Extraordinary Featured Property: Casually Elegant Architectural Design

Introducing 18 Ivy Reach Court, Cockeysville, Maryland 21030

When current homeowners turned to designers Deborah Gavin and Joe Fava, they knew that they wanted a home that felt both casual and elegant, “one where anybody could go into any room and put their feet up and feel comfortable.”

In the end, their 11,000 square foot residence felt not only grand, but intimate and architecturally interesting, with timeless details around every corner.

Upon entering through the 2-story grand foyer, the meticulous craftsmanship is evident in the beamed cathedral ceilings, wide-plank cherry floors, French doors, and arched doorways.

The first floor encompasses a designer chef’s kitchen, spacious living, dining and family rooms, two powder rooms, a guest suite with full attached bathroom, and an office leading to a screened porch with a wet bar and ceiling fans.

On the second floor, the master suite presents a gas fireplace, sunken sitting room, his and hers dressing rooms, closets with ample built-in shelving and storage, and a tranquil bathroom. “I believe a bedroom should be relaxing and peaceful,” says designer Fava, “almost spa-like.”

Three additional bedrooms with attached bathrooms, a sitting room and full laundry room complement the second level of the home. The third floor features a large family room, two bedrooms with dormer windows and a shared bathroom with river rock flooring and double sinks and cabinetry.

On the lower level, the warm color palette carries throughout the family room built for social activities, complete with a handsome bar with built-in cabinetry, sink, ice maker, and full-size glass-front beverage refrigerator. The adjacent exercise room with mirrored walls provides a convenient spot for a quick workout.

With a multi-level deck, screened-in porch, outside patio, and expansive green space, it is easy to unwind and enjoy the seamless indoor and outdoor living spaces.

“We have an extremely safe neighborhood with established two-story trees and nature all around,” says the current homeowners, “as well as the best sledding hill around.”

While it may be hard to leave the comfort and privacy of this expansive residence, great restaurants, shopping, and schools are only five minutes away.

This extraordinary property is currently under contract through Claudia O’Hara. To explore more exceptional properties, start here.

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