PRIVATE CUSTOM WATERFRONT ESTATE. Charleston Point Farm is located just an hour south of Washington, DC on the Wicomico River. Custom design by Merle Thorpe Architects, this waterfront classic American farmhouse was inspired by the original circa 1825 home of Daniel Jennifer - founder of Charleston Plantation, a US Congressman, Ambassador and contemporary of Daniel Webster and Henry Clay who were frequent house guests. Built in 2009 and impeccably maintained, this spacious home is a single entity composed of three distinct structures - a central main two-story section flanked by two distinct one and a half story wings, connected by glass hyphens and joined by a wraparound porch. Incorporating many elements of the original home, the intention is to suggest a narrative of iterative expansion over the life of the central dwelling. Private and secluded, Charleston Point Farm is still surrounded by broad fields, meadows, woodland, creeks and marshland, just as it was in the 1800s. Multiple buildings are sited on this 22+ acre peninsula framed by two branches of Charleston Creek and the Wicomico River with 2600 ft+ of quiet shoreline & a 120 ft private pier with 16,000 lb boat lift and 4 ft MLW depth. Enjoy water views from every room of the residence, beautiful sunrises across the miles-wide river. A separate well-appointed waterfront guest house/pool house faces the 20ft x 40ft custom gunite in-ground heated saltwater sports pool and adjacent spa with automatic retractable covers. Light-filled spaces and generous size rooms include 6 large bedrooms, (including 2 ground floor master suites), 4 full size beautifully appointed baths and 2 half baths. Lifestyle features include a 1500+ bottle temp-controlled wine room, a private home theatre with lsomax sound and vibration isolation system, waterfront exercise room, covered outdoor grill, a 2-story owner's wing with private screened porch, observation tower, office and multiple sitting rooms. Added comfort features include commercial grade Mecho shades installed in hidden pockets in multiple rooms, a two-story dumbwaiter that travels from main level kitchen/pantry to lower level media room kitchenette, a whole house vacuum system, a complete coverage fire suppression/sprinkler system & a whole-house 25KW backup generator. More unique features include standing seam zinc-coated stainless-steel roofing, solid pattern grade South American mahogany entrance doors, 3/4in rift-sawn old growth white oak flooring, multiple Rumford fireplaces & hand-milled stairways and solid mahogany handrails hand-crafted using the old-world system of Tangent Handrailing (a time-tested method of cutting rail transitions out of a solid block of wood). Guest and outdoor features include multiple porches, brick patios, firepit, white crape myrtle allee leading to pool and spa, irrigated play lawn & wooded waterside walking trail. Farm lifestyle includes a 46ft x 50ft barn with heated caretaker shop, large equipment shed, rotation of soy and corn crops by local farmer, and a large gated vegetable/flower garden with 14 raised beds. Charleston Point Farm boosts total living area of 8639 square feet including over 7000 square feet of interior living space and over 1600 square feet of outdoor living areas. Cultural and historic attractions, Colonial architecture, small-town charm, B&Bs, local family-run produce stands, farmers markets, local wineries, museums, marinas and waterside eateries abound. A haven for boaters and water enthusiasts, local watermen continue to harvest the famous Chesapeake Blue Crabs, Oysters and Rockfish from the Wicomico River, Potomac River and numerous Chesapeake Bay tributaries that surround the estate. Bring your boat and plan local water tours with multiple day-trip boating destinations and safe anchorages for both power and sail. Charleston Point Farm is the ideal location for an elegant primary home or quiet vacation spot ~ as a corporate retreat or possibly a Bed & Breakfast.
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