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Former Quaker meetinghouse is now an Easton estate

Former Quaker meetinghouse is now an Easton estate
This Easton mansion, built in 1840, is on the market for $2.975 million. (Courtesy of HomeVisit, Handout photo)

A former Quaker meetinghouse, built in 1840 on the site of the original 1665 structure in Talbot County, is on the market for $2.975 million.

Located on the banks of a small creek off the Miles River, the home once belonged to Robert Bartlett Dixon, a state senator and president of the Easton National Bank who came to live there in 1861.

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A gated and tree-lined entrance road leads to the three-story, Federal-style mansion on almost 4 acres of land, including 700 feet along the waterfront and a 75-foot-long dock.

"This is not your ordinary waterfront property; the views from each room are remarkable," said listing agent Joseph G. Zorc, with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. "One of the home's most amazing things is the sense of grandiose you're hit with when you first see the property."

The home's interior, boasting 6,800 square feet of living space, contains nine bedrooms, five bathrooms, a powder room and an elegant first-floor center hallway. Large rooms feature 9-foot ceilings, some of them coffered. Crown molding and paneling is found in every room. Dark wood and built-in bookshelves are hallmarks of the home's library.

Other interior features include ceramic tile in bathrooms, double vanities, drapes and drapery rods, five fireplaces with carved mantels, Corian counters, a wet bar and wood floors.

Completely remodeled and updated in 2010, the home offers all modern conveniences, as well as an eat-in kitchen outfitted with a cooktop, extra refrigerator and freezer, microwave, double oven range and range hood, washer and dryer, and a trash compactor.

A side and front porch embellish the home's exterior. The partially wooded grounds feature is a play area, a detached garage, a screened-in gazebo and a built-in pool.

"This is a great home for entertaining," said Zorc. "You feel like you're in a different era."

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