What $700,000-$1,000,000 Buys You in Talbot County


I research about the history of a property and this one had an interesting past. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the farm was christened “Marshy Point”, then renamed “Airiston”. Since the early 19th century its current name has been “Enniskillen” in homage to its Irish forebears. When I wrote a “Before and After” article about the manor house and its addition, I was curious about this cottage that was visible from the manor house.

I learned it was built in 1995 on a 3.8 acre site that originally a cow pasture for Enniskillen. The brick structure that was the former milk-house/dairy, circa 1840, was included in this parcel. Recently the State re-established an offshore oyster bar here so the farming tradition continues.

The shoreline has been bulkheaded and riprapped and there is a sandy beach that is a great spot for watching the sunsets over the Tred Avon River. I liked the gable end approach to the house with a porch that wrapped around two sides of the house I also liked the corner windows in the kitchen that reminded me of my first home and the wide pine floors salvaged from an early barn. The cottage needs cosmetic updating but one could master plan improvements and perhaps an addition to create a great weekend or retirement home. In the meantime, unwind on the porch or beach and savor the peace and quiet of this secluded spot close to the Oxford corridor and the attractions of Oxford or Easton.


For more information about this property, contact Bob Shanahan with Shoreline Realty, Inc, at 410-822-7556 (o) 410-310-5745 (c) or bob@shorelinerealty.biz, “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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