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Address
954 High Street Chestertown, MD
Price
$ 795,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#MDKE118230
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyKENT
  • CityChestertown
  • NeighborhoodChestertown
  • Zip21620
  • StyleVictorian
  • Year Built1881
  • Taxes$ 9344
  • Price$ 795,000
  • Bedrooms6
  • Full Bathrooms6
  • Half Bathrooms0
  • Sqr Footage6334
  • Lot Size6.02 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Maryland Heritage Properties
Data Source:
Bright MLS - 382 - MD
Property Description

Lauretum, an 1881 country house built in the grand manner, defines a period of American history when architecture was at it more picturesque and exuberant. An exemplar of the Queen Anne style, Lauretum, Latin for "laurel grove". This unusual landmark building was designed by the renowned architect, Edmund George Lind, commissioned by the prominent Vickers family, is rich in 19th c. history. An accomplished builder of the time, R.K. Pippin was the local contractor. Fine Pippin buildings are scattered throughout Chestertown emphasizing his importance as a builder. Approached by a gravel driveway that winds rising from the County road. Other aspects of Lauretum indicate the tasteful and selective influence of a master architect. Details include pierced fretwork, Oriole window, granite sills, elaborately paned window lights, Jib-way doors that allow the interior to open to the extensive open porches. The extremely high ceilings, room transoms and the many windows speak to the importance to the late Victorian penchant for cooling rooms and fresh air in designs of that period. Lauretum has been a residence, a Bed & Breakfast and currently the cooperate offices of a national firm. The construction is stucco over solid thick brick walls. The current owners relocated the kitchen while bringing the kitchen into the very modern era. It features fine architectural details, fireplace and high-end appliances. Please call for an extensive brochure on the many details of this fine property located within Chestertown on six acres high on a prominent hill. A National Register property. Lauretum is site on the Civil Trail. Because of its size, location and architectural prominence one can envision Lauretum is so many ways. A tour will bring those used to light. Lauretum, an 1881 country house built in the grand manner, defines a period of American history when architecture was at it more picturesque and exuberant. An exemplar of the Queen Anne style, Lauretum, Latin for "laurel grove". This unusual landmark building was designed by the renowned architect, Edmund George Lind, commissioned by the prominent Vickers family is rich in 19th c. history. An accomplished builder of the time, R.K. Pippin was the local contractor. Fine Pippin buildings are scattered throughout Chestertown emphasizing his importance as a builder. Approached by a gravel driveway that winds rising from the County road. Other aspects of Lauretum indicate the tasteful and selective influence of a master architect. Details include pierced fretwork, Oriole window, granite sills, elaborately paned window lights, Jib-way doors that allow the interior to open to the extensive open porches. The extremely high ceilings, room transoms and the many windows speak to the importance to the late Victorian penchant for cooling rooms and fresh air in designs of that period. Lauretum has been a residence, a Bed & Breakfast and currently the cooperate offices of a national firm. The construction is stucco over solid thick brick walls. The current owners relocated the kitchen while bringing the kitchen into the very modern era. It features fine architectural details, fireplace and high-end appliances. Please call for an extensive brochure on the many details of this fine property located within Chestertown on six acres high on a prominent hill. A National Register property. Because of Lauretum's proximity to a well-known and admired Historic Town (home of Washington College - tenth oldest in America) one can envision the many ways Lauretum could be used including a lovely residence.

Elementary School
Garnett Elementary School
Price History
6/20/2021 Listed $825,000
8/17/2021 4% - $795,000

General Features

Accessibility None
Appliances Built-In Range, Dishwasher, Exhaust Fan, Icemaker, Oven - Self Cleaning, Oven - Single, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Stove
Architectural Style Victorian
Association Y/N No
Basement Other
Bathrooms Count Main Level 6.00
Bathrooms Full Main Level 6
Building Name NONE AVAILABLE
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Stucco, Brick
Cool Fuel Electric
Cooling Central A/C, Heat Pump(s), Zoned
County KENT
Days on Market 113
Elementary School GARNETT
Exclusions Light fixture in kitchen and main parlor and any personal property of current tenant.
Facing Direction East
Flooring Carpet, Hardwood, Wood
Garage Spaces 1.00
Garage Y/N Yes
Heating Heat Pump(s)
Historic Y/N Yes
Interior Features 2nd Kitchen, Attic, Built-Ins, Crown Moldings, Floor Plan - Traditional, Kitchen - Eat-In, Kitchen - Gourmet, Kitchen - Island, Recessed Lighting, Sprinkler System, Stain/Lead Glass, Tub Shower, Wainscotting
Levels 4
Municipality Chestertown
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Ownership Fee Simple
Pool Y/N No Pool
Possession Settlement
Price Per Sq Ft 125.51
Property Type Residential
PropertyCondition Very Good
Roof Architectural Shingle, Slate
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Public Sewer
Structure Type Detached
Subdivision Name CHESTERTOWN
Tax Annual Amount 9344.0
Tax Lot 2
Tax Year 2021
Utilities Phone Available, Under Ground
Vacation Rental Y/N No
View Garden/Lawn
Water Access Y/N No
Zoning R-2

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 6334
Above Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Basement Y/N Yes
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Sqft Source Assessor
Central Air Y/N Yes
Fireplace Features Mantel(s), Wood
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Full Baths 6
Heating Fuel Electric
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water 60+ Gallon Tank, Electric
Laundry Type Main Floor
Living Area 6334
Main Level Bedrooms 6
Room Type Living Room, Dining Room, Sitting Room, Kitchen, Family Room, Foyer, Bedroom 1, Other
Total Baths 6
Total Bedrooms 6
Total Fireplaces 5

Exterior Features

# Of Detached Garage Spaces 1
Fencing Partially, Rear, Wood
Garage Features Additional Storage Area, Garage - Front Entry, Oversized
Lot Features Backs to Trees, Front Yard, Partly Wooded, Private, Rear Yard, Trees/Wooded, Secluded
Lot Size Acres 6.02
Lot Size Source Assessor
Lot Size Square Feet 262231.00
Navigable Water Y/N No
Spa No
Total Parking Spaces 13
Type of Parking Detached Garage, Driveway, Off Street
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
Bedroom 1 Upper 1 Fireplace - Other
Bedroom 1 Upper 1 Fireplace - Other
Bedroom 1 Upper 1 Fireplace - Gas
Dining Room Main Fireplace - Gas
Family Room Main Fireplace - Other
Foyer Main
Kitchen Main Fireplace - Wood Burning
Living Room Main Crown Molding,Fireplace - Wood Burning,Flooring - HardWood
Other Main
Sitting Room Main Fireplace - Wood Burning

Amenities

  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Single Family Average in 21620

Price
AVG $650K
$800K
Taxes
AVG $4,847
$9,344
Visits
AVG 77
206
Year Built
AVG 1961
1881

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