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


This week’s feature is a property listed for $349,500 at 312 Goldsborough St in Easton.

Dutch Colonial is another favorite architectural style of mine since I have relatives in Greene County, NY where I first observed many examples of this style. The Dutch also gave us the “double door” with the bottom half closed to keep out livestock and the upper half open to allow light and air into the interior. The gambrel roof increased both roof span and useful second floor and attic space.

I travel almost daily on Goldsborough and have long admired this house on a corner lot. The curb appeal with its exterior color palette of weathered gray shingle siding, white trim, dark green shutters and decorative attic window with its diamond pattern muntins is very appealing.

I also liked the front porch that spans the full width of the front of the house. The front door opens into a hallway with a “u” shaped stair on the exterior wall. Three small windows illuminate the hall below. A graceful arched opening leads from the hall to the dining room beyond and the arch’s sides are detailed with fluted trim work and molding that defines the spring line of the arch. Two of the first floor rooms have fireplaces with original fireplace surrounds, stained oak mantels and period light fixtures.

The second floor had been renovated to add an apartment but the kitchen could easily become a second bath for the four bedrooms. This charming house is a diamond-in-the-rough waiting for the right person to appreciate that with some TLC it could become the gem it should be.


For more information about this property contact Bob Shanahan with Shoreline Realty at 410-822-7556 (v) 410-310-5745 or info@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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