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Highbanks

Oct 15, 2018 12:00AM ● By Brian Saucedo

Highbanks 

Easton, Talbot County

Primary Structure Built: ca. 1783

Sold For: $527,500

Original List Price: $550,000

Last Sold/Price: $485,000 (2015)

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3

Living Space: 2,736 sq. ft.

Lot Size: 5.36 acres


Exuding the charm and character of a more than two-centuries-old structure, this two-level colonial home is absolutely delightful—embodying an idyllic country lifestyle. Indeed, the home, which has retained much of its original architectural detailing, could have been taken from the pages of a fairy tale. The property, which was listed on August 30, 2017, closed on April 25, 2018.

The historic all-brick home has been beautifully restored, and features its original wide-plank pine floors, elaborate millwork, and a wood-burning fireplace in nearly every room. The country kitchen with wood ceiling beams, ample white cabinetry, and a garden window above the farmhouse sink is absolutely charming. Stainless steel appliances successfully blend modern and rustic features and add to the character of this beautiful space. The family room and living room with their quaint hardwood floors continue the rustic atmosphere established in the kitchen and offer ideal settings for relaxation. And the dining room is equally charming—providing a distinctive, old-fashioned ambiance. 

The historic character of the home continues on the second level in the master bedroom and the accommodating master bath. The property also includes a delightful guest cottage, which features two bedrooms, one bath, a kitchen, a great room, and an enchanting sunroom. Wood ceiling beams and wood floors are prominent features in this lovely cottage, which echo the design of the main house. 

Lush grounds and exterior features greatly enhance the property and include a barn with two stalls and a fenced-in horse pasture—adding to the overall feeling of the country lifestyle.  The property also offers water access on the Choptank River via a shared boat launch/ramp. 

“Seeing this historic home and the lovely guest cottage is like stepping back in time,” says Cornelia C. Heckenbach of Long & Foster Christie’s, the listing agent for the property. “The setting is absolutely charming, and the grounds with old trees, a pretty country garden, a barn with a stable, and a pasture make this such a peaceful property.” 

“My clients loved this home from the moment they saw it,” adds Brian Gearhart of Benson & Mangold Real Estate, the buyer’s agent for the property. “They were drawn to the private setting, the carefully preserved house, the benefit of having a guest house, the barn, the fenced pasture, and the mature landscaping. It’s like a museum, and the buyers will be great stewards of the home and the property.” 

Sources: Cornelia C. Heckenbach (listing agent), Long & Foster Christie’s, 410-310-1229 (direct), info@corneliaheckenbach.com, stmichaelsmdwaterfront.com. Buyer’s agent: Brian Gearhart, Benson & Mangold Real Estate, 410-822-6665 (office), 410-310-5179 (cell), briangearhart@goeaston.net, briankgearhart.com