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Wye Island Farm

Jul 05, 2018 12:00PM ● By Brian Saucedo

Wye Island Farm 

Queenstown, Queen Anne’s County

Primary Structure Built: 1988

Sold For: $1,500,000

Original List Price: $2,550,000

Last Sold/Price: $1,250,000 (1999)

Bedrooms: 8

Bathrooms: 7 full, 3 half

Living Space: 7,168 sq. ft.

Lot Size: 5.60 acres

Situated on Wye Narrows in a private, lush setting, this three-level Georgian-style home with a striking brick exterior design and stately white pillars is definitely a sight to behold. Boasting beautifully designed interior and exterior spaces and serene water views, this magnificent estate is truly special—a veritable paradise that embodies all the delights of waterfront living at its finest. The property, which was listed on May 16, 2016, closed on December 28, 2017.

As guests enter the home, they are greeted by an elegant two-story foyer with a staircase, an elevator, and a powder room. The living room, which features a cozy gas fireplace, a stylish ceiling fan, a built-in bookcase, a wet bar area, crown molding, hardwood floors, and recessed lighting, offers the perfect setting to relax and enjoy the company of family and friends. Preparing meals is an absolute delight in the well-appointed kitchen with ample cabinetry, a wood stove with brick-surround, a center island, a breakfast room, vinyl flooring, and recessed lighting. 

Exquisite in every detail, the main-level master bedroom suite features carpeting, a ceiling fan, and a full master bath with his-and-hers showers. An added luxury and convenience, the home also features a second master bedroom suite on the second level that includes carpeting, a cozy wood-burning fireplace, a charming balcony, and a luxurious full bath with a large soaking tub and a separate shower. Additional living spaces in this beautiful home include an elegant dining room, a library, and a recreation room. 

A leisurely stroll along the estate’s vast grounds reveals delightful features that greatly enhance the property, including a spacious rear brick patio, a gazebo, a tennis court, an in-ground heated pool, a private sandy beach, a pier with a boat ramp and boat lifts, a storage barn, a caretaker’s house, extensive hardscaping, and lovely professional landscaping. 

“This is an extraordinary estate property on a gorgeous waterfront lot,” says Kathy Christensen of Benson & Mangold Real Estate, the listing agent for the property. “The property definitely appealed to buyers who wanted to get away from it all—to own a large-scale home with a comfortable feel that is situated in sumptuous surroundings with great amenities. The landscaping includes many ornamental trees and bushes that are quite valuable. The sellers had a full-time caretaker on-site who kept the grounds impeccably maintained. The house had been listed with another broker for several years before we received the listing, and we were thrilled to sell it to a family who will enjoy it for years to come.”

Sources: Kathy Christensen (listing agent), Benson & Mangold Real Estate, 410-924-4814 (cell), 410-822-1415 (office),, Buyer’s agent: David Kaufmann, Exit Gold Realty, 443-223-3026 (cell), 410-643-4111, ext. 2003 (office),,