3618 Greenpoint Road, East New Market, Maryland 21631
10 acres +/- Listing Price $1,725,000
Sold for $1,700,000
Located in East New Market just a few minutes from Cambridge, with 1,200 feet of waterfront on the Choptank River, broad views and a beautifully restored Victorian home, Greenpoint is sure to please the waterfront home buyer. Features include modern upgrades with efficient heating and cooling, an open floor plan for entertaining, 7 bedrooms in the primary dwelling and an adorable guest cottage, this waterfront retreat is sure to please. Currently registered as a short-term rental, Greenpoint is an income producer providing a host of opportunities for the new owner.
Amenities include a ramp for watercraft, a waterside canopy of mature trees, extensive shoreline bulkheading, beach, tidal pond, wrap around porch, and a rural setting providing privacy and dramatic sunsets. Wildlife abounds with waterfowl and upland game and there is adequate acreage for pasture for livestock. The architecture of the three-story main house has a Gallic flair with its steep mansard slate roof, white true stucco, and rusticated block foundation.
The main floor wrap-around porch offers several sitting areas for relaxing and watching the sailboats glide along the river with water views from every main room on each floor. When you enter the house, the style changes to a contemporary barn-dominium. Beautiful pine flooring exposed hand-hewn wood rafters below ceiling planes of crisp white and sliding 'barn' doors from most of the enclosed rooms evoke the style, with a contemporary twist.
The sleek design of the gourmet kitchen has light gray cabinets that blend with the stainless-steel appliances for a monochromatic look and a large island that is a gathering spot before dinner, and which separates the kitchen area from the sitting room and dining area defined by a box bay with windows on three sides.
The centrally located three-sided fireplace is visible from the entire open plan living-dining-kitchen areas with water views in every direction. The original three-bay garage is now a spacious recreation room with barn doors replacing the former garage doors providing an outdoor experience inside. With a half bath and separation from the rest of the living space of the house, this rec room provides a year-round remedy when the weather doesn't cooperate.
The living room's floating stair with thick wood plank treads without risers has a rustic wood handrail and leads to the second-floor bedrooms, all of which have windows on two exterior walls for maximum water views and sunlight. The primary suite is located at the waterside corner and two other bedrooms and two baths are across the hall that leads to a large room currently used as a laundry for the vacation rental. This space could be easily converted to another bedroom or a second-floor TV room.
For bird's eye broad views of the water and landscape, explore the third floor with its delightful interior architecture from the steep slope of the gambrel-shaped roof that maximizes the useable floor area.
The bedrooms differ in size and the cozy bedroom at the waterside front corner has an 'L' shaped window seat connecting the two dormer windows that would be a perfect perch for the family pet.
The separate carriage house is 150 feet from the main house providing an appropriate remove and equally charming. The foyer contains laundry and provides an appropriate utility/mud room for life on the shore. Entering a magnificent open arrangement of kitchen, living, and dining areas, this attractive and comfortable cottage has a water presence on a tidal pond that frames nature's beauty with a wall of windows. The beautiful wood floors, exposed hand hew wood rafters, and craftsman-style kitchen cabinets add warmth. To the second floor, a circular stair leads to a loft with a gambrel roof clad in stained beadboard and a single transom at each end for extra sunlight. Bucolic and serene, Greenpoint is an amazing opportunity to own a waterfront retreat on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
*Information on this site is believed to be accurate. but should not be relied upon without verification
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HOUSE OF THE WEEK
The phrase in one of my fave Joni Mitchell songs…”I felt unfettered and alive…” always reminds me of an idyllic summer in France after graduation from architectural school. I attended a 10 week session at the E’cole Des Beaux Arts and spent each weekend roaming Paris’ arrondissements with my fellow students. I came home with a deep appreciation for mansard roofs, (which has slopes on all four sides of a building, unlike a gambrel, with slopes on two sides). When I arrived at this property and saw the mansard roofs on both the carriage house and main house, I knew the top floors would be tres magnifique!
I began my tour by walking along part of the 200 feet of waterfront along the Choptank River as a family of ducks left the river to glide into the tidal pond along one side of the property. The house is sited perpendicular to the shoreline and a deep wrap-around porch offers broad vistas up and down the river. The exterior white color palette of stucco on the first floor and white siding on the second floor stands out against the background of tall trees, one of which a bald eagle has claimed for its nest.
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