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Feb 01, 2018 04:00PM


Talbot County

Primary Structure Built: 1965
Sold For: $1,250,000
Original List Price: $1,350,000
Last Sold/Price:  $1,275,000 (2010)
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3 full, 1 half
Living Space: 2,785 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 3.18 acres

Situated on the Miles River in a private, idyllic setting that boasts lovely gardens and serene southwesterly views, this home is absolutely enchanting—blending the charm of a more than 50-year-old farmhouse with modem amenities. The property, which was listed on April 5, 2017, went under contract after only 19 days on the market and closed on June 26, 2017.

“Many buyers who search for a second home or weekend getaway on the Eastern Shore want a charming older home, nicely tucked in a private setting, rather than a modern, newly constructed house that is similar to their primary residence,” says Carolina Barksdale of Benson & Mangold Real Estate, the listing agent for the property. “This property is a perfect fit. The sellers enhanced the 1960s structure to suit modern lifestyles with a covered front porch and a large screened-in porch on the waterside, a contemporary laundry/mudroom, painted wood flooring, and modern bathrooms. They also installed a living shoreline to protect the waterfront and upgraded the landscaping to fit the style of the property.”

The brick home, which exudes a cozy, cottage-like interior design and offers two master bedrooms, features a country-style kitchen with an island and marble insert, a breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances, and built-in shelving. Designed for comfort, the family room includes a cozy gas fireplace and access to the in-ground waterside pool and the screened-in porch. Relaxation also awaits in the stylish living room, which features crown molding, built-in bookcases, gas fireplace, and a bay window—perfect for enjoying the views. The property also includes several outbuildings and a private deep-water pier. 

“There was immediately a lot of interest in this home,” Barksdale says. “What closed the deal for the buyers was the view of the Miles River Bridge in the distance. They felt it added to the broad Miles River views. For them, and many buyers today, it was also important that the house, while being spacious, was not overly huge. The quick sale seemed to confirm the trend towards smaller square foot homes that are manageable and comfortable.” 

Sources: Carolina Barksdale (listing agent), Benson & Mangold Real Estate, 443-786-0348,, Buyer’s agent: Traci Jordan, Exit Latham Realty, 410-310-8606 (direct), 410-822-2152 (office),,