Want a Historic Estate in Maryland? Check out Oakdale in Howard Co.

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Capital Properties DC AB15253

Maryland has lots of beautiful homes on large properties, but some are exceptionally special because of the history that accompanies them.  Oakdale, listed by Long and Foster for $10,250,000, is an historic estate in Howard County, waiting for you to call it your new home. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this 1838 house in western Howard County was the ancestral home of Maryland Gov. Edwin Warfield, who was in that office from 1904 to 1908.

Culturally, historically, and architecturally significant, Oakdale, circa 1838 and 1898, ancestral home of Maryland Governor Edwin Warfield, is a magnificent estate on a tranquil 180-acre tract only 20 miles from both the Washington and Baltimore beltways. On The National Register of Historic Places and sited on land acquired by The Warfield's in 1766, the main house boasts 12-inch thick brick walls and 12 fireplaces, with 24 rooms and 5.1 baths comprising over 9,500 sq. feet.

Impressive, original detail and craftsmanship are prominent throughout, and the grand front porch, graced by 18' Roman Doric columns, provides a striking view of the property's fields and woods, bested only by the stunning vista from the rooftop widow's walk. An addition to the main residence, Oakdale Hall (2005), masterfully designed and artfully integrated, provides an additional 8,870 sq. ft. of space and a superb setting for grand entertaining or concerts. It is equally well-suited for use as additional residential space, guest rooms, or as a recreation facility along with the adjoining 60x30 pool.

Uniquely, in conjunction with the county's approval for operation of a winery on this property, it would also serve as an ideal site for wine tastings. The versatile design of this complex might also lend itself to other intriguing potential uses, such as a corporate retreat, meeting site, offices, or wedding venue. The combined structures are gracefully connected via a 120' covered colonnade merging into the main wraparound porch.

Together, they encompass 35 rooms, with 16 bedrooms and 10.2 baths, and collectively, with the garage, represent 18,370 sq. ft. of enclosed space, with another 4,460 sq. ft. under roof. Other outbuildings include the Carriage House and Gardener's Cottage residences, as well as a brick smokehouse, pond-side gazebo, and tool shed.

Additionally, a large 3-level stable supports substantial equestrian endeavors, and farming operations are supplemented by an additional barn, silo, equipment shed, 2-acre spring fed pond, and a stream. With remarkable visual impact and an evocative setting, Oakdale singularly connects the past and present, offering myriad possibilities on a grand scale for the discerning buyer.


Known as Oakdale, it is on 180 acres. There is a second piece of property available for purchase separately. Oakdale contains 24 rooms, 12 fireplaces and more than 9,500 square feet, according to the listing.

In addition to the main house, Oakdale features a carriage house, gardener's cottage, pond, gazebo, brick smokehouse, tool shed, three-story stable, barn, silo and stream.

If you are interested in this property, please reach out to the Lise Howe Group at 240-401-5577 with Keller Williams Capital Properties.  Since we are not the listing agent for this home, we would be pleased to represent you as a buyer agent on your behalf.


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Francine Viola
Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA - Olympia, WA
REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs

What an incredible property (to put it mildly).  Wow!  A buyer will definitely representation from an experienced and educated agent like yourself!  

Feb 24, 2020 07:19 PM #1
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Lise.

One commission check from a sale like that, I would be good for two or more years.

Feb 25, 2020 12:47 AM #2
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Wow what a great looking estate.  They don't make houses like that anymore. Thanks for sharing.

Feb 25, 2020 02:13 AM #3
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Oh my gosh, Lise... how totally gorgeous! Wish I had an extra $10million so I could live there.

Feb 25, 2020 03:37 AM #4
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Lise - an impressive property and so many possibilities.  I imagine the carriage house is quite nice as well.  

Feb 25, 2020 03:59 AM #5
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Lise. Great to review, but much too much space for me! Enjoy your day!

Feb 25, 2020 04:53 AM #6
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Good morning Lise Howe - that is one beautiful estate.  Selling that would make your year!

Feb 25, 2020 05:56 AM #7
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

How incredible!  This is a gorgeous estate.  Congratulations Lise Howe.

I wish you much success. 

Feb 25, 2020 07:15 AM #8
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Lise that is an amazing property.  I would love to have the income to purchase a property like that.

Feb 25, 2020 07:51 AM #9
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Lise, what a stately home, and hope your post gets some calls and you can show this gorgeous home.

Feb 25, 2020 08:37 AM #10
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Hi Lise,  This is a gorgeous estate with so much to offer potential buyers.   With your hard work and marketing skills you will have a quick sale.

Feb 25, 2020 08:14 PM #11
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I hope you have a buyer client for this wonderful property.

This price is bit above our retirement home budget.

Mar 12, 2020 06:16 AM #12
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