Spy House of the Week:  Little Presquile

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Last year I had the pleasure of featuring one of Talbot County’s great estate houses, “Wyecliff,” which holds the record to date of over 5,000 “like” clicks from Spy readers for a House of the Week. Wyecliff has been sold but I was delighted to revisit the property to feature the former guest house that now has its own parcel of over 2 acres on the Wye River. Your first approach along the main gravel drive lined by an allee of mature trees turns onto a circular drive for the final approach to this traditionally styled house nestled among the trees.

The front door opens onto a lovely entrance hall with daylight from the “U” shaped stairs window at the landing.  Passing through the entry, a short hall leads to either the sitting room with a wood burning fireplace built-ins and water views or the master suite with windows on two sides for views of the water and the landscape. A French door in the living room leads to a flagstone terrace overlooking the water.  

My favorite room is the dining room behind the living room with its bay window that fills the height and width of the room and frames the landscape and water views beyond.  A pair of French doors leads to the spacious screened porch. The laundry/mud room has cabinets and a sink for double use as a pantry/garden room and direct access to a side entrance and the screened porch. Opening the wall between the kitchen and the dining room would connect these rooms and would extend the views from the kitchen through the dining room bay window and the water views beyond.

At the top of the stair is a landing with daylight from another window in the front façade. All three sunny bedrooms on this level had windows on two sides of each room for views of the water. The bath is centrally located and accessed from both the hall and one of the bedrooms. Another bedroom and bath are located on the third floor.

The historic site, close proximity to the water and charming scale of this house with its beautiful hardwood floors and other details are very appealing. With a few upgrades the property would be a wonderful weekend retreat.

For more information about this property, contact Cliff Meredith with Meredith Fine Properties at 410-822-6272 (o) 410-924-0082 (c), or mre@goeaston.net, “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.

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