Rare opportunity to own an early 20th century Victorian in Downtown Berlin, MD. Built in 1900, this house is built like a fortress.
As the years have gone by, the previous owners appeared to have "stayed ahead" of maintenance of a property such as this. The building materials used in this house are not what you will see in houses these days. The foundation is concrete block and brick; all in great shape. Go to the walk-in attic. If you have always wanted to see a real 2x4, this is where you will it. (And while you're at it , you can admire how well the roof is put together.)
The basic interior of the house is very impressive. Begin at the front door; any craftsman will tell you how rare it is to see a door made like that. There are hardwood floors throughout the house. A few rooms have parquet designs. The stairwells are classic wooden casements; something you'd see in a mansion from a movie. French doors with glass panes all through the bottom floor.
Step out onto the front porch. Look at the wooden soffits on the porch ceiling. When was the last time you saw a porch built like that? That's how they built it 120 years ago. But look what great shape those boards are in. Step off the porch, and take a good look at the front of the house. Look at the scalloped siding at the top of the house. That and the stained glass window. The porch harkens back to old times, when families sat out front and waved to people going by on horseback. Take a close look at those pillars. Don't see those too often these days. But we do see here a bit of modern mixed with the old and a totally redone trex floor on the porch.
The house utilities were upgraded about 5 years ago. There is a new two-zone HVAC heat pump with a natural gas backup to heat the entire house. A stand alone "gas stove" in the common area in front of the kitchen/laundry room. Add to that, the water heater is a state-of-the-art on demand gas water heater.
The lot is nearly a third of an acre; again, it's not everyday you have the chance at this much property in Berln. The owner loves dogs, and she had a "dog run" installed with the fence behind the house. She would come out on the back deck, and let the dogs "into the chute". They would head to the far back section of the yard to go an play.
Located just a few blocks from the downtown business district, you are within walking distance of the famous shops and restaurants in Downtown Berlin. Add to that, the awesome schools in the county would make this a great place to bring a family. If you are an investor, think of the rental potential for a property near a place like downtown Berlin. And the various shore points, Ocean City/Assategue (home of the ponies) are minutes away.
This is a property that you have to see for yourself; one of the most unique buildings you will find at the shore!
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