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Making Moves

Patapsco Crossing offers convenience, community, and charm
By Miller & Smith

Buying a house can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. If you know what you want, keep up a persistent search, and work with dedicated realtors, builders, and designers, you can end up in your dream home. Take it from Ashley Carpenter who, after a lengthy search, finally found a perfect spot at Patapsco Crossing, a gorgeous community in Ellicott City. “We were looking for a long time,” Ashley says.

Patapsco Crossing, just north of Interstate 70 and nestled against Patapsco Valley State Park, is a burgeoning neighborhood of beautiful, new homes from Miller & Smith, which has developed almost 150 communities throughout Maryland and Virginia. Miller & Smith’s decades of experience shine through in every detail of Patapsco Crossing, from the community’s intimate feel to the conservation of mature trees. The homes feature thoughtful floor plans, superior craftsmanship, spacious rooms, customizable spaces, and options for additional square footage, finished basements, and extended garages.

For Ashley and her husband Chris, the range of flexible options allowed them to design and build a home that is perfectly tailored to their preferences and needs. It was complicated, Ashley noted, because they completed the planning process virtually, touring properties via video conference and shopping for countertops online. She praised her realtor, as well as the folks at Miller & Smith, for meeting their needs every step of the way. “They’re locking us into big decisions, but it’s been great,” Ashley said. “They’ve been super flexible.”

Although she and her husband moved to Austin, Texas, in 2019 for his job, Ashley explains they were drawn back to Baltimore because the housing market here seemed more stable. Plus, with a baby due in August, they wanted to settle down somewhere with top-notch schools. With both Ashley and Chris working from home, they were looking for enough space not just for their growing family but also for their four-year-old lab Perseus. The property they chose has a big backyard and there are lots of trails and outdoor spaces nearby—plenty of opportunities to take Perseus on adventures.

Patapsco Crossing has the quiet feel of the countryside, but the community is just minutes away from historic Ellicott City, and only fifteen minutes from downtown Baltimore and BWI Airport. With easy access to Routes 40 and 29, the homes are also conveniently near a range of retail and restaurant options, as well as swim, golf, and tennis clubs. A fully decorated model lets you take a tour to get a feel for how the homes align with your lifestyle. The spaces are big and bold. The gourmet kitchen with oversized island and adjoining great room provide elegant form and streamlined function. Nine-foot ceilings play with proportion on a grand scale. Square footage crosses thresholds to balance indoor and outdoor living. With all the flexible options, you’ll find yourself building plans for the future on Patapsco Crossing’s firm foundation.

Ashley and Chris love the flexibility that Patapsco Crossing offered. They opted for a number of upgrades to the included features and while their future home is still under construction, they are looking forward to moving in later this year. It will be a welcome homecoming after looking at what felt like a million homes. “Persistence pays off,” Ashley says. “We’re super excited.”

Patapsco Crossing offers The Bradburne with up to 5,000 square feet with four to six bedrooms starting at $1,069,990. To learn more, take a tour, and find your dream home, you can call Miller & Smith’s sales manager Stephanie Egan at (301) 756-5735, drop by the model sales office at 8827 Old Frederick Road, Ellicott City MD 21043, or visit Patapsco Crossing online.