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201 N Water Street

CHESTERTOWN, MD 21620
  • $1,725,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 259 Days
  • ID#: MDKE2002790
$1,725,000
  • 4
    BEDS
  • 0.39
    ACRES
  • 4
    BATHS
  • 1
    1/2 BATHS
  • 5,195
    SQFT
  • $332
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1760
County:

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Description

SMITH-RINGGOLD HOUSE. This exceptional property is a rare find: an authentic waterfront 18th century home with 21st century comfort. Originally a merchant+GGs home in the heart of historic Chestertown, the Smith-Ringgold house has been modified representing four defined periods and enlarged over the course of its 250-year history. The present owner took two years to restore the home+GGs structural integrity from the foundation to the attic, adding a river-side addition and porch, replacing the cedar shingle roof, and completely redoing the plumbing, wiring, heat and A/C systems. The wood floors throughout the house have been beautifully restored. Modern storm windows are energy efficient and all but eliminate street noise. Aside from your own personal touches, this house is move-in-ready.The ground floor has a large double parlor, cozy sitting room, formal dining room, breakfast room, and a stunning chef+GGs kitchen. An important feature is the hand painted dining room mural by noted artist Jack Schroeder. The front hall, redesigned in about 1860, replaced a steep stairway with a grand and gracefully curving staircase. The second floor contains three large en-suite bedrooms and a laundry room that is also accessible from the kitchen via a +G+secret+G- staff stairway. The third floor has a large sitting room, bathroom, and bedroom, with part of the home+GGs original c. 1759 roof forming a unique design element. The backyard was extensively terraced, probably in the late 1700s, in descending levels down to the Chester River. The free-standing brick garage dates from the early 20th century, when car garages replaced horse barns. This structure could easily be repurposed as an artist+GGs studio or home workshop. A wide driveway area provides additional off-street parking.Truly an inviting residence for intimate family evenings or grand parties. Perfect setting for one's collection of antiques or for the simplicity of contemporary furniture which emphasizes the wonderful architecture.CHESTERTOWN IN THE COUNTY OF KENTChestertown was founded in 1706 on the broad Chester River and served as an important shipping hub for trade with England and between the colonies. As the U.S. population center moved westward, Kent County settled into two hundred years of quiet agricultural and commercial fishing activities. Chestertown is home to a surprisingly large number of elegant, historical Georgian homes as well as Victorian +G+painted ladies.+G- With a population of 5,600, Chestertown is only an hour from Annapolis or Wilmington, about two hours from Baltimore, Philadelphia or Washington, and under four hours from New York City. Centrally located Washington College (founded in 1782 with the personal support of George Washington) provides Chestertown a mix of athletic competitions, music and drama, adult education, and visiting speakers. The town boasts a weekly Farmers Market, excellent coffee bars, restaurants, and art galleries+GGbut no big box stores. The Chester River Yacht & Country Club offers an 18-hole golf course as well as a sailing program. The whole community supports major events like the annual Tea Party, commemorating a Revolutionary War protest; a Dickens Christmas Street Fair; and Down-rigging Weekend, when tall ships offer tours and sails on the Chester River. Today Chestertown is a vibrant mix of old families, newcomers, college students, full time residents with children, and involved weekenders.

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201 N Water Street CHESTERTOWN, MD 21620

  • Price: $1,725,000
  • Status: Active
  • On Site: 259 Days
  • ID#: MDKE2002790
4
Beds
4
Baths
1
½ Baths
0.39
Acres
5,195
SQFT
$332
$/SQFT
1760
Built
Neighborhood:
Historic Chestertown
County:
Kent
Elementary School:
Garnett
Middle School:
Chestertown
High School:
Kent County
School District:
Kent County Public Schools
Property Description
SMITH-RINGGOLD HOUSE. This exceptional property is a rare find: an authentic waterfront 18th century home with 21st century comfort. Originally a merchant+GGs home in the heart of historic Chestertown, the Smith-Ringgold house has been modified representing four defined periods and enlarged over the course of its 250-year history. The present owner took two years to restore the home+GGs structural integrity from the foundation to the attic, adding a river-side addition and porch, replacing the cedar shingle roof, and completely redoing the plumbing, wiring, heat and A/C systems. The wood floors throughout the house have been beautifully restored. Modern storm windows are energy efficient and all but eliminate street noise. Aside from your own personal touches, this house is move-in-ready.The ground floor has a large double parlor, cozy sitting room, formal dining room, breakfast room, and a stunning chef+GGs kitchen. An important feature is the hand painted dining room mural by noted artist Jack Schroeder. The front hall, redesigned in about 1860, replaced a steep stairway with a grand and gracefully curving staircase. The second floor contains three large en-suite bedrooms and a laundry room that is also accessible from the kitchen via a +G+secret+G- staff stairway. The third floor has a large sitting room, bathroom, and bedroom, with part of the home+GGs original c. 1759 roof forming a unique design element. The backyard was extensively terraced, probably in the late 1700s, in descending levels down to the Chester River. The free-standing brick garage dates from the early 20th century, when car garages replaced horse barns. This structure could easily be repurposed as an artist+GGs studio or home workshop. A wide driveway area provides additional off-street parking.Truly an inviting residence for intimate family evenings or grand parties. Perfect setting for one's collection of antiques or for the simplicity of contemporary furniture which emphasizes the wonderful architecture.CHESTERTOWN IN THE COUNTY OF KENTChestertown was founded in 1706 on the broad Chester River and served as an important shipping hub for trade with England and between the colonies. As the U.S. population center moved westward, Kent County settled into two hundred years of quiet agricultural and commercial fishing activities. Chestertown is home to a surprisingly large number of elegant, historical Georgian homes as well as Victorian +G+painted ladies.+G- With a population of 5,600, Chestertown is only an hour from Annapolis or Wilmington, about two hours from Baltimore, Philadelphia or Washington, and under four hours from New York City. Centrally located Washington College (founded in 1782 with the personal support of George Washington) provides Chestertown a mix of athletic competitions, music and drama, adult education, and visiting speakers. The town boasts a weekly Farmers Market, excellent coffee bars, restaurants, and art galleries+GGbut no big box stores. The Chester River Yacht & Country Club offers an 18-hole golf course as well as a sailing program. The whole community supports major events like the annual Tea Party, commemorating a Revolutionary War protest; a Dickens Christmas Street Fair; and Down-rigging Weekend, when tall ships offer tours and sails on the Chester River. Today Chestertown is a vibrant mix of old families, newcomers, college students, full time residents with children, and involved weekenders.
Exterior Features

