Spy House of the Week: Victorian High Style on Washington Avenue

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My goal with the House of the Week feature is to celebrate the many architectural styles to be found on the Eastern Shore. This Victorian is currently a B & B but it could easily revert to a single family residence with little modification.  

The house is located on a busy street but the site is beautifully landscaped with planting areas and lush lawns for an evening stroll. You can relax in the pavilion in the rear garden or the large porch and listen to the soothing sound of water from the decorative water feature.

The furnishings reflect the Victorian style of the house. The bay window in the main parlor is a perfect nook for the baby grand. I am an incurable romantic and could easily imagine dozing on the canopy bed in the “Jarrell” bedroom. This bedroom’s adjacent bath with its deep soaking tub is equally inviting.

Perhaps my favorite room is the spacious suite tucked under the roof with its interior architecture shaped by the steep sloped ceilings which defines the sleeping and sitting areas.

 

For more information about this property, contact Mary Carlisle with Coldwell Banker Chesapeake Real Estate Company at 410-703-3820 or mfcarlisle@aol.com

Spy House of the Week is an ongoing series that selects a different home each week. The Spy’s Habitat editor Jennifer Martella makes these selections based exclusively on her experience as a architect.

Jennifer Martella has pursued her dual careers in architecture and real estate since she moved to the Eastern Shore in 2004. Her award winning work has ranged from revitalization projects to a collaboration with the Maya Lin Studio for the Children’s Defense Fund’s corporate retreat in her home state of Tennessee. Her passion for Italian food, wine and culture led her to Piazza Italian Market where she is the Director of Special Events, including weekly wine tastings and quarterly wine dinners.

Spy House of the Week: On Upper Creek in Chestertown

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If I lived in DC and wanted a weekend getaway this house would be on my list to consider. The exterior mix of materials with its original brick Dutch Colonial cottage, its wood siding additions that telescope up in scale and the texture of the wood shake roof was very appealing. The large brick patio would be perfect for relaxing after a dip in the pool.

I liked the galley kitchen with its crisp white cabinets, farmhouse sink and stainless-steel appliances. The dining room with its book lined walls reminded me of my own dining room/library. My favorite room was the bedroom with its deep window sills that created storage below. The contrast of the brightly colored kilim rug and the white bed linen made this room a visual delight.

 

For more information about this property, contact Liddy Campbell with Cross Street Realtors at 410-778-3779 (v), 410-708-5433 ©, or liddy@csrealtors.com

Spy House of the Week is an ongoing series that selects a different home each week. The Spy’s Habitat editor Jennifer Martella makes these selections based exclusively on her experience as a trained architect.

Jennifer Martella has pursued her dual careers in architecture and real estate since she moved to the Eastern Shore in 2004. Her award winning work has ranged from revitalization projects to a collaboration with the Maya Lin Studio for the Children’s Defense Fund’s corporate retreat in her home state of Tennessee. Her passion for Italian food, wine and culture led her to Piazza Italian Market where she is the Director of Special Events, including weekly wine tastings and quarterly wine dinners.

Spy House of the Week: Pomona on the Langford Creek

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Having grown up in East Tennessee, I have fond memories of its rural landscape of farmhouses, barns and acres of crops.  What attracted me to this property is its original 113 acres that remain intact with pastureland, woodland, pond and waterfront along the East Fork of the Langford River.

The house dates from 1810 and its recent renovation carefully preserved its historic integrity. The front porch and rear screened porch extend the living space to the peaceful surroundings of farmland and the mature landscape.  I can imagine sitting in those sheltered spaces as I do on my own screened porch and tuning into the sounds of nature.

Thankfully this property hasn’t been carved into mini lots for maxi houses that leaves the original house stripped of its original site context.  I hope a buyer comes forward who can preserve this distinctive piece of Maryland’s Colonial past.

Location:  Chestertown, MD
List Price: $1,895,000
House Finished GSF:  3008, 5 bedrooms, 2 baths

 

Contact Information: Clint Evans, Cross Street Realtors  410-708-0630 or clint@csrealtors.com

Jennifer Martella has pursued her dual careers in architecture and real estate since she moved to the Eastern Shore in 2004. Her award winning work has ranged from HUD neighborhood revitalization projects to a collaboration with the Maya Lin Studio to renovate an abandoned barn into a library for the Children’s Defense Fund’s corporate retreat in her home state of Tennessee. Her passion for Italian food, wine and culture led her to Piazza Italian Market where she is the Director of Special Events, including weekly wine tastings and quarterly wine dinners.