Frederick Usilton House


For Sale

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Nancy McGuire

Nancy McGuire
Maryland Heritage Properties

Stately American Four Square, constructed in 1908 and located in the Chestertown Historic District and Chestertown National Register District. One block to Washington College and town square, walking distance to farmer’s market and downtown shopping. A desirable corner lot with southern exposure provides a light-filled interior. Driveway and garage have convenient access from the side-street (Kent Street). This three-story residence was erected in 1908 for Frederick Usilton in the ‘Four-Square” style. Constructed by Chestertown master-builder Walter Pippin, the brick construction, tall windows, wrap-around porch, restrained trim, and graceful dormer window treatments make it one of the most imposing structures along Washington Avenue. Unlike many of the Victorian buildings along Washington Avenue, with their detailed trim and “gingerbread,” this house is more restrained and shows clear links to the Arts and Crafts Movement of the early 20th Century. A pre-1945 brick, two-bay garage has a pyramidal, pressed tin roof with wide over-hanging eaves, attributes that echo those found on the main house. Particularly noteworthy are the cement window sills and lintels; the cement water table; the matching rails around the porch roof, widow’s walk and side entry; the gable window details; interior pocket doors in the parlor; interior paneled doors throughout the house; and the beautiful woodwork of the foyer and main stairs. FEATURES • Four bedrooms, three and a half baths • 9 foot ceilings, hard wood floors • Impressive entry foyer with wood staircase, banisters and trim • 2,915 square feet • Brick, with full granite foundation • Wrap-around porch • Detached, 600 sf two-car garage, brick• Enclosed rear yard with blue-stone patio with lovely landscaping and vegetable garden on side of garage • Electrical – 2 panel boxes – 150 amp and 200 amp service, installed 2007 • PLUMBING – copper pipes • ROOFING • Main roof - sheathing and shingles installed 1999 • Porch and kitchen wing – standing seam metal roof installed 1999 and 2007, respectively • HVAC • Two-zone high velocity central air installed 2012, with heat pumps and ultraviolet light air purification systems • Back-up heat (below 35o) - oil-fired furnace (new in 2003), radiators (hot water baseboard in dining room, half bath and laundry room) BASEMENT • Full basement under NW quadrant of house • Exterior and interior entrances • Sump pump, utility sink • Crawl space under the remainder, with vapor barrier First Floor KITCHEN – renovated and enlarged in 2008 Radiant floor heat (electric) beneath Travertine tile floor • Custom-made solid wood cabinets to ceiling • Under-cabinet lighting • Soapstone (steatite) counter tops • All stainless steel appliances • Gas six-burner 36-inch cooktop • Ventilation hood, vented to outside • Convection wall oven & microwave (Jenn-Air) • Double drawer dishwasher • Pot filler above cooktop • U-Line built-in wine cooler • Large pantry closet DINING ROOM • Fireplace with gas logs • Crystal chandelier • Original side entrance with transom door PARLOR • Fireplace with gas log set • Pocket doors (2) • Crystal chandelier Living room • Pocket door. Bay windows. FOYER • 37-inch wide stairway, wood banister & trim • Storage beneath stairs • Arts & Crafts style wallpaper rising through all three floors of stairwell SECOND FLOOR MASTER BEDROOM & BATH • Two spacious closets • Bay windows in master bedroom • Master bath with bead-board wainscoting • Large jetted tub with marble surround • Separate shower • Double sinks • Toe-kick heater beneath vanity • In-wall ironing station LAUNDRY ROOM with full-size, side by side washer & dryer with glass front cabinets above and built-in wall storage, tiled floor Large guest bedroom and tiled, spacious full bath Third Floor Two large bedrooms Full bath Two large walk-in closets ATTIC & ROOF Pull down stairs fixed ladder for access to widow’s walk on roof (the “cocktail tower” - great for viewing fireworks) GARAGE Detached brick, 600 sf two-car garage Unique top-lighted, three-door swing and sliding combination doors. Pressed tin roof Separate rear storage area inside the structure with two original "barn doors" This beautiful home has been lovingly restored and maintained by its current owners. *Most furnishings are available for purchase. Inquire with Listing Agent.

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Carriage House


200 Washington Avenue Chestertown
21620 Maryland

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