26673 Sussex Highway
Seaford, DE 19973
Office: 302-536-1838
Fax: 302-536-1916

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Property Details

Lots of Social Distancing****This is a magnificent estate, nestled in the foothills of South Mountain. Rolling hills, forests, and other natural barriers completely shield this property from neighbors, the nearby Town of Burkittsville, and the main roads, creating a feeling of privacy and natural warmth unparalleled among the other farms and estates in Maryland. There is nothing even remotely like this fabulous Civil War-era property. Established in 1752, this historic 160-acre estate, nestled against the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, is steeped in Civil War history and adjacent to the National War Correspondence Memorial at Crampton's Gap. ****This is a spectacular property rich in history, in a prime location for someone who would appreciate its significance to the Civil War or easily restored to its prior equestrian use. This is also a lovely property for those who are looking to escape crowded city life and embrace a different life style, without sacrificing easy access to the D.C. Metropolitan area. ****This sprawling historic property includes six structures and a working 135-acre farm, along with these features: ---A Federal-style manor house built in 1850 w/ 5 bedrooms and 5 full baths/1 half-bath. This all- brick, 4,800 square foot house has 10 fireplaces, 11-foot ceilings, wide oak plank flooring, a modernized gourmet kitchen, wide/long veranda, and large windows which allow for lighting to flood all rooms.---The present-day three-story guest house was expanded from its original two-room structure built jn 1752 and contains additional kitchen and breakfast room.--- A secondary building, one that must remain intact as part of the historical designation of the property, with a full-stone foundation, slate roof, brick walls. It has served as a smoke house for curing meats, contains a brick oven used for baking goods, and a room used for drying fruits and other foods.---The entertainment facility is an outdoor, covered area adjacent to the tennis court. It has a bar, storage, rooms, and refrigeration to handle large outdoor gatherings on the property.---A Sweitzer-style stone barn, which was built in 1770,, has stone walls and brick gables, with large doors and a storage facility that can house 12 vehicles.---The pre-Revolutionary War era log house on the property was built in approximately 1770. The copper roof, stone pillars and tall stone fireplace in the main living area give you a glimpse of what life was like for many in these days.---The property is lined with sycamore trees and rare black walnut trees. The entire property is shielded from the main road and Town of Burkittsville by rolling hills and natural forest, offering a privacy and peaceful life not afforded in other nearby farms or estates. ****THIS IS TRULY A ONE-OF-A-KIND, 5-star PROPERTY. Located in the Southwest corner of Frederick County, Maryland, near the Potomac River, this home is only a 20-minute drive to historic downtown Frederick, 40 minutes to Dulles International Airport and the booming economy of that region in Northern Virginia, and approximately one hour to D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland. The sprawling estate is close to major historical locations, and has easy access to economic centers and transportation hubs. Throughout the property are excellent locations for helicopter pads. ******The bottom line is as follows: This is a spectacular property, rich in history, in a prime location for someone who can appreciate the significance to the Civil War. It can be excellent as a corporate retreat or training facility location. Or for use at it has been in its recent past: a lovely property for buyers looking to escape city life, and live where they can embrace a relaxing and magnificent life style.

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