Woods and water are brought together by architecture that brings out the best of both. It is your own private, 20 - acre nature preserve. If you prefer, arrive by water: from the Patuxent River, it is the first cove on the left as you come up St. Leonard's Creek. The house was designed by Gary Schwerzler in all cedar and built with almost no soil disturbance, no impervious surfaces beyond the roof, and geothermal HVAC. Inside are hardwood floors, wood-burning fireplaces, and views year-round. Upstairs is a library, and a bedroom suite with large closets, a full bath with a whirlpool tub and shower, dual sinks and linen closet, and skylights. The upstairs deck on the waterside of the bedroom feels like a tree house. Off the library is a convenient walk-in attic. On the main level enjoy a bedroom with a fireplace and stacked windows, a full bath, and also a half bath. Up a few steps is a smaller bedroom. The kitchen, with a clear view across the creek, is off the formal dining room. The dining room shares a ceiling with the living room, which is a few steps lower with high windows on three sides. The fireplace has a wood box that is loaded from the outside. The property has a 3-car garage and workshop with an office or studio above, with skylights. The 100-foot dock has 9 feet MLW with electricity and water. The house lot with 12 acres is being sold together with an adjoining 8-acre parcel, included in the price. All but one acre is a registered tree farm. On the entire west side is Jefferson Patterson Park, guaranteeing the ultimate in privacy and quiet.