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7462 Mink Hollow
Highland, MD 20777

Howard County

  • 3 beds
  • 2.5 baths
  • 3,168 Sqft
  • 17.61 acres
  • Built 1968
  • 2 car garage

The Holly and the Ivy is one of Maryland’s most exceptional properties. A soulful architectural tribute to the romantic era of the 18th century on 17.62 acres of epic vistas, meandering stone pathways, lush woodlands, all wrapped by the Patuxent River.nOld world craftsmanship and authentic historical details evoke the essence of Colonial American life. Ambiance abounds. Black and white checkerboard painted wood floors greet you as you enter. nRugged, rough-hewn beams enliven the rustic Keeping Room “tavern” while custom millwork, brass sconces and chandeliers create an elegant sense of old historic gravitas in the formal living room. The fireplaces in both are massive – one is 5′ x 6′. nCustom built by a builder/owner in the late 1960s using authentic Williamsburg designs and centuries-old techniques and materials. Only two owners. Cedar clapboard sides and cedar shake roofs (new roofs on fronts of house and barn).nThe original main house features 4 spacious high-ceilinged rooms: Living Room, Keeping Room and 2 Bedrooms above. The DR addition includes a second story with a small BR/Home office and grand spa bath above it The kitchen addition is one level. All rooms use post and beam construction and have wide plank cherry floors. The extensive woodwork is painted in early American colors. nThere are 3 separate homes on the property. The main house has 3 BRs. The Carriage House/Barn (3 levels) has a 2 BR Apartment on 2 floors. The Guest Cottage is a 1 BR apartment retreat in the woods with full kitchen and bath. All have washer/dryers. The 2-car open front garage (with historic cupola) and the main floor of the barn both have tool storage/working areas.nScenic panoramas out every window. Stare out over the cliffs at the kitchen sink. Fenced backyard for dogs to run in and out. A formerly active koi pond is ready to be revived. The white colonial outdoor bridge connects the kitchen addition to the large formal dining room addition for breezes and quick access for serving at events. n8′ deep front porch that runs the entire 60′ width of the house for summer entertaining fun. nPerfect for winter holiday celebrations house for feasts The twinkling candle lights in the windows with lanterns around the circular driveway bring the sparkle.

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