- The Washington Times - Friday, March 7, 2003

An exquisite interior combined with private, country-club-type amenities; a six-stall heated barn; and a separate one-bedroom apartment make this Potomac estate an equestrian's dream home.

Besides its lavish features, including four fireplaces and an in-ground pool, the property at 12210 Piney Glen Lane has plenty of space inside and out. This home boasts more than 10,000 square feet of living space on 12 pastoral acres. A long circular driveway welcomes guests. A side drive leading to the three-car side-entry garage provides ample parking space.

The property also includes a barn with a concrete floor, a washroom, tack room, feeding room, silos and loft. There also is a 100-foot-by-60-foot jumping arena with a base of bluestone dust and sand.

With the charm and character of a house built in the 1960s, this home offers contemporary features and conveniences, as well. It is available for $4.2 million.

Enter through a set of double doors at the front entrance or through the more casual side porch entrance.

The large open foyer with crown molding extends to the back of the house, where there is a flagstone patio. Pennsylvania slate flooring is found in the foyer, family room and kitchen, while hardwood floors can be seen throughout the remainder of this level.

The main staircase is in the foyer, and a second staircase allows access upstairs from the kitchen.

Detailed moldings throughout many of the rooms add a touch of elegance.

Double doors on either side of the foyer open into the living room and family room.

The large formal living room offers a relaxing view of the pool area. A wood-burning fireplace with marble surround and a wood mantel is the centerpiece of the room. This living room provides lots of space for entertaining.

Also from the living room, visitors can appreciate the open floor plan and get a view of all the rooms, through to the other end.

One of the rooms, across from the foyer, is the formal dining room with crown, chair-rail and picture-frame molding. It features an antique chandelier and easy access to the kitchen.

Three Pella French doors, installed a year ago, open onto the patio.

The family room features a wood-burning stone fireplace with an extra-large hearth and storage compartment for wood. Built-ins with recessed lighting and a mirrored back panel offer a convenient but sophisticated solution to storing books and displaying decorations.

The kitchen is loaded with upgraded appliances a KitchenAid dishwasher, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Gaggenau double wall ovens, Panasonic microwave, Thermador flat-surface electric cooktop and a Whirlpool ice maker and trash compactor.

The black-and-white granite counters and all-white cabinets go together strikingly well. The door to the refrigerator matches the cabinetry. Four Pella windows offer a view of the front yard, and the breakfast room features a hanging light and built-in display cabinetry.

Off the kitchen is the mudroom-laundry room. This convenient room is big enough to have built-in cabinets with counters, a stainless-steel sink, two closets, extra-large Amana washer and dryer, and a second dishwasher and refrigerator as well as a Frigidaire upright freezer.

A Dutch door leads to the patio, while other doors from this room allow access to the garage, a second powder room and the kitchen.

Terrazzo flooring (small chips of marble set in cement and polished), recessed lighting and tongue-and-groove paneled walls are found in both the mudroom and powder room.

The main-level master suite comes complete with its own sitting room, a master bath, dressing room, office and powder room, all tucked behind a set of double doors in the back of the home.

The sitting room has a fireplace, tongue-and-groove wall paneling with large built-ins, recessed lights, crown molding and hardwood floors. Gleaming hardwood flooring continues into the bedroom, where a vaulted ceiling, plantation shutters on floor-to-ceiling windows and two-tone paint turns this room into a stylish private retreat.

The master bath has a step-down mint-green tub-and-shower combination with a solid brass Hansgrohe massager and frosted glass wall. This generously sized bathroom has a bidet, triple heat lamp, ceramic-tile flooring, and a white wood vanity with brass fixtures.

Spaciousness continues to the second level, with five bedrooms, including a second master suite with a walk-in closet, dressing area, makeup vanity and full bath featuring a Jacuzzi tub and shower massager.

In addition to the six bedrooms within the house, the property has a self-contained one-bedroom apartment, ideal for overnight guests, that can be reached from a stairway in the garage. The apartment's bedroom has a vaulted ceiling, wall-to-wall carpeting and a kitchenette with all of the necessary appliances.

An unobtrusive door from the main level leads to a stairway to the more informal basement. The lower level includes a kitchenette, large recreation room with a brick fireplace, an open game-room area, his-and-hers changing rooms for the pool, and French doors for easy access to the pool area. Both the family room and game room have Berber carpeting and wood-paneled walls.

A full bathroom and bonus room also are on this lower level.

Extending the living spaces to the outdoors, a flagstone patio overlooks the pool. During the warmer seasons, this space becomes the ultimate scenic getaway with lush greenery, mature trees and colorful flowers bordering the patio. The pool, surrounded by a brick walkway, comes with a diving board and sliding board, electronic cover, automatic cleaner and sand filter. The private tennis courts are just a short walk away.

Details

Address: 12210 Piney Glen Lane, Potomac, MD 20854

Community: Potomac

Age:Built in 1966

Price: $4.2 million

Size: More than 10,000 square feet on 12 acres

Taxes: $10,238 in 2002

Exterior features: Front entrance and side porch entrance, new cement slate roof with lightning arrestors, circular drive, professional landscaping, flagstone patio and brick walkway, in-ground pool, fenced-in tennis courts, grazing paddocks, six-stall heated barn with tack and washing rooms, jumping arena, zoned sprinkler system, three-car side-entry garage

Interior features: Seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms and two half-baths, separate apartment over garage, 9-foot ceilings on main level, front and back staircase, first-floor master suite with sitting room and office, detailed molding, slate flooring, hardwood flooring, Berber carpet, granite counters, finished walk-out basement, kitchen desk, center island, breakfast bar, indoor grill, main-level laundry room, finished lower level with kitchenette and his-and-hers changing rooms for pool use, unfinished attic

Amenities: Four fireplaces, Pella French doors, large cedar closet, recessed lights, electronic air filters and humidifiers, central vacuum system, five-disc audio-video control center in family room that conveys to new owners, built-in shelving and cabinets, plantation shutters, upgraded kitchen appliances, extra-large washer and dryer, step-down tub and shower combination in master bathroom, triple heat lamp

Close by: Potomac Hunt Club, Potomac Polo Club, Potomac village shops and restaurants, C&O; Canal National Historical Park, Potomac Community Center, White Flint Mall

Schools: Wayside Elementary, Herbert Hoover Middle, Winston Churchill High

Open house: By appointment

Contact: Anita Tauber, Long & Foster Realtors, at 301/493-9878

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