- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 6, 2005

Resort homes can be found in ski resorts, lakeside retreats and near the ocean. Sometimes they are also found in a charming small town. St. Michaels on Maryland’s Eastern Shore has been attracting visitors for decades with its quaint antiques shops, water views and marinas, not to mention the famous restaurants and inns that run the gamut from upscale and sophisticated to casual.

Now available is a renovated single-family home built in 1890 at 202 Mulberry St., a quiet, tree-lined street, which has wide sidewalks for strolling to the town’s many amenities, including the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and the harbor with its waterside restaurants.

A key piece of the St. Michaels Historic District is St. Mary’s Square. The home at 202 Mulberry St. is a prominent building on the square.

Priced at $895,000, this three-bedroom, three-bath home includes plenty of outdoor space for enjoying the seasons and relaxing with friends and family.

Wrapped around the front of the home and along one side are a covered porch with columns and a screened porch, each with a beadboard ceiling, white picket railings, and a painted wood floor.

In addition to the porches, the fenced back yard has a brick patio adjacent to the home, perfect for grilling and dining outside, plus an expanse of lawn bordered by garden beds and mature trees.

The property includes a garden shed at one end with a window, a large enough structure to be converted into a playhouse or possibly an office.

Inside, the owners have carefully polished the hardwood flooring, maintained the extensive crown and chair-rail moldings and the deep trim around the doors and windows, which are all new versions of traditional six-pane over six-pane double-hung windows.

Central air conditioning was added to the home. In the foyer, the oak stairs and railing have been renovated and an elaborately carved newel post.

The main level has 9-foot high ceilings and antique wood floors. The formal dining room includes crown and chair-rail moldings with a traditional chandelier in the center of the room.

The adjacent kitchen has a wood beadboard cathedral ceiling, recessed lighting and custom-designed cabinets with two tones of wood that blend with the wood ceiling and the wood floor, which has been hand painted with a star-shaped emblem in the center of the room.

The kitchen includes a huge double-window over the sink that frames a view of the back yard, plus a breakfast bar and a glass-paned door that opens onto the back yard.

The formal living room includes a brick fireplace with a wood mantel. Along one wall is a row of built-in bookcases and cabinets.

The main-level study includes windows on either side of a brick fireplace with a brick mantel, and includes built-in cabinets and bookshelves. Double doors link the study with the master bedroom, which has a ceiling fan, tall windows and built-in bookcases between the windows.

Call Realtor Cornelia Heckenbach of Meredith Real Estate Co. at 410/310-1229 or visit the Web site (www.stmichaelsmdwaterfront.com).

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