Ruxton Rhapsody 3

This Pastoral Paradise Offers True Tranquility

‘Tis the season for jaunts “down the ocean,” crab fests on the Chesapeake and treks on the NCR Trail. But when your own home boasts an outdoor sanctuary as delightful as this Ruxton retreat, why go anywhere else?

Built with the modern conveniences of the 21st century, this stone-and-stucco beauty sprawling nearly two acres has the charm and character of an authentic French country home. “The house has an old soul,” says Heidi Krauss of Krauss Real Property Brokerage. “It has a timeless, enduring appeal.”

Surrounded by lush foliage, and flowering shrubs, the pool, lounging area and garden offer the perfect ambiance for elegant entertaining or some quiet R&R.

“The original owners were visionaries with a phenomenal aesthetic. When you’re outside on this property, you lose all sense of time and place. It’s a very peaceful feeling. This is truly relaxed living,” says Krauss.

Get some shade but enjoy the great outdoors in this bright, open great room. With rustic architectural flourishes like wood beams and planked ceilings and decorative features like floor-to-ceiling drapes, wicker sofas and neutral upholstery, this serene spot is ideal whether curling up with a good book or entertaining friends and family.