13032 HIGHLAND ROAD

HIGHLAND, MD, 20777

$8,425,000

$1,042 per ft²
$8,425,000
$1,042 per ft²
Active
Active
 - For Sale
beds
5 Beds
baths
5 Baths
carpenters-square
8,084 ft²
property_type
Condo
calendar
Built 1789
In 1726, a tract of land known as Hickory Ridge, a high point in what is now Howard County, MD, was patented by royal land grant to Col. Henry Ridgeley by King George II. A stone cottage was constructed circa 1749, and, as George Washington was taking office in 1789, Col. Ridgeley's son, Greenberry Ridgeley, began construction of the manor house, which was expanded in the early 1800's. The property was subsequently owned by notable Maryland families including The Hopkins, The Owens, & The Clarks. During the 75-year Hopkins period, it was known as White Hall, after their family home near Annapolis. Beautifully maintained & carefully restored by the current owner over the last 35 years, Hickory Ridge is listed on The Maryland Historic Trust & lends its name to one of the 10 villages of Columbia. The property is sited on 64 acres in Highland, MD, close-in to shopping & amenities. Approached by two gated, tree-lined lanes & boasting classic period details & exemplary materials & craftsmanship, Hickory Ridge comprises the manor house, the 1749 cottage, carriage house/office, & an English greenhouse. First-class equestrian facilities include two barns with a total of 20 stalls, a separate tack room & gym, eleven double-fenced paddocks, five run-in sheds, two exercise rings, & a trail. Completing the grounds are a 3-car garage & a large equipment shed. The bucolic setting is meticulously landscaped & graced by specimen trees, a large meadow & woods, 4 ponds, historic boxwoods, stacked-stone walls, brick pathways, & English-style gardens. At the Manor House, unlock the 200+ year-old door with the original lock & key, welcome your guests into the stunning reception hall, & entertain them on the sweeping side porch. Choose the evening's wine from the incomparable underground barrel-ceiling wine cellar, enjoy a lavish meal in the gracious dining room, & then repair to the formal living room for an aperitif, or retreat below to your own Jockey Club Pub to draw an ale or watch the big game. Outside, stroll among the English gardens or host a barbecue in the secluded picnic grove by the large pond. Overnight guests may be comfortably accommodated in the charming 2BD cottage. At leisure, enjoy the large bedrooms, high ceilings, & modern baths. Read a book in the paneled library or appreciate the view from the sunroom. Cook gourmet meals in the modern kitchen and savor them in the family dining room, once the original 18th century kitchen. Attend to business in the huge 3rd level office or use it as a spacious additional primary bedroom suite (or reconvert it to 2 bedrooms for a total of 6). In winter, cozy up to one of 8 fireplaces. Venture outside, take-in the sublime setting, & relish the quiet and privacy. Stroll through the lush gardens or meditate in the tranquil hidden Zen Garden. Enjoy the cottage butterfly garden by day, or the ubiquitous fireflies at night. Nurture plants in the greenhouse, workout in the gym, jog along the trails, or take a dip in the 50x25 heated pool. Comprising 10 separately deeded parcels, including 8 approved building lots (existing barn on one of them), Hickory Ridge offers many possibilities, incl. construction of additional homes for a family compound for multiple generations. The large barn & surrounding paddocks currently house an independent equestrian business, which could continue, providing the ambiance of an active horse farm & income, leaving the second barn & paddocks for personal use. With an unrivaled location in the heart of Howard County, & within easy reach of Baltimore, Washington, & Annapolis, this historic estate offers luxury & comfort for family living, elegant space for grand entertaining, facilities to pursue your equestrian dreams, & a rare close-in sanctuary for those seeking privacy with easy access to area amenities.
MLS® ID:
MDHW267602
Updated:
8/9/22
Compass
The Baldwin & Griffin Group of Compass

Interior Features

Kitchen Appliances
Built-In Microwave, Cooktop, Dishwasher, Dryer - Front Loading, Extra Refrigerator/Freezer, Oven - Double, Oven - Wall, Refrigerator, Washer/Dryer Stacked, Washer - Front Loading
Total Bedrooms
5
Full Bathrooms
3
Half Bathrooms
2
Interior Features
Additional Stairway, Bar, Breakfast Area, Built-Ins, Chair Railings, Crown Moldings, Exposed Beams, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Kitchen - Gourmet, Kitchen - Island, Primary Bath(s), Wet/Dry Bar, Wine Storage, Wood Floors
Floor Description
Hardwood, Tile/Brick
Fireplace
Mantel(s)
Cooling
Central A/C, Zoned
Heating
Hot Water

Exterior/Building Features

Lot Size
64.37 acres lot
Exterior Features
Extensive Hardscape, Exterior Lighting, Outbuilding(s)
Architectural Style
Federal
Lot Details
Landscaping
Sewer
On Site Septic

School Information

School District
HOWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM
High School
RIVER HILL
Middle/Jr High
LIME KILN
Elementary School
DAYTON OAKS

Other Property Details

Taxes
$33466.00
Tax Frequency
per YEAR
Garage
Yes
Garage Spaces
3
Parking
Circular Driveway
View
Y
County
HOWARD
Water Source
Well
Pool
No
Pool Description
In Ground, Heated
Zoning
RRDEO

Courtesy of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

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