Set upon 54+/- acres in the heart of Maryland's legendary hunt country, Springmeade Manor is part of the land surveyed and patented by Charles Carroll, the Settler, in 1711, called "Clynmalira". Springmeade Manor is a dazzling architectural and landscape masterpiece. Born of a resolute appreciation of form, scale and intrinsic quality, the entire estate bespeaks reverence for bold vision, artistic creativity, and thoughtful collaboration among different disciplines, which has produced a property of undeniable elan. A creation of indisputable beauty befitting the glorious grounds upon which it sits, Springmeade Manor is both a sanctuary and a triumph.
Impeccable finishes abound in both the exterior and interiors. Exterior walls, built of Gettysburg Stone. Custom limestone sills and entrance. Copper standing seam roof, gutters, down-spouts and flashing. Custom, hand-forged iron railings, balcony, gates and hardware. Hand-crafted cabinetry and paneling of wormy chestnut, vintage pine, satinwood, cherry, English oak and pecan. Flooring of vintage oak, pine, and quarter-sawn travertine marble. Eight Rumford-style fireplaces. Heated flooring. Field-built trusses of vintage hand-hewn beams. Antique marble mantles. Antique french bronze, and other, chandeliers. Satinwood lady's dressing room and distinguished gentleman's dressing room. All interiors faux-finished. Hardscapes of Belgian block and bluestone.
The Manor Home is the perfect marriage of architectural and interior design. Every room has been designed to reflect a human scale, and to take advantage of the glorious vistas. The estate includes light-filled wings, french doors and casement windows that allows one to connect to the many gardens and terraces. The home includes five bedroom suites, eight bathrooms, family room, sun room, great room, library, dining room, eat-in kitchen, morning room, two master dressing rooms, mud room with kennels, and elevator. English, club-style, lower level with wine room, billiards room, and bar.
The grounds and the home have been designed to compliment and take advantage of the stunning views across a two-acre, 12 foot deep, spring-fed pond. The out-buildings include: A potting shed, equipment shed and pool pavilion, all with copper roofs. A bank barn, c.1860 with stable with tack room, stalls, and wash-down. A dairy barn, converted to a "Party Barn", with wainscoting, baths, heat, A/C and fireplace. A guest home with fireplace, spa, gardens and koi pond. Spectacular grounds. Magnificent, tree-lined drive. In-ground, heated swimming pool. Twenty acres of fenced paddocks, with run-in sheds and automatic waterer. Two streams and three bridges. Formal English gardens. In-ground, automatic sprinkler system. Three generators, Four generous wells, and natural gas.
Timeless, stately, elegant, familial, eminently liveable, Springmeade beckons. Convenient access to Baltimore and Washington, D.C. One of America's finest estates.
Architect: Robert Hollendonner
Interiors: LeVanis Associates, Inc.
Landscape Architect: Stratton Semmes, Annapolis
Builder: GYC Group, Ltd.
Date completed: 1999.