This gated twenty-acre compound ($19,500,000) sits above the Severn River just minutes north of Annapolis, the sailing capital of the East Coast, and only 40 minutes from Washington, DC. The house itself offers a unique dichotomy between the feel of a home and the grandeur of an estate. The main residence includes a library, fitness room, home theater, wine cellar, elevator and two 3-car garages. The front doors of the home are hand-carved and were reclaimed from a chateau in France. The foyer features pillowed limestone with tumbled marble inlays and an antique chandelier. The rest of the home has dark natural walnut floors throughout as well as antique sconces and lighting fixtures accompanied by modern recessed lighting. The entire western exposure of the main residence has views of the water including from the two story great room bay window. The great room also features a fireplace with an 18th century French carved limestone mantel and marble steps surrounding. Alongside the great room is a formal dining room that easily seats ten and has large French doors that lead to the back garden. The custom kitchen was designed in conjunction with Kitchen Design Solutions. It has two large islands, an Aga stove and a Gaggenau stove, hand-crafted cabinetry, two dishwashers and two sinks. Just off of the kitchen you’ll find a breakfast room and screened in porch. There is a separate kitchen office down the hall leading to the laundry facilities. The main floor of the residence also includes a music room that features a 19th century French walnut cabinet with fireplace as its focal point. It sits right across from the home’s library also with its own fireplace. The master suite is ample in size including a separate sitting room, a balcony, and more views of the river. The master walk-in closet has built-ins and a large island with incorporated drawers. The master bathroom includes double vanities with Italian marble counters and shower walls, an antique chandelier, a hand-painted tray ceiling and radiant heat. The wine cellar will satisfy any wine enthusiast. A step below the lower level, the wine cellar is climate controlled and framed in hand-hewn beams reclaimed from a circa-1840 Pennsylvania church and authentic backlit wine barrels. Also on the lower level are a home theater room, billiard area, large office, home fitness center with full bathroom and sauna, root cellar and a full bedroom suite with walk-in closet. The pool is surrounded by another patio and barbeque area also overlooking the river. Alongside the pool is a guest home that features 6,000 square feet of living space including two bedroom suites each with a full bathroom and walk-in closet, two bedrooms with one full bathroom and another 3-car garage. Along the estate’s 900-foot coastline, the waterside recreation facilities include a 350-foot pier with six boat slips (including two that are 60 feet long) and two boatlifts. The water depth is typically 8-9 feet deep along the coast.