Historic Dutch Colonial duplex in Annapolis offered for $775,000

Just steps from the State House in Annapolis, this two-story, three-bedroom, 1 ½-bathroom townhouse comes with its own history.

Built in 1900, it is on land acquired by planter John Randall in 1804, and it stayed in his family for 125 years. According to the listing agent, Jim Chadwick of Long & Foster Real Estate, Francis Scott Key lived on the Randall property when he attended St. John's College in Annapolis.


When the land was subdivided, Randall's grandson built the duplex for one of his great-granddaughters. The front of the home has a porch and a swing, and faces the original courtyard. The backyard has a gate that leads to the State Circle via a path through the garden.

On the main level are two large living areas. High ceilings and original molding give the home a spacious feel. A stone fireplace commands attention as does the white wooden staircase in the center of the room. Graceful door arches lead from one room into another, and original heart pine flooring is found throughout the house.


The kitchen features white wood cabinets with glass fronts, a brick floor and a lot of natural light. A breakfast nook is near a back door that leads to the garden.

The second floor features three bedrooms with painted wood floors. Another room serves as an office and has a white painted brick fireplace. Because the room lacks a closet, it cannot be classified as a bedroom. A built-in bookcase adds charm and elegance to the room.

Another smaller room is being used as a walk-in closet but could be converted to a bathroom. A full bathroom with a combination tub and shower can be found off the hallway. The cheery master bedroom has three large windows with a built-in bench.

An unfinished attic on the third floor could be converted to another bedroom or office space. The laundry room is in the unfinished basement.

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The specs

Address: 5 Randall Court, Annapolis 21401

Year built: 1900

Square footage: 2,516


Taxes: $6,654

Lot: 0.09 acre

Listing agent: Jim Chadwick, Long & Foster Real Estate