Magnificent property- fantastic location-first time offered in 50 years!
Welcome to “Holly House’, a home which has been loved and treasured by the same family for many decades. This stunning 11+ acre property is truly exceptional—located along the coveted Oxford corridor while maintaining complete privacy. As you turn into the gate, the lovely drive captures your attention with the incredible flowering trees and gardens around the circular drive. The federal style home has a ‘southern feel’ with its double story open porch and large columns.
The original part of the house was built in the 1800’s and boasts large- scaled rooms, 10.5 ft ceilings, pine floors, and 3 fireplaces. Elegance abounds as one enters the gracious front hall, complete with the original front door, operable sidelights and transom.
The stately living room is centered around a wood burning fireplace, providing a grand space for entertaining or family living, and is accessible from both the center hall and the kitchen. Expansive wall space is available for artwork, and tall original windows provide natural light.
The beautiful library is complete with a wood burning fireplace, decorative crown moldings and floor-to-ceiling bookcases. This very comfortable room can be used as an office or den.
Many holidays and dinners have been enjoyed in the cherished dining room which has its own fireplace and lighted display shelves. The dining room is discreetly serviced through a butler’s pantry, with a wet bar area, ice maker, beverage fridge, and multiple cabinets for glassware and china storage.
The kitchen was added in the 1970’s and runs the width of the house. Overlooking the grounds, pool, gardens, and down to Trippe Creek, this great space has been the hub for many family gatherings and parties. There are 2 separate eating areas plus a comfortable lounging area. Sliding doors open to the large screened porch which has automatic awnings, brick floors, and views of the property and creek.
Off the kitchen is an expansive mudroom with sink and storage and the side entrance to the home. Adjacent is the brick-floored glassed breezeway which transitions to the kennel addition built in the 1980’s. A grooming room and 6 large kennels with outdoor runs brought much enjoyment to the owner and her beloved champion Welsh Springers. This area could easily be converted into a primary or guest suite.
Upstairs are 5 bedrooms, including the primary bedroom (with expansive deck and creek views) and full bath which was added in the 1970’s (at the same time the kitchen was built).
Off the top landing are the four other bedrooms which are similar in size and share 2 jack-and-jill bathrooms. Pine floors, high ceilings, and large windows are found throughout. A pull-down attic offers great storage as well.
The property, with its high elevation and western exposure, offers amazing views and sunsets, and is truly unique with its beautiful, gentle rolling topography. The concrete pool is waterside, and the large pier has 2 very large slips and 5’+ MLW.
The four stall barn is complete with a tack room, hay and feed room, and surrounded by 2 pastures (and room for a third which could easily be fenced back in). Adjacent is a 4-bay garage.
This home and property are exceptional in every way and represent the best of the Eastern Shore! Located just minutes (by land and water) to the Talbot Country Club, Easton, and Oxford, this is an offering which rarely comes to market.
Please contact the listing agent for more information. This is being sold by the estate so will be sold in ‘as-is’ condition. Recent inspections have been performed on the home, well, and septic and may be furnished upon request.