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3526 Hampden Drive, Trappe, Maryland 21673 
Listing Price $4,375,000




Circa 1663

Trappe, Maryland located between Easton and Oxford, Hampden is reported to be the oldest surviving brick residence in Talbot County.  On the still waters of Sawmill Cove, Hampden is comprised of two parcels totaling 24 acres.  With West/Southwest exposure on the creek and a mature canopy of trees around the house, the setting is bucolic and steeped in time.  

The main residence is a one- and one-half-story, l-shaped brick dwelling with a five-bay façade.  There are four bedrooms with a first-floor primary suite.  Quietly removed from the rest of the house, the primary provides a study/library with exemplary millwork, fireplace, and gracious views of Sawmill Cove along with separate ensuite baths.  Formal living and dining appointments blend with casual spaces including a remarkable sunroom, open kitchen and family rooms, quintessential Eastern Shore Mud Room, second-floor guest suites, studio, and office join in a remarkable assembly of form, function, and historic significance.

Additional improvements complement the setting including an original smokehouse, pool with changing rooms/summer kitchen, a two-bedroom guest accessory, farm office, workshop, greenhouse, and dock with five feet at mean low tide. 

The grounds of Hampden are complemented by a mature canopy of trees along with open space for agriculture, livestock, or habitat restoration.  The location on La Trappe Creek is a proven waterfowl staging area on the sheltered waters of the cove.

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Within 10 miles of Easton and Oxford, this rural setting provides an amazing opportunity to get away while maintaining convenient access to metropolitan regions.  Easton’s Airport (ESN) provides jet service and both Baltimore and Washington are within 80 miles.  Easton is often ranked one of America’s great small towns.  Rich in history with a vibrant arts and cultural heritage, Talbot County is sure to please the discerning buyer.  Between the Avalon Theatre, Academy of the Arts and Chesapeake Maritime Museum, there is something for everyone.


Circa 1663, Hampden displays significant architectural features.  The original dwelling from 1663 was a one room brick structure.  In 1750 additional improvements including a center hallway, living and dining rooms are added along with second floor bedrooms.   The residence has been improved and expanded over time with a major restoration just completed in 2019.  Substantial structural, mechanical and electrical improvements have provided a basis for the next 350 years.  The outdoors are brought inside with a remarkable sunroom and new terrace complimenting the historic façade with modern features.


The grounds of Hampden include two parcels totaling twenty-four acres with over 1,900 feet of waterfront. The property is a historic waterfowl staging area on Sawmill Cove with broad exposure on La Trappe Creek.  For the nature enthusiast, the property is surrounded by large estates, agriculture and woodland where upland game and wildlife abound.  A Conservation Easement held by Eastern Shore Land Conservancy protecting scenic and habitat values encumbers the point parcel, lot 6.  There is a mature tree-lined driveway shared with two neighbors an appropriate remove from Hampden providing privacy and solace.



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Easton, Maryland native, Coard Benson is an established authority on Eastern Shore real estate. 

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