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


This week’s feature is a property listed for $549,000 at 23583 St. Michaels Rd. in St. Michaels.

On my daily commute through St. Michaels I pass by this house and was attracted to its charming cottage style and its waterfront site. I loved the bay extensions on each floor that are the full width of the rooms within- one a sitting room on the ground floor and the other the master bedroom sitting area above.

The variated hardwood flooring throughout the house was a deft touch that unified the open floor plan. Triple French doors lead from the deck off the family room to a terrace paved with large mortared stones. Its free-form shape becomes part of the serene landscape with its westerly views and living shoreline along Harris Creek.

I liked how the triple windows, the bay windows and the long windows filled the rooms with light. The kitchen’s warm gray cabinets blended with the stainless steel appliances for a seamless look and the breakfast bar connected the kitchen to the dining room. The contemporary furnishings throughout the house were scaled very well for each space. My favorite room was the master suite with its sitting area surrounded by the full-height bay window, the gas fireplace and the bath with a separate shower and tub.

For more information about this property contact Cornelia Heckenbach with Long and Foster Real Estate at 410-745-9283 (o), 410-310-1229 (c) or info@corneliaheckenbach.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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