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$ 535,000

Listing No. 24358

c. 1790 Colonial
Sharpsburg, MD

The Piper House

Landmark 18th century stone and brick mansion, circa 1780-1790, on market after 52 years. The Piper House is five bays wide. At the rear of the house is a two-story, four-bay brick ell added about 30 years after the original stone house was built. Well maintained and updated, original floors, elegant original woodwork and interesting documented history. Main house has gracious rooms.

Upon entry you find yourself in an elegant center hall with an open stairway. To the left one enters the library, with 2 twin marble fireplaces and built-ins; on the other side is the formal living room with fireplace with a carved period mantel. There are chair rails, hand-planed window jambs and original iron box locks with lever handles throughout the house. A door at the rear of the living room opens into the dining room, which is in the brick wing of the house. There is a large eat in country kitchen with a fireplace and quartz countertops. Beyond the kitchen at the end of the wing is the keeping room with a very large service fireplace and closed cupboard on one side and a half bath on the other side.

The 2nd level is home to 5 bedrooms of varying sizes with two fireplaces with Italian Marble mantles and a full bathroom. The huge master bedroom was originally a ballroom complete with wooden springs under the floor to support the weight of the dancers. Beyond this room is a smaller back room which at one time was only accessible from the porch. During the Civil War this was the bedroom of Emory Summers who was a slave in the household. The second floor porch offers amazing views of the formal gardens featuring period flowerbeds lovingly created by the present owner. Off the kitchen there is a wonderful huge patio with stone retaining walls which is a perfect place to host parties. There is also an old barn used as a one car garage, tool sheds and a large masonry building formerly used as a Civil War museum containing 3 rooms. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to find an authentic museum quality house which has been well loved with unspoiled elegance and charm. You will not be disappointed.
Bedrooms: 4
Full Bath(s): 1
Half Bath(s): 1

Heated Sq. Ft.: 4,272
Stories: 2

Acres: 0.490

Contact the Agent directly.

Coldwell Banker Innovations

Florence Wise photo Florence Wise

Realtor, licensed in MD and PA
Phone: 301-745-1504
Mobile: 240-527-0349


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  • 1 Car Garage
  • Barn
  • Fenced Yard
  • Garden
  • Gazebo
  • Patio
  • Workshop
  • Built-in Bookcases
  • Fireplaces
  • Metal Roof
  • Wood floors
  • Cast Iron Radiators
  • Potting shed
  • Second floor porch

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