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Location: Easton, Md.
Price: $4.995 million
This 17-acre waterfront property in the heart of from Maryland Eastern Shore offers a contemporary home with 300 windows and 160,000 cubic feet of interior volume along with a barn/apartment and equestrian facilities.
“It’s a contemporary masterpiece,” said listing agent Robert Lacaze, of Long & Foster Real Estate, a subsidiary of Christie’s International Real Estate. “It’s a collaborative work between Charles Thornton, an eminent structural engineer who is the owner, and his friend, the famous architect Alfred DeVido.”
They worked together to build this primary residence for Mr. Thornton and his wife, Carolyn, in 2000, Mr. Lacaze said.
Mr Thornton is one of the founders of the engineering firm Thornton Tomasetti and he has led the structural design of some of the world’s tallest buildings, including Taipei 101 in Taiwan and the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, according to reports. published reports. Mr. DeVito is best known for his residential projects, and his work also includes the 1993 renovation of the Queens Theater in the Park in New York City.
They worked together at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park in McLean, Va., and the Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, according to Long & Foster.
The Kintore Drive property, which sits on its own peninsula, comprises two separately deeded 8.5 acre parcels fronting on the Miles River, each with its own dock, well and septic tank. The main house sits on land, with a barn inspired by the main house and equestrian facilities in the other.
“It’s a big property, definitely different,” Lacaze said. “The build quality and craftsmanship is just superb.”
The home’s interior features a rich array of solid maple architectural details, including beams, built-in furniture, bookcases and a wet bar. The lounge has three floors of windows and has superb acoustics, with room for 100 people in folding chairs for concerts, according to Long & Foster. Multiple glass doors on this main level open to a brick patio and inground pool and spa.
The dining room overlooks the living room and the kitchen, which has a two-level island, can be closed off with sliding doors, depending on the listing. The owner’s suite on the first floor includes a fireplace, a bar, two bathrooms and two dressing rooms. This level also contains an office with a patio, a library with built-in cabinets and a veranda with a bar.
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The 8,000 square foot home features five bedrooms, six full bathrooms and two partial bathrooms. There is also a barn with a two bedroom apartment upstairs.
Amenities include a two-tier pool and spa, tennis court, one-mile long driveway, three-car garage, over half a mile of shoreline, two docks and multiple decks, patios, bars and wood-burning fireplaces.
The two-storey barn has three parking spaces and several boxes. Other equestrian facilities include a large paddock with two separate fenced areas and a switch shed.
In the east coast, the “three main destinations in Talbot County are Easton, Oxford and St. Michaels,” Lacaze said. It is a 10 to 15 minute drive from the property to the restaurants and shops of Easton and St. Michaels.
The home is in the northern part of Talbot County near Easton Airport and Route 50, he said. This makes it a more convenient commute for residents of Washington, DC and northern Virginia.
“We have over 600 miles of shoreline in the county,” he added.
Agent: Robert Lacaze, Long & Foster Real Estate, Christie’s International Real Estate
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