Gibson Island, MD – September 28, 2023
Built in 1929 by prominent Marylander Robert Garrett, this exquisite three-acre waterfront Mediterranean property is safely ensconced within unique, private, and secure Gibson Island. Villa dei Fiori was extensively renovated while preserving the soul of the original house.
Precious natural travertines and marbles, sustainable woods, salvaged terracotta, vintage chandeliers,
and exquisite Venetian plastering complement the rooms for comfortable day-to-day living and hosting large gatherings.
Five en suite bedrooms, a sixth full bath, three powder rooms, a glass conservatory, a magnificent great room opening onto a large porticoed terrace overlooking the water, stunning library, relaxing family room, gourmet kitchen, breakfast room, sauna, wine cellar, multiple fireplaces, and elevator grace the main house. An old-world Coach House features a movie theater and half bath on the main level and a studio apartment upstairs. Landscaping includes a vineyard, berry rows, hundreds of shrubs and trees, and 25,000 perennial flowers.
Gibson Island is a private island within one hour of Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Annapolis. Offering an absolutely extraordinary setting—1000 acres with seven miles of shoreline—two-thirds of the land is undeveloped and owned by the Gibson Island Corporation (the homeowner’s association) and one-third is residential homesites. Located on the western shore of Maryland, there is no Bay Bridge crossing. The Island has a 43-acre spring-fed freshwater lake and tremendous privacy and security—there is an entry gatehouse staffed around the clock, and the Island has its own Gibson Island Police Department (GIPD). The Gibson Island Corporation Service Department offers yard maintenance, landscaping, and other services. There is also a full-service yacht yard.
Only 20 minutes from BWI Airport and the Amtrak train station, the Island offers a private country club (membership by invitation), yachting, fine dining year-round, tennis, pickleball, paddle tennis, along with an award-winning Charles Blair Macdonald designed 9-hole golf course, swimming, croquet, skeet shooting, and more. Private tours by appointment with Sarah Kanne are available.
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About the Listing Agent
Sarah Kanne heads up the Gibson Island Corporation Real Estate Office, a position she assumed in 2014. She is a full-time resident of Gibson Island, tracing her initial association back more than 45 years when her parents purchased a home on the Island, and she has lived in three different houses on Gibson Island, the most recent being a new build. Sarah’s real estate experience, extensive knowledge of Gibson Island, and active involvement in Island affairs, further augmented by her background as a lawyer, enables her to ethically, effectively, professionally, and zealously represent those who sell and buy Gibson Island properties.
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