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

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This week’s feature is a property listed for $325,000 at 605 Elwood Ave. in Easton.

Easton has several older in-town neighborhoods that have great appeal for their convenience to Town amenities, affordable homes with mature trees for shade and alley access. This brick rancher caught my eye since it reminded me of the house I grew up in.

The open kitchen, breakfast area and family room with French doors to the deck and rear yard are the hub of the house. I must confess even though I have designed large kitchens for many clients, I prefer smaller kitchens like this one with its very functional “L” shape and island arrangement. The flow from this area to the living room, dining area and the sunroom beyond worked very well.

The living and dining area was my favorite room with the stairs open to the living room to expand the space, cozy furnishings grouped around the fireplace and details like the corner cabinet for family mementoes. I especially liked the neutral color palette of the living, dining and family rooms with their splashes of color in the upholstery and warm wood accents in the furnishings.

The deck off the family room opens to the large fenced rear yard with plenty of shade trees and one tree has a swing for kids of all ages!

For more information about this property, contact Brain Petzold with Chesapeake Bay Properties at 410-820-8008 (o), 410-725-6852 (c), or brianpetzold@hotmail.com , “Equal Housing Opportunity”


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.

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