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Property Details: A Fine ca. 1908 Brick American Four Square     


Property Details: A Fine ca. 1908 Brick American Four Square
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Property Information
A Fine ca. 1908 Brick American Four Square
200 Washington Avenue
Chestertown, MD
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Price: $495,000
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3.5
Square Feet: 2,869
Lot Description/Acreage:
.21
Year Built:
ca. 1908
Architect/Builder:
Walter Pippin, Contractor
Architectural Style:
Victorian
(c.1860-1900)
 
Contact Information
Name: Nancy McGuire
Agency: Maryland Heritage Properties
Phone: 410-778-9319 or 443 480 7342
Fax: 410-758-4224
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Property History
200 Washington Avenue is located in the heart of Chestertown Historic District and surrounded by lovely residences of the same era.

This gracious, fine property is two blocks from Washington College (founded 1706), Fountain Park (the center of /Town activities) and the Chester River. Chestertown boasts an Arts and entertainment District and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Built in 1906 by renown the master contractor of his time, Walter Pippin.
 
Property Description
"Stately" is an appropriate description of this brick American Four Square. It was substantially built and has been honored through the years by caring Owners. The present owners have made important improvements such as central air conditioning, heat pumps with gas back up, a stylish kitchen with radiant heating in floor, lovely modern baths while retaining the original details.

FLAWLESSLY RESTORED residence of a gracious era. The fine elements of early 20th c abound. Owners have maintained the "soul" the original design. From the widow's walk down the original 3-level oak stairway past a romantic master suite w/outstanding master bath on to spacious social spaces & custom "Chef's" kitchen. Broad porches, slate terrace PLUS "matching" brick 600 sf, 2-car garage. QUALITY!

This stately brick American Four Square, constructed in 1908, lies one block from Washington College and town center, Fountain Park, with award winning Farmer’s Market, specialty shops, live theatre, galleries and Chestertown's Arts & Entertainment District.  A desirable corner lot with southern exposure provides a light-filled interior.

Driveway and two-car 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 foundon 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 five paneled doors throughout the house; and the beautiful original woodwork of the foyer and main stairs. 

SPECIFICATIONS:
  • Four bedrooms.
  • Three and a half baths.
  • 9 foot ceilings,
  • Hardwood floors.
  • Impressive entry foyer with oak staircase, banisters and trim
  • 2,915 square feet.
  • Brick, with full granite foundation.
  • Wrap-around porch.
  • Brick Detached, 600sf, two-car garage.
  • Enclosed rear yard with blue-stone patio with lovely landscaping and vegetable garden .
  • Electrical –2 panel boxes – 150 amp and 200 amp service, installed 2007.
  • Plumbing – copper pipea.
  • 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, Heat pumps and ultraviolet light air purification systems. Back-up heat (below 35 degrees) - oil-fired furnace (new in 2003), radiators. Hot water baseboard in dining room, half bath and laundry room). Radiant heat in kitchen floor.

FIRST FLOOR

ENTRANCE AND STAIR HALL
  • Handsome original oak stairway rises to third floor. 37 inch wide. 
  • Storage beneath stairs.
  • Arts and Crafts style wallpaper rising through all three floors of stairwell.
"PARLOR"
  • Fireplace with gas logs.
  • Pocket doors from Entrace Hall and into Farmily Room.
  • Crystal chandelier.
FAMILY ROOM
  • Pocket door.
  • Extremely wide three window bay.
DINING ROOM                                             
  • Fireplace with gas log set                                        
  • Crystal chandelier
  • Original side entrance with transom door
  • KITCHEN  – completely 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-burner36 inch cooktop.
  • Ventilationhood, 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.
  • Cat feeding station "cave".

SECOND FLOOR

MASTER BEDROOM SUITE
  • Two spacious closets.
  • Bay windows in master bedroom.
  • Master bath withbead-board wainscoting.
  • Large jetted tub with marble surround.
  • Separate shower.
  • Double sinks mounted  in vintage dresser.
  • Toe-kick heater beneath vanity
  • In-wall ironing station.
LAUNDRY ROOM
  • Full-size, side by side washer & drye.
  • Glass front cabinets and built-in wall storage.
  • Tile floor.
GUEST BEDROOM
  • Spacious and bright.
  • Wood floor
HALL  GUEST BATH
  • Full bath with tub and shower.
  • Tile floor.
THIRD FLOOR
  • Two large bedroom.  One is currently used as office/exercise/sitting room.
  • Full bath with tub and shower..
  • Two large walk-in closets.

ATTIC & WIDOW'S WALK
  • Pull down stairs.
  • Fixed ladder for access to widow’s walk on roof (the “cocktail tower” - great for viewing fireworks).
  • Widow's Walk has been restored with modern care-free materials to reduce maintenance of this "birds-eye view" Town.
BASEMENT
  • Full basement under NW quadrant of house.
  • Exterior and interior entrances
  • Sump pump, utility sink
  • Crawl space under the remainder, with vapor barrier.
GARAGE
  • Detached brick, 600sf 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".

 
Additional Notes
Sellers have found their new residence so are motivated to find new Owners for 200 Washington Avenue.
Last Updated: October 28, 2017
All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed and should be independently verified.


 
 

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