Historic “Wilson’s Inheritance” c.1838 house for sale in Maryland

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This handsome estate is known as “Wilson’s Inheritance“. I couldn’t find out the reason why it bears this name, but we can let our imaginations do the legwork and create a plausible hypothesis. (Perhaps Master Wilson had six son’s but he decided to leave the house instead to his youngest daughter…)

image from: http://historicrealestate.preservationnation.org

In any case, the house is old… one of those so-old-we-don’t-really-know-how-old it is. Only that it is circa 1838. And it is a beauty!

image from: realtor.com

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Historic Wilson’s Inheritance c.1838 is one of the most significant and cherished 19th century farmsteads remaining in Maryland. This private 120+ acre estate retains many of its 19th century buildings including a large bank barn, and an elegant manor home that reflects the affluence of its original owner. The house has been beautifully restored and remodeled, preserving its historic detailing.

- from: http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/4400-Green-Valley-Rd

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Wilson’s Inheritance is currently for sale, priced at $1,199,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms on three full floors of living space.

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image from: realtor.com

This room (below) appears to be part of a kitchen… perhaps the original kitchen with cooking hearth? Gorgeous!

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And this next picture is just purely thrilling for us old house lovers:

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Look at the beautiful wood floors in the bedrooms…

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image from: realtor.com

This room (below) appears to be another kitchen with fireplace:

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I really love the blue trim on the old cupboards, doors and window sills, but those newer cabinets and appliances (below) appear to be just sort of shoved in there:

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Kind of a letdown for a million dollar-plus priced home.

But it’s the grounds that make this house a true estate…

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Historic well next to the house…

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And an old red barn… how idyllic!

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For additional photos, see the complete listing here and another one here.

What’s your humble opinion - is the kitchen a disappointment at that price point? Or could you overlook it for the rest of the amazing house and property?

 

6 Responses to Historic “Wilson’s Inheritance” c.1838 house for sale in Maryland

  • mudmama says:

    i understand whats going on with the kitchen from a restoration buff’s POV – you want to change as little as possible – stay away from anything that alters the structure of the house – including piping, anything that is attached permanently to historically significant original woodwork etc. That kitchen is perched in there. I get it, but I do think they could have chosen cabinets that were in keeping with the period – simple shaker designs, without compromises.

  • mudmama says:

    And what I would have done? no upper cabinets – open shelves instead, blue shaker bottom cabinets in keeping with the existing woodwork, butcherblock countertop stained to match other wood in the house and if it was in the budget at all a soapstone sink and a shaker front for the dishwasher to hide it. I’d enclose the fridge in a shaker style cabinet (no front) and dress it out in saltglazed crockery and a couple of decent baskets to hide the 21st century clutter in those upper cabinets/

  • housecrazy says:

    That’s a good point – the kitchen does looked “perched” in there. And in my opinion, it would have been a shame to rip everything out in order to put an “updated” kitchen in there, like so many people do nowadays. The way they have it now, it retains the historic elements but can still function as a modern kitchen. I suppose its a compromise.

  • It is important, when dealing with older and historic homes, to preserve its’ structural integrity as much as possible. The cabinets do not quite look right in the kitchen.

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