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What's Up? with Eastern Shore Real Estate: August 2012

Aug 08, 2012 09:34PM ● By Anonymous

Majestic yet Manageable Rambler on Irish Creek


Absolutely considered Eastern Shore living at its best, this one-story beauty was thoughtfully and completely rebuilt in 2000. The result is an extremely livable and well-designed floor plan that accommodates family and friends. The owners enjoy a master wing suite with three additional bedrooms anchoring the opposite end of the house. The living space in between offers a well-equipped and modern kitchen, a large living room with fireplace, a separate dining room, and a cozy family room. The home has a wonderful water-side screened porch with mahogany flooring and a vaulted ceiling. The two-car garage has a utility area and work bench. All of the space the new owners could want or need.

This lovely home enjoys phenomenal sunset views across Irish Creek and has deep water depth at the pier to accommodate most any size watercraft. The pool is just at the water’s edge, which in itself is a most desirable feature considering all of the new regulations that limit placement and site options for new pools. The shoreline is protected with rip rap and the pier has a lift with a kayak launch next to the dock. This complete and pleasing package is sited on just about two acres of private lawns, gardens, and woods and all extremely manageable and attractive.

Just days after being actively listed the seller, the property attracted multiple offers, which was no surprise for this complete package offered at a competitive price. The listing price was $1,265,000 and the multiple offers drove the price up a bit more; it settled the end of March for $1,300,000. This is exactly what is moving the market this spring; well-priced and well-taken care of properties are quickly sold and those that are less cared for and/or over priced are sitting in the wings and waiting. Motivated and knowledgeable buyers are gobbling up the good stuff. This is a time of “sellers be aware” because the buyers sure are.

Contributions: Listing agent was Marie Wroten with Benson & Mangold Real Estate,, and Buyers’ agent was Tom Crouch with Benson & Mangold Real Estate,


Historic Elegance on St. Michaels Harbor

This telescoping and handsome colonial is a well-preserved specimen of early 1800s Eastern Shore affluence. Once inside, you are wowed by the breathtaking water views through walls of glass and windows, and the lovely and contemporary appointments. This is a well-blended example of modern renovation, convenience, and architecture that successfully preserves the historic charm of this notable St. Michaels’ harbor home.


Enjoying more than 2,700 sq ft. of living space on a generously sized 1/3 acre, in town lot, this home has much to offer the new owners. The first level has a gourmet kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and breakfast bar. The attractive and large living room and first floor family room both enjoy low-maintenance gas fireplace inserts. There is a library/office on the main level along with a waterside glassed in sunroom. Crown moldings and chair rail accents keep the historic feel of this harbor home intact.

There are two master suites with attached baths and two additional bedrooms and another full bath, all on the second floor. The second story deck offers spectacular harbor views. The second floor family room is an added bonus for the new owners.


This beautiful home has deep water at the pier and room for more than one large boat. There is a detached garage for off street parking and a green expanse of lawn to the water’s edge. It’s located only a short stroll to numerous award winning restaurants, fabulous shopping, and the nationally-recognized Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. This home was a real find for the new owners—originally listed for $1,795,000 and reduced only once, this St. Michaels beauty sold in just over three months for $1,550,000. This was a successful and winning transaction for all parties involved.

Contributions: Listing agent was Dana Eggert with Benson and Mangold Real Estate,, and Buyers’ agent was Joan Moore with Long and Foster Lacaze Meredith,