The house has some age to it, but its various owners have made a lot of additions and improvements over the past three centuries, and it can be someone’s property for just under $1.25 million.
In about 1739, Col. Thomas Cresap built a one-room stone cottage on 400 acres, naming the property Long Meadows. The manor, now owned by retired Washington County Circuit Judge Daniel Moylan and his wife, Mary, is on the market through Gary Gestson of Long & Foster Real Estate and the Historic Homes Marketing Group.
Moylan could not say for sure that Cresap’s original stone house is part of the structure he purchased in 1975, but its stone section dates to the 18th century.
Cresap originally had several hundred acres when he moved here, but the current property is a fraction of that, Moylan said.
While they made improvements to the house, such as the Greek revival porch, Moylan said those changes were in character with the different parts of the house, which evolved during three or more distinct historic periods.