Habitat Price Points: What $410,000 to $700,000 Buys You in Talbot County


This week’s feature is a property listed for $419,000 at 702 Aurora St in Easton.

The Cape Cod style originated in New England in the 1700’s and became the quintessentially American style with its simple symmetric design, single-story, moderately steep roof with an unfinished attic. This house, in one of Easton’s desirable neighborhoods near Idlewild Park, has all those elements that give it great curb appeal and its large corner lot with mature trees is a plus.

I liked the arched doorways leading from the living room to the dining room and the interior hall. The light mocha walls with crisp white trim and the warm hardwood floors, corner windows and the comfortable furnishings grouped around the fireplace created a charming living room. The dining room had its own wing with windows on three sides to give it sunlight throughout the day.

I loved the black and white flooring in the kitchen, the retro cabinets and countertops with the mix of stainless steel and black appliances. The retro details were repeated in the bathroom with the same flooring, white wainscot topped with a black tile cap and the white porcelain lavatory on chrome legs.

My favorite room was the spacious master suite which had areas for sleeping and a cozy reading area with a comfortable chair and ottoman in front of corner windows. Built-ins and a closet provided ample storage. Antique warm wood pieces and the white bed linens with colorful accent pillows created a tranquil retreat.

The unfinished attic with its north facing windows is a blank slate only limited by your imagination-it could be an artist’s studio, office, or teenage domain or family TV room with plenty of room for storage.

For more information about this property contact Kelly Showell with Benson and Mangold Real Estate at 410-822-1415 (o), 410-829-5468 (c), or kshowell1958@gmail.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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