c. 1845 Charcoal House – Bel Air, MD

Added to OHD on 1/11/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   4 Comments
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National Register

2608 Creswell Rd, Bel Air, MD 21015

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  • $189,000
  • Foreclosure
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 1365 Sq Ft
Come and see this stone house known as the Charcoal House which is part of the historic site of Harford Furnace. This house is on the Historic Register and the plaque is at the side door. This home is on over 8 acres in the woods overlooking James Run creek. Features include 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, a living room fireplace, deep window wells, stone walls, fencing, front and back brick and stone patios and a 3 season porch with cooking capabilities, 2 separate garages holding 5 cars with work space, a carport and a circular driveway. This is a Fannie Mae HomePath property. Offers to be made in HomePath. See the mls documents section for offer information. Contact the listing agent with any questions.
Contact Information
Sandie Klein, Long & Foster Real Estate
(410) 879-8080 / (410) 459-0044
OHD Notes
From the National Register: "This one-story, stone structure...was the charcoal shed for the "steam and water cold-blast charcoal furnace" built here in 1845....Converted to a residence c. 1950, the building is coursed stone with a slate gable roof and an interior brick chimney. The roof's bargeboards are sawn into a distinctive wavey pattern. Other woodwork, doors and window frames, dates to the 1950 adaptive reuse but, when the shed was converted into domestic use, great care was taken to duplicate the original design. Some window openings date to 1950; in the east and, the original door was made into a widow and a new door was opened south of it. The three-bay north side originally had a center door and two windows but it now has a center door with two windows to the east and two to the west."
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4 Comments on c. 1845 Charcoal House – Bel Air, MD

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11880 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    The history, exterior and property was more interesting than the interior. Linked up top is that National Register report on the whole furnace complex, I included a snippet from the description of this particular building.

  2. TGrantTGrant says: 883 comments
    OHD Supporter

    New Orleans, LA

    Totally digging the mid century slightly Hollywood Regency interiors juxtaposed with the historic exterior. This could be a really cool country place.

  3. vuncksa says: 8 comments

    This place could be super cool! Really love that copper hood in the three season room.

  4. DeniseLynn says: 202 comments

    There’s a lot of potential here. I’d love to get the hodge-podgey interior to match the charm of the exterior.


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