The Lodge at Deer Run

Real Estate

Your Weekend Retreat, Every Weekend

Coldwell Banker’s new listing at 1065 Deer Run Ln. in Crownsville is the best of both city and country.  The home is located on over two acres in a woodland setting with plenty of natural light and leafy green views, yet it is central to Annapolis’s commuting routes and the dining, shopping, recreation, and arts our historic town offers.

Too often I see home owners make off-the-shelf design selections which conflict with their home’s architecture or setting, but Toby and Linda have thoroughly honored their contemporary in the woods.  Buyers will admire the high quality, coordinated upgrades, while appreciating the original materials and craftsmanship that’s often unaffordable in today’s new construction homes.

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The renovated kitchen is truly a custom creation with Omega Dynasty medium cherry wood base cabinets, quarter-sawn white oak upper cabinets, and wide plank solid white oak floors.  Stainless steel Bosch appliances include an induction stove and convection oven.  A wall mounted pot filler delights a true chef. The deep greens and browns of the exotic Rainforest Green granite countertops repeat the wooded outdoor views, bringing the outside in. The Paperstone breakfast bar in Cabernet is the perfect serving spot, whether you prefer a mellow red or a crisp white.  Off the kitchen, the dining and sitting areas look out over a large ipe wood deck perfect for summer entertaining.    

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The environmentally gentle home has a two ton geothermal system, reducing monthly electric bills.  If you haven’t used a geothermal system before, no worries!  Toby will share as many details as you like.

 McHale Landscape Design has already perfected the front garden, providing a welcoming entry in all four seasons, using low-maintenance native plants.  And, while much of the lot is wooded, the trees are positioned mainly on the sides and rear of the home, allowing for a wide, flat play yard and plenty of natural light.  

The vaulted family room, nicknamed “The Lodge,” is the perfect entertaining space, with a stacked stone fireplace for cozy winter evenings, and there is an extra multipurpose space next to the kitchen, which may be used as a formal dining room, office, den, or hobby space.

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 The master bedroom suite is a retreat space on its own.  It has a master bath with warm, modern finishes, including River Bordeaux granite countertops with two sinks, a generous supply of Ultracraft Bamboo cabinets, and a spa shower with a Bliss Zen Pebble reflexology floor. After your rejuvenating shower experience, enjoy morning coffee on your private balcony overlooking the woods full of oaks, poplars, and hollies. Then, prepare for the day in your expanded dressing closet with custom organizer cabinetry.

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 If the main and upper floors are not enough space for your situation, know that the unfinished basement is a huge space ready to be converted to full-time living, only limited by your creativity.  Currently used as a hobby shop, workout space, and storage room, the basement has a brick fireplace and a walk-out sliding door allowing natural light and fresh air in.

 Linda says, “This has been a one-of-a-kind home for our sons to grow up learning about trees, playing in the woods with plenty of space for quiet time or an energetic soccer game. I love how the house faces north and the sun comes through the windows from morning to evening.”

While the two acres of land with a custom tree house are an outdoor education center alone, the nearby Bacon Ridge Trail is a perfect spot for hiking and mountain biking.  It’s surprising, standing in the yard listening to birds and frogs, or looking at the stars, how this oasis is just five miles west of the Annapolis Mall and five miles east of Crofton.  If you’re looking for a special weekend retreat, why not enjoy this one full-time?

 To schedule a showing of The Lodge, contact Stealey Ashley at (443) 326-9041 or stealey.ashley@cbmove.com.