Spy House of the Week: Tuned in to Tunis


When I was active in real estate, I always enjoyed showing prospective buyers properties in Talbot County’s small unincorporated towns like Claiborne, Sherwood and Tunis Mills. This house in Tunis Mills was built in the farmhouse style and two additions greatly expanded the living space. One addition contained a family room with a fireplace and my favorite room, the sunroom. Floor to ceiling glass doors around three sides opened the room to the patio, waterside pool and sunsets over Leeds Creek.

Both the spacious great room and the recreation room had fireplaces to ward off winter’s chill. I liked how the large kitchen had a table and chairs instead of a center island for informal dining. The kitchen was large and the dark cabinets with off-white flooring and countertops were a welcome change from the white cabinets found in most houses. The decorative wood beams in the great room carried through to the kitchen, and a skylight added light to illuminate the Owners’ collection of copper cookware on the wall below.

There was a bedroom on the ground floor, but the elevator allowed the Owners to use the master suite on the second floor with its beautiful views to Leeds Creek. I liked the graceful sloped ceiling detail in several of the bedrooms where the ceiling sloped slightly down to the wall. A great family house and perfect for entertaining friends and neighbors in this quaint village.

For more information about this property, contact Barb Watkins at 410-822-1415 (o), 410-310-2021 (c), or barb.c.watkins@gmail.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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