Cooper Road, Eden, Maryland

Are you all set for viewing Monday's total eclipse of the sun? My lucky relatives in Indiana are smack dab in the "path of totality." They're expecting lots of tourists to enjoy their solar zone with concerts, a brewfest and planetarium shows. Our hometown has a website with a cute countdown clock dedicated to the festivities.

The eclipse won't have much effect where I live, which makes me further appreciate today's home in Eden, Maryland. It has its very own two-story observatory with a super snazzy telescope.

While most of Maryland is only getting to see a partial eclipse, this home will get the best view of it.

This home seems to know a little about awesome views already. It's situated on 26 acres along the Wicomico River, on the eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay.

The house was built in 1988.

As you would expect, its architecture takes full advantage of that river view.

This home office by the living room is pretty, but it doesn't need to be a home office. There's another one elsewhere in the house. 

I would turn it into a cozy den/library, with a color scheme reminiscent of the night skies, like this:

I would use a similar color palette in the dining room, changing it from zesty red...

to cool blue. For a second I thought that those horn vases on the table were telescopes.

The gourmet kitchen features Viking, ILVE, and GE Professional appliances.

Down the hall is the guest bathroom.

The house has four bedrooms and four bathrooms, but our tour doesn't end after we see them. This house has 8,252 square feet of interesting features.

Here's that other home office that I mentioned earlier:

As you might expect from a house with its own observatory, this place also has a lot of other recreation areas.

The sunroom/exercise/hot tub room even has a ceiling reminiscent of the observatory's:

There's also pool offered with a river view and kitchenette:

I really like this craft room with its inspiring view:

If it were mine, I'd again take inspiration from the observatory and make it a bit more celestial (minus the washer and dryer, of course):

The house also features a home theater...

wine storage for over 3,000 bottles...

and a complex mechanicals room, just in case that's your hobby instead of one of those other ones:

There's a roomy patio with an outdoor kitchen:

Almost forgot -- if gardening is your hobby, they've got you covered for that as well:

At this house if you don't watch the eclipse from the telescope in the observatory, another great place to take it in would be right here, at the end of the pier:

Or even here, with one of those 3,000 bottles of wine:

Are you ready? As of this posting, there's only 2 days, 16 hours, 0 minutes and 23 seconds until the eclipse.

The listing is here.


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