Spy House of the Week: Presqu’ile and Historic Perfection


Talbot County has many distinctive manor houses with their tree-lined drives leading to secluded waterfront sites. This property intrigued me since it is on the market for the first time in over fifty years and its historic exterior and interior have been carefully preserved.  

Part of the reason for such intrigue is the fabulous history that comes with Presqu’ile. The home of such well known Talbot residents as the Vermilye family, former U.S. Secretary in the Interior Rogers C.B. Morton, and later, his daughter, the late Babes Wyman, who was the celebrated hostess of countless house parties there for over fifty years.

I can imagine entering the gracious entrance hall and admiring its large arched doorways leading to the main rooms. One of the sitting rooms with its fireplace, tall window and bookcases was especially appealing to this avid reader. I also appreciated that the kitchen and baths have been upgraded without losing details like the transom window above one of the bathroom doors and the butler’s pantry with its original cabinet hardware.

Most of all I could daydream about an afternoon relaxing in the boathouse surrounded by the expansive Wye River vistas.

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

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