1826 Federal – Princess Anne, MD

Added to OHD on 11/26/16   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   24 Comments
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National Register

11653 Somerset Ave, Princess Anne, MD 21853

  • $149,900
  • 4 Bed
  • 2.5 Bath
  • 5224 Sq Ft
  • 0.8 Ac.
Federal Home on the National Register w/traditional side hall w formal living and dining- large country kitchen-stove only appliance conveying. Home is being sold AS IS Short Sale and is in an Estate. Needs total exterior paint and repairs--pool can be opened and used-Come take a look and make an offer-- Wonderful property with City amenities on almost an acre of land--extra building for home office/business complete with half bath.
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Candace Hiatt, Coldwell Banker,
(410) 543-4545

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11881 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks Lancaster John for sharing!

    The listing photos weren’t put in any specific order. If you check out the Zillow link there are archived photos that show the rooms better.

    • Joe says: 751 comments

      I have to say that I am always amazed at the way you seem to take mediocre listing photos and produce good ones out of them. I find it hard to believe that Zillow’s photos are better than yours.

      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11881 comments

        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        The ones on Zillow archives are better (I put two or three of them at the end of these photos.) I don’t take the photos, if that’s what you mean?

        • Joe says: 751 comments

          No, this sounds stupid, but, what I mean is that when I see pictures on this site they always look better than on the realtor’s sites. I thought that you were a wizard with photo software. It’s like my chocolate chip cookies. When I make them, everyone says that they are the best and ask for the recipe. No one has ever thought that theirs were as good as mine using the recipe that I do. I think that they turn out differently every time.
          Somehow I think that you have a magic touch.

          • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11881 comments

            1901 Folk Victorian
            Chestatee, GA

            Oh! No, I’m not that much of a wizard. I look around, sometimes there are better photos on other listing sites (as in Realtor, Trulia, etc.) Don’t know why quality/size is different between the sites. I even compress my images (helps pages load faster) so if you were to compare REALLY close up, you’d see my site is more pixelated than the listing site I got the images from.

  2. I’m in love!

  3. Anonymous says: 4 comments

    What happened here? It looks like it was abandoned for a year or so.

  4. Cathy says: 2203 comments

    This house has an elegance to it. But… I keep puzzling over that first staircase – the one next to the front door which partially blocks the window, and which looks like there wouldn’t be enough headroom before getting to the landing.

    • pipa67 says: 21 comments

      I was thinking the same thing. The other thing odd is the arches and the trim that looks unfinished, it just stops on either side.

  5. The pictures on Zillow that show the rooms furnished helped me make this house make sense. The kitchen is not as bad as it looks now in those pictures. All of the bathrooms are sad as well as the paint colors but I do love this house! First off, the outside would get a coat of paint and I would fix the side where they took out a chimney.

  6. Pookha says: 137 comments

    I guess that it’s hard to get decent light for photos when the chandeliers have been pulled down.

    This one looks like fixes I could do, give or take the pool. Seems like a reasonable price for the area.

  7. Nina Fritz says: 2 comments

    I love this house and I’m also puzzled by that staircase that seems to partially cover a window .

    • JosephFortHill says: 413 comments

      This is not uncommon; it was considered more important to maintain the symmetry of the exterior (and it does provide light when using the stairs).

  8. dreamin'bout'oldhouse ownership ~Colleen~ says: 1157 comments

    It says it’s an estate sale,short sale, that could be why it looks like no one has lived in it for a year or so. If I lived near by I would make an appointment to go look at this one!

  9. Angela says: 196 comments

    It is beautiful from the outside but the interior pictures are too dark to make much of the inside of the house. The pool and all that “stuff” added on the back of the house detracts from the house’s beauty; I think I would get rid of all of it. I too am puzzled by the stair covering part of a window, also how many staircases does this house have? There are several pictures of staircases.

    This could be fabulous when repaired/renovated.

  10. LisaLou says: 107 comments

    I love the house, but not the pool and other “modern” things. I would like it to be more like it was 100 years ago. A few paint colors I would change. Really nice house.

  11. JimHJimH says: 5148 comments
    OHD Supporter

    There’s some info on the house from the state survey and the NRHP historic District nomination, but a contradiction in both sources as to the build date. Both indicate a date of 1800 based on style, with no documentation. The Maryland info goes on to state that the lot was purchased by William W. Johnston in 1834 and the house was built at that time, while the less detailed NRHP report says the same man built the house around 1800, a difficult fact given his birthdate in 1797. Perhaps there’s something to the 1826 date in the listing.

    In any event, it’s a fine Federal Style house in the middle of a nice historic town, although the crime and economic statistics aren’t very attractive.

  12. kj says: 21 comments

    Wow… A pool with an island ! So Capability Brown… And love the house..

    • BethanyBethany says: 3506 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      I am surprised no one else mentioned the odd pool with . . . debris in the middle of the cover? An island? I wasn’t even sure it was a pool for a while. Nice house with loads of potential though!

  13. MW says: 905 comments

    I grew up just down the street from this house back in the 60’s and 70’s. It was painted all white back then if I recall, like most houses in town. And I rember it being in pretty nice shape back then too. Our house was nowhere near as impressive, not even close, and I always had the impression that whoever lived there was “rich”. Although I don’t think my family knew them as far as I remember. But my extended family was very well connected in town, so they probably did some how or another. I just wasn’t aware. I still have some extended family that lives in the area and in town. It has been a couple years since I’ve been back though.

    Sad to see it in such disrepair. It was very nice looking back then. At least from a kid’s eye perspective.

  14. StevenFStevenF says: 186 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    Does anyone know the purpose of the rectangular opening above the doorway in the 12th photo? Is it for some kind of ventilation scheme? Thanks in advance!

  15. Mandy says: 2 comments

    Been looking at this home and finding about the history .we’re in to the civil war we love the benefactors camaraderie. I’m a baker by profession.I’m also in to herbs and Botanicals and my daughter is learning and finishing her interest in floristry we live and adore the old ways of of making her own textiles and food and growing and cooking in the old ways……we are looking at this home and very much hoping we can achieve my hopes and dreams of retiring in that area.
    growing up and older historical homes and having parents that bought and fixed up old homes….they own still 2 left out of 6 we believe in preserving the artwork in the architectural and Gifts of older homes what they stand for…..this home and beautiful yard Is a dream of tranquility and I see beautiful sources with baking classes or my bakery on the side …..turned 43 and I almost have a empty nest.I ‘ve waited 25 years to find a home that feels so much warmth as this one radiates

  16. mandy says: 2 comments

    She sold 4 weeks ago for 109k

    I feel I’ll and so sad I was going for her

    • Joe says: 751 comments

      Just in case you missed it, this house is scheduled for a sheriff’s sale on June 14. The details are in this week’s Link Exchange and Discussion on OHD.

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