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New Anne Arundel County, Md., townhouse development is in a quiet spot with a convenient rail station

The townhouses at Odenton Station in Anne Arundel County, Md., are priced from $379,990. They have three stories, and a fourth level with a loft and a deck is optional. (Benjamin C Tankersley/For The Washington Post)

After house hunting for about five months, Samuel Howden was happy to start the year with a brand-new home in Anne Arundel County, Md. He and his wife moved there from Hyattsville after closing on a 2,000-square-foot townhouse on New Year’s Eve.

They chose Odenton Station, a cozy community that will have about 50 townhouses when completed. The development is away from busy roads in a quiet setting near the Odenton station on the MARC commuter rail service’s Penn Line. The location is what attracted them to the development, Howden said.

“We really like being near the train station. My wife works in D.C., so accessibility was important,” he said. It takes less than 30 minutes to get to the city.

The community is being developed by Dan Ryan Builders. The residences have three or four bedrooms and a two-car garage. Buyers have lots of options for customizing the townhouses.

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Bright and airy: The townhouses have five exterior designs, or elevations. There’s a colorful mix of stone veneer and vinyl siding, and some units come with front porches with columns. The model townhouse is an end unit that gets plenty of natural sunlight inside, in part because the builder incorporated oversize windows.

Buying New | Odenton Station in Odenton, Md.

ODENTON, MD-MARCH 7: Homes at Odenton Station on March 7, 2019 in Odenton Maryland. (Photo by Benjamin C. Tankersley/For The Washington Post) (Benjamin C Tankersley/For The Washington Post)

The model townhouse can be entered on the ground level through a front door or the garage. Homeowners have the option of adding a study or a fourth bedroom with a full bathroom on this level. Stairs lead up to the center of the main level, which has, on one end, a spacious living room with large windows. The other end has a gourmet kitchen and a morning room.

The living room faces the front and has a powder room tucked away in a back corner. The model unit’s kitchen has white cabinets, black granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. It also has an unusual backsplash design and contemporary lighting fixtures over the center island.

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The island has an overhang and counter stools for a breakfast bar, and the morning room has a full-size table for more formal meals. The back wall has floor-to-ceiling windows and patio doors that open onto a deck. The model unit’s deck has a rug, a couch, a coffee table, two armchairs, and a table with chairs.

Odenton Station townhouses also come with the option of a four- or six-foot bump-out addition in the back on the main level. The bump-out also adds space to the owner’s bedroom, on the third floor, and to the optional loft, if there is one, on the fourth level.

Three bedrooms: The third floor of the model townhouse has three bedrooms. The owner’s suite bedroom comes with a sizable walk-in closet next to the private bathroom. The bathroom has white granite double sinks and a large shower surrounded by black tile. A tray ceiling, with recessed lighting, is an option in the owner’s suite bedroom. A deluxe bathtub with shower, instead of the large shower, is an option, too.

Another bathroom, down the hall, has a bathtub with shower and a linen closet. A washer and dryer are in a hallway closet near the bathroom door. On the far end of the hall are two more bedrooms.

A fourth level, with a loft and a deck, is an option. Howden said he decided to get the loft and deck, which he described as both a sanctuary and a hub for entertaining. This level also has space for a full bath, a walk-in closet and a wet bar.

Schools: Odenton Elementary, Arundel Middle and Arundel High.

Transit: The community is near the Odenton Station on MARC’s Penn Line. It is also near Waugh Chapel Road and Maryland Route 175.

1410 Becknell Ave., Odenton, Md.

The townhouses are priced from $379,990.

Builder: Dan Ryan Builders

Features: The townhouses have three stories, and a fourth level with a loft and a deck is optional. They have open floor plans, oversize windows, and stainless-steel appliances, granite countertops and a center island with a breakfast bar in the kitchen. A morning room with a deck is next to the kitchen. The owner’s suite has a private bathroom and a walk-in closet. A tray ceiling is an option in the owner’s bedroom.

Bedrooms/bathrooms: 3 or 4 / 3

Square-footage: 1,897 to 2,492

View models: Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday.

Contact: Jennifer Selby,, 301-696-5632 or