Fuel for Hardcore Historical Home Fantasies

Fuel for Hardcore Historical Home Fantasies
Hampton National Historic Site

Friday, June 4, 2010

"Avoca" 18th Century Stone Manor, Ellicott City, MD

You can barely see this through the trees from Montgomery Road and I had always thought for some reason it was probably neglected and a little run down. Boy was I wrong. This classic mid 18th century Ellicott City stone manor home has quite the array of modern amenities to go along with its yesteryear charm. Modern kitchen, 4 renovated baths, 5 bedrooms, separate apartment, multiple porches, back staircase, 4 fireplaces, new furnace, and 4 original stone out buildings. And it's pretty spacious -- 4,838 square feet. The "bad news" is that it is on 5.38 beautiful acres of prime real estate and is being marketed as "great for investors". Blech! Somebody please buy this at $1,125,000 and treasure it as a fabulous private estate that's minutes to major roads and charming old town Ellicott City.

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