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Harwood estate has maintained its 1850s charm

Harwood estate has maintained its 1850s charm
Built in 1850, this property was once the home of Sprigg Harwood, a former state treasurer and Anne Arundel County senator. (Courtesy of Kristi Shaffer, Handout photo)

A handsomely restored, modified Greek revival house, located at 4566 Solomons Island Road in Harwood, in Anne Arundel County, is on the market for $829,000.

Built in 1850, this antebellum, three-story structure was once the home of Sprigg Harwood, a former state treasurer and Anne Arundel County senator.

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Given the name Oakwood and situated on nearly seven acres — five of which are designated as a protected habitat by the state — the property has been owned and lived in by just one person for the past 37 years. She has dedicated her time to the home's repair and restoration.

The owner "would only use craftsmen that were very familiar with old houses, since she would never do anything to destroy its integrity," said listing agent Pam Goldberg with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. "It's kept as it should be kept and very lightly worn."

A sweeping staircase is found just inside the foyer in the home's traditional floor plan. The living room and dining room are grand, with French doors opening to the back veranda. All three levels have heart pine floors, and five fireplaces — three of which are functioning — add to the home's charm.

There is a master suite on the second level, which also includes a spacious family room and two full baths. A powder room and library can be found on the first level. A two-story wing addition contains a renovated country kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and a breakfast room on the ground level, as well as two bedrooms above.

Gracious appointments to this grand, yet comfortable, home include cedar closets, crown molding, paneled doors and exquisite crystal chandeliers.

This peaceful, private property is close to major thoroughfares and to Annapolis and Washington.

"There are 22 kinds of daffodils on the property and when you come up the long driveway in the spring, it is lined with forsythia," Goldberg said. "There's always something blooming."

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