An architectural masterpiece built in 1853 and meticulously restored with imagination and great taste. Original features include windows, woodwork, staircases, floors and plaster moldings. The over-sized windows bring gorgeous views of the river.
The classic manor house has a three-section center hall and a central staircase that winds three floors up to a sky-lit cupola with widow’s walk. With 15-foot ceilings downstairs and 14-foot above, 12 working fireplaces and well-proportioned rooms the ambiance is timeless and elegant, yet provides an easy, comfortable lifestyle. Along the west elevation on the river, the hall, living room and dining room open to a sixty-foot glass conservatory.
Within a picket fence enclosure, the inviting swimming pool is surrounded by a handsome English border. A private pier offers a deep-water, protected harbor. This estate includes several dependencies. The nineteenth-century carriage house was converted to a seven-room guest house with two bedrooms, dining room, living room, kitchen, and two marble bathrooms. The spirit of the original structure was preserved by transforming the front carriage entrance into an over-sized window, dramatizing the interior space and giving a full view of the water. The oldest building, once a doctor’s office, has been restored to a delightful library. Adjacent are the fascinating ruins of an early, circular brick dairy. The frame, two-bay garage has two rooms on the second floor – now smart offices -- with bath and kitchen provides additional guest space. The striking, antebellum grain barn displays a rich, picturesque patina. Also, included are an early 20th-century frame stable, sheep shed, and lawnmower shed. There is a golf range with three cups for chipping practice, several areas that would accommodate tennis and croquet courts, and possibly, a helipad site.
Exquisite original architecture, estate presence, and coastal lifestyle, Glen Roy exemplifies the ultimate Chesapeake Bay country experience.
Listing courtesy of Jim & Pat Carter Real Estate