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Trappe estate sells for $7.9M

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TRAPPE — Chloras Point Farm, an historic waterfront residence set on about 88 on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, was sold Tuesday at absolute auction for a price of $7,920,000. The buyer was Lance Weaver of Wilmington, Del., who outbid 13 other registered bidders participants from six states, each of whom was required to bring $25,000 in certified funds in order to bid. The National Auction Group of Gadsden, Ala., a team specializing in marketing high-end properties, conducted the auction.

“This is a wonderful and historic home in one of the country’s most popular areas and the results reflect that,” said William Bone, president of National Auction Group.” Today we had a happy seller and a happy buyer and that is always our primary objective. This obviously proves there is a significant market for terrific Eastern Shore properties.”

Situated on the banks of Chesapeake Bay with approximately half-mile of frontage, the home dates to 1659 but was beautifully and thoroughly restored in 2002. Colonial-style in design, the three-story residence includes five bedrooms and five and a half baths. Also on the property are a caretaker’s cottage, a barn and a smokehouse.

The tone of this home with a brick and siding exterior and cedar shake roof is established in the entry foyer which has a raised panel cedar door and windows that afford dramatic views of the tidal pond and bay. The adjacent family room, which opens to the kitchen, is highlighted by a wood tray ceiling with soft lighting and a massive stone fireplace. The den was one of the home’s original rooms and contains hand-crafted shelving. With quick access from several other rooms, it could easily be converted into a spacious wine cellar.

The large gourmet kitchen shows how a home can be personalized while offering practical luxury. It features a large island, a pantry and beautiful aged wood and custom poured concrete countertops. Upscale appliances include a Traulsen commercial refrigerator, two Miele dishwashers, a Sub Zero refrigerator/freezer drawer, Sub Zero wine storage, a Wolf gas cook top, a Wolf oven and a Gaggenau oven/pizza oven. Just off the kitchen is the original dining room which contains a fireplace reminiscent of the period and the original wood ceiling beams.

The sunroom has two fireplaces as well as a multi-person Japanese spa and views of the water. This room is what Chesapeake Bay-front living is all about.

The spacious master suite is a special sanctuary that’s ideal for unwinding. Special features include a gas fireplace, antique beams and a frame ceiling from the old farm; a sitting room with an additional gas fireplace; a custom-made television/media station and French doors that lead to a large deck with wonderful water views.

The master bath, fully-appointed and luxurious, includes tumbled marble flooring and shower with dual shower heads, a soaking tub with water views and an antique vanity with two sinks. The remaining four bedrooms all have their own private baths as well as other special features and architectural appointments.

Other features of this special home are a large third floor attic that’s perfect for storage, a newly-completed tennis court, a swimming pool and a large high-ceiling screened porch ideal for outdoor gatherings and relaxation

by Daily Banner, newszap.com

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