- The Washington Times - Friday, June 5, 2009

A Colonial-style home with professional landscaping on a 2-acre lot has sweeping views of Enterprise Golf Course directly across the street and Woodmore Golf Course out the back windows.

But the home boasts more than just a special location, it has surprises inside that include a two-story addition, a massive walk-in closet/dressing room and three fireplaces. The home has five bedrooms, four full baths and two half baths, and it is priced at $899,000.

The home is at 2901 Enterprise Road in Bowie, where it sits back from the street and has a circular drive.

Stone steps with a columned entry welcome visitors into the home. Originally built in 1979, the house has been well-maintained and renovated several times (most recently in 2006).

A curved staircase is the focus of the marble foyer. The center-hall floor plan places the study and the living room across the foyer from one another.

The study has two walls of built-in shelves with lighting. The owner purchased the wood for the built-ins from a “going out of business” sale at a Peeble’s department store in Bowie several years ago. He had carpenters incorporate the wood into the study.

What was once the dining room before the remodeling is now a cozy living room in the front of the home. This room has crown, chair-rail and picture frame molding.

The “wow” factor comes into play when walking toward the rear addition. What used to be a comfortably sized kitchen and family room is now a dual sitting area with a wood-burning fireplace and built-ins. This space provides a gateway into the new portion of the home.

This bonus sitting area is a great space to take in the magnitude of the owner’s impressive renovations. Exposed brick adds character and showcases where the original home ended. The house has a wonderful flow, and the owners have hosted many large gatherings.

Three wide steps lead down into the 35-by-25-foot great room with 10-foot ceilings. This enormous room is divided (with furniture) into a living room and dining room.

The floor is a dramatic mix of materials with plush carpeting in the center of the room bordered by hardwood and marble. The room features thick crown molding, three chandeliers with ceiling medallions and wall pillars.

The great room is large enough to accommodate a sitting area and the owner’s large dining table that seats 10. There is a gas fireplace on the back wall, which is painted red.

A focal point in the great room is a grand piano placed on a raised hardwood platform, which serves as a stage when entertaining. On both sides of the platform, there are transom windows and double glass doors that lead to a large outdoor patio.

Nearby, the 35-by-20-foot gourmet kitchen is remarkably functional. Among the many features are marble floors, black granite countertops, a center island, pendant light fixtures and a long wall of designer cabinets, some with glass-front doors.

Upgraded appliances include two refrigerators, along with both gas and electric ovens. A large picture window on the back wall frames a columned breakfast bar. Several steps lead up to a raised dining area. Glass doors lead directly outside.

The main level is also home to a trendy half bath and a laundry room that accesses the two-car garage.

Four bedrooms and four baths are on the second level. The remodeled master suite has a sitting room with a gas fireplace and a built-in entertainment niche. Hardwood floors separate the carpeted sitting room from the carpeted bedroom. The entire suite features crown molding, wood trim, recessed lights and a chandelier.

There are two large walk-in closets. The first is “his” closet, which has shelf organizers and a smaller cedar closet within the walk-in closet. The “her” closet features a dramatic double-door entry with designer glass doors. Once the doors open, the extra-large room is reminiscent of a small boutique with hanging space galore, a center island, a sitting bench, three-way mirror and private dressing room.

Directly across from the closet is the entrance to the master bath. Except for splashes of earthy green tiles, the bath is all white and features a jetted tub and skylight. There are separate rooms for a large shower and a commode.

The remaining bedrooms on this level are a part of the original house (while the entire master bedroom is the addition). The owners left exposed brick in one portion of the master suite to show the exterior of the original home.

The lower level is completely finished with a bedroom, full bath, half bath, a recreation room and plenty of storage space.

New buyers will appreciate this lovely home while enjoying the golf course views and the grand spaces for entertaining.

Address: 2901 Enterprise Road, Bowie, MD 20721

Community: Enterprise Knolls

Age: Built in 1979

Price: $899,000

Lot size: 2 acres

Home size: About 6,000 square feet

Taxes: About $5,500

Exterior features: Brick, Colonial-style home with stone steps and columned entrance; long, circular driveway; two-car garage; patio; professional landscaping; golf course views

Interior features: Renovated home with five bedrooms, four full baths and two half baths; center-hall floor plan; curved staircase; a two-story addition with an oversized great room, gourmet kitchen and master suite; gourmet kitchen includes marble floors, black granite countertops, a center island, pendant light fixtures, breakfast bar, two refrigerators, two ovens and a long wall of designer cabinets, some with glass-front doors; study with built-ins; crown, chair-rail and picture frame molding; exposed brick; 10-foot ceilings; transom windows; skylight; recessed lights; walk-in closets; cedar closet; hardwood and marble floors; double glass doors; laundry room; master suite with sitting area, luxury bath and two walk-in closets; finished lower level with a bedroom, a full bath, a half bath, a recreation room and storage space; three fireplaces

Schools: Woodmore Elementary, Ernest Everett Just Middle School, Charles H. Flowers High School

Close by: Enterprise Golf Course, Woodmore Golf Course and Country Club, Bowie Town Center Mall, Bowie Baysox Stadium, Six Flags America, shopping, dining

Open house: By appointment

Contact: Tad Stewart of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty at 202/431-5856

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