Historic house brought by barge from Holland Island
Own a piece of history with this charming Victorian circa 1918. This 3 bedroom home was one of four homes brought over to Crisfield by barges from Holland Island. Holland Island is located in the Holland Straits within the Chesapeake Bay. The 1 1/2 mile long island has been undergoing erosion since the early 1900's, and residents were forced to leave by 1922. Many residents moved their homes, piece by piece, to mainland areas. Today, only one home still remains standing on the island.
The House: Upon entering the home, one will find many well preserved features such as beautiful hardwood floors, the original banister leading to the upstairs bedrooms, and original trim and moldings surrounding all the doors and windows. The Living Room also boasts a wonderful hidden treasure - sliding wood pocket doors that separate the Living Room from the Dining Room still as lovely as the day the home was built. The fireplace mantle and a French door also add to the charm and character this home has to offer.
A second stairway from upstairs leads to the Kitchen in the rear of the home ... just perfect for sneaking those midnight snacks! The Utility Room with its back door entrance is spacious and airy. Going back upstairs takes you to the 3 bedrooms and full-sized bathroom. A partially floored attic is accessible from permanent steps allowing for plenty of storage or converting into more rooms.
Use your imagination .. there's a wealth of possibilities with this home that has so much potential to be a showcase!
FEATURES and Specifics
|Built in 1918
1632 square feet (living space)
|2 LOTS -
0.18 Acre Lot (holds house)
additional 0.17 acre lot (adjacent)
City Water / Sewer
Partially Floored Attic (permanent steps)
Original Fireplace Mantle, trim, stairway
Elementary - Whittington Primary
Middle - Woodson Middle School
High School - Crisfield High School