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


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.

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