Best-sell­ing au­thor’s Crownsvill­e home goes on mar­ket for $850K

Baltimore Sun Sunday - - HOME SALES - By Hal­lie Miller

A spa­cious sub­ur­ban prop­erty at 650 Tail­wind Lane in Crownsvill­e, home to best-sell­ing au­thor Kami Gar­cia and her fam­ily since 2013, is now on the mar­ket for for $849,400.

Gar­cia, whose “Beau­ti­ful Crea­tures” novel was adapted into a ma­jor mo­tion pic­ture in 2013 — fea­tur­ing stars like Emmy Ros­sum, Rachel Brosnahan, Emma Thompson and Vi­ola Davis — has penned over 20 books, an­tholo­gies and short sto­ries in her ca­reer.

The 6,000-square-foot home in the res­i­den­tial Over­look com­mu­nity in­cludes a writ­ing room, where Gar­cia wrote seven of her 11 young-adult nov­els, in­clud­ing her first solo se­ries and her forth­com­ing “Teen Ti­tans” se­ries for DC Comics. The room is bathed in nat­u­ral light and fea­tures hard­wood floors.

Ani Gon­za­lez-Brunet, the Cold­well Banker Res­i­den­tial Bro­ker­age agent han­dling the list­ing, said the roomy dwelling of­fers res­i­dents close prox­im­ity to D.C., An­napo­lis and Bal­ti­more while pro­vid­ing an ideal lo­ca­tion to raise a fam­ily: The 200-acre wooded neigh­bor­hood, she said, houses chil­dren of all ages.

“It’s huge ver­sus a lot of other homes,” said Gon­za­lez-Brunet, adding that the home’s ex­te­rior fea­tures a one-acre lot for chil­dren to play and for adults to gather and en­ter­tain. “It’s re­ally a great house for a big fam­ily.”

The el­e­gant four-bed­room, four-bath­room res­i­dence — built in 2004 — fea­tures a grand foyer, walk-in clos­ets, a walk-in pantry, hard­wood floors, a lower-level re­cre­ation area, a three-car garage and a stone-paved pa­tio.

Gon­za­lez-Brunet said the home of­fers a “pri­vate” and “cus­tom­iz­a­ble” feel, per­haps at­trib­ut­able to the ren­o­va­tions to­tal­ing $150,000 in­stalled by Gar­cia and her husband Alex, a video game pro­ducer. Up­grades in­clude new coun­ter­tops and sleek, oil­painted rail­ings in the foyer.

“Our home is an eclec­tic mix of tra­di­tional charm and mod­ern lux­ury,” Gar­cia said in a state­ment. “It will al­ways hold a spe­cial place in our hearts.”

An open house for the prop­erty will take place Satur­day and Sun­day from 2-4 p.m. both days. A-Frame, 3/6

$178,500, 1660 Sher­wood Ave, 4, 2/0, Tra­di­tional, 3/8

$182,000, 1354 Pent­wood Rd, 3, 2/, Colo­nial, 3/8

$185,000, 1314 Cedar­croft Rd, 4, 2/, Colo­nial, 3/5

Gar­cia’s home in­cludes a writ­ing room with hard­wood floors and plenty of nat­u­ral light.

MAR­CEL DUTCH/HOMEVISIT/COLD­WELL BANKER

Kami Gar­cia, au­thor of “Beau­ti­ful Crea­tures,” is sell­ing her 6,000-square-foot Crownsvill­e home.

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