15 Nutwell Road is an extensively renovated custom mid-century modern home with butterfly roof nestled on a stunning 10-acre private agricultural/forested lot amid rolling farmland.
The property provides complete privacy with a ring of trees around the house yet is close-in and has FIOS and Whole Foods grocery delivery, and is less than four miles to the boating and other water activities on the Chesapeake Bay.
The secluded lot features a stable and pasture, 16 raised vegetable beds, multiple ponds, fruit trees and protected forest area (tax benefits), a perfect retreat for architecture, animal and natures lovers. You can grow your own organic produce in, or enjoy variety of farm stands operated by your neighbors. And you will see abundant wildlife, including resident deer, foxes, groundhogs, woodpeckers, hummingbirds, turtles, frogs and more. The connection to nature is complimented with the 5-year-old geothermal heating and cooling system.
The two-level home, originally built in 1966 and later seamlessly expanded, is set back from the road and reached by a dramatic approach via the long, paved driveway. The covered main entrance, framed by a 100-year-old Japanese maple and walls of glass, is accessed via a slate walkway and serves as a good transition from the outside to the interior space.
The house, which includes 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms with nearly 4,000 total square feet, features walls of double-pane glass and a Trex deck that wraps around the whole back of the house to promote the connection between the inside and the natural surroundings.
The open living room features walls of glass, wood-beamed ceiling, refinished hardwood floors, built-in shelves and a Danish-designed Morso wood burning stove. Just off the living room is the separate dining room with built-in display cabinet. The dining room connects to the large eat-in kitchen with island, stainless steel appliances and updated modernist lighting and faucets. The kitchen opens via sliders to the wrap around deck for easy outdoor entertaining.
Beyond the public spaces, the main level also includes three bedrooms, including two with ensuite full bathrooms, and a third bathroom with shower. The private primary suite was a later addition but keeps true to the original design of the house with its soaring beamed ceiling and access to the deck, which overlooks the fenced-in backyard. The large bathroom includes a separate shower, soaking tub and updated double vanity, lighting and mirrors. The primary suite has two walk-in closets outfitted with a custom shelving.
The lower level includes a large den, fourth bedroom and fourth bathroom with shower, and large storage/utility area that has been freshly painted. Both the den and bedroom have easy access to the outside through sliding glass doors.
The two-car garage reflects the architecture of the main house and has power for electric car charging.
The home is located in beautiful Anne Arundel County with easy access to Annapolis, Andrew’s Air Force Base and Old Town Alexandria. (The current owner enjoys a 34 minute commute to DC.) The home is also only:
--4 miles (7 minutes) from local restaurants, including Jesse Jay's Puerto Rican cuisine, Umai Sushi House, or seafood at The Boathouse or Skipper's Pier. Ever expanding services are also available just ten miles away in Dunkirk or Edgewater.
--7 miles (10 minutes) to the walking trails at Glendening Nature Preserve, or the adjacent Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary on the Patuxent River.
--10 miles (15 minutes) to the sandy beach and pier on Chesapeake Bay in North Beach, or the walking trails at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center.
Schools are Tracey’s Elementary, Southern Middle School and Southern High School.