Ashton, MD: The historic Sweetbriar needs just the right buyer

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Real Estate Agent with Thompson Company, REALTORS® MD594797
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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? 

Historic Home For Sale in Ashton, MD: The Sweetbriar

For more information and/or to schedule a buyer/broker meeting & home tour,
please call 240.593.2860 or email me, andreabedard.re@gmail.com!

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ANDREA BEDARD, M.A. ~ THOMPSON COMPANY, REALTORS ~

 

 

   

                                                                                                              

 

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

andreabedard.re@gmail.com

Andrea is a REALTOR® based in Silver Spring, MD. She has enjoyed assisting buyers and sellers since 2004 and focuses on residential Real Estate in  Montgomery and Howard County, MD. Andrea is a proud mom and hobby decorator with a vintage soul. She always answers the phone with a smile, enjoys running and treasure hunting and is addicted to coffee.

 

 All photographs are my own and I'd like to keep it that way. All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

 

 

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Bill Dandridge
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That looks wonderful. What is the listing price?

Oct 15, 2018 07:41 PM #1
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning Andrea Bedard - this house will be a real gem once it is restored.  That its an iconic style.

Oct 16, 2018 06:34 AM #2
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Andrea Bedard
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It's already pretty spectacular Grant Schneider. The wheels are turning in my head! I just hope that I'll get the chance to see it once it's been fully restored. I would love to find the right buyer for it!

Oct 16, 2018 02:57 PM #3
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Andrea, Great way of finding a buyer. Find a home that you love then go match em up.  I can just see you restoring or helping the buyer restore Sweettbriar. Andrea Bedard 

Oct 17, 2018 02:28 PM #4
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I would love to call the Sweetbriar home Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland - the girls would, too! But since that is not a possibility right now, I would love to find the perfect buyer and, hopefully, get the chance to revisit when restoration is complete. It is such a sweet property and with approx 3,000 square feet pretty spacious as well. 

I need to come see one of your special listings soon! 

Oct 17, 2018 07:03 PM #5
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Andrea Bedard Pick your favorite, let me know when you are available and we will make it happen

Oct 17, 2018 07:16 PM #6
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Andrea, I love this historic home. YOu did an excellent job with this post and I hope it brings you a buyer.

Oct 19, 2018 08:07 PM #7
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