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…)

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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!

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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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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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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?

 

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