Waterfront - Golf Course - Eco Friendly
Listed By:
Maryland Heritage Properties
201 N Water Street, Chestertown, MD
$ 1,725,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#MDKE2002790
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyKENT
  • CityChestertown
  • NeighborhoodHistoric Chestertown
  • Zip21620
  • StyleColonial,Georgian
  • Year Built1760
  • Taxes$ 18947
  • Price$ 1,725,000
  • Bedrooms4
  • Full Bathrooms4
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage5195
  • Lot Size0.39 Acres
Data Source:
Bright MLS
Property Description

SMITH-RINGGOLD HOUSE. ca. 1750 This exceptional property is a rare find: an authentic waterfront 18th century home with 21st century comfort in heart of Historic Districtnof Chestertown on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Originally a merchants home , the Smith-Ringgold house has been tastefully modified representing four defined periods and enlarged over the course of its 250-year history. William Ringgold added rooms toward the River in about 1759 that doubled the space. (Often, one would find 18th c. additions such as this creating a telescope style design. ) The present owner took two-years to restore the home from foundation to attic. A river-side sun-porch/breakfact room was added. ,The cedar shingle roof, , plumbing, wiring, heat and A/C systems were added or replaced. Wood floors throughout the house have been beautifully restored. Modern storm windows are energy efficient and all but eliminate street sounds. Aside from your own personal touches, this house awaits our arrival anf iss prepared for the next century. The ground floor has a large double parlor, serene sitting room, formal dining room, breakfast room, and a stunning Chefs kitchen. An important feature is the hand painted dining room mural by noted artist Jack Schroeder. The front hall, redesigned in about 1860, replaced a steep stairway with a grand and gracefully curving staircase. The second floor contains three large en-suite bedrooms and a laundry room that is also accessible from the kitchen via a secret staff stairway. The third floor has a large sitting room, bathroom, and fourth bedroom. A setion of the homes original c. 1750 roof has been restored forming a unique design element. The backyard was extensively terraced, probably in the late 1700s, in descending levels down to the Chester River eliminating the fear of flooding. The free-standing brick garage dates from the early 20th century, when car garages replaced horse barns. This structure could easily be repurposed as an artists studio or home workshop. A wide driveway area provides additional off-street parking. Truly an inviting residence for intimate family evenings or grand parties. Perfect setting for one's collection of antiques or for the simplicity of contemporary furniture which emphasizes the wonderful architecture. CHESTERTOWN IN THE COUNTY OF KENT Chestertown was founded in 1706 on the broad Chester River and served as an important shipping hub for trade with England and between the colonies. As the U.S. population center moved westward, Kent County settled into two hundred years of quiet agricultural and commercial fishing activities. Chestertown is home to a surprisingly large number of elegant, historical Georgian homes as well as Victorian painted ladies. With a population of 5,600, Chestertown is only an hour from Annapolis or Wilmington, about two hours from Baltimore, Philadelphia or Washington, and under four hours from New York City. Chestertown in the County of Kent is "a place where one would rather be". Centrally located Washington College (founded in 1782 with the personal support of George Washington) provides Chestertown a mix of athletic competitions, music and drama, adult education, and visiting speakers. The town boasts a weekly Farmers Market, excellent coffee bars, restaurants, and art galleriesbut no big box stores. The Chester River Yacht & Country Club offers an 18-hole golf course as well as a sailing program. The whole community supports major events like the annual Tea Party, commemorating a Revolutionary War protest; a Dickens Christmas Street Fair; and Down-rigging Weekend, when tall ships offer tours and sails on the Chester River. Today, Chestertown, is a vibrant mix of old families, newcomers, college students, full time residents with children, and involved weekenders.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Garnett Elementary School Chestertown Middle School Kent County High School
Price History
6/9/2023 Listed $1,900,000
8/27/2023 10% - $1,725,000