Architectural Style ColonialGeorgian Construction Materials Brick Direction Faces West Door Features Six Panel Exterior Features Exterior LightingSidewalksStreet Lights Garage Spaces 2.00 Garage Type Additional Storage AreaGarage - Front Entry Garage YN Yes Location Type River Lot Features Corner Other Structures Garage(s) Parking Features Brick Driveway Parking Types Detached GarageDrivewayOn StreetOff Street Patio And Porch Features Porch(es) Pool No Pool Property Condition Excellent Riparian Rights YN Yes Roof Wood View RiverWater Water Access Features Public AccessSwimming AllowedFishing AllowedCanoe/KayakBoat - Powered Water Access YN Yes Water Body Name Chester River Water Body Type River Water Oriented YN Yes Water View YN Yes Waterfront Features None Waterfront YN Yes

Interior Features

Above Grade Fin SQFT 5195 Appliances Built-In MicrowaveBuilt-In RangeDishwasherDisposalDryerExtra Refrigerator/FreezerIcemakerRefrigeratorStoveWasherWasher - Front Loading Basement Connecting StairwayFullOutside EntrancePoured ConcreteShelvingSump Pump Basement YN Yes Below Grade Finished Area 0 Below Grade Unfinished Area 1480 Cooling Heat Pump(s)ZonedDuctless/Mini-Split Fireplace Features ElectricEquipmentGas/PropaneMantel(s)Non-Functioning Fireplace YN Yes Fireplaces Total 7 Flooring Wood Furnished No Heating Radiator Heating YN Yes Inclusions Chandelier in dining room and entrance hall. Interior Features Additional StairwayAtticBreakfast AreaBuilt-InsCeiling Fan(s)Chair RailingsCrown MoldingsCurved StaircaseExposed BeamsFloor Plan - TraditionalKitchen - GourmetPrimary Bath(s)Recessed LightingSkylight(s)Wood Floors Laundry Type Has LaundryHookupUpper Floor Levels 4 Main Level Bedrooms 0 Pets Allowed No Pet Restrictions Room List Living RoomDining RoomPrimary BedroomSitting RoomBedroom 2Bedroom 3Bedroom 4KitchenFoyerBreakfast RoomOfficeUtility RoomPrimary BathroomFull BathHalf Bath Rooms Total 12 Security Features Exterior Cameras Spa YN No Upper Level1 Bedrooms 3

Property Features

Accessibility Features None Assessment Year 2023 Association YN No Central Air YN No Condo YN No Cooling Fuel Electric Cross Street Maple Avenue Entry Level 1 Federal Flood Zone YN Yes Foundation Details Brick/MortarPermanentStone Heating Fuel Propane - Owned Historic YN Yes Horse YN No Hot Water Electric Internet Services Broadband Municipality Chestertown Navigable Water YN Y New Construction YN No Original MLSNumber 802392083044 Ownership Interest Fee Simple Pets Allowed YN Yes Possession Settlement Sale Type Standard Senior Community YN No Sewer Public Sewer Structure Design Type Detached Tax Annual Amount 18947.00 Tax Assessment Amount 1209000.00 Tax Lot 1552 Utilities Phone ConnectedPropane Vacation Rental YN No Water Source Public Window Features Wood FrameSkylightsTransom Year Built Effective 2012 Zoning R-3

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©2024 Bright MLS, All Rights Reserved. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Some properties which appear for sale may no longer be available because they are for instance, under contract, sold, or are no longer being offered for sale. Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS or Dart Homes | Long & Foster. Some real estate firms do not participate in IDX and their listings do not appear on this website. Some properties listed with participating firms do not appear on this website at the request of the seller. Data last updated: 2024-02-23T23:51:53.263.
 
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