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

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This week’s feature is a property listed for $535,000 on Tilghman Island.

Houses that were built before the enactment of the Critical Area restrictions on site development enjoy very close proximity to the Bay that is no longer allowed with the current setbacks for new construction. This property enjoys the earlier proximity and sitting in some interior rooms you feel you are looking out to the surrounding Bay from a boat.

The property’s shoreline ranges from a quiet cove which is home to a variety of wildlife and the broad expanse of the Chesapeake Bay with vistas of sailboats and other craft. The house’s sunroom, the roof deck above and the rear screened porch are ring-side seats to this serene setting. Both the dining room with its bay window and the breakfast area in the kitchen also have water views. The living room and the master bedroom above have full height bay windows for additional water views. My favorite room was the sunroom with its large picture windows on three sides for watching the sunsets. I would take down the drapes and be tempted to eat every meal from a TV tray!

I also liked the interior design of the bedrooms. The yellow and white decorating scheme in the master bedroom with splashes of color in the window valances and the artwork above the carved antique headboard was very appealing. I also liked the “blue” bedroom with its yellow walls, blue and white striped bedspread, blue and white print valance and white furnishings. The “blue” bedroom had sliding doors to the roof deck for sunbathing and stargazing.

For more information about this property contact Carolina Barksdale with Benson and Mangold Real Estate at 419-745-0417 (o), 443-786-0348 (c), or carolina@talbotrealestate.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.

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