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What’s Up? With Real Estate: Eastern Shore May 2017

May 30, 2017 10:56AM ● By Cate Reynolds
By Lisa A. Lewis

Prospective homeowners who are seeking a waterfront home definitely won’t be disappointed. In this issue of What’s Up? with Eastern Shore Real Estate, we profile two spectacular waterfront properties that offer all the wonderful amenities that homeowners desire.


St. Michaels, Talbot County

Primary Structure Built: 1994
Sold For: $1,075,000
Original List Price: $1,295,000
Last Sold/Price: $840,000 (2002)
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4 full, 1 half
Living Space: 4,005 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 2.43 acres

Situated in a picturesque setting and boasting beautiful views of the Miles River, this two-level Cape Cod home is absolutely charming—offering an idyllic lifestyle on the water. The property, which was listed on October 29th, 2015, closed on October 31st, 2016.

The beautiful waterfront home features a gourmet kitchen with ample cabinetry, a butler’s pantry, and laminate flooring. The separate dining room with hardwood floors and an elegant chandelier offers the perfect setting to enjoy a delicious meal with family and friends. Designed for style and comfort, the living room includes hardwood floors and a cozy gas fireplace. And the lovely enclosed waterside sunroom with brick flooring and sliding glass doors is a relaxing escape from the stresses of day-to-day life. Exquisite detailing, including crown molding, custom woodwork, and built-in shelves and cabinets, add a touch of absolute elegance throughout the home’s interior spaces. The property also includes a cozy family room, a library, and an attached two-car garage with a garden storage area.
“The Eastern Shore is all about the water, and this home takes full advantage of the Miles River with incredible views from almost every room,” says Jane McCarthy of Benson & Mangold Real Estate, the listing agent for the property. “It is a beautifully built home with spacious entertaining rooms. The buyers were very happy to be the new owners, and the seller was very accommodating, which made it a very pleasant transaction.”
Sources: Jane McCarthy (listing agent), Benson & Mangold Real Estate, 410-310-6692,, Buyer’s agent: Melissa Knapp, Long & Foster Real Estate, 410-303-9484,,


Queen Anne’s County

Primary Structure Built: 1890
Sold For: $605,000
Original List Price: $659,000
Last Sold/Price: $218,000 (1998)
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Living Space: 2,989 sq. ft.
Lot Size: .76 acres

Offering 150 feet of waterfront on Winchester Creek, a private deep-water pier with two slips, a boat lift, and a crabbing deck, this two-level colonial home is truly a waterfront paradise—perfect for boating enthusiasts or homeowners who simply enjoy the delights of living on the water. The property, which was listed on October 21st, 2016, closed on January 24th, 2017.
The charming home features a beautifully updated kitchen with ample cabinetry, granite countertops, high-end stainless steel appliances, a center island that overlooks a brick gas fireplace, stained glass pendant lighting, and teak flooring. Designed for comfort and style, the living room includes gleaming hardwood floors and a brick hearth wood-burning fireplace. The cozy family room features sliding glass doors that lead to a screened-in porch. And the spacious open-air dining and grilling deck, located off the screened–in porch, offers the perfect setting for hosting cookouts, entertaining family and friends, or simply relaxing and enjoying the outdoors.

Exquisite detailing, including classic moldings, custom built-ins, stylish ceiling fans, and recessed lighting, add a touch of flair throughout the home’s interior spaces, and ample windows maximize the water views. The property’s exterior features include lovely landscaping, hardscaping with brick/concrete entry walkways, a spacious backyard with a fire pit, a detached two-car garage with an apartment above it, and sheds.

“This waterfront home offers a warm, inviting ambiance and was designed with the kitchen as the focal point, according to the sellers,” says Donna Wisniewski of Champion Realty, Inc., the listing agent for the property. “The kitchen was where everyone congregated, and they spent many nights there enjoying dinner with friends. The husband also loved the waterfront, the pier, boating, and crabbing. And we discussed how the garage was his man cave.”
Sources: Donna Wisniewski (listing agent), Champion Realty, Inc., 410-224-0600 (office), 410-991-7305 (cell),, Buyer’s agent: Jimmy White, Long & Foster Real Estate, 410-643-2244 (direct), 410-320-3647 (cell),,