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Glass Tree House For Sale, Again: Gibson Island Landmark Drops The Price By Half

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This is a Hot House column that ran back in 2012. The house, designed by Ulrich Franzen —  you know, Ulrich Franzen — is back on the market, now priced at $1,290,000, so if you were interested back then, now’s the time ….

HOT HOUSE: 703 Skywater Road, Gibson Island, Md. 21056

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International modern style, stone and steel construction, circa 1962, in good condition.  Three bedrooms, three full baths on two stories, with elevator and indoor resistance pool. 2,826 sq. ft. on a 1.1 acre lot, landscaped and wooded: $2,275,000

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What:  An unusual house for Gibson Island — sleek and contemporary, even after fifty years, beautifully designed and in mint condition –sitting at the top of a gently sloping lot. One of the attractive features of this house is the size, a very manageable three bedrooms, and another is its attractive and low-maintenance lot – note to self: invest early-on in quality landscaping. Floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides let in dappled light and offer pretty woodland views.  Many hallmarks of quality construction – not always present in houses from this era – are present here. Tongue and groove mahogany ceilings and Italian tile floors are stunning, fireplaces are stone, large rooms have good flow. Plenty of room, but space is also used efficiently. Everything has been modernized, kitchen, baths etc.  Radiant heat and central air.

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Where: Private, under-the-radar enclave on a private island in the Chesapeake Bay with beaches and trails. Families have been coming for generations. Very safe, security is tight. There is a private club with tennis, golf, summer camp, pool, etc. (membership not included with real estate purchase) boating is a main activity. Conveniently located between Baltimore and Washington metropolitan areas, about an hour from each.  Gibson Island is 1,000 acres, owned by 193 owners (1/3 fee simple, 2/3 stock). From Baltimore, take 295 South to 695 East to Rt. 10 South and the 100 East. Merge onto Mountain Road, MD-177 East, drive 6 miles to the Gibson Island Gate house. Entrance by appointment only.

 

Would Suit: Landlubbers, more interested in dinner-at-the-club than day-cruising.

 

Why: Always wanted indoor resistance pool.

 

Why Not: No water in sight, except for resistance pool. Views are lovely, but price tag seems hefty for no water access.

 

NB: Elevator makes house very accessible to anyone with a stair problem.

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An Unexpected Find: Mid-Century Modern On Gibson Island

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HOT HOUSE: 703 Skywater Road, Gibson Island, Md. 21056

International modern style, stone and steel construction, circa 1962, in good condition.  Three bedrooms, three full baths on two stories, with elevator and indoor resistance pool. 2,826 sq. ft. on a 1.1 acre lot, landscaped and wooded: $2,275,000 Read More →

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Gibson Island Stunner To Get Away from it All

0 Written by: | Monday, Jun 13, 2011 12:00am

HOT HOUSE: 712 Stillwater Road, Gibson Island, MD 21056

A 1928 English country home on Gibson Island, with a private dock and frontage on freshwater, spring-fed Otter Pond: $3,295,000

What: A five bedroom, three and a half bath house on two stories, with superb views out the back. Beautifully situated, with panoramic views of both the Chesapeake Bay and Otter Pond, this house appeared recently in American Luxury Estates magazine. A screened-in porch and upstairs open porch have wonderful breezes in addition to the water views, and the house has a nice flow – great for entertaining but also for cozy family living. Inside, are the original edgegrain Georgia pine and cherry floors, plus radiant underfloor heat in  kitchen , breakfast room, bathrooms and office. The dining room has gorgeous floor to ceiling palladian windows and living room has a cathedral ceiling. Upstairs landing overlooks living room, and in addition to bedrooms, there is a large professional office with sweeping water views – could be either distracting or inspiring. Also,  skylights, fireplace, picture windows, electric awning, state-of-the-art heat and air conditioning. Separate oversized garage with workroom. The lot is .68 acres –not large, but with the time and money saved on lawn care, you can fish, swim or boat from your private dock. Otter Pond, all 42 acres of it, is your real backyard.  Or, join the Gibson Island Club, (not included with home ownership) and take advantage of world class yachting, pool, golf, tennis (on clay courts) and a popular summer camp for kids.  

Where: Not too close, not too far, Gibson Island is an easy commute-–about an hour from Washington, half-an-hour from BWI airport and Annapolis–but about 55% of the residents are full-time. There is a small elementary school just off the island. 

Why: If security is important to you, Gibson Island is the place. There’s a 24-hour, 365 day-a-year security guard on duty, and no one gets on to the island unless invited. Also, there’s a nice, slow pace here, without actually being “rural.” Feels like stepping back in time. 

Why Not: House is not as pretty from the street as it is from the back.

Would Suit: Tweeting congressman “getting help.” Foreign diplomat under a death threat.  Weekend commuters, or families who want a break from the action.


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