Sometimes people stumble upon something truly special that changes their lives. This discovery could be attributed to fate, luck, or simply being in the right place at the right time. But the reason really doesn’t matter. It’s just meant to be. And when the current homeowner of 3012 Holly Street in Edgewater and her late husband discovered a little blue cottage, they knew that this home—this unexpected find—would enrich their lives in a profound and meaningful way.
“My husband and I were coming out of the bank at the end of the street on Route 2,” says the homeowner. “We saw the sign on Maryland Avenue that said ‘No Thru Street,’ and we decided to see what was behind the bank. We drove along the Lee Airport fence to the dead end at Pine Street, and we could feel a change in the air. We turned left onto Edgewater Drive and saw all of these beautiful tall trees and little cottages set back from the street. We came to Holly Street, and right before us was this cute little blue cottage that needed work with a ‘For Sale’ sign on the property. When we found out it was on deep water—12 feet at the end of the pier, with four slips—we knew we had to buy it without even going inside.”
Located on Beards Creek off South River and boasting a pier with a tram, four boat slips, a boat lift, and breathtaking views, this four-bedroom colonial home is truly a waterfront paradise. The living room features large windows that offer spectacular views and sliding glass doors that lead to the large deck. The elegant master suite, which also offers beautiful views, includes a sitting room and a walk-in closet. And exquisite details, such as cozy fireplaces, hardwood floors, and skylights, add a touch of elegance throughout the home’s interior spaces.
“I can describe what it’s like living in my home in one word: ‘serenity,’” says the homeowner. “I am never lonely. The beauty of the water—leaving one of the slips and sailing on our 33-foot Morgan Out Island, crabbing at the end of the pier, steaming crabs—the gorgeous sunsets, and the wildlife—the variety of birds that visit the feeders, the family of bald eagles, the pair of osprey that comes back every year, fish swimming in the pond—make this home so peaceful. I live in a world that spells paradise. When we have visitors, we can go sailing, go to Annapolis or Washington, D.C., or sit and chat on the deck while eating wonderful meals. Our visitors never want to go home.”
This beautiful home definitely offers the complete package, and the community is wonderful.
“We have a homeowner’s association that meets twice a year,” says the homeowner. “The association was instrumental in setting up perimeters with the neighborhoods adjacent to us to build the shopping center at the end of the street. We also try to have cocktail parties once a month at someone’s home.”
In addition, the community offers a wealth of amenities, including excellent restaurants, such as Nova, Adam’s Ribs, Edgewater Restaurant, Plazuelas, Glory Days, Panera, and Chipotle, as well as shopping opportunities. It is also located within close proximity to Annapolis, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Alexandria. And for the truly adventurous, flying lessons are available at Lee Airport.
The homeowner has decided to sell her home because her husband has passed and is no longer here to enjoy it with her. She also wants to be closer to Washington, D.C. and her friends.
“This home is very quaint and charming,” says the homeowner. “And the location is perfect—even if you commute to Washington, D.C. or the surrounding areas. I want the buyer to enjoy the home to the fullest: boating, crabbing, gardening. I have not steamed crabs since my husband passed. I want the new homeowner to take over that responsibility . . . and enjoy.”
If you’re interested in learning more about this home or scheduling a showing, please contact the listing agent, David Orso, at 443-372-7171 or firstname.lastname@example.org.