The Green Spring Valley is dappled with exquisite homes along each scenic twist and turn. One of the most notable estate properties along this picturesque stretch of Maryland horse country is “Brandonwood” at 918 Greenspring Valley Road.
Brick and iron gates open to a lovely tree-lined estate drive winding past sun-filled pastures on its way to the walled motor court in front of this spectacular home. Typical of its Georgian prototypes, extreme care and craftsmanship are evident in every aspect of this incredible home, from the proportions to the finest detailing.
Oversized entry doors lead guests into a foyer and large French doors open into the wide two-story great hall, a grand space lined by an exquisite low-rise staircase sweeping along the wall, up to a mid-landing and to the second floor. Grand entertaining rooms radiate from this great space including a formal living room, the banquet-sized dining room and the sun room. The living and dining rooms include spectacular wall and wainscot moldings as well as a wood burning fireplaces and French doors to the gardens. Three walls of arched French doors grace the sun room affording widespread views of the valley beyond as well as easy access to the terraces.
From the living room a hall leads to the west wing with four en-suite bedrooms on two floors. The two main level bedrooms are now combined to create the library with two fireplaces, extensive built-in bookcases, a wet bar and full bath. To the east, a butler’s pantry connects the dining room to the large eat-in kitchen and family room. Above are four rooms and full bath, easily convertible to a large, private au-pair suite. A home office extends beyond the family room with access to a glass-enclosed breezeway to the multi-purpose annex addition perfect for a studio or retreat.
The second floor hall is awash with natural light from the large mid-landing window of the main staircase. The master bedroom suite shares this level with a large second master bedroom, also with fireplace and bath. Views from the second floor sun room count among the best in the house. A spacious sitting hall on the third floor is a central gathering area for the three bedrooms surrounding it. An open staircase in the library hall leads to the lower level club room.
Across the motor court lies the brick carriage house with a central three-car garage flanked to the right with a three-stall stable with tack room and on the left a thoroughly renovated two-bedroom apartment. A door from the apartment opens to the restored and relaxing in-ground pool area enclosed by brick garden walls.
Tucked away adjacent the main entry gates is the fully renovated and seamlessly expanded three bedroom, two bath brick gatehouse. A matching brick garage with doors on either end allows access to and from the estate drive or the back shared driveway.
Private and secure, the total 8.47-acre estate is completely fenced with gates from both driveways. A several acre fenced paddock is further enhanced by two run-in sheds and hay shed. Magnificent specimen trees and plantings, mature boxwoods, terraced gardens and the tree-lined estate perfectly accent the classic atmosphere surrounding brandonwood, making it one of the finest estate properties in Baltimore County.
Property Features Include: 11, Detached Garage,Driveway, zoned central air conditioning, radiator heat, Well, Partial,Improved
Interior Features Include: built-ins, butler's pantry, ceiling fan(s), chair railings, crown moldings, traditional floor plan, eat-in kitchen, recessed lighting
Additional Information: Dishwasher, Dryer, Oven/Range - Gas, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Washer
Built in: 1923
Approximate Square Feet:
Roof: Slate, Copper roof.
Architectural Style: Detached
Lot Acres: 8.47