Jim Bell of Beasley Real Estate is proud to list historic Maryland estate circa 1798
3300 WATERFORD MILL ROAD BOWIE, MD / Offered at $550,000
(MediaQuire) Washington, DC – (BeasleyRE) This is a rare opportunity to purchase a significant Maryland landmark situated on six and a half acres conveniently located between Washington, DC and Baltimore, Maryland.
Built in 1798 for Dr. Isaac Duckett, described as one of the most opulent planters of the state, Pleasant Prospect was constructed on land originally patented in 1698 as Sprigg’s Request. Later, the home of his daughter and son-in-law, John and Eliza Contee, remained in their family until after the Civil War when it was sold to Jonathan T. Walker in 1868. Pleasant Prospect remained in the Walker family for over a century.
Beautifully restored to its prior architectural distinction by its current owner, Pleasant Prospect is a fine, late Georgian plantation house, elegantly understated, with graceful moldings, plaster work and ornamentation such as garlands, swags and urns, applied to interior doorways and ornate mantels. This home distinguishes itself with seven wood burning fireplaces, beautiful oversized windows, original hardwood floors and high ceilings crowned in dentil moldings and much more are throughout this grand home.
Its lovely Adamesque front doorway opens into a Georgian floor plan, with a grand center hall and two formal spacious rooms to either side with built in bookcases and original chandeliers, perfect for entertaining the most distinguished of guests. We then continue into an elegant formal dining room complete with built in china closet. A nineteenth addition, houses the handsome library with original wood details, built-in bookshelves, lower- level master suite and the kitchen wing on the south end which were typical of late eighteenth and nineteenth century ancillary architecture in Southern Maryland.
The current stairway was added in the third quarter of the nineteenth century and replaced an enclosed staircase originally in the rear of the house. The remaining 3 bedroom suites are located on the upper level.
This is a home of rare and beautiful distinction that must be seen to appreciate its true beauty. Pleasant Prospect is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and stands as a tribute to a bygone era.
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