Embracing the elegance and refinement emblematic of early 20th century Ruxton/Woodbrook estate homes, built as a wedding gift for the son of a prominent Baltimore family in 1922, this brick Georgian home was enlarged and renovated in the mid 80’s. The beneficiary of another stunning renovation in 2010, 7321 Brightside Road enjoys a seamless mix of new and old going back to the home’s 1920’s roots and style, preserving the classic, traditional feel of the house while creating a state-of-the-art space appropriate for today’s luxury living.
Bright, naturally lit spaces abound, maintaining a casual grace evident throughout the home. A classic barrel-vaulted portico leads to a gracious Foyer from which a formal Living Room & Study can be found, both with fireplaces. Double doors lead from the Living Room to the Sunroom, awash with light, featuring custom bookcases and French doors to the Terrace. An architectural archway from the Foyer gives access to the Stair Hall with its traditional open staircase, French doors to the Terrace and double doors to the large banquet-size Dining Room. Several large rooms were combined in 2010 to make way for the custom gourmet Kitchen boasting Belgian bluestone flooring, paneled solid wood cabinetry, top appliances, honed and polished granite counters, a large dining area and open flow to the Family Room with stone fireplace. A charming vintage Butler’s Pantry with wet bar and wine cooler, Powder Room and Mudroom complete the main level.
At the top of the stairs on the 2nd Level is a vestibule allowing private access to the luxurious Master Suite comprised of a large Bedroom with fireplace, adjoining Sitting Room, custom fitted Dressing Room and luxurious marble Bath, new in 2010. Three additional Bedrooms and 2 renovated baths are also found on this level. Two large Bedrooms, Sitting Room and renovated Bath make up the 3rd Floor. A warm and cozy pine paneled Recreation Room with its wet bar shares the Lower Level with a full Bath, Sauna and direct access to the attached 2-car Garage.
Enjoy al-fresco dining or just relax on the 53-foot bluestone Terrace spanning most of the back of the house. From this elevated vantage sweeping lawns, playing field, old growth trees & beautiful gardens on one of Ruxton/Woodbrook’s largest flat lots can be appreciated. A perfectly charming cedar-sided Cape Cod cottage sits just adjacent to the home, built in 1992 as a 2-story office suite including a galley Kitchen and cherry Conference Room with fireplace.
Soaring ceilings, handsome moldings, refined architectural details, gleaming heart pine floors, large rooms with great flow and all of today’s amenities all contribute in creating the quintessential modern Ruxton home. While preserving many of the original features of the house as possible while updating to suit the more relaxed style of today’s living.
Total Sq. Footage
Brick, Siding - Cedar
Shingle - Asphalt
Above Grade, Office/studio
Central Air Conditioning, Zoned
Forced Air, Zoned
Crawl Space, Partial, Partially Finished