July-August 2015 | BAYSIDE BEAUTY

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COASTAL STYLE HOMES

BAYSIDE BEAUTY

12355 HIDDEN BAY DRIVE, BERLIN • IN THE COMMUNITY OF BAYSIDE • LISTED FOR $779,000 • LISTED BY JOEL FELDMAN OF THE MARK FRITSCHLE GROUP

Written By: Nick Brandi | Photographer: GRANT L. GURSKY

"Magnificence is the watchword for the unique property available in West Ocean City’s idyllic Bayside community. Owned by celebrated author and Washington D.C. power-player Dava Guerin, this magnificent 3,700 sq. ft. split-foyer coastal bi-level with 4 BRs and 3.5 baths is exquisitely perched on Assawoman Bay and boasts breathtaking, panoramic views through endless banks of floor-to-ceiling windows.

Though the first level comprises a disarmingly lovely and utilitarian guest suite with a living room and two baths, it’s the second level that constitutes the central setting of luxury living. The enormous gourmet kitchen with ethereal bayviews could be a living space in itself. It features granite-topped countertops with double sinks and a huge matching granite center island. With handsome ceramic tile down below, this kitchen sports a cozy café area with a wraparound island and bar-style seating, custom cabinetry, gas cook-top and much more.

Dava’s private office, meanwhile, is something out of the West Wing — which makes sense, given not only her job as communications director of the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress but also her personal friendship with former President George H.W. Bush. The impressive yet inviting space features dark-wood fluted built-ins over hardwood floors and exterior egress.

The accomplished author clearly has friends in high places and on both sides of the aisle, based on the glowing book endorsements she’s received from the likes of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, former Senator Elizabeth Dole and actor Gary Sinise. And with two distinct dining areas, Dava has the facilities to entertain all of them in neutral corners with ease and luxury. Whereas the first dining area is immediately off the eat-in-kitchen, what Joel Feldman, Dava’s Realtor, calls the “formal” dining room sits toward the front of the house. Each has stirring exposures and opulent marble flooring, making both rooms fit for a queen.

The grandeur continues to the home’s exterior, which has a fenced-in yard along with a vast hardscaped patio and stone island that is ideal for holding court in the spring or summer. The unique indoor-outdoor gas fireplace not only complements this already amazing setting but is inlaid with rich marble on its interior counterpart, which presides over an alluring three-season den.

The elegant master suite offers a bay-front view and is embellished with a tray ceiling and hardwood floors. Its master bath includes a jetted platform tub, walk-in shower and lots of marble.

At $779,000, this spectacular home has upgrades and amenities everywhere, including crown moldings, a balcony off the second-level living room and a wet bar. It’s also appropriate that this expansive piece of real estate should be situated in the amenities-rich Bayside, which offers a luxury clubhouse, docks for fishing and paddleboarding, a kayak launch, fitness center, game room, indoor pool, outdoor pool, outdoor tennis and playground.


To schedule your private tour, contact Joel Feldman, Realtor, of the Mark Fritschle Group at 410-365-7344 or at joelfeldman780@gmail.com.

Watch Joel’s video of this listing by visiting MDDErealestate.com.




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