General Features

Interior Features Additional Stairway,Attic,Breakfast Area,Built-Ins,Ceiling Fan(s),Chair Railings,Crown Moldings,Curved Staircase,Exposed Beams,Floor Plan - Traditional,Kitchen - Gourmet,Primary Bath(s),Recessed Ligh
Sewer Public Sewer
Heating Radiator
Cooling Heat Pump(s),Zoned,Ductless/Mini-Split
Utilities Phone Connected,Propane
Possession Settlement
Roof Wood
Appliances Built-In Microwave,Built-In Range,Dishwasher,Disposal,Dryer,Extra Refrigerator/Freezer,Icemaker,Refrigerator,Stove,Washer,Washer - Front Loading
Exterior Features Exterior Lighting,Sidewalks,Street Lights
Zoning R-3
Garage Spaces 2.00
Pool Y/N No Pool
Patio/Porch Features Porch(es)
Architectural Style Colonial,Georgian
Security Features Exterior Cameras
Construction Materials Brick
Year Built 1760
View River,Water
Levels 4
Tax Year 2023
Percent Ownership Fee Simple
Cool Fuel Electric
Waterfront Features None
Accessibility None
County KENT
New Construction No
Property Type Residential
HOA / Comm Assn No
Facing Direction West
Garage Y/N Yes
Water Access Y/N Yes
Other Structures Above Grade,Below Grade
Total Rooms 12
Directions From center of Chestertown,travel South toward Chester River Bridge. BEFORE bridge,turn LEFT. House immediately on right. Brick. No. 201
ModificationTimestamp 2024-03-24T16:41:39
Buyer Agent Compensation 2
Body of Water Chester River
Disclosures Flood Zone,Historic Property,Lead Based Paint - Federal,Prop Disclosure,Underground Storage Tank,Flood Insurance Required
Senior Community Y/N No
Lot Size Square Feet 16973.00
Tax Assessed Value 1209000.0
Waterfront Y/N Yes
Street Name WATER
Tax Annual Amount 18947.0
Home Warranty Y/N No
Property Condition Excellent
Structure Type Detached
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.00
Price Per Sq Ft 332.05
Additional Parcels Y/N No
Historic Y/N Yes
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Virtual Tour https://www.youtube.com/shorts/1JLIiTcINQU
Total SQFT 6675
Days on Market 301
Location Type River
Standard Status Active
Year Built Source Estimated
Tax Lot 1552
Buyer Agent Compensation Type % Of Gross
Association Recreation Fee No

Interior Features

Heating Fuel Propane - Owned
Basement Connecting Stairway,Full,Outside Entrance,Poured Concrete,Shelving,Sump Pump
Flooring Wood
Total Fireplaces 7
Fireplace Features Electric,Equipment,Gas/Propane,Mantel(s),Non-Functioning
Hot Water Electric
Total Stories 4
Basement (Y/N) Yes
Heating Y/N Yes
Window Features Wood Frame,Skylights,Transom
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Above Grade Finished Area 5195
Full Baths 4
Half Baths 1
Street Suffix STREET
Central Air Y/N No
Total Bedrooms 4
Entry Level 1
Room Type Living Room,Dining Room,Primary Bedroom,Sitting Room,Bedroom 2,Bedroom 3,Bedroom 4,Kitchen,Foyer,Breakfast Room,Office,Utility Room,Primary Bathroom,Full Bath,Half Bath
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
LivingAreaSource Assessor
Laundry Type Has Laundry,Hookup,Upper Floor
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin SQFT 1480
Below Grade Unfin SQFT Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 4
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 3
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 2 1
Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 2 1
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 3
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 4
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 2 1.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 3.00
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 4
Above Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Total Baths 5

Exterior Features

Parking Features Brick Driveway
Lot Features Corner
Water Source Public
Inclusions Chandelier in dining room and entrance hall.
Total Parking Spaces 4
Garage Features Additional Storage Area,Garage - Front Entry
Type of Parking Detached Garage,Driveway,On Street,Off Street
Land Use Code R
Foundation Details Brick/Mortar,Permanent,Stone
Spa No
Water View Y/N Yes
Lot Size Acres 0.39
Water Body Type River
Lot Size Units Square Feet
Lot Size Source Assessor
Door Features Six Panel
Water Access Features Public Access,Swimming Allowed,Fishing Allowed,Canoe/Kayak,Boat - Powered
Horse Y/N No
Land Assessed Value 511900.00
Navigable Water Y/N Yes
Water Oriented Y/N Yes
# of Detached Garage Spaces 2

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
Bedroom 2 Upper 1 Flooring - HardWood,Fireplace - Other
Bedroom 3 Upper 1 Fireplace - Other,Flooring - HardWood
Bedroom 4 Upper 2 Attached Bathroom,Flooring - HardWood,Fireplace - Other
Breakfast Room Main Flooring - Tile/Brick,Skylight(s)
Dining Room Main Chair Rail,Crown Molding,Fireplace - Gas,Flooring - HardWood
Foyer Main Fireplace - Other,Flooring - HardWood
Full Bath Upper 1 Flooring - HardWood,Tub Shower
Full Bath Upper 1 Tub Shower,Flooring - HardWood,Flooring - Laminated
Half Bath Main
Kitchen Main Kitchen - Gas Cooking,Pantry
Living Room Main Flooring - HardWood,Fireplace - Other
Living Room Main Fireplace - Wood Burning
Office Upper 2 Flooring - HardWood
Primary Bathroom Upper 1 Flooring - HardWood,Crown Molding,Walk-In Closet(s),Primary Bedroom - Sitting Area
Primary Bedroom Upper 1 Attached Bathroom,Built-Ins,Fireplace - Other,Flooring - HardWood,Walk-In Closet(s),Crown Molding
Sitting Room Main Crown Molding,Fireplace - Gas,Flooring - HardWood
Utility Room Upper 1 Flooring - HardWood


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Single Family Average in 21620

AVG $840K
AVG $4,405
AVG 415
Data Provided by Inside Real Estate®
Year Built
AVG 1968
AVG 36
Data Provided by Walkscore® not using MLS data

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