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St. Michaels

Sep 02, 2018 12:00AM ● By Brian Saucedo

St. Michaels 

Talbot County

Primary Structure Built: 1820

Sold For: $1,400,000

Original List Price: $1,750,000

Last Sold/Price: $470,000 (1983)

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 4 full, 1 half

Living Space: 4,627 sq. ft.

Lot Size: 10.35 acres

Exuding the charm and character of a nearly two-centuries-old structure, this beautiful waterfront estate is an absolute delight. Situated in an idyllic setting on Solitude Creek, the three-level colonial home boasts more than 660 feet of water frontage, serene water views, lovely landscaping, and breathtaking sunsets. The property, which was listed on February 28, 2017, closed on April 11, 2018. 

“It was interesting to learn the history of this property and to meet so many people who know stories about the families who have lived here throughout the years,” says Barbara Watkins of Benson & Mangold Real Estate, the listing and selling agent for the property. “We also discovered an underground room that was either a root cellar or a bomb shelter. There were two brothers who grew up in the house in the 1960s who reminisced about growing up on Solitude Creek and were able to give insight into the history of the home.”

The stunning home features exquisite architectural detailing, including hardwood floors, elegant moldings, and dramatic ceilings. A relaxing retreat, the spacious living room includes original wood details, crown molding, chair rail, and a cozy fireplace with a mantel. The beautiful kitchen features distinctive cabinetry, crown molding, recessed lighting, and ceramic tile flooring. And the breakfast room with a lovely bay window overlooking the creek and offering access to the patio is absolutely charming—the perfect setting to relax and enjoy the views before starting the day. 

For more formal occasions, the exquisite dining room, which is adorned with decorative crown molding, chair rail, a beautiful chandelier, and a grand fireplace with a mantel, is absolutely elegant. A beautiful space, the family room with a dramatic vaulted beamed ceiling, a lovely bay window, a fireplace, a loft, and access to the outdoors, is clearly designed for relaxing and enjoying the views. And the sunroom offers yet another space where relaxation awaits.

The elegant master suite, which is located on the second floor, features a private bath, a dressing room with a cedar closet, an office, and a cozy fireplace. A library with crown molding, chair rail, built-ins, and a fireplace is also located on this floor.

Exterior features greatly enhance the property and include an in-ground waterside pool, a pool house, a screened-in porch, and a private pier. The property also features several outbuildings, including a guest cottage, a potting shed, and a detached three-car garage. 

“Selling this home was such a rewarding experience because the buyers truly appreciate the historic character of the house and plan to painstakingly restore it by preserving the original integrity of the home,” Watkins says.

Source: Barbara Watkins (listing and selling agent), Benson & Mangold Real Estate, 410-822-1415 (office), 410-310-2021 (cell),,