Spy Habitat Price Points: What $400,000 to $700,000 Buys You in Talbot County

This week’s feature is a property listed for $469, 500 at 28867 Jasper Lane in Easton.

The Galloways Townhomes in the Cooke’s Hope neighborhood is conveniently located between Easton and Oxford. Although I am not fond of front loading garages, adding the two car garage to the ground floor gave this unit extra width and created space behind it for a spacious master suite with views to the garden.

This desirable end unit’s front elevation has great curb appeal with its craftsman decorative elements. I liked how the garage doors were painted a darker shade than the walls instead of the trim color to blend in and unify the elevation. The rear elevation has two projections that gives the terrace privacy for relaxing and enjoying the broad views to the meadow beyond.

I like houses to have a sense of entry and this townhome has an entrance hall with a dormer window so daylight can penetrate into the space. The hall opens up to a large living space with defined sitting, dining and kitchen areas. Daylight from the rear windows and another dormer in the vaulted ceiling give the space architectural character. Two other bedrooms, each with its own bath, a bonus room and large storage are on the second floor.


 

For more information about this property contact Janet Larson with Benson and Mangold at 410-310-1797 or jlarson@bensonandmangold.com.

Jennifer Martella has pursued her dual careers in architecture and real estate since she moved to the Eastern Shore in 2004. Her award winning work has ranged from revitalization projects to a collaboration with the Maya Lin Studio for the Children’s Defense Fund’s corporate retreat in her home state of Tennessee. Her passion for Italian food, wine and culture led her to Piazza Italian Market where she is the Director of Special Events, including weekly wine tastings and quarterly wine dinners.

Spy Habitat Price Points:  What $100,000 to $400,000 Buys You in Talbot County

This week’s feature is a property listed for $194,900 at 21545 Chicken Point Rd, Tilghman Island.

This house reminds me of my current farmhouse style home. Farmhouses took advantage of single room depths with windows aligned opposite each other to maximize natural cooling breezes.

The front porch swing beckons you to linger and relax. This three bedroom two bath farmhouse has been renovated with appealing decorative touches. The barn style doors in the dining room play against the contemporary handrail at the open stairwell. The kitchen is updated and ready for the next gourmet cook.   

For more information about this property contact Rondy Alstrom with Tilghman Island Realty  at 410-886-2400 or tilghmanil@aol.com.

Jennifer Martella has pursued her dual careers in architecture and real estate since she moved to the Eastern Shore in 2004. Her award winning work has ranged from revitalization projects to a collaboration with the Maya Lin Studio for the Children’s Defense Fund’s corporate retreat in her home state of Tennessee. Her passion for Italian food, wine and culture led her to Piazza Italian Market where she is the Director of Special Events, including weekly wine tastings and quarterly wine dinners.

Spy Habitat Price Points: What over $1,000,000 Buys You in Talbot County

This week’s feature is a property listed for $1,295,000 at 27715 Villa Rd, Easton.

The history of this unique property dates from a 60 acre land tract sold to Wenlock Christison, a notable Quaker leader, in 1677.  He added it to another 150 acres he had acquired that was called “The Ending of Controversie”.

The house is the focal point of its 4.9 acres with mature trees and landscaping and views of the Miles River Tributary beyond.  I admired how the period details like the original staircase, fireplace mantels, and wood floors have been carefully preserved and maintained.  The kitchen, bathrooms and HVAC have been modernized without compromising the interior architectural character of the original room layout.

For more information about this property contact: Schuyler Benson with Benson and Mangold at 410-310-3251 or sbenson@bensonandmangold.com or Bob Shanahan with Shoreline Realty at 410-310-5745 or info@shorelinerealty.com

Jennifer Martella has pursued her dual careers in architecture and real estate since she moved to the Eastern Shore in 2004. Her award winning work has ranged from revitalization projects to a collaboration with the Maya Lin Studio for the Children’s Defense Fund’s corporate retreat in her home state of Tennessee. Her passion for Italian food, wine and culture led her to Piazza Italian Market where she is the Director of Special Events, including weekly wine tastings and quarterly wine dinners.

Spy Habitat Price Points: What $701,000 to $1,000,000 Buys You in Talbot County

This week’s feature is a property listed for $865,000 at 105 Cherry Street in St. Michaels.

When I moved to the Eastern Shore, my first apartment was above one of the retail shops. I enjoyed my daily walks through the historic district with my beloved Sheltie as I admired the range of architectural styles of the houses. This house’s traditional color palette of white siding, red metal roof and black shutters was very appealing.

I liked the house’s commanding presence on its large corner lot and how its massing is scaled down by the hipped roofs of the house and front porch. The house has been renovated with care to preserve the historic character of the interior spaces with its many fireplaces, and details like the clawfoot tub and the Victorian style front and rear porches.

For details about this property contact Kate Koeppen  with Chesapeake Bay Real Estate Plus at 410-829-0705  or katekoeppen@lovsmre.com  

The Spy’s Habitat editor Jennifer Martella makes these selections based exclusively on her experience as a architect.

Jennifer Martella has pursued her dual careers in architecture and real estate since she moved to the Eastern Shore in 2004. Her award winning work has ranged from revitalization projects to a collaboration with the Maya Lin Studio for the Children’s Defense Fund’s corporate retreat in her home state of Tennessee. Her passion for Italian food, wine and culture led her to Piazza Italian Market where she is the Director of Special Events, including weekly wine tastings and quarterly wine dinners.

 

Spy Habitat Price Points: What $100,000-$400,000 Buys You in Talbot County

When I first moved to the Eastern Shore, I looked for a rental in Neavitt. I thought the village  had great appeal with its mix of cottages and new houses, community park, public boat ramp, and proximity to St. Michaels shops and restaurants.  

I love the diminutive scale of cottages. One of Neavitt’s many cottages is this charmer that has also been remodeled for the perfect weekend retreat. Its open floor plan, vaulted ceiling with skylights and the screened porch create great spaces for relaxation. Kids of all ages will love the privacy of the second floor loft. The property is also a licensed vacation rental.  

For more information about this property, contact Debra Crouch with Benson and Mangold at 410-924-0771 or dcrouch@bensonandmangold.com

Spy House of the Week is an ongoing series that selects a different home each week. The Spy’s Habitat editor Jennifer Martella makes these selections exclusively based on her experience as a trained architect.

Jennifer Martella has pursued her dual careers in architecture and real estate since she moved to the Eastern Shore in 2004. Her award winning work has ranged from revitalization projects to a collaboration with the Maya Lin Studio for the Children’s Defense Fund’s corporate retreat in her home state of Tennessee. Her passion for Italian food, wine and culture led her to Piazza Italian Market where she is the Director of Special Events, including weekly wine tastings and quarterly wine dinners.

Spy Habitat Price Points: What $400,000-$700,000 Buys You in Talbot County

This week’s Habitat Price Point home is a property listed for $660,000 at 210 Factory St. in Oxford.

During my tenure at Urban Design Associates in Pittsburgh, one of the design teams held a design charrette in Caroline County. For inspiration, we visited Oxford and were especially charmed by the open vistas down many of the streets to the water. Several Oxford houses inspired the charrette Pattern Book for  houses, like this appealing Cape Cod.

The stair position at the side instead of the middle of the floor plan maximizes the interior spaces and fills them with light. Having a bedroom suite on the main floor gives flexibility to age in place. Details like the heart pine floors and wood burning fireplace in the great room give this cottage great appeal.

Contact Barb Watkins at Benson and Mangold at 410-822-1415 or barb.c.watkins@gmail.com for more information.