Georgian-style home displays traditional elegance

June 11, 2005|by MALINDA SHAVER of HomeSource

With the convenience of a close-in location, the site of this Georgian-style manor home is a wide street with mature trees and landscaping. The home dates to 1914, and has been brought completely up to date.

A shady, curving brick walkway brings visitors to the gracious front entrance, centered in the classic facade. Sidelights frame the door, and inside the foyer offers an arched transition to the center hall.

To one side is an elegant dining room with two built-in china cupboards. Beyond, a gourmet kitchen features new cabinetry, modern sinks and Corian countertops. Conveniences include a double wall oven, and a center island with additional sink. A subtle color scheme blends the modern with the traditional.

And maintaining the style of the home, much of the original detailing remains in chair railing and dentil moldings at the 10-foot ceilings; floors of course are hardwood. French doors will lead you from the 30-by-15-foot living room to the family room with its Palladian windows. Atmosphere in both rooms is enhanced by brick fireplaces. There is also a main floor music room or home office.


On the upper floor, four bedrooms provide plenty of family space. The master suite features an enclosed sunroom that's an ideal spot for reading and relaxing. A rear staircase rises to the second floor for convenience and privacy.

On the lower level there is a finished game room with pool table. Tiffany-style lamps set an entertaining mood and illuminate the play. More entertaining possibilities are offered by the 740-square-foot deck at the rear of the house, complete with hot tub. A fish pond is one feature of the large yard.

Additional features include a third floor waiting to be finished; a detached double garage; a slate roof, and new central air conditioning.

A rare opportunity, this home is being offered through Washington County Real Estate Today. To see the property, call Cathy Wantz at 301-791-9046.

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