Historic Real Estate: The Mid-Atlantic Waterfront Edition

Posted on: April 11th, 2014 by Steven Piccione

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Located on Maryland's Patuxent River, "1908 Waterfront" features unobstructed water views and a charming wood-burning stove.

1908 Waterfront -- Charles County, Md.

Only 42 miles from Washington, D.C., this waterfront estate was originally constructed in 1908 and is situated on more than an acre of land. With five bedrooms, three bathrooms, an office, and multiple living rooms, there is more than enough space for a large family or even for commercial use, which its zoning allows. The large wraparound porch overlooks a private pier on the Patuxent River and an environmentally protected shoreline. Price: $649,999


This private island features a multiple-slip pier, which allows for several boats to dock on the island.

St. Helena Island -- Crownsville, Md.

If you're looking for more privacy than the average homebuyer, the serene St. Helena Island is officially on the market. This island in Maryland's Severn River is a mere 5-minute boat ride upstream to Annapolis, Md. With more than seven acres of land and 1,600 feet of sandy beaches, this Maryland property boasts panoramic views of Little Round Bay, a historic brick cottage built in 1929, a guest house, and even an office tower. It's no surprise it has its own Wikipedia page. Price: $4,750,000

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Famous Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff was known to have summered at this home in northern New Jersey.

Unobstructed Waterviews -- Middletown, N.J.

Once called "The New Amsterdam Hotel," this 1857 Colonial-style house boasts clear views of Clay Pit Creek, not to mention 300 feet of river frontage. Situated in northern New Jersey just south of Staten Island and Brooklyn, "Unobstructed Views" has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and fireplaces in both the living room and library. Price: $1,850,000

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Steven Piccione

Steven Piccione

Steven Piccione is an Editorial Intern at the National Trust. He enjoys carbonated water, all things British, and living in a city warmer than Chicago. Follow him on Instagram at @stebbsjp.

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