Perched aloft in the heart of Ruxton, 1308 Wine Spring Lane gazes out at breathtaking vistas in all directions. Originally crafted in 1860 as a summer home to escape sizzling city summers, this “Baltimore Queen Anne” style Victorian home is a treasure to behold. This truly great estate house sits on 3.73 acres of glorious parkland including a private pond with fishing pier.
Up the flagstone steps and across the spacious front porch, enter through the oversized front door with transom and complimentary sidelights into a magnificent foyer with tall ceilings, hardwood floors and a gracious oak staircase. The ceiling is lined with classical Doric frieze crown molding, giving the room a timeless quality. Adjacent to the foyer sits a voluminous formal Living Room with an elegant five-foot deep bay window, beautiful wainscot panel moldings, and a wide, wood burning Fireplace with Georgian mantle and marble surround. Large French doors open at the far end of the Living Room onto a large, wrap-around flagstone patio.
Across the entranceway from the Living Room sits a delightful Library for any booklover. With unique, custom built-ins and bookcases, a wood-burning Fireplace and a wonderfully inviting window seat, this room is full of ambiance. Adjacent to the Library sits the formal Dining Room, where an abundance of natural light dances on the walls as it is reflected through the stunning Waterford crystal 5-light chandelier. Through the Foyer, traverse through the arched doorway and down a barrel-vaulted passage to find a bright Billiard Room that opens to a large Family Room with marble-topped wet bar, Fireplace with Colonial mantel and opens out through three sets of French doors onto the patio with steps leading down to the heated pool and spa area. Step up to a sunlit Breakfast space which flows through a wide arch to the Kitchen, complete with Sub-Zero appliances, the original Baltimore based Hutchinson Brothers wood cook stove and access to the oversized 2-car Garage.
The Second level welcomes guests up the split main staircase, along the corridor with vintage built-in wardrobe cabinetry and through French doors to the Sun Room with hardwood flooring, vaulted ceilings with skylights and access to the Master Bath. The Master Bedroom features a full length bay window, a custom fitted walk-in closet and leads into a Master Bath as well as a Washroom with oversized jetted soaking tub. 4 additional Bedrooms and 3 Baths, including one newly renovated, complete the Second floor. On the Third floor, find 2 additional bedrooms with a hall Bath.
From the nearly every window enjoy the extensive, landscaped grounds, featured every year on the annual Arboretum and Flower Show from approximately 1900 to 1920. Filled with elegance and character at every turn, this one-of-a-kind estate provides a modern living space full of historic grandeur.
Total Sq. Footage
Shingle - Asphalt
Central Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fan(s), Zoned
Forced Air, Zoned
Partial, Crawl Space, Unfinished
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