Fuel for Hardcore Historical Home Fantasies

Fuel for Hardcore Historical Home Fantasies
Hampton National Historic Site

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

"Hickory" 1780 Colonial in Woodbine, MD

The ad invites you to "step back in time to Colonial Tidewater and experience the authentic charm of “Hickory” with all the modern comforts of today. This c1780 home, which is listed on the National Register, was carefully relocated to a prime Howard County lot and lovingly restored to it’s former glory in the Bi-Centennial year of 1976." Hmmm I didn't know they had moved it.

At any rate it's said the renovations maintain the charm and integrity of the original structure, but allow for such upgrades as a beautiful gourmet kitchen, up-dated bathrooms, and even a theater room on the lower level! The workmanship that went into renovating this historic masterpiece included strict attention to critical details such as the original 9 1/2x 9 1/2“x36’ beams, and original solid hardwood floors and doors, dual 30’ brick fireplaces, carpenter-style locks, beveled glass panes in windows, and original chandeliers! The up-dates blend subtly to combine old charm with comfortable living. Separate guest home, detached and improved 3-car garage, and backyard fire-pit overlooking vast preservation farmland grace this 5.8 acre estate. The cost of watching the sun go down and the moon rise in cozy privacy? $949K A little spendy if you ask me.....

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm....I guess I'd rather spend less for "chrm and integrity of the original structure," even if the original structure contains mice, dammit.