Habitat House of the Week: Longwoods


The little red schoolhouse is a beloved landmark in the Longwoods area and close by is this charming farmhouse, circa 1890, updated with modern conveniences. The site also contains several outbuildings including a small barn, playhouse cabin and storage sheds. The house and the outbuildings are surrounded by many mature trees that offer shade and privacy from the road.

The front elevation is very appealing with its light yellow siding and white trim. The detailing is a mix of Victorian with its 2/2 windows, railing spindles with a splash of Craftsman in the bracketed open gable over the center of the front elevation.

I loved the wrap-around porch that is open at the front and screened at the side to expand the living space. This was my favorite room with its rockers, swing, and a table and chairs for dining.  I could easily imagine spending a lazy summer Sunday in the screened porch with the NY Times and my cats on my lap.

The antique wood mantel which is the focal point of the parlor, the antique chandelier over the dining room table and the beautiful pine floors are part of an outstanding restoration that preserved the best of this house’s past.


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”.

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 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.

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