If the picture has you worried that your neighbors would be too close, don't fret. Those are outbuildings—yep, you get those too.
This estate, situated on 36 acres between St. Michaels and Easton on the Miles River, offers something for everyone and every occasion. Between the main house and the assorted outbuildings, there are 12 bedrooms, nine baths, and four half-baths. There are also recreational features galore on this stunning river-front property listed by Washington Fine Properties.
While the property was originally a farm and farmhouse, its redesign into a tranquil estate required a revised entrance. You now enter the grounds through a gated entry with stately stone gateway and wooden gate.
A long and wide drive leads to the main residence, with manicured lawns, tall trees, and white fences on either side. If you've ever fantasized about having a driveway like the one at Eisenhower's home in PA, that is the feeling you get here. Only, instead of ending at a farmhouse, the long drive circles around in front of the humongous home. There's a sizable oval of grass in the middle, in case you need even more lawn on this property.
As you face the main residence, it has a visually appealing, symmetrical design, including the almost-matching outbuilding on either side. One is a carriage house with garage space for three cars and an apartment, and the other is a full guest house. The covered main entrance sits in the middle of the main residence and enters into a two-story foyer. This foyer bisects the whole house and walks back to the conservatory, a radial sunroom with unbeatable panoramic views.
To the right of the foyer, the main floor offers a gallery and study, a formal dining room with fireplace and butler's pantry that leads to the massive kitchen. The kitchen includes another fireplace and a full breakfast room with water views, and it walks out onto a covered deck with an outdoor kitchen. This side of the house also includes a mudroom, two powder rooms, and an elevator (which goes to all four levels).
To the left of the foyer, there is another gallery, a sculpture room, another powder room, a living room with built-ins and a fireplace, and a game room. Beyond the game room is the showstopping great room: a two-story family room with a fireplace, a second-floor library that looks down on the main floor, and a replica WWII fighter plane suspended from the ceiling. This great room connects to the breezeway that leads to the guest house, a barroom, an office, a small wine cellar, and another two-car garage.
The second floor of the main residence features four bedrooms, including the owners' suite. The suite includes a fireplace in the main bedroom, two walk-in closets, his and hers bathrooms, a dressing room with another fireplace, and both front and rear balconies. The other bedrooms each feature a generous closet but don't have their own bathrooms. Two of the bedrooms share a bathroom, and the other bedroom shares a bathroom with a second living room. There is also a large laundry room on this level.
The third level of the home houses the remaining two bedrooms. There is also a full bathroom with both a shower and tub and a large game room. The additional space on this floor is largely storage or utility space.
The final level of the home is the basement. It is not completely finished, but it does include storage space and a rec room. The basement has an exterior entrance staircase that walks up to the outdoor kitchen and the covered porch.
The additional buildings offer extra living space. The carriage house includes one bedroom, one bathroom, a living room, and a kitchenette. There is a two-car garage with a loft area overlooking it and a separate one-car garage. The carriage house also features a deck, a patio with a greenhouse, and a second-story balcony. The guest house is larger, with three bedrooms and two full baths. There is also a living room, dining room, kitchenette, laundry room, and family room. Finally, the guest house has a covered porch, a balcony, and a covered breezeway that leads to the main house. The fourth building on the property is the old farmhouse, which has been transformed into a two-bed, one-bath caretaker's house.
In case all this living space isn't enough for you, there are plenty of recreational activities on the property. There is a large heated pool adjacent to the main house, with an outdoor fireplace and a pergola-covered seating area.
The sprawling lawn leads down to a pier on the Miles River. There is also a tidal pond, a jetty, a four-stall barn for horses, a storage barn, and paddocks. If you need more travel options, there is also an airplane hangar and an 1800-foot grass runway.
Finally, what mansion estate would be complete without church ruins on the property? These are replica ruins, so you don't need to worry about them falling down on you or your guests. The ivy-covered stone walls would be the perfect backdrop for almost any wedding or party.
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*All images courtesy of Bright MLS and Washington Fine Properties