c. 1830 Federal – Clear Spring, MD

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12715 Saint Paul Rd, Clear Spring, MD 21722

  • $445,000
  • 5 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 57.4 Ac.
58 very private acres yet convenient to town and interstate. With nine fireplaces and four bedrooms. "Well-pleased" circa 1830 history from current owner. Owned by the Ankeney family known as one of the largest farming operations in Clear Spring. Wonderful stream meanders through the property. Original detailing of woodwork remain. 2 additional percs on property.
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Cathy Wantz, Real Estate Today,
(301) 791-9046

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8 Comments on c. 1830 Federal – Clear Spring, MD

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11835 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks ChrisICU for sharing!

  2. StevenFStevenF says: 186 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    LOVE it. Particularly the details in the last two pictures. I first saw angled “bay-like” surrounds of this sort at Washington Irving’s home, Sunnyside, which was built around the same time. I vowed to do similar if I ever built a house. The “stacked book” carved into the capitals of the fireplace mantle might mean that this room was originally a library. Wonderful!

  3. Cathy says: 2215 comments

    You’re right about that fp’s detail – cool!
    I visited Sunnyside a few years ago, but didn’t take notice of the angled bays like these. I imagine I saw them, in the literal sense, but that they didn’t stick in my brain – unfortunately.

  4. Colleen Johnson says: 1168 comments

    A farmhouse to love!

  5. Diane says: 557 comments

    Would like to see another thousand pictures but what they show is beautifully raw. A wooden thread spool for a door knob is thrift and speaks to my heart. I like the 9 over 6 windows. And pretty much everything else including secluded on over 50 acres with it’s own stream.

  6. JullesJulles says: 534 comments
    OHD Supporter

    This is a beautiful house and that is one great mantle. I’m trying to figure out how I could make it for my library. It has some great original details and those mouldings are beautiful. You know with some TLC this could show with the best and then there is 57 acres with a stream. It sounds like a bit of heaven to me. That is some beautiful land around that area. I don’t think it is that far (relatively) from FLW’s “Falling Water” and that is gorgeous country. This is a “I inherited a million dollars” house. Love it.

  7. Claudia says: 28 comments

    So lovely! What a wonderful home! I hope someone buys this property and keeps it as a working farm or at least doesn’t divide up the property into a bunch of tiny lots. So many of these beautiful old farms in MD are bought up by developers and then turned into neighborhoods. Thankfully, despite being along I-70 and being very near Hagerstown this area looks predominantly rural and agricultural.

  8. lem says: 4 comments

    A little paint and some elbow grease and i think it would be ready to show off.

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