If you have always wanted to live in a charming property with historic significance and if you have dreamed of (and/or are not afraid of) restoring a piece of history to its full splendor, then there is a fantastic opportunity waiting for you in the heart of Ashton, MD.
Yesterday I had the chance to tour the Sweetbriar, a Queen Anne-style house on a 1.5 acre property on New Hampshire Ave (yet still very private). Although it is in need of some restoration, the house is in move-in condition and could be restored by an owner-occupant. It comes with a couple of bonus outbuildings, one could serve as a guest cottage or artist/office space, and an in-ground pool. The original carriage house/garage from the turn of the century (1900 that is) is also still standing and one can just imagine a historic car parked in front of its double doors!
While the greater area, Ashton/Sandy Spring has historical significance (Quakers, Underground Railroad for example) the Sweetbriar is not associated with any historical events or persona. Don't be disappointed though as the house itself does have quite the architectural significance and was recommended to be included in the Maryland Historical Trust for that reason.
Constructed in 1896 the Sweetbriar was built in the most popular architectural form in the United States at that time, the Queen Anne-style. Among the typical characteristics are irregular roof form with multiple gables, various exterior siding materials, extensive porches and Queen Anne sash windows. Previous owners have done some interior upgrades (such as some new flooring, bathroom remodel, new kitchen cabinets) but much of its original character has been retained... original hardwood floors are still present, the banisters, magnificent stained-glass windows, fireplace, pocket doors ... you just have to see for yourself!
If a historic property is on your wish-list, you would love a restoration project or if you are just looking for a unique property in Ashton, MD, then the Sweetbriar would be a fantastic opportunity and you should hurry to see it. Please note, the Sweetbriar is currently listed by Liz Korte, Re/Max Town Center, who is representing the sellers, Bright MLS #: 1008355440.
I am not the listing agent but an Accredited Buyer's Agent with Thompson Company, REALTORS®, a local boutique brokerage with history. We adore charming homes, are pro-preservation enthusiasts and would love to find just the right buyer for the Sweetbriar who will appreciate its architecture and restore this Queen Anne-style back to its original beauty.
Are you the one?
For more information and/or to schedule a buyer/broker meeting & home tour,
please call 240.593.2860 or email me, firstname.lastname@example.org!