5981 Gales Ln: rare find in the heart of Columbia, MD.

Real Estate Agent with Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 MD594797

Just Listed! Incredible opportunity in the heart of Columbia! This 1.55-acre out-parcel with no CPRA dues is just minutes from Rt. 29, Merriweather district, and Columbia Mall. 5981 Gales Lane is a solid mid-century home with a 2-car rear entry garage. It sits back off a dead-end road, offering privacy and lots of room to spread out. It charms with its fabulous floorplan, centered around two fireplaces, its spacious rooms, unusually large closets for a mid-century home, as well as original details such as the preserved stonework at the front of the house and around one of 3 fireplaces. 

Anyone hunting for a time capsule will appreciate the original kitchen with its metal cabinets, continuous metal sink and built-in stove-top, plus a built-in grill, the two ovens, bread drawer, checkered floors.. as well as the bathrooms with original tile work, and unique tubs with dual seats. 

The lower level is already set up as an in-law suite with a kitchenette, living room with 3rd fireplace, full bath with shower, and two potential bedrooms. There's a bonus room waiting to be finished, plus storage space galore. The basement has one walk-up and a second walk-out leading onto a large private patio complete with a stone retaining wall. It's an ideal set-up for a multi-generational household!

This home is priced well below comps reflecting the work and care needed to restore it to its mid-century glory or renovate it to suit your needs and taste. 

5981 Gales Lane in Columbia, MD is a rare find, a fabulous investment opportunity, a renovation loan candidate, or a time capsule special for the right buyer. Sited on 1.55 acres, it has the potential to be subdivided. 

Contact Andrea Bedard, at 240.593.2860 for more information. This is an opportunity you don't want to miss. 

For more details on renovation loan financing, please reach out to Cylda Hodo with First Home Mortgage: (301) 785-6029 or chodo@firsthome.com

For Sale in Columbia, MD: 5981 Gales Ln

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Comments (11)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Andrea - a career in real estate offers more than a few opportunities to see "time capsules".  Some are thoughtful interpretations while others seem to happen for all sorts of reasons.  Good luck with this Columbia Maryland property for sale.  May the ideal visionary buyer make an offer the seller accepts.  

Sep 20, 2023 03:16 PM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS

Thank you so much Michael Jacobs! You know how much I adore time capsules. This one has truly special features that I would preserve if I could. I do hope the right buyer sees it and keeps some of its mid-century charm.  

Sep 20, 2023 03:32 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Andrea Bedard this property seems to offer lots of privacy.  Congratulations on this listing.

Sep 20, 2023 04:08 PM
Andrea Bedard

Lots of privacy in the heart of a thriving community, George Souto! This is one of 3 out-parcels whose owners did not sell to the developer of Columbia (a planned community) back in the 50s/60s. Thus, there are no mandatory Columbia Association dues whereas the majority of homes in the community have an annual assessment based on 50% of the property value. Yet, the new owners will still benefit from all Columbia has to offer!

Sep 21, 2023 08:24 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Andrea, With this home priced well below comps reflecting the work and care needed to restore it to its mid-century glory or renovate it to suit your needs and taste, it should be a renovators delight!

Sep 20, 2023 04:36 PM
Andrea Bedard

I think it is, Dorie Dillard Austin TX! Thanks for stopping by! 

Sep 21, 2023 08:25 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Andrea congratulations on your listing now we will be looking forward to the next post Under Contract:)Endre

Sep 20, 2023 05:11 PM
Andrea Bedard

Thank you, Endre Barath, Jr.! I'll be sure to shout it from this virtual rooftop! 

Sep 21, 2023 08:25 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker
Congratulations on your new listing.  Nice house and nice job with your presentation.
Sep 21, 2023 02:40 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Andrea, congratulations on this new listing, and some lucky buyer will love all the land that comes with this home.  Best of luck.

Sep 21, 2023 02:53 AM
Andrea Bedard

It's an unusually large parcel for this area, Joan Cox. I love the privacy it offers!  

Sep 21, 2023 08:26 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Congrats on your new listing!  I love the seclusion that this property has with all of the trees around it.

Sep 21, 2023 05:03 AM
Andrea Bedard

You and me both, Brian England! Would you believe it's just minutes from a major commuter route, an entertainment district, and a Mall? The park-like setting and walk/bike paths throughout are one of Columbia's major appeals.  

Sep 21, 2023 08:27 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Congratulations on the new listing, Andrea. This would be a fun project to restore the home to mid-century glory in today's terms.

Sep 21, 2023 05:52 AM
Andrea Bedard

I would love a project just like this one and turn it into my sanctuary! Not the right time for me, however. Thank you, Nina Hollander, Broker

Sep 21, 2023 08:28 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Andrea and thank you for sharing your listing with us here in the Rain. Hope for fast sale.


Sep 22, 2023 11:00 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Congratulations on your listing Andrea. Wishing you well with the marketing of this wonderful home & I hope it sells quickly for you!


Sep 26, 2023 11:54 AM