Inspired by French Normandy-styled architecture, this romanticized grand scaled estate home employs design elements including the quintessential iconic round turret with a conical roof, mixed stone and stucco exteriors consistent with a French rural estate home. Complete with a private tree lined drive, four-board fence, stone garden walls and pond, this magnificent setting offers over 80 beautiful acres and invites magnificent living and entertaining.Inside, each space is thoughtfully designed with rich finishes, elaborate decorative moldings and strong ceiling embellishments enhanced with cove and other feature lighting. Welcome guests into elegance beginning with a two story extended foyer and winding stair crowned with deep French ornamental divided parterre ceiling trim and center dome that serve to set the stage for the fine trim, ornament and ceiling details that articulate nearly every space. The classical French turret with a steeply beamed, octagonal wood ceiling is a perfect music room to augment entertaining in the adjacent banquet and gathering spaces. The dramatic two storied great room is open to a library gallery above with deep coffers and rich paneling of solid cherry wood. Other noteworthy highlights include a handsome study on the main as well as a large business office designed ahead of the work-at-home curve. This generous office space if outfitted with multiple built-ins set up perfectly for desking separated for social distancing with a secondary entry and second back stair distinguish home from office spaces.Work hard and play hard after in the fully finished, luxury lower level offering multiple entertaining venues for large and small gatherings. A seventeen-foot bar is sided by another octagonal space that houses a wine cellar detailed with a feature stone floor medallion at center, surrounded by racking and tasting station. Unusually high ceilings in this extraordinary space are embellished with lighted stained glass panels inside of solid cherry coffers in the bar area, while the game area features a linear barrel vault that is suggestive of a linear game / pool table beneath it. There is simply no end to the richness, detail, and lux amenities that bring life to this storybook French-styled residence surrounded by over eighty acres of rural land and fields. Come home to perfected luxury living at 1873 Old Taneytown Road in lovely Westminster, Maryland.
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Listing information last updated on July 2nd, 2020 at 2:52pm EDT.