We were looking to move out of Baltimore City into a stable neighborhood. We discovered this amazing townhouse just outside of Bel Air. Neither one of us had ever lived in Harford County so to us it was an adventure. We had the opportunity to purchase this huge (over 2700 square feet of living space ) end of group townhouse on a quiet cul de sac. We were able to select our finishes and extras and the builder threw in a whirlpool tub for our lower level full bath. We loved the open concept of the living/dining room area with its dark hardwood floors and the view from our back deck. And what a bonus! Exit 80 at Riverside opened the day after we settled on our house, cutting the commute to 95 quite a bit. After 28 years of living here, we can say our dream house is still all we thought it would be.
What upgrades have you made?
When we first moved here we had a flat back yard that just called out to be more than just dirt. We planted flowering shrubs and perennials to define our yard from our neighbor's yard and created a natural fence. We arranged a bench and interesting sculptures to enhance the beauty of the garden. We added a brick patio with a small retaining wall off the lower level family room which gave us a place to cool off on hot summer days. We were continually upgrading our landscaping in the front and side yards.
Over the years we added warm hardwood floors on the second level, replaced the roof and the windows, and replaced the existing wood deck with a maintenance free deck. We installed the white plantation shutters on the main level and in the master bedroom and just loved the overall look.
As we readied the house for sale in October 2018, we painted the entire main and upper levels in a neutral gray with crisp white trim. We love how the newly painted rooms look with the white crown molding, neutral gray walls, and dark floors.
What are a few of your favorite features?
This house is just huge. When we entertain, we can accommodate a lot of guests. With a formal dining room, breakfast room, and a center island with seating there is plenty of space for everyone. Our master bedroom is large with enough room for a sitting area and 2 big closets. We love the vanity in the master bathroom with its little seating area - perfect for putting on makeup.
This house is special because it is an end of group. It's larger than the other townhomes and has a bow window in the dining room. We have light coming in our windows all day long. It looks beautiful on our hardwood floors. The way the house faces means that the sun rises in the front of the house and sets towards the back. We have beautiful sunsets here and a great view from our deck to open space and trees. Our home is quiet and secluded.
What more would you like to tell us?
We love to stay home for movie night so our favorite room in the house is the lower level family room. We have a large TV down there, a wet bar, and a wood-burning fireplace. It's perfect for snuggling in the winter on a snowy day. In the summer we can step outside to walk in our little cottage garden. We have so many great memories here and we know that the new owners will make new memories of their own.
Author:Alexander Necker Phone: 410-920-4760 Dated: November 2nd 2018 Views: 182 About Alexander: ...
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About Alexander Necker, Real Estate Sales Consultant
I specialize in selling the Baltimore Metropolitan’s Premier Homes.
I am an Eagle Scout. I mention this because the process of becoming an Eagle Scout provided me with the foundation by which I live my life. The values of trustworthiness, integrity, and helpfulness have allowed me to become the man I am today.
The words that describe me are:
Driver of my own professional destiny
C onduit for connecting people for professional development
Devoted husband with a wonderful wife
Father to 2 beautiful children with growing college funds
Student of Finance and Investments
After graduating college and starting a career in my field of study (agronomy), I quickly rose to the position of assistant and then superintendent of private golf courses. After 17 years in the golf business, I decided it was time to change to a career where I would not be at the mercy of the uncontrollable forces of sun, wind and rain. I chose a field where I would be the master of my fate, where the hard work and the long hours to which I am accustomed would be the determinant of my success.
The primary reason I am in the real estate business is to help people. A real estate transaction is one of the largest financial transactions you will ever undertake. Everyone deserves a real estate partner that understands and appreciates that fact. My focus on integrity, trust and communication are nothing less than I would want for myself, my family or friends entering into a large financial proceeding. I am committed to being the one real estate agent that keeps my client's best interests front and center.
In real estate, I consider myself to be a true professional in the same vein as the physician, the attorney and the accountant whom you must trust with the most important assets of your life. Nothing less is acceptable.
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"We had a house that was was in a location that was going to be hard to sell. Alex was very up front about this problem, it did not stop him from doing everything he could to sell it. The quality of the staging and media presentation was great. The house was shown over 40 times in a few months. (He encouraged us there is a buyer for every home). We were selling the house for my mother, he also was very helpful in this situation. We cannot say enough good things about him. He goes above and beyond. He even met with contractors when work needed to be done and we could not be there. We will always use him and recommend him to everyone"