August 25th, 2013 Categories: Crofton Real Estate
Crofton Georgetown Homes
Three of the four most recent closings in this beautiful neighborhood were my listings, and I am happy to report that two of them went under contract in a day and the third sold in a week. Much as I would like to claim all the credit for these results, the home owners deserve a lot of credit for their well-maintained homes and the time invested in preparing their homes for sale. And we all know about the importance of location, location, location – not to mention the standard features in these popular townhouses.
History of Crofton Georgetown Houses
The Crofton Village Green, Crofton Country Club, and approximately 470 homes were built in the new community of Crofton between 1964 and 1966. 159 of these new homes were in The Crofton Georgetown Homes, located at the intersection of Crofton Parkway and Duke of Kent Street. When these colonial style townhouses were first offered by Hamilton Crawford, standard features included hardwood floors on the main living levels, heat lamps in the bathrooms, central vacuum systems, pantries off the kitchen, an open concept layout between the dining room and kitchen, and stairs with a low rise and wide tread. Many of the homes were brick, and most of them included a basement.
Crofton Georgetown Homes Today:
There are three separate regimes in the Crofton Georgetown Homes, each with its own governing board and covenants. Regardless of the regime, outstanding maintenance of the public areas is a hallmark of the community and one of the things which attract new home buyers.
Elementary school students can walk to nearby Crofton Elementary, and Anne Arundel County school buses transport the older children to Crofton Middle School and Arundel Senior High School.
There are three models:
WARBURTON is larger than many single family homes, with 3,000 sq. ft. including the basement. This model is a four bedroom, 2.5 bath colonial with a partially finished basement which may or may not include another half or full bathroom. It originally featured a center foyer, formal dining room, a large formal living room and a family room on the main level. Today, you’re likely to find the a Warburton with the kitchen and dining room combined, as they were at 1736 Dryden Way. This home sold in 2013 at $328,000, after a low appraisal forced the price down from the original contract price. Since then, another Warburton closed at $339,000.
CARLYLE is the smallest model in the community, with almost 1900 sq. ft. including a basement, but some of the earliest Carlyle’s did not have a basement. This model is a two or three bedroom home, with one full bath upstairs and a half bath on the main level. A Carlyle, with basement, sold in 2013 for $283,000.
THORNTON is large town home, nearly 2500 sq. ft., with three bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and a full basement. As you step inside the door, you can see all the way through to the back windows and beyond – which creates a very open and spacious feeling. The two most recent sales for this model (as of August 25, 2013) were $299,000 and $280,000. Both homes were in excellent condition; the price variance reflects the difference in updating and added features such as a stone fireplace and 3rd full bath in the more expensive home.
There are a few homes in this community that feature a different layout, with the kitchen in front overlooking the parking lot rather than the patio. I can’t say for sure if these homes were alternate layouts to the Thornton and Carlyle or if they had a different name. I’m only aware of about five of these in the entire community.
If you’re interested in buying a home in the Crofton Georgetown Homes, don’t wait for one to come on the market. Contact me today so I can let you know about any upcoming listings BEFORE they become public knowledge!
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