6 beautiful homes in Maryland

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Homes in Maryland.

Rock Hall. This seven-bedroom 1986 home sits on 240 acres on the Chesapeake Bay. The unique 12,520-square-foot house features iron beams, oversize windows, custom staircases, cathedral ceilings, a copper roof, and a rooftop observation deck with water, Bay Bridge, and Baltimore skyline views.

The property includes a pool, a private beach, and a fully equipped horse farm. $4,100,000. Maura Shannon, TTR Sotheby's International Realty, (301) 346-4183.

Baltimore. Set in the Orchards neighborhood, this renovated Victorian dates to 1899. The five-bedroom home has a chef's kitchen, a master bedroom with large dressing room and spa bathroom, and a third-floor children's suite with three bedrooms and a game room.

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A wraparound front porch and a large back deck with a hot tub overlook 1.35 acres of lush, landscaped property. $1,085,000. Brandon F. Gaines, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, (410) 583-0400.

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Ocean City. Built in modern style of glass, steel, concrete, and marble, this five-bedroom 2003 home features an open plan, an Italian kitchen, a master suite with spa bathroom, and a glass skywalk connecting the main living area to a second master bedroom, fitness center, and lounge.

The 1-acre waterfront lot includes a saltwater pool, a climate-controlled garage, a putting green, and views of the skyline. $3,599,000. Nancy Reither, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, (410) 603-5050.

Towson. Abell Mansion, a six-bedroom, 13,000-square-foot Beaux Arts house with Greek and Roman influences, was built in 1892. It has a grand hall with hand-carved woodwork, a library, a chef's kitchen with butler's pantry, a master suite with sitting room, and an observation tower, and features 10 wood-burning fireplaces, stained-glass windows, tray ceilings, and a curved dual staircase.

Outside are a covered porch, a sports court, and a three-car garage. $2,490,000. Charlie Hatter, Monument Sotheby's International Realty, (202) 744-0948.

Annapolis. One block from Main Street in Historic Annapolis, this five-bedroom, Shingle-style home has had only three owners since it was built in 1908. The updated house retains its original leaded-glass windows, beamed ceilings, long-leaf pine floors, trim, and doors.

The quarter-acre double lot has a carport, a pool, a landscaped brick patio, and mature trees. $1,395,000. Barbara Tower and Alex Tower Sears, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, (443) 263-8686.

Hagerstown. Built circa 1790, this five-bedroom stone farmhouse sits on 25 acres. Original details include five fireplaces with wood mantels, wood floors, decorative trim, and barrel vaults in the cellar; there is a modern kitchen.

The property features a two-bedroom tenant house on a separate 1-acre lot, a pool, a historic stone summer kitchen, creek access, pastures, and wooded areas. $499,000. Gary Gestson, Long & Foster/Christie's International Real Estate, (301) 646-0046.

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