Views - Primary on Main
1540 Belfast Road Sparks, MD
$ 5,400,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#MDBC526762
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CitySparks
  • NeighborhoodBelfast Valley
  • Zip21152
  • StyleVilla
  • Year Built2003
  • Taxes$ 34319
  • Price$ 5,400,000
  • Bedrooms5
  • Full Bathrooms5
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage14278
  • Lot Size69.89 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty
Data Source:
Bright MLS - 382 - MD
Property Description

Superlative adjectives are everywhere in property listings. They cease to retain their meaning. If you tire of their ubiquity, let this property simply be described as The One. ***** Everything about this 80-acre country estate reveals its bespoke origin. Parcels in the Maryland countryside were scoured for a decade before this specific grouping was chosen and assembled. Absolute privacy was paramount, leading to a home that is invisible from the road. At almost 600’ high in the Belfast Valley, the views are arresting. They are without equal in this region – they are limitless. From the flower gardens right outside your doors - cultivated to attract certain species of butterflies - through the majesty of the Greco-Roman fountain - quenching the thirst of native birds – through the endless topography of gently rolling hills - in every color of sun-kissed green – in all directions – lies a veritable feast for your senses. You have never seen a vista this far-reaching, heard nature this deeply, or consumed the beauty of Maryland’s countryside quite like this. That’s why this property is called Grandview. (It is almost inconceivable that access to I-83 is less than three minutes away.) ***** The selection of the land was just the beginning of the curation process. Every aspect of the 9,000 square foot main home was custom-made. The region’s very best builder was brought to bear. The region’s best contractors, the best interior designers. Every cubic foot of this home was imagined with the most maniacal attention to detail, gathering the most lavish and exotic of materials from all corners of the world, and calling for the most creative inspiration and execution of the skilled craftsmen and artisans assembled - all to construct what is nothing short of a masterpiece. It is a fortress completely enshrouded in unique, absolute one-of-one luxury. And from its perch atop the grandest, natural spectacle in the Sparks countryside, a most profound sense of peace is yours. **** The property includes the ability to subdivide. It includes a charming Cottage (2BR/2BA, approx. 2,000 SF) for overflow family and friends and a Tenant House (3BR/2BA, approx. 2,000 SF) that is currently home to caretakers of the property. It includes a Barn Complex, with ample room for grand entertainment … or farm use … or all of the above. How you choose to enjoy this property is bounded only by your imagination. If you’re looking for more than your ‘typical’ lovely Maryland estate - if you’re looking to transcend adjectives - this is The One.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Sparks Elementary School Hereford Middle School Hereford High School
Price History
6/1/2021 Listed $5,400,000

General Features

Accessibility None
Additional Parcels Y/N Yes
Appliances Dishwasher, Dryer, Freezer, Refrigerator, Microwave, Oven - Double, Oven - Wall, Stainless Steel Appliances, Washer, Cooktop, Disposal
Architectural Style Villa
Association Y/N No
Bathrooms Count Main Level 3.00
Bathrooms Full Main Level 2
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Brick, Stone, Stucco
Cool Fuel Electric
Cooling Central A/C
Days on Market 174
Elementary School SPARKS
Exterior Features Extensive Hardscape, Exterior Lighting, Outbuilding(s), Water Fountains
Garage Spaces 2.00
Garage Y/N Yes
Heating Forced Air, Heat Pump(s), Zoned
High School HEREFORD
Interior Features Additional Stairway, Built-Ins, Carpet, Breakfast Area, Curved Staircase, Entry Level Bedroom, Family Room Off Kitchen, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Kitchen - Gourmet, Kitchen - Island, Pantry, Primary Bath(s)
Levels 2
Lot Size Square Feet 3044408.00
Middle/Junior High School HEREFORD
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Ownership Fee Simple
Patio/Porch Features Patio(s)
Pool Y/N No Pool
Possession Settlement
Price Per Sq Ft 378.2
Property Type Residential
Roof Shake
School District 121140087473
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Septic Exists
Structure Type Detached
Subdivision Name BELFAST VALLEY
Tax Annual Amount 34319.0
Tax Year 2021
Vacation Rental Y/N No
View Panoramic, Pasture, Scenic Vista
Water Access Y/N No
Zoning RC2

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 14278
Above Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Basement Y/N No
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 3
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 3.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 3
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 3
Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 3
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 3
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Sqft Source Assessor
Central Air Y/N Yes
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Full Baths 5
Half Baths 1
Heating Fuel Propane - Owned, Electric
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Propane, 60+ Gallon Tank
Laundry Type Main Floor
Living Area 14278
Main Level Bedrooms 2
Room Type Living Room, Dining Room, Primary Bedroom, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4, Bedroom 5, Kitchen, Family Room, Library, Breakfast Room, Exercise Room, Mud Room, Media Room
Total Baths 6
Total Bedrooms 5
Total Fireplaces 3

Exterior Features

# Of Attached Garage Spaces 2
Garage Features Additional Storage Area, Garage - Side Entry, Garage Door Opener
Lot Features Additional Lot(s), Backs to Trees, Landscaping
Lot Size Acres 69.89
Lot Size Source Assessor
Navigable Water Y/N No
Parking Features Brick Driveway, Circular Driveway, Crushed Stone, Paved Driveway
Total Parking Spaces 12
Type of Parking Attached Garage, Driveway
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Well
Water View Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
Bedroom 2 Main Built-Ins,Crown Molding,Flooring - Carpet,Window Treatments
Bedroom 3 Upper 1 Flooring - Carpet,Built-Ins,Cathedral/Vaulted Ceiling
Bedroom 4 Upper 1 Flooring - Carpet
Bedroom 5 Upper 1 Flooring - Carpet,Cathedral/Vaulted Ceiling,Built-Ins
Breakfast Room Main Built-Ins
Dining Room Main Flooring - Marble,Cathedral/Vaulted Ceiling,Crown Molding,Formal Dining Room,Window Treatments
Exercise Room Main Flooring - Tile
Family Room Main Flooring - Marble,Cathedral/Vaulted Ceiling,Skylight(s),Fireplace - Wood Burning,Built-Ins
Kitchen Main Breakfast Room,Double Sink,Flooring - Marble,Island,Pantry
Library Upper 1 Flooring - HardWood,Built-Ins
Living Room Main Cathedral/Vaulted Ceiling,Built-Ins,Fireplace - Wood Burning
Media Room Main
Mud Room Main Flooring - Other
Primary Bedroom Main Built-Ins,Fireplace - Wood Burning,Flooring - Carpet,Primary Bedroom - Dressing Area


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Single Family Average in 21152

AVG $2.13M
AVG $11,511
AVG 300
Year Built
AVG 1931

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