With grace and splendor, this beautiful and tranquil country estate is the perfect retreat for both family gatherings and grand entertaining. Known as the Warfield Estate, this historic mansion’s original structure was built in 1800, and is situated on nearly 300 bucolic acres of rolling hills and meadows with a one-acre pond, creek, pool, guest house, 2 barns, and a heated 4-bay garage which accommodates 8 cars.
Conveniently located in Frederick County, Maryland, between Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, the property is only about an hour’s drive to each of those cities.
This grand estate was owned by the Warfield family from the beginning of the 17th century until 2014. Edwin Warfield was governor of Maryland from 1904 to 1908 and was a cousin of Wallis Warfield Simpson, who later became the Duchess of Windsor.
Traveling down the long, regal driveway, you’ll first notice the property’s park-like setting and mature trees. A first glimpse of the main house is breathtaking with stone built into the façade as well as a low stone wall perfectly framing the home. Beautifully renovated, an addition was added in 2002, bringing the main home to approximately 5200 square feet. A custom paver walkway leads you to the welcoming covered front porch where you’ll hear the soothing trickle of water from a fountain.
Greet your guests in style in the foyer with exposed stone walls and hand-laid stone floor, where you can catch enticing views of the home’s first floor rooms. It will be easy to prepare a family meal or cook for a crowd in the chef’s kitchen with gorgeous glass backsplash, custom light cherry cabinetry and spacious walk-in pantry with built-in shelves. The kitchen is open to a dining and living area with large windows to enjoy tranquil views overlooking pastures and the foothills of Sugarloaf Mountain. Enjoy quiet time with a good book year-round in the sunroom with windows on 3 sides, heated custom stone flooring and a door leading to the fenced-in yard.
The other side of the home features original wood flooring, which has been finished to show its natural age and beauty. The formal dining room is situated next to a second full kitchen, ideal for your catering team to prepare a meal for your next dinner or cocktail party.
Upstairs, you’ll be amazed by the beautiful custom milled pine hardwood flooring that was sourced from trees on the property. The divine owner's suite is spacious with a sitting room/sunroom and doors that open to a private stone balcony overlooking the property. The luxurious spa-like bathroom has a Tiffany blue custom clawfoot tub, double-entry rainfall shower with ceramic heated tile flooring, and two walk-in closets with built-in cabinetry. On this floor, you’ll also find two more bedrooms - one with a private balcony overlooking the property. There is also an additional full bathroom with gorgeous, heated, river rock tile.
A picturesque half mile pasture separates the main home from the one bedroom, one bathroom guest house, perfect for your overnight guests or for the property’s caretaker. There is a dairy barn equipped with full-service electric, and another barn with stalls, ideal for the horse enthusiast.