. Main-level rooms in this open floor plan include a formal dining room, family room, great room, gourmet kitchen and a first-floor master suite.

The dining room is spacious enough to comfortably fit the owner’s formal table with seating for eight. Nearby are the cozy family room with a fireplace and two sets of French doors leading to the backyard.

It’s the airy great room that steals the show in this home. This expansive, sun-drenched two-story room in the back of the home is ideal for entertaining. It also features two sets of French doors and a fireplace. The fireplace is made bold by a dark accent wall and is flanked by a pair of cabinets with marble counters.

The kitchen is fit for a chef. In addition to professional-grade stainless steel appliances and a workspace with desk, the kitchen is outfitted with granite counters, custom cherry cabinets and ceramic tile flooring. It also includes convenient features such as a built-in steamer.

Counter space is plentiful thanks to a large center island that also works as a breakfast bar. For more leisurely dining, the kitchen has an open and sunny breakfast room set within a wall of windows. A wooden spiral staircase off the kitchen area leads up to the second-level loft.

This three-level home features the possibility of one-level living at its best, with a generous master suite on the main level. This sumptuous main bedroom offers a huge walk-in closet, separate double-door-entry sitting room, and a bathroom that resembles a spa.

The well-appointed bathroom has a unique circular Jacuzzi soaking tub with a tile surround, a stand-up glass-block shower and custom vanities.

There are bedrooms on each level, with one on the lower level and three on the top floor. These bedrooms are well-appointed and share a bright, open second-floor loft that overlooks the great room.

Each level in the home was meticulously planned, including the amenity-filled lower level. Guests will find a fully finished basement that comes complete with a theater room, spa and steam room, and a recreation room large enough for the owner’s billiards table and several sets of tables and chairs.

While space abounds inside on all three levels, the exterior and its 4-plus acres are just as impressive and ideal for outdoor entertaining. With multilevel decks, a three-season gazebo, patios, a pool house and an in-ground pool, there’s plenty of warm-weather fun ahead. There is no homeowners association, so the owners can add outdoor features in the oversized yard as desired.


Address: 1400 Old Musket Lane, Fort Washington, MD 20744

Community: Nr Silesia

Homeowners association fee: None

Age: Built in 2005

Price: $1,200,000

Size: 8,800 square feet on a lot of 4.2 acres

Taxes: $15,983

Exterior features: Fenced property with security gate, private wooded views, in-ground pool, pool house, gazebo, four-car garage, additional detached work garage, circular driveway

Interior features: Five bedrooms, 4½ baths, vaulted entry foyer, hardwood floors, detailed molding, two-story family room, spiral staircase, gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, custom cherry cabinetry, loft, main-level master suite with sitting room and walk-in closet, finished basement with home theater, exercise room

Amenities: Jacuzzi soaking tub, fireplace, spa and steam room

Schools: Rose Valley Elementary, Gourdine Middle, Friendly High

Close by: Tantallon Country Club, Fort Washington Marina, Fort Washington Park, National Harbor, recreation, shopping, dining

Open house: By appointment

Contact: Michelle Jonasson-Jones of Royal Dominion Realty at 240/425-3008



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