Inspired by English country architecture and situated in the heart of Maryland hunt country this warm and inviting home offers extraordinary panoramic vistas and remarkable pastoral views from every window. The elegant center hall with mahogany door and curved staircase is flanked by understated light-filled formal rooms and sophisticated casual spaces with high ceilings, quarter-sawn random plank oak hardwood flooring, and exquisite millwork throughout. The handsome gourmet kitchen features premium appliances, 6-burner gas range with griddle, expansive island, breakfast room, walk-in pantry, formal butlers pantry, and a mahogany writers desk facing long views of countryside. Highlights of the great room include the soaring cathedral ceiling with exposed beams, built-ins with entertainment center, and a magnificent floor-to-ceiling stacked stone wood burning fireplace extending to covered terrace with outdoor stone fireplace. The spacious main level master bedroom suite opens to second covered blue stone terrace for quiet respite. A finished basement offers second family room with wood burning fireplace, game room, fitness room, and full bath. Country-sized mud room for pets and lacrosse sticks. 8-stall stable includes office and dressage barn. Perennial gardens and gently manicured rolling lawn merge into pastureland and woodlands with riding trails providing diverse habitats for a multitude of native plants and animals. Nature abounds - witness bald eagles, red-tailed hawks, kingfishers, blue herons in flight. Enjoy the cacophony of peepers in near-by ponds on warm summer evenings, and seasons defined by wildlife who make the valley their home. Outdoor enthusiasts are drawn to the area known for steeplechase and equestrian events, horseback riding, biking, hiking, hunting, sporting clays and fly-fishing. Neighbors are committed to conservation and take pride in protecting open space and the rural and agricultural character of this renowned region. A unique and breathtaking property in a coveted and private location.