Caretaker's House, Kentlands Landmark, Gaithersburg, Maryland

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Caretaker's House, Kentlands Landmark, Gaithersburg, Maryland


The Caretaker's House which is also known at the Superintendent's House was built by Frederick A. Tschiffely, Jr. around 1900.  The structure has been modified several times and the home is now a private residence in Kentlands.

The City of Gaithersburg considers this property to have historic significance.  Those of us that walk through Kentlands on a regular basis enjoy the beauty of the Caretaker's Home which is just a block from the Kentlands Mansion.

This property was recently listed for sale at $999,900 and sold for $1,250,000. Six offers in 24 hours. Sold and settled in six days. The listing agent posted this comment on Facebook:  "Can you believe other agents these sellers interviewed told them they might get in the $800s for their house? Experience, connections, and reputation make all the difference. When you are ready to make a move, make the right call. Call Meredith today 301-602-3904" Meredith Moody Fogle

Kentlands is a neo-traditional community that is one of the favorite choices for families that are relocated to the metropolitan area of the District of Columbia.


Caretaker's House, Kentlands, Historic Home IMG_2233


Caretaker's House, Kentlands, Historic Home IMG_2234

Photographs by Roy Kelley,  Canon PowerShot G11 Camera.

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Roy Kelley and Associates


Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me at this number)

Send an email message if you need my phone numbers. I will be happy to recommend a real estate professional if you are moving to the area.

Comments (17)

Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD


May be an image of outdoors and text that says 'Asking price: $999,900 S:$1,250,000 $1,250,000 price:'

Apr 24, 2021 06:06 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Roy... that's a lovely looking home... just my taste. And I enjoyed reading about some of Kentland's history, as well.

Apr 24, 2021 06:20 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Roy - the example you shared about the recent sale of the Caretaker's House in the Kentlands neighborhood of Gaithersburg Maryland is a similar story that is repeated often in real estate.  Local expertise matters.  

Apr 24, 2021 06:29 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Great way to show what's happening in the Kentlands landmark housing market. Nice selling pirce!

Apr 24, 2021 06:36 AM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

How does one put a price on the cool factor?  That house is definitely cool.  Thank you for sharing its story with us.  Have a great weekend!

Apr 24, 2021 07:27 AM
Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun /

Sold over list.  Who knew?  Make it the best weekend ever, and thanks for the post.  Bill Salvatore

Apr 24, 2021 07:41 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I love that house, and I definitely understand why it is a Kentlands landmark.  Wishing Dolores and you a great weekend.  A

Apr 24, 2021 09:47 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

The difference between list price and elevated sold price, is a testament to what a strong sellers market it is in so many places across the country.

Apr 24, 2021 03:15 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

What a beautiful landmark. I would defintely want to visit this classic house. Happy Saturday to you and the chef. D 

Apr 24, 2021 04:16 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good evening Roy! How sad that so many agents were so far off on value

Apr 24, 2021 05:28 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

That is a classic home and the agents that under estimated that value could have cost the sellers a lot of money, $450,000 to be exact

Apr 24, 2021 05:39 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Roy.

By just looking at the photos you provided, I can see why it sold for that.

Apr 25, 2021 12:14 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks so much for your comments. This is an interesting property and an example of results by the agent that were beyond expectations.

Apr 25, 2021 06:17 AM