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Driveway   Civil War Sign

"A splendid romantic place."

Within Historic Chestertown in the County of Kent

This elegant building is a three-story, Gambrel-roofed Queen Anne style house with jerkinhead gables, 20/2 and 42/2 lights windows, and an extensive, organic floor plan. Currently serving as a Residence and Bed & Breakfast, Lauretum’s interiors concede to the modern comfort of residents and guests alike in gracious spaces that

evoke the grandeur of the past.

Designed by Edmund G. Lind, an accomplished Baltimore architect,

Lauretum embodies the eclectic, picturesque Queen Anne style, with its unstructured

floor plan and integration of outdoor and indoor spaces.

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Lawn side

Lauretum    ca. 1881

6.025 acres on rise above Chestertown

Offered at $745,000

Wide verandas, double-tiered porches, sun room and

multiple patios epitomize this era.

Lauretum was constructed in 1881 for Harrison W. Vickers, a prominent figure in the civic, business, and political life of Maryland, with a portion of his $75,000 Louisiana Lottery winnings. Rich Gilded Age historical details remain as built by preservation-minded owners who have tastefully renovated the property.

Elements such as the variegated mahogany flooring, elaborate ceiling

plasterwork and brilliant colored window lights speak to the exuberance

of the Victorian period. The construction is stucco over brick.

All interior walls are plaster over brick. Amazing construction.

This fine property includes:

Exemplary original details & exceptional architecture, remains including
granite window sills and random colored window panes.
Elaborate plasterwork and moldings,
Towers and tower rooms - one ‘secret”
Original interior shutters and beaded paneling,
Original restored wood floors,
Five fireplaces, three with slate or marble surrounds,
Beautiful new "Chef's kitchen,

Each room is sun-filled and inviting,
Park-like setting of mature trees, gardens, patios and porches.
Custom designed wood fencing,
Garage and workshop.

North side  Tower

             North gardens, terraces and porches.                         . . .  and towers.

Interior and exterior walls are of brick. Exterior stuccoed. A fortress.

Side Grounds   Front Door

   Entrance lighted        Hall to daylight  

Lovely Entrance Hall features alternating floor pattern of oak and maple.

 

LR good LR ceiling

Living Room with fireplace and ornate plaster ceiling.

Newell Post  Stairway

Kitchen

Original wainscoting installed in island. Gas log fireplace, original wood floors.

 

Stove  Orchid Window 

"Chef's Kitchen includes high-end appliances. Window is 42 over 4 lights.

 

Guest Rm GD  Guest Rom 2 GD 

Two of several Guest Bedrooms. All bedrooms have private baths.

Window Seat  Guest From 3rd flr

Window seat in Oriole window alove in this guest bedroom suite.

One of two suites.

 

Library

Library for casual reading and television.

 

  Poprch w sofa 

Porches and terraces everywhere.

 

Flower bed w walks

Wandering paths and lovely gardens.

Garage

Garage and workshop.

Nice Frt

 

 



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