Inspired by French provincial architecture, this 16,000 sq ft grand estate home is a balanced mix of classic luxury and provincial freshness. Located on a private, 12-acre lot backing to Forest Conservation Land and the Middle Patuxent River, timeless elegance begins with a private drive sided by lighted brick pillars that announce arrival to a circular brick paver car park and center brick portico. Perfect for modern tastes, private outdoor amenities include professional landscaping, stone garden beds, and a quintessential French iron balcony with dual cascading iron staircases overlooking a large 20x50-foot in-ground, heated pool, and spa newly completed in 2019, along with a beautiful new travertine surround and covered patio.
Inside, professionally designed interiors bring extraordinary elegance and sophistication with just the right updates using a crisp and up-to-the-minute aesthetic. A dramatic two-story foyer with a classic marble floor, wall niches, and a soaring custom mirror set the stage for luxury living and entertaining. Columns and a sweeping cased opening define the formal two-story great room with three barrel-vaulted dormers streaming sunlight, while two designer chandeliers provide ambiance. Neutral tones and dramatic accents are expressed in a cast stone fireplace embellished with an artful, hand-guilt fretwork surround and over-mantle. The great room, main level owner's bedroom, and newly upgraded kitchen each have French atrium doors to access the rear balcony.
A sparkling new kitchen also made its debut in 2019 offering a professional Jenn-air gas cook station, a contrasting island with 3 pendants, and a prep sink. A second island with a breakfast bar is centered on axis with the adjacent family room, stone fireplace, and coffered ceiling. The gourmet kitchen is also flanked by a breakfast room positioned under a deep cove-lit ceiling, and a secondary side access door to an outdoor dining pavilion. Banquet-sized formal dining unfolds inside with a vestibule-styled cased opening and lighted wall niches that announce entry. Exceptional millwork throughout this home includes two built-in cabinets crafted with exotic burl wood that enhance formal dining service. Two main-level en-suite bedrooms include a luxury owner’s suite wing with cove-lit ceilings, dressing area, sitting room, and a newly added guest bedroom. A richly paneled study with library built-ins, custom desking, and a private wet bar completes the main level owner’s suite wing.
Downstairs, high ceilings, full daylight, and an exceptional space plan provide effortless elegance inviting living and entertaining on a grand scale. Designer carpet and lighting define the main gathering space and feature fireplace, whilst a dramatic wall of windows and French doors open directly onto a stunning travertine patio and newly installed pool, fountain, and spa with a remote cover. A second, dual entry service kitchen stands at the ready for large or catered gatherings and is located conveniently behind a central wet bar. Guests will enjoy cards, billiards, and toasting special moments in a conditioned wine room before a movie in the fully outfitted theater. The perfect completion to the lower level is a generous and private guest suite wing and seventh bedroom with a private atrium access door to the walk-out patio, full bath, and walk-in closet. Upstairs, there are four bedrooms and a bonus playroom adjacent to a nanny living suite with a wet bar and private full bath. Versatility in this distinctive residence can accommodate any lifestyle in today’s culture. Discover true luxury revealed in timeless beauty, visionary design, and endless amenities. Come home to 11649 Vixens Path.
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Listing information last updated on September 18th, 2021 at 3:03pm EDT.