- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 30, 2005

GlenRiddle Farm, in Ocean City on Herring and Turville creeks, has been a site for lavish living since the early 1900s, when Samuel Riddle entertained sophisticated crowds with parties, games and boating.

A more serious pursuit on the farm was the training of renowned racehorses Man o’ War and War Admiral.

GlenRiddle, under development by Centex Homes, offers a taste of the resort life for its residents, who can play on two championship golf courses, maintain a private boat in the 96-slip marina, and enjoy the walking and biking trails that surround the community.

More than 200 acres of open space are being preserved in the development, which will also feature two tennis courts and a private owners’ clubhouse overlooking a lake.

The Man O’War and War Admiral golf courses will share the Riddle Farm Golf Clubhouse, anticipated to open next spring in the historic training stable of the racehorses. This country club will include lounges, locker rooms, a “19th hole” grill, a restaurant, cart storage and other amenities.

The GlenRiddle clubhouse, overlooking the 14th-fairway lake of the Man O’War Course, will include a fitness center, a whirlpool tub, a sauna, an outdoor swimming pool, a library, a great room, a billiards room, a sports lounge, a business resource center, a card room, an arts-and-crafts studio, a catering kitchen and an on-site lifestyle director for community activities.

Nearby recreational amenities include the beach and night life of Ocean City, the quieter natural beauty of Assateague Island, and the quaint shops of Berlin. In addition to GlenRiddle’s courses, the Eastern Shore provides abundant golf, fishing tournaments and festivals several times a year.

Centex is building single-family homes, town homes and condominiums at GlenRiddle, all designed with low-maintenance exteriors with distinctive architectural features including cupolas, stair towers, porches, gabled roof lines, columned front porches and garage doors styled as rustic barn doors.

Single-family homes are priced from the upper $500,000s to more than $1,000,000, condominiums from $455,990 to $495,990 and Marina town homes from $545,990 to $565,990.

Two models are available in the Woodland town homes, including the Rosecroft, priced from $499,990, and the Laurel Park, priced from $479,990. The Laurel Park model has 2,610 finished square feet, while the Rosecroft has 2,699 finished square feet.

Included features in the Woodland town homes are James Hardie fiber cement siding, a covered entry, professional landscaping and a two-car garage.

Inside, these town homes each have three bedrooms, 2 baths, 9-foot ceilings on all three levels, hardwood or ceramic tile flooring in the foyer, ceramic tile flooring in the full baths, a gas fireplace with a decorative mantel, a high-tech wiring package, gas heat, and gas hot water.

Each kitchen has 42-inch maple cabinets, crown moldings and Corian counters.

The master baths include a double-bowl vanity, a tub and a separate shower.

The Laurel Park model has a lower-level entrance into a two-story foyer with a set of stairs leading to a landing with an entrance to the garage and a powder room.

A few additional stairs lead to the recreation room and game room. Adjacent to the recreation room are a laundry room and an optional full bath. The game room can be converted to an extra bedroom, if desired.

The main level includes an open living and dining room, with a knee wall separating the dining room from the kitchen. The kitchen includes a center-island breakfast bar and is open to the family room, which has a three-sided fireplace shared with the sunroom. A deck can be added off the sunroom.

Upstairs, the master bedroom has a separate sitting room, an optional three-sided fireplace and an optional boxed ceiling. A bath and a walk-in closet are attached to the master suite. Two additional bedrooms share a hall bath.

For information or directions, call the sales office at 866/493-7898 or visit www.glenriddle.com.

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