c. 1843/c. 1870 – Aquasco, MD

Details below are from July 2016, sold status has not been verified.
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Added to OHD on 7/20/16   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   8 Comments
Off Market / Archived

22600 Aquasco Rd, Aquasco, MD 20608

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  • $549,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 2.5 Bath
  • 4730 Sq Ft
  • 7 Ac.
Beautiful HISTORIC property known as the William R. Barker House. in Southern PG county. Don't miss the opportunity to own a piece of history and make it your dream home. This gem boasts 10ft ceilings, hardwood floors, spacious rooms, circular driveway and beautiful magnolia trees in the front yard. The lg. 7 acre property also includes an original smoke house, a barn & pond. Sold as is.
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Vida Hanson, Berkshire Hathaway
(301) 870-7653
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8 Comments on c. 1843/c. 1870 – Aquasco, MD

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  1. BethanyBethany says: 3430 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    As-is are my favorite words to read in a description–usually means something deliciously untouched and unremuddled. This house is fantastic! That porch! I’ll take the kitty too . . .

  2. Tiffaney Jewel says: 78 comments

    Aquasco has some amazing old houses, but it’s not a great area. When I moved to MD and was looking to buy a house, everyone told me to stay out of PG county. I had to go see for myself. They were right. It’s such a pity, because this (and others) have so much potential.

  3. Anne says: 203 comments

    Hey Tiffany, agreed there are some PARTS of PG county which are not great, however, it is a VERY large county and extends way down by the bridge. I lived nearby on a wonderful horse property for years and never experienced any problems. So there is a lot of land and many,many wonderful areas to live in.
    Anyone interested in this house which looks fantastic, should not be afraid to go take a look.
    Of course the price is high due to its proximity to Washington DC. A lot of Gov. Folks live in PG. County and commute into the city.
    Although noticably, pictures of kitchen and baths and more rooms are conspicuously missing! It has wonderful bones, and that barn is super!

  4. Anne says: 203 comments

    Also interesting that the Agents website lists the build date as 1825.
    This home is in a truly beautiful area of PG!

  5. Laurie W. says: 1705 comments

    Potential here for a beauty to be gorgeous again. I like its simplicity & grace — the stairs make me sigh! It is probably a mix of dates — the stairs could be early & the double interior doors look Federal, but porch trim & arched fireplace opening are Victorian, the bullseye trim blocks at least the mid-19th century, possibly later. Next door is an alpaca farm, a church nearby — looks like a peaceful rural location. Price might be reasonable despite the work needed; it’s an hour from DC & near the river.

  6. JimHJimH says: 5101 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Great old house and some really good real estate. The stair, porch and entry are superb. Interesting history too.

    How can an area with median income of $75k, poverty about 5% and a low rate of serious crime be bad? If it were any better the property would probably be over $1MM.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11870 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      For every person that says a place is bad are the others that say a place is good. Depends on what one considers good or bad I suppose.

  7. lara janelara jane says: 470 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Slate. Mansard. Roof.

    Clearly not original. No less amazing.

    The PDF (I love you for including those when they’re available, Kelly! I’m a sucker for the history of a place!) says the kitchen/pantry/bathroom were probably completed in the 1920s or 30s when the south wing of the house was removed. There don’t appear to be many (any?) cabinets there now, and maybe an old sink still there, so it may be a blank slate situation, which is the next best thing to a time capsule, in my opinion!

    I highly recommend taking the time to read the PDF and view the attached photos and floor plan. Good stuff.

    Also worth checking is the aerial view Kelly has linked in the listing description, not just for this house but also for its neighbor to the north! Holy carriage house!!!

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