Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007

Mt. Airy horse farm offers open space, mile-long views

E-mail this article \ Print this article

With views that stretch for miles to the tip of the Catoctin Mountains and back down to the Mt. Airy valley, the pastures around this expanded rancher offer space and privacy for owners, as well as an updated barn ideal for horses.

Outbuildings are plentiful on this property and include a two-car detached garage, a garden shed, a barn with water and electricity, as well as a run-in shed for animals.

The private driveway back to the home is long, but paved and opens to the many fenced pastures. A sidewalk lined with landscaped bushes leads to the covered front porch, where visitors can spend a summer evening with a cold glass of lemonade, while enjoying the seclusion the property has to offer.

Inside, a foyer with ceramic tiles and decorative woodwork leads to the open living room, where a brick wood-burning fireplace stands out against the beige walls and plush carpet. A set of French doors opens to a deck that runs along the back of the house.

A short hallway to the left reveals the convenient master room, where a full bath with a double vanity and shower is also part of the room. Carpet lines the floor and large windows allow plenty of sunlight to stream in.

Just off of the living room, an eat-in country kitchen includes extra cabinets and upgraded appliances. A room off of here is now used as a den, but could be a dining room. With carpet and double windows overlooking the front porch, the space is cozy.

A half-bath and the laundry room are down a hallway, which also offers access to the attached two-car garage.

The open wooden staircase winds up to a landing that is large enough for a sitting room. A catwalk leads down to a full bath with ceramic tile surround and a bedroom that offers a spacious closet. A bedroom off of the sitting area is also large.

The basement is unfinished, and offers much extra space for storage or future renovation, plus a rough-in for a bath.

Specialties of the house

Address: 3275 Leeann Drive, Mt. Airy

Price: $850,000*

Style: Rancher

Lot size: 7.79 acres

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2 full, 1 half

Contact: Mary Anne Ridgely, Long & Foster, 301-873-1033

*List price for homes may be subject to change.