When you drive into New Market on the Old National Pike, you’re driving into another place in time. Main Street is lined with houses built a hundred years ago or more, with some even dating back to the time of the town’s birth in 1790s. In these houses, you’ll find more than just antiques and art galleries. These houses hold the secrets of a town that was established as a rest stop along the trade route between nearby Frederick and Baltimore.

As Colonials passed through in horse and buggy to peddle their goods in Maryland’s port city, they would stop to rest their horses, have a bite to eat, and take in the beauty of the surrounding town before continuing on their journey.

While the streets may be paved today, the horse and buggy long ago replaced by cars, the preservation of New Market’s architectural charm makes it easy to let your mind slip back to those days when time moved slower.

Today, New Market is a thriving small town filled with a variety of shops that attract weekend visitors and locals alike. A town favorite is Second Saturdays where, on the second Saturday of each month, the town turns out for its own little festival. Vendors and local artisans set up in the town park, the fire department sells munchies to raise money for their station, and there’s music or movies for all to enjoy. This is small town life – gathering together to support each other and the community while also have a good time.

That’s what New Market has to offer when you call it “Home” – small town charm, a close knit community, and loads of fun. The town’s smart growth has allowed for newer homes to be built within walking distance of downtown without disturbing the historical charm that everyone’s come to know and love, and that’s where you’ll find your new home.

If you have been looking for a better-than-new home with all of the bells and whistles but you’ve been left disappointed by the market, then you need to check out 302 East Wainscot Drive.

Stunning former model home with all the bells and whistles.

Imagine in your real estate search coming across a truly immaculate house; a house that’s even more impressive than current model homes. Careful attention has been paid to every detail in this stunning home featuring four bedrooms and three and a half baths situated in over 3,600 square feet of finished living space. With over $90,000 in upgrades in this former model home, you’re getting all the best the builder had to offer without having to wade through the arduous new-build process. It’s truly the best of both worlds – new home features at an existing home price.

Walking into this charming colonial, you’ll be struck by the bright and open floor plan. The two-story entryway has sight lines to both the first and second floors. The openness creates a welcoming vibe that makes you want to explore even further into this inviting home.

A bright and airy entryway sets the tone for the entire house.

To the left of the entryway, a cozy formal living room is the ideal place for receiving guests. With large windows that let the light flood in, your visitors will enjoy relaxing with you as you visit over a glass of lemonade or a cup of tea.

Across the entryway, the formal dining space is ideal for entertaining a slightly larger crowd. With enough space to hold a table for six or eight of your family and friends, this dining room has just what you need to easily host dinner parties and holiday meals.

In today’s professional world, working from home has become a common practice, and the home office in this house is a thing of beauty with its inspiring natural light. Close the door for absolute privacy, and you’ll have everything you need to focus on the work at hand. If you need a snack or a drink, pop over to your own kitchen just a few feet away where you have a choice of all your favorites.

Open concept main floor with a large family room and chef’s kitchen.

The heart of the first floor is located at the back of the house. This is where you’ll spend most of your time. The incredible open concept family room has triple windows and french doors on two walls that allow this space to flood with gorgeous natural light.

Families will love all the possibilities this space creates. Kids can hunker down with homework in the family room while dinner is cooking in the kitchen. Stay-at-home moms will have sight lines that allow you to keep an eye on the little ones as they play while you’re fixing breakfast or lunch just across the room. Movie nights curled up by the fire will become a family favorite during the chillier months. This space is every bit as functional as it is beautiful.

Speaking of the kitchen, this is the kind of place where you’ll really want to cook. With cabinet and counter space galore, including a center island with seating for two, you can whip up legendary meals here with absolute ease. Large holiday meals will no longer feel like a challenge of time and space with two wall ovens and a gas cook top. This kitchen is truly a home chef’s dream.

A master suite that’s truly a retreat you won’t want to leave.

Not to be outdone by the first floor of this amazing house, the second floor has its own treasures waiting for you. At the top of the open, wraparound staircase you’ll find three bedrooms waiting for you including the entryway to your master retreat.

This large room with a tray ceiling has everything you need to create your own private oasis away from the rest of the house including your own sitting room. This is the kind of cozy space where you can curl up with a cup of coffee in the morning to slowly start your day. Later, come home after a long day’s work and relax with a movie or your favorite show as you let the cares of the day slip away.

Your master bathroom is a luxurious retreat of its own. Slip into your corner tub with jets for a nice long soak or enjoy your roomy walk-in shower with bench seating. A large vanity with double sinks makes getting ready in the mornings a breeze. The separate water closet makes sharing this space easy without sacrificing any privacy.

Two nicely sized bedrooms offer plenty of space for large families.

In addition to the master suite, two other nicely sized bedrooms upstairs will keep families all on the same floor with the kids. The large hall bath is perfect for kids to share, too, with its double sinks and separate water closet with a tub/shower combination. With this bathroom setup, fighting over who gets ready first will be a thing of the past.

A large, private guest suite awaits your visiting family and friends.

On the bottom level of this roomy house you’ll find even more living space. A large guest room downstairs is the ideal setup for a mother-in-law suite, or for allowing your visiting guest to have their own privacy away from you and your family.

Recreational space that’s ideal for entertaining.

With a pool table at the heart of this floor and multiple living areas, this is the kind of place where you can set up your ultimate recreational space for fun family nights and entertaining, as well. Game days will take on a whole new light down here. Set up a big screen TV in the living area adjacent to the pool table, and you’ll have friends beating down your door to watch the game with you. Families with little kids can turn part of the basement into a play area without worrying about hiding the mess from drop-in visitors. With a lower level that’s set up as nicely as this one, you’ll be able to customize this space to meet all your family’s needs.

Your dream backyard complete with a hot tub and custom stonework is waiting for you.

If you haven’t already fallen in love with the inside of this home, wait until you see what awaits you just outside the french doors in the family room – a backyard oasis. Imagine slipping out onto your custom stone patio with electric sun-setter awning while you relax and take in the last of the day’s sun. For an extra dose of relaxation, take a soak in your own hot tub complete with lights for enjoying both day and night. With a backyard like this one, you might find you have more friends than you realized.

With all these upgrades, you won’t want to miss out on this house. Call Eric Verdi today with Impact Maryland Real Estate at (240) 815-0890 to schedule your showing!