- The Washington Times - Friday, August 7, 2009

Prospective buyers will find the Colonial-style home at 1709 Crofton Parkway in true “move-in” condition. This Anne Arundel County home has a brick-and-siding exterior and is in the popular community of Crofton Woods, just off Route 3.

The private fenced yard with mature trees backs to Crofton Country Club Golf Course. The home, which has been recently remodeled, is on the market for $459,000. It was built in 1968 by Levitt Homes, and the owners updated it with new flooring throughout, new kitchen appliances and remodeled baths.

The four-bedroom, 2 1/2-bath home features a welcoming foyer. The half bath, just off the foyer, boasts a designer pedestal sink. Gleaming Brazilian cherry hardwood floors add richness to the foyer, half bath, dining room and kitchen.

The remaining rooms in the home, including the casual living room and the entire second floor, feature new carpet. The spacious living room stretches from the front to the back of the house and has windows with views in three different directions. The focal point of the room is a wood-burning fireplace with a brick surround and dentil molding.

The owners cut out the wall in the back of the living room to add a pass-through from the living room to the kitchen area. This makes the living room easily accessible from both ends of the home.

The formal dining room offers a burst of color with walls painted a deep shade of burgundy. (The color goes especially well with the hardwood floors.)

An open kitchen and breakfast area in the back of the home is where friends and family will linger. The kitchen has been opened up (after the owners repositioned a row of cabinets during the remodel). Black granite countertops coordinate with the new black appliances that include an electric range and oven, dishwasher, microwave and refrigerator. Bright white cabinets offer contrast.

The kitchen flows directly into the breakfast area with a dining area beside a sliding-glass paneled door to the patio that overlooks the yard. The private yard has a grassy area and a shaded area in the back of the yard filled with mulch and mature trees. There’s a playset tucked between the trees in the backyard.

The mudroom off the kitchen features a new washer and dryer. The room has two doors that lead outside - one to the backyard and one to the two-car garage. The owners made space for a workshop area in the garage. Other updates include a new water heater and air conditioning system.

Upstairs, the master bedroom has double closets and a large picture window. The updated master bath has sophisticated travertine tile, a trendy vanity and shower/tub combination with a glass door.

A hall bath is decorated like the master bath with a trendy vanity and travertine tile floors. This bath is shared by the remaining three bedrooms.

Crofton was named one of the “100 Best Places to Live” in a 2007 issue of Money magazine. The home is located on scenic Crofton Parkway, which loops around the community and is the setting for annual parades.

This neighborhood, which is close to Prince George’s Stadium (where the Bowie Baysox play) and shopping, is also home to schools, a town hall, a village green and a restaurant.

Address: 1709 Crofton Parkway, Crofton, MD 21444

Community: Crofton Woods

Age: Built in 1968

Price: $459,000

Lot size: 0.24 acre

Taxes: $4,391

Exterior features: Two-story, brick-and-siding Colonial-style home with fenced backyard, patio, playset equipment and a two-car garage; lot backs to Crofton Country Club Golf Course

Interior features: Four bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths; remodeled baths and kitchen; designer pedestal sink in half bath; new carpeting throughout home; Brazilian cherry hardwood floors; living room has a wood-burning fireplace with brick surround and dentil molding; pass-through from the living room to the kitchen; formal dining room; open kitchen and breakfast area; new black kitchen appliances; black granite countertops; white cabinets; sliding glass, paneled patio door; new travertine tile and vanities in second-level baths; master bath has a shower/tub combination with a glass door; garage has workshop space; new water heater and air conditioning system; new washer and dryer in main-level mudroom

Schools: Crofton Woods Elementary, Crofton Middle School, South River High School

Close by: Crofton Country Club Golf Course, schools, town hall, village green, Prince George’s Stadium, recreation, shopping and dining

Open house: By appointment

Contact: Tara Surlis Kelly of Team Surlis at RE/MAX Leading Edge at 410/721-9616

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