A creekfront home with Bay access

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For many years after Rob and Linda Strieger purchased their Annapolis, Md., property on Meredith Creek they enjoyed the 1950s summer cottage and boating.

The two-story contemporary home has a private pier.

In 1991 they expanded and rebuilt the cottage from the foundation up, creating a year-round, 2,600-square-foot contemporary home on their 0.3-acre property. In 2008 they redid the kitchen and bathrooms.

Now their two daughters are grown, and Strieger, 63, is retired from the shipbuilding equipment industry. The couple plans to move where it is warm all year. Their property has a 65-foot bulkheaded waterfront, an 80-foot pier and a 40-foot creekside deck. Those features and a vinyl-sided, four-bedroom, three-bath house with a waterfront deck and hot tub and a detached two-car garage are on the market for $972,000.

The front foyer opens into the living room, where French doors topped by a Palladian window provide morning sun, panoramic views of Meredith Creek and access to the waterfront deck and sweeping lawn. The living room’s skylights and vaulted ceiling enhance the spacious ambience of the open plan, as does the hardwood floor.

French doors open from the living room to the waterfront deck.

Cherry cabinets and stainless steel appliances, including a ceramic-top range, line the adjacent kitchen, which also features a breakfast bar, planning desk and center island. The Striegers tiled the floor of the kitchen and adjacent breakfast area, a favorite spot for morning coffee because of its east-facing bay window overlooking the water.

Completing the main level are a formal dining room with garden views, a full bath and an office (or bedroom) with private entrance, making it a convenient guest room.

Upstairs the loft sitting area with a natural wood railing overlooks the living room. Closets line the wall beneath a loft sleeping area in one of the girls’ bedrooms. The two bedrooms share a tiled full bath.

In the carpeted master suite, a wall of glass — Palladian and bay windows with panoramic creek views — extends from the floor to the cathedral ceiling, providing wonderful views for the window seat beneath. His and hers closets line another wall. The tiled master bath contains a two-person whirlpool tub and twin vanities.

From their dock, which has 4- to 5-foot water depths at mean low water, the Striegers can cruise to Chesapeake Bay’s open water in 10 minutes. Annapolis’ Ego Alley is less than a 30-minute cruise southwest.

Guests can dock at the 80-foot pier.

All rooms have ceiling fans to supplement the forced-air central air-conditioning/heating system. The basement is unfinished. The property has a private well and septic system. The annual taxes are about $7,200.

Deborah Laggini, www.deborahlaggini.com, (cellphone (410) 991-6560), of Long and Foster, Annapolis, (401)-266-5505, lists the property.

April 2013 issue