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

Sep 22, 2017 09:00AM ● By Cate Reynolds
By Lisa A. Lewis

For many prospective homeowners, buying a highly coveted waterfront home is a dream come true. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of options. Whether they’re boating enthusiasts or simply enjoy the pleasures of living on the water, buyers are sure to find a home that truly delights them. In this issue of What’s Up? with Eastern Shore Real Estate, we profile two luxurious waterfront properties that showcase all the Eastern Shore has to offer.

Island Creek Neck

Trappe, Talbot County

  • Primary Structure Built: 2007
  • Sold For: $2,250,000
  • Original List Price: $2,595,000
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3 full, 1 half
  • Living Space: 5,814 sq. ft.
  • Lot Size: 6.12 acres

Situated in a serene setting on Island Creek with more than 475 feet of shoreline, this custom-built two-level Cape Cod-style home elevates the concept of luxury to a whole new level. Boasting superior craftsmanship, exquisite architectural detailing, and water views from nearly every room, the magnificent waterfront estate, called Dovetail Landing, is absolutely breathtaking. The property, which was listed on January 25th, 2017, closed on June 2nd, 2017.
On the main level, the gourmet kitchen features ample cabinetry, granite countertops, an island with seating, a walk-in pantry, and ceramic tile flooring. The stylish family room includes a cozy fireplace and hardwood floors—the perfect setting to relax with family and friends and enjoy the views. A peaceful retreat, the elegant master bedroom features crown molding and hardwood floors. And with its double vanities, jetted tub, separate shower, walk-in California closet, and ceramic tile flooring, the master bath is absolutely luxurious. The home also includes an amazing observation area on the second floor.

And, of course, this amazing waterfront retreat simply wouldn’t be complete without equally luxurious exterior features, including a brick patio, covered front and rear porches, an oyster shell garden with a fire pit, a custom-built outbuilding, and a private pier.

“Another agent I work closely with had been exhaustively looking for a new home for a family who had very specific needs,” says Chuck Mangold, Jr. of Benson & Mangold Real Estate, the listing agent for the property. “The moment I saw this house, I knew it would be perfect for them. It has award-winning architecture, beautiful westerly views of Island Creek, deep water, and tremendous privacy. It also has many unique features that the family desired, including a six-acre estate lot, extensive trim, and a detached shop for a car collection. I loved this transaction because the seller really loved the home, and this very special place was going to a family who we knew would appreciate and care for it.”

Sources: Chuck Mangold, Jr. (listing agent), Benson & Mangold Real Estate, 410-822-6665 (office), 410-924-8832 (cell), Buyer’s agent: Cliff Meredith, Meredith Fine Properties, 410-822-6272 (office), 410-924-0082 (cell),


Easton Village


Easton, Talbot County

  • Primary Structure Built: 2009
  • Sold For: $1,050,000
  • Original List Price: $1,225,000
  • Last Sold/Price: No previous sale
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 5 full, 1 half
  • Living Space: 2,416 sq. ft.
  • Lot Size: .20 acres

Offering luxurious interior and exterior spaces, beautiful views of the Tred Avon River, and an upscale, peaceful lifestyle on the water, this two-level Arts & Crafts-style home is the perfect waterfront retreat—a private oasis with features that all homeowners desire. So it’s definitely not surprising that this amazing home didn’t stay on the market for long. The property, which was listed on May 10th, 2017, went under contract after only one day, was ratified in three days, and closed on June 1st, 2017.
Designed for modern lifestyles, the home, which features an open floor plan, seamlessly blends the kitchen and living areas, creating a common space with an easy flow. The kitchen features ample white cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, a large island, and recessed lighting. A relaxing retreat, the stylish living room, which includes a cozy fireplace and hardwood floors, offers the ideal setting to spend time with family and friends. With gleaming hardwood floors, a large walk-in closet, and a glass door that leads to a delightful porch—perfect for relaxing and enjoying the magnificent views—the master bedroom is absolutely elegant. And the deluxe master bath with a beautiful soaking tub is the epitome of luxury—a peaceful escape from the stresses of the day.

The exterior features of this welcoming home with stately white pillars are equally impressive and include four additional porches—one of which is screened–in and overlooks the Tred Avon River—and a pool. In addition, the property also includes a deeded boat slip with a hydraulic lift—perfect for boating enthusiasts.

“This spectacular home was easy to sell because it has everything a buyer wants,” says Gary Marquardt of Long & Foster Eastern Shore, the listing agent for the property. “The home offers an open floor plan, spacious rooms, multiple porches, and gorgeous views from every room. The property was meticulously decorated and sold fully furnished.”

Source: Gary Marquardt (listing agent), Long & Foster Eastern Shore, 410-725-6238,