I knew this house when I was younger, a friend’s parents lived on this property in one of the many tenant houses. It is surrounded by a sod farm, so it was always beautifully green and lush, but it also backed onto a creek off the Chesapeake Bay, so sailing out to the Bay was easy.
The driveway was made from years and decades of crushed oyster shells from the surrounding waters. The house is simple and stately with minimum ornamentation, not even show-offy window treatments (in some rooms). The interior seems to be somewhat restrained, in parts.
This piece of the mural was a bit concerning, I was afraid that they’d put some ghastly and inappropriate addition on the back of the house, but in looking at the exterior shots, I don’t think this image is this house.
The realtor had this tidbit to say about the house,
Circa 1830 with two guest houses, 3 tenant houses, 3 bay garage, barn with workshop, and deep water pier stands proudly on 150 acres. Designer kitchen, formal parlor, 8 fireplaces, plank wood floors & original windows. Built by John Ridout & the former home of Captain Philip V H Weems, Father of Celestial Navigation who taught Lindbergh to navigate and Admiral Byrd to fly.
The house has been on and off the market since 2012 and the price has dropped from $6.75 million to $5.7 mil. It’s about 25 miles to Baltimore and about 35 to Washington, DC. For more information and additional images, please click here.