Historic Maryland Avenue House c.1924

MLS #: MC9899796
Listing Type: For Sale
Property Type: Residential
Price: $479,000
Location: 19 Maryland Avenue
Gaithersburg
Maryland 20877
Style: Victorian
Year Built: 1924
Half Bathrooms:
Lot Size (acres): 0.28
Size (square feet): 0
Condition: Move in ready
Additional Out Buildings: Carriage House
Submission Date: 04-03-2017
Last Update: 05-05-2017
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Agent Details: Gary Gestson
Company Name: Historic Homes Marketing Group
Phone Number: 866-437-8766
Fax: 888-428-9737
Cell Number: 301-646-0046

Historic Maryland Avenue House  c.1924

This is a storybook Historic American Four Square with Queen Anne detailing in desirable Montgomery County Maryland close to parks, shopping & entertainment. Located in Gaithersburg's historic Realty Park, this home is a wonderful blend of historic detailing and modern amenities, including beautiful wood floors, original moldings, fireplace with wood mantel, window seat & wrap around porch, as well as, a spacious updated kitchen, 3.5 modern bathrooms, central air conditioning, insulated windows and vinyl siding. Built nearly 100 years ago, by craftsmen that took pride in their work, this home features a full walk up attic suitable for storage or finishing and a finished basement with a family room (or 4th bedroom), full bathroom, den, utility room & laundry room. The current owners have maintained and improved this classic home with respectful longevity in mind.
This is a home of rare and beautiful distinction, close to Baltimore & Washington, DC, yet a world away.

Commuting

Guide to Transportation Less than 1 mile (approx. 5 blocks) to the Gaithersburg MARC train station 3.1 miles to the Shady Grove METRO Station



Historic Realty Park (M-21-202)

(Not A designated historic district with restrictions) Realty Park is a small early to mid-20th century residential community located in the City of Gaithersburg. The area is bounded by Frederick Road on the west and is comprised of parcels on both the north and south sides of Maryland and Montgomery avenues, and parcels facing the east and west sides of Highland and Oak avenues. It also includes five parcels facing the west side of Russell Avenue that were part of W. Magruder’s Subdivision. All structures within the area are in residential use with the exception of the properties abutting North Frederick Avenue which are in commercial use.

Realty Park was platted in May 1920 on 26 acres of land that Charles Herman Rabbitt sold to the Gaithersburg Realty Company on April 23, 1920. The neighborhood plan consists of two major east-west roads, Maryland and Montgomery avenues, and several smaller streets, Central, Highland, Oak and Prospect avenues. Central Avenue is now just a grassy path, not a paved road. This layout is consistent with the earlier Brookes, Russell and Walker neighborhood to the south. Because the five structures on Russell Avenue that were part of W. Magruder’s Subdivision are of a similar style and era to those in Realty Park, they are included as part of the Realty Park Historic District.

The Realty Park Historic District is comprised of 71 properties. Of the 71 properties, 57 contribute to the district and 14 do not contribute. Structures in Realty Park are smaller in scale when compared to those in Brookes, Russell, and Walker to the south. They are typically frame and two stories tall. The structures represent a wide variety of early to mid-20th century building types and styles including bungalows, Cape Cods, Cotswold cottages and small, frame Colonial Revival buildings. The existence of structures with attached garages on the lower level, particularly along Montgomery Avenue, shows the increasing importance of the automobile to community residents. The streets are lined with mature trees. Lots are a consistent size and houses are set back a consistent distance (~20 feet) from the road.
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