Spy House of the Week: Mulberry at Muskrat Park


The owners of properties on the northside of Mulberry Street in St. Michaels are very fortunate to have deep lots that adjoin Muskrat Park so their rear yards’ panoramic vistas extended beyond their property lines. I showed this house to a potential buyer several years ago so I was quite impressed with the renovations this seller had done in 2012 to this charming cottage.

In addition to upgrading all the support systems such as HVAC and new windows, the kitchens and baths have been beautifully transformed and new wide plank flooring throughout the house is in keeping with its location in St. Michaels’ Historic District.

The screened porch leads to the living room with its triple windows and fireplace and the adjacent dining room with its corner china cabinet were quite charming. I love galley kitchens and the white cabinets with period hardware, granite countertops and wood floors was very appealing to this cook. I could imagine how pleasant it would be to work at the sink under the window and to look out over the deep back yard. The master suite is on the main floor and the entire second floor contains two other spacious bedrooms and a bath tucked under the sloping ceilings.

One of my friends who lives on Mulberry told me one summer day she looked out onto her front porch and saw a stranger talking on his cellphone. She went outside and he was startled to see her. He told her he thought St. Michaels was like Williamsburg and a visitor could make themselves at home! You could certainly make yourself at home in this charming cottage just in time for the concerts in Muskrat Park and the regattas on the Miles River.

For more information about this property, contact Cornelia Heckenbach at Long and Foster Real Estate Inc., 410-745-0283 (v), 410-310-1229 (c) or info@corneliaheckenbach.com, “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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