A 1916 Colonial For Sale in Mount Rainier, MD: I hope the right buyer will hear its plea

Real Estate Agent with Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 MD594797


Showing a 1916 classic front-porch Colonial - like I did in Mount Rainier, MD last weekend - is usually a treat for me. I'll have my camera ready to snap some pictures of original details and will always wonder ... if these walls could talk.

Although our showing was rather disappointing - that happens when the listing remarks don't match the actual showing condition - I could look beyond the hodgepodge of styles, deferred maintenance and various oddities and admired the few charming details that were left in place: some interior doors & molding, hardware, the claw-foot tub and wood floors.

It takes a lot of vision and much more than just "stylistic decor" as the listing remarks stated but I hope this classic front-porch Colonial in the historic district of Mount Rainier, MD will be found by someone who has all that and then some.

Someone who understands that those old walls are much more than just plaster. Someone who understands that it used to be somebody's home. Somebody who understands that dreams were once dreamed in its bedrooms, family gatherings held in its dining room, stories told on its front porch and games played in its back-yard.

A 1916 classic front-porch Colonial For Sale in Mount Rainier - I hope the right buyer will hear its desperate plea: restore me!

Mount Rainier, MD classic Colonial For Sale

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Thompson Company, REALTORS

16910 Oak Hill Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20905
o: (301) 384-9177 c: (240)593-2860


Andrea is a REALTOR® based in Silver Spring, MD, who has enjoyed assisting buyers and sellers in Montgomery and Howard County, MD (and beyond) for 17+ years now. She always answers the phone with a smile, is fluent in Real Estate & German, pro preservation, passion and coffee fueled. 

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Comments (3)

Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

Personally, I love character homes...and have restored a few.   It's a very different market, to encourage someone to take this on.   Best wishes for a speedy sale.

Mar 31, 2013 01:04 PM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Andrea. I am sure the right buyer will come along, and want to restore this Classic 1916 Colonial Home. There actually people, who look for these Historical homes to purchase. They love the excitement in restoring them.

Have a Wonderful Week!

Mar 31, 2013 02:09 PM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in German and Real Estate * M.A. ABR ASP

Hi Li, it takes a lot of vision, appreciation for the old and $$$ of course but the end result can be well worth it. I'm all for preserving!

Hi Jerry, I sure hope so! It's worth saving and can be brought back to its old charm.

Mar 31, 2013 02:43 PM