Melfield

ca. 1775

Melfield is currently off the market.

However, please let us know of your interest so we can keep

you informed of when it will again be available.

The long history of this property is evident everywhere from the lovely old house to the family graveyard. The Earle Family and the notable Tilghman families are intertwined in the history of Melfield.


The handsome historic details create an "aura" of quiet, country sophistication. Additions & improvements through the years complement its historic integrity. Doric columns are believed to be added during the Civil War.

A comfortable and proud lifestyle abounds
. The inviting gardens, fields and grounds can be viewed from every window and porch.


Melfield's grand entrance hall boasts a 17-foot ceiling, fireplace and handsome
overmantel. A striking Chinese Chippendale stairway rises gracefully to the height of the room.
This central hall gives way to Library, Sunroom, Dining Room, covered West Porch and half bath.

The 17 by 20 foot Dining Room with fine original floors has many lovely architectural details. The 11-foot bay window creates views to the walled garden and gazebo.
A handsome cupboard graces the fireplace wall with shell motif backboard stands along fireplace wall.

The  pine woodwork throughout the original section
of this grand house boasts the soft rich patina of age.

The library detail is impeccable and runs the full length of the mantel. So simple and yet so beautiful. The family name of "Earle" is scratched in one of the original ancient window panes.

The family room, although built in recent years, retains the sophisticated style of the main part of the house. The massive fireplace is surrounded by "soft" pine paneling, corner cupboard, bookshelves.

The floor is brick with radiant heating

This addition was built in recent years and features a heated brick floor, beautiful pine woodwork and "walk-in" fireplace. This fine corner cupboard includes a wet bar and shelves. There pine Dutch doors from both Kitchen and Family Room into the spacious Dining Room.


The Farm


• 80’X176’ Equestrian indoor arena
• 24 box stalls plus wash bays.
• 6 multiple bay run-in sheds.
• Hay Barn.
• Paddocks & Pastures.
• Track (to be restored)
• Tenant Cottage.
• Staff Apartment.
• Smoke House & Gazebo.
• English Garden with brick walks.
• Original Spring House.

• Hay fields


The center aisle mares' barn has fourteen stalls, wash room plus feed/tack room. An exercise paddock is adjacent to this barn. Additional stalls are found in the gambrel roof barn nearby.  The barn complex includes an office, three-car garage, hay barn, implement shed and several strategically placed run sheds, kennel with apartment above. 

The charming guest house situated at the edge of the lawn has one loft bedroom, dining room, living room and kitchen.


Mature trees are scattered around the grounds enhancing the views that contribute to the peaceful comforting property.


 


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