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209 High Street

CAMBRIDGE, MD 21613
  • $777,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 174 Days
  • ID#: MDDO2002314
UPDATED: 59 min ago
$777,000
  • 3
    BEDS
  • 0.41
    ACRES
  • 2
    BATHS
  • 0
    1/2 BATHS
  • 3,392
    SQFT
  • $229
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1796
County:

School Ratings & Info

Description

209 & 211 HIGH STREET, CAMBRIDGE, MD. This property (across from Dorchester County Circuit Court), includes 209 High St. & 211 High St. on one deed and is just under 1/2 acre (17,871 sq ft). Only 2-blocks to Long Wharf Park on the Choptank River. Enjoy glorious water views; plus fishing/crabbing! Also view the breathtaking Choptank River Lighthouse; a replica of the historic lighthouse that once guided vessