One of Baltimore’s most beautiful and iconic landmark estate properties, “Overleigh,” 7309 Brightside Road in Woodbrook, combines turn-of-the-century elegance with every modern luxury. On one of the County’s most bucolic and sought-after streets, overlooking sweeping lawns and meticulous landscaping, this 5.7-acre estate is a short stroll from Lake Roland. Built circa 1880, the classic stone architecture of this Queen Anne manor home is accented by a truly stunning and extra deep wraparound front porch. A long drive meanders through the front of the property to an extraordinary Porte-Cochere marking the front façade with wide wooden steps leading to the porch. The double panel-and-light entry doors are flanked by sidelights with a large transom above filling the reception hall with natural light. The level of extraordinary detailing and craftsmanship by renowned architect Joseph Evans Sperry (who also designed the iconic Bromo Seltzer tower) is immediately evident in the solid granite construction and beautifully ornamented detail throughout the home. A welcoming marble fireplace and hearth accents the center hall and, offset from the hall, an open Heart Pine three-story masterpiece staircase leads to the second floor framed by Tuscan columns.
An over-sized pocket door opens into a sun-filled Living Room with three over-sized windows and a lovely neo-classical fireplace with a Verdi marble surround and deep cove molding. The adjoining Study serves as a comfortable Den with a fireplace, TV niche, surround sound, and an architectural built-in burled walnut media center. Across the Reception Hall, the banquet size Dining Room boasts an ideal entertaining space with a neo-classical fireplace, built-in leaded glass china cabinet, and a full-width three window bay looking out over the back courtyard and gardens. Gorgeous cove molding, reed and ribbon chair railing and recessed panel wainscoting complete this lovely room.
The expansive Trish Houck/Kitchen Concepts designed custom gourmet Kitchen is a chef’s dream with abundant prep space, top-of-the-line professional grade appliances including Sub-Zero and Wolf, extensive Prevo cabinetry, Costa Esmerelda granite counters, a Carrera marble topped island, and a breakfast area warmed by a raised fireplace. Accented by a coffered ceiling, this bright and airy space flows into an attached Family Room set in an over-sized full-width bay window with a Dutch door to the Mud Room lined with built-in cabinetry. Adjacent and open to the Kitchen is a nearby Butler’s Pantry and wet bar with a Sub-Zero wine cooler and beverage center. An office space adjoins the Butler’s Pantry, both with access to the front porch.
The wide main staircase leads to a landing overlooking the grand Reception Hall. The expansive Master Bedroom Suite sits down a private hall with a wall of custom built-in cabinetry leading to the spacious Master Bedroom Suite with a colonial fireplace. Accompanying the Master Suite, the private hall provides access to expertly fitted out dressing rooms, each leading into a stunning Trish Houck designed marble Spa Bath with heated floors, top-of-the-line fixtures, glass enclosed showers and one with a jetted soaking tub and steam shower. The second level also enjoys two additional large Bedrooms, each en-suite with a Trish Houck Bath and fireplace, including a suite for the third Bedroom featuring a marble spa Bath and a large Dressing Room with a fireplace and extensive built-in cabinetry. This floor also enjoys both a sleeping porch and a large open porch.
The magnificent staircase continues up to the third level, featuring a bright and sunny Office/Study with a Victorian fireplace, four Bedrooms (one with a Sitting Room), two beautiful new Baths, a large Linen Room with built-in original cabinetry, and storage. The Lower Level enjoys a large catering Kitchen, Laundry, and abundant storage. All systems have been replaced including all new plumbing, electrical, a state-of-the-art heating and air conditioning, state-of-the-art integrated sound/media system, in-ground irrigation, and a new generator.
Extensive grounds and outbuildings surround this grand historic home. Beautiful stone terraces and gardens can be found on either side of the home, perfect for outdoor entertaining. A Well House provides a functioning well for garden irrigation with an attached Greenhouse. Adjacent, a Chippendale gate leads into a storybook stone walled garden with a vintage ice house nearby. A recent over-sized board and batten four-car Garage provides plentiful second level storage. Sweeping lawns abut wooded groves with a charming gazebo offering a peaceful respite. Meticulously landscaped and restored to perfection, 7309 Brightside Road is truly one of Baltimore’s finest estate properties!
Gazebo, Greenhouse, Shed
Central Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fan(s), Zoned
Forced Air, Hot Water, Zoned
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