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$1,650,000
377 Days Online

201 N Water Street
Chestertown, MD 21620

For Sale|Single Family Home|Active
4
Beds
4
Full Baths
1
Partial Bath
5,195
SqFt
$318
/SqFt
1760
Built
Subdivision:
Historic Chestertown
County:
Kent

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SMITH-RINGGOLD HOUSE. ca. 1750 OWNER IS MEETING THE MARKET for this rare property WITH PRICE NOW AT $1,6500,000. This exceptional property is a rare find: an authentic waterfront 18th century home with 21st century comfort in heart of Historic Districtnof Chestertown on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Originally a merchant’s home , the Smith-Ringgold house has been tastefully modified representing four defined periods and enlarged over the course of its 250-year history. William Ringgold added rooms toward the River in about 1759 that doubled the space. (Often, one would find 18th c. additions such as this creating a telescope style design. ) The present owner took two-years to restore the home from foundation to attic. A river-side sun-porch/breakfact room was added. ,The cedar shingle roof, , plumbing, wiring, heat and A/C systems were added or replaced. Wood floors throughout the house have been beautifully restored. Modern storm windows are energy efficient and all but eliminate street sounds. Aside from your own personal touches, this house awaits our arrival anf iss prepared for the next century. The ground floor has a large double parlor, serene sitting room, formal dining room, breakfast room, and a stunning Chef’s kitchen. An important feature is the hand painted dining room mural by noted artist Jack Schroeder. The front hall, redesigned in about 1860, replaced a steep stairway with a grand and gracefully curving staircase. The second floor contains three large en-suite bedrooms and a laundry room that is also accessible from the kitchen via a “secret” staff stairway. The third floor has a large sitting room, bathroom, and fourth bedroom. A setion of the home’s original c. 1750 roof has been restored forming a unique design element. The backyard was extensively terraced, probably in the late 1700s, in descending levels down to the Chester River eliminating the fear of flooding. The free-standing brick garage dates from the early 20th century, when car garages replaced horse barns. This structure could easily be repurposed as an artist’s studio or home workshop. A wide driveway area provides additional off-street parking. Truly an inviting residence for intimate family evenings or grand parties. Perfect setting for one's collection of antiques or for the simplicity of contemporary furniture which emphasizes the wonderful architecture. CHESTERTOWN IN THE COUNTY OF KENT Chestertown was founded in 1706 on the broad Chester River and served as an important shipping hub for trade with England and between the colonies. As the U.S. population center moved westward, Kent County settled into two hundred years of quiet agricultural and commercial fishing activities. Chestertown is home to a surprisingly large number of elegant, historical Georgian homes as well as Victorian “painted ladies.” With a population of 5,600, Chestertown is only an hour from Annapolis or Wilmington, about two hours from Baltimore, Philadelphia or Washington, and under four hours from New York City. Chestertown in the County of Kent is "a place where one would rather be". Centrally located Washington College (founded in 1782 with the personal support of George Washington) provides Chestertown a mix of athletic competitions, music and drama, adult education, and visiting speakers. The town boasts a weekly Farmers Market, excellent coffee bars, restaurants, and art galleries—but no big box stores. The Chester River Yacht & Country Club offers an 18-hole golf course as well as a sailing program. The whole community supports major events like the annual Tea Party, commemorating a Revolutionary War protest; a Dickens Christmas Street Fair; and Down-rigging Weekend, when tall ships offer tours and sails on the Chester River. Today, Chestertown, is a vibrant mix of old families, newcomers, college students, full time residents with children, and involved weekenders.

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Listing Snapshot
Price 
$1,650,000
Days Online 
377 Days
Bedrooms 
4
Inside Area (SqFt) 
5,195 sqft
Total Baths 
5
Full Baths 
4
Partial Baths 
1
Lot Size 
0.39 Acres
Year Built 
1760
MLS® Number 
MDKE2002790
Status 
Active
Property Tax 
$18,947
HOA/Condo/Coop Fees 
N/A
Sq Ft Source 
Assessor
Friends & Family
Recent Activity
18 hours agoListing updated with changes from the MLS®
3 weeks agoPrice changed to $1,650,000
10 months agoPrice changed to $1,725,000
a year agoStatus changed to Active
a year agoListing first seen online
General Features
Style 
ColonialGeorgian
Water 
Public
Sewer 
Public Sewer
Utilities 
Phone ConnectedPropane
Garage 
Yes
Parking 
Brick Driveway
Foundation 
Brick/MortarPermanentStone
Other Structures 
Above GradeBelow Grade
Construction Materials 
Brick
Zoning 
R-3
Levels Count 
4
Interior Features
Flooring 
Wood
Appliances 
Built-In MicrowaveBuilt-In RangeDishwasherDisposalDryerExtra Refrigerator/FreezerIcemakerRefrigeratorStoveWasherWasher - Front Loading
Laundry 
Has LaundryHookupUpper Floor
Heating 
Radiator
Cooling 
Heat Pump(s)ZonedDuctless/Mini-Split
Central Air 
No
Basement 
Yes
Basement Description 
Connecting StairwayFullOutside EntrancePoured ConcreteShelvingSump Pump
Fireplace 
Yes
Other Interior Features 
Additional StairwayAtticBreakfast AreaBuilt-InsCeiling Fan(s)Chair RailingsCrown MoldingsCurved StaircaseExposed BeamsFloor Plan - TraditionalKitchen - GourmetPrimary Bath(s)Recessed LightingSkylight(s)Wood Floors
Main Level Bedrooms 
0
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Exterior Features
Waterfront Features 
None
Body of Water 
Chester River
Water Access 
Public AccessSwimming AllowedFishing AllowedCanoe/KayakBoat - Powered
View 
RiverWater
Pool 
No Pool
Lot Features 
Corner
Roof 
Wood
Other Exterior Features 
Exterior LightingSidewalksStreet Lights
Community Features
Security 
Exterior Cameras
Accessibility Features 
None
Senior Community 
No
Schools
School District
KENT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Elementary School
GARNETT
Middle School
CHESTERTOWN
High School
KENT COUNTY
Listing courtesy of Maryland Heritage Properties (443) 480-7342



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