Superlative adjectives are everywhere in property listings.  They cease to retain their meaning.  If you tire of their ubiquity, let this property simply be described as The One. ***** Everything about this 80-acre country estate reveals its bespoke origin. Parcels in the Maryland countryside were scoured for a decade before this specific grouping was chosen and assembled.  Absolute privacy was paramount, leading to a home that is invisible from the road.  At almost 600’ high in the Belfast Valley, the views are arresting.  They are without equal in this region – they are limitless.  From the flower gardens right outside your doors - cultivated to attract certain species of butterflies - through the majesty of the Greco-Roman fountain - quenching the thirst of native birds – through the endless topography of gently rolling hills - in every color of sun-kissed green – in all directions – lies a veritable feast for your senses.  You have never seen a vista this far-reaching, heard nature this deeply, or consumed the beauty of Maryland’s countryside quite like this.  That’s why this property is called Grandview.  (It is almost inconceivable that access to I-83 is less than three minutes away.) ***** The selection of the land was just the beginning of the curation process.  Every aspect of the 9,000 square foot main home was custom-made.  The region’s very best builder was brought to bear.  The region’s best contractors, the best interior designers.  Every cubic foot of this home was imagined with the most maniacal attention to detail, gathering the most lavish and exotic of materials from all corners of the world, and calling for the most creative inspiration and execution of the skilled craftsmen and artisans assembled - all to construct what is nothing short of a masterpiece.  It is a fortress completely enshrouded in unique, absolute one-of-one luxury.  And from its perch atop the grandest, natural spectacle in the Sparks countryside, a most profound sense of peace is yours. ****  The property includes the ability to subdivide.  It includes a charming Cottage (2BR/2BA, approx. 2,000 SF) for overflow family and friends and a Tenant House (3BR/2BA, approx. 2,000 SF) that is currently home to caretakers of the property.  It includes a Barn Complex, with ample room for grand entertainment … or farm use … or all of the above.  How you choose to enjoy this property is bounded only by your imagination.  If you’re looking for more than your ‘typical’ lovely Maryland estate - if you’re looking to transcend adjectives - this is The One. $5,400,000 ACTIVE

1540 Belfast Road Sparks, Maryland

5 Beds 6 Baths 14,278 SqFt 69.890 Acres

Convenient living on over two acres in Ruxton!  This 5 Bedroom, 5 full Bath home features open flow Kitchen and Family Room with fireplace and adjoining  spacious Screened Porch and Deck. Formal Living Room flows through columns to the Dining Room. First floor also features a Study and full Bath. The luxurious Primary Suite with recently renovated Spa Bath featuring marble floor, Kohler soaking tub, custom vanity, ample storage and separate water closet. The 5th Bedroom/Home Office suite is set apart from the rest of the house for quiet and privacy. Finished Lower Level with Gym, 2 Bonus Rooms, Laundry Room and full Bath. 3 car garage with 220V charging  station. Huge level landscaped lot with something always blooming! $1,050,000 ACTIVE

703 Malvern Avenue Towson, Maryland

5 Beds 5 Baths 4,577 SqFt 2.140 Acres

This magnificent residence is the embodiment of the collaborative artistic vision of Alexander Baer (Jenkins Baer Associates), Bob Jackson and Blackhorse Construction. Featuring dramatic, plunging roof lines, hand-cut Butler stone, hand-scraped solid walnut hardwoods and #1 grade bluestone, this French Provincial-inspired home showcases meticulous design and precision craftsmanship at every turn. The remarkable Master Suite offers a five-star hotel luxury bath experience with walk-in marble steam shower, spa tub and Exercise Area plus an impressive Library w/ 19-foot cathedral ceiling.  Equally perfect for entertaining a crowd or just a few, the 20-foot ceiling lanai with gas fireplace and al fresco grilling center is possibly the  best room in the house!    8-and-12-foot solid walnut French doors and walls of glass allow the bluestone pool patio and lushly manicured terraces to be viewed from nearly every room. A fully finished, walk-up Lower Level presents abundant multi-use space with a true AuPere/ InLaw Suite.  The privacy of this lot in the Caves Valley Golf Course community is unparalleled - experience the serenity for yourself! $4,995,000 ACTIVE

3148 Blendon Road Owings Mills, Maryland

6 Beds 10 Baths 11,007 SqFt 2.740 Acres