If you’re looking to get away from the city, this six-bedroom, five-bathroom home is for you. Situated on the serene Annapolis Neck waterfront, the 7,200-square-foot abode at 1291 Hollywood Ave. is located on more than an acre that has roughly 310 feet of shoreline. Included on the property are a waterside pool with waterfall, a crab shack, a deep-water pier and an ample emeraldgreen lawn ideal for summertime activities. Heading inside, the home is nothing short of spectacular, thanks to several entertaining spaces, custom closets, a wine cellar, a mudroom, and an expansive open kitchen and dining room (yes, it’s waterside). Situated within the home are also numerous reading nooks, a breakfast area and play space for children. For cloudier days, a personal movie theater, complete with plush leather chairs, is perfect for sitting back and watching your favorite flick. $2.75 million, Shane Hall, 410.991.1382, shanehallre.com
Located in Old Town Alexandria, 208 S. Saint Asaph Street is a sight to behold. The five-bed, 3 1/2-bath home was built in 1880 by William McKnight. Situated on a double lot, the fully-detached home features a complete renovation by the current owners with details like an en-suite marble bath, Wolf kitchen applianes and more. Original features like an over-the-door transom window, moldings, millwork and white Bunny Mellon-style floors add to the historic charm. Downstairs, generously sized rooms help to comprise the total 4,280-square-foot home, making entertaining easy in the city. The living room, specifically, boasts tall windows an a wood-burning fireplace with a marble mantle, as well as high ceilings. A built-in breakfront serves as the perfect spot for serving cocktails and bevvies (there’s even a wine cooler). Outside, a covered porch makes for a year-round oasis complemented by a large yard and lush gardens with mature trees, English boxwoods, camellias and roses. $3.750 million, Babs Beckwith, 703.627.5421, oldtownalexandrialiving.com
Within the borders of Middleburg, Va., lies the 113 lush acres that make up Rutledge Farm. Built in 1740, the six-bedroom, 3 ½-bathroom estate comes with abundant charm. High ceilings, moldings and detailed woodwork grace the home, along with five fireplaces and an expansive sunroom. But the true prizes are outdoors. Five barns house 35 stalls matched with 19 paddocks and a derby field, along with expansive indoor and outdoor riding arenas, a lunging arena and a polo field—the ideal equestrian sanctuary. Extra amenities lie within the three-bedroom, 2 ½-bathroom guesthouse, which includes a farm office, attached staff housing and a pond with gazebo. $8 million, Paul MacMahon, 703.609.1905; Sandra Bravo-Greenberg, 202.308.3813, sheridanmacmahon.com
A bright and polished entrance hallway to the mansion
The historic estate sits on the Miles River.
In the 1600s, it is said that Lord Baltimore granted more than 74 acres of land to Andrew Skinner, one of Maryland’s original planters. It’s from there that Skinner built what is now known as the Fairview Estate—currently on the market. The Federalstyle mansion evokes a complete wow factor with private parkland, 19th century formal gardens, a tidal pond and 2,100 feet of shoreline on the peninsula of Miles River in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Today, it’s considered one of the great estates of Talbot County, Md. For $40 million, future homeowners can expect 14 bedrooms, 14 full bathrooms and eight half bathrooms throughout multiple buildings on the property—ideal for large families looking to vacation together while keeping privacy in mind. The neoclassical main home faces the waterfront, and was custom built on 14,300 square feet of living space in 1991 by ILEX Builders. Situated at the far end of the property, the main house has the best sunset and water views. Additional structures on the property include the original manor house, the Mousetrap (a 900-square-foot residence with two bedrooms and a wood-burning fireplace), the Victorian house, a fitness studio, a four-car garage/event staging space and a greenhouse. $40 million, Kornelia Stuphan, 202.669.5555; Cornelia C. Heckenbach, 410.310.1229, longandfoster.com
A family room offers plenty of space for entertaining family and friends.
A twin staircase leads to a marble-lined foyer.
Photography by: Courtesy of Brands; Courtesy of Long & Foster; Bob Narod