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1882 Victorian

Historic District of Chestertown
Chestertown, Maryland

The Harry Boyd House

200 North Mill Street
200 North Mill Street
Architecturally important landmark in Chestertown, Maryland
Landmark 1881 Victorian. A property admired because of its style, grace, condition and location. All original details beautifully maintained and yet brought into 21st century with modern kitchen, baths and CAC. One block from Fountain Park and 2.5 block from Chester River in Historic Chestertown.
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Entrance Hall and Stair.
Entrance Hall and Stair.
Original stair, flooring and newell post.
Fine Bay Window
Fine Bay Window
Pine and walnut paneling, original shutters and hardware.
Old Post Office Roll-tops
Old Post Office Roll-tops
Used as bar and storage.
Modern Kitchen
Modern Kitchen

Features.

  • Crawl Space
  • Dining room
  • Entry Hall
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Room
  • Living room
  • Unfinished Basement
  • Utility Room
  • 1 Car Garage
  • Dormers
  • Fenced Yard
  • Fresh paint
  • Garden
  • Restored exterior
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplaces
  • Grand staircase
  • Original wood windows
  • Walk-In Closets
  • Wood floors
  • Tin Roof
  • Central air
  • City sewer
  • City water supply
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Range
  • Refrigerator
  • Security System
  • Claw-foot Tub(s)
  • Transoms
  • Wrap Around Porch
  • Back stairway.
  • Full-width gables.
  • Grand size dining room.
  • Handsome bay window.
  • Old post office roll-top cupboards.
  • Pine and walnut woodwork.
  • Prominent bargeboards.
  • Side porch also with brackets.
  • Sunlight filled.

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Beautifully preserved excitng example of late 19th century architecture.

An historic property of the late Victorian era with all of the finest details of the period, updated with the amenities and conveniences of a discerning modern household. Three large bedrooms, two full baths, a dining room, parlour, and luxurious kitchen, all cooled by central air conditioning, surrounded by a charmingly landscaped yard and private shaded garden. Off-street parking available in an original 19th century carriage house-turned-garage. This unique property enjoys an enviable situation on a quiet, shaded street in Chestertown’s Historic District, where one can walk to shops, fine restaurants, a weekly farmer’s market, a public library, and the town square.

Chestertown, located in the county of Kent, Maryland which is home of Washington College, 10th oldest college in United States and only college given permission to use George Washington's name.

Kent County is primarily agricultural and is surrounded by Chesapeake Bay and Chester River. A culturally lively yet peaceful and uncomplicated way of life abounds. Short distance to Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington airports and Annapolis and Wilmington.

Architectural Significance

One of the most striking examples of small-scale Victorian gothic style in Chestertown.

By building a full-width gable on the front of the house, the designer has enabled the house's principlal decorative feature - its it prominent bargeboards - to affect three elevations and thereby make a basic contribution to the building's overall shaple. The effect is to square the top of the slightly oblong house, giving it somewhat the aspect of a tower. This mildly gothic effect was originally emphasized further by the contrasting paint on the borders of the bargeboard.

The other distictive aesthetic feature of the house is the restraint shown in the choice of the other decoragtive details. They tend to balance or assist its principal feature rather than compete with it. The front porch and bay window help to balance the "width" at the top of the house. The porch buttress arches echo the arch shape of the bargeboards and the hood moldings over the semi-circular sash of the gable windows. The cornice brackets throughout the house are decorative to complement the highly decorative work on the bargeboards, but the pendents are notably small. At several very tempting places on the house - the cornice over the paired windows, the front entrance, for two examples - plain decorations have been choosen over ornate ones. As much of the success of the house's expression of Victorian style lies in its retraint as in its basic bold statement. There are wonderful tassteful brackent everywhere. All in fine condition.

Archived in February, 2007

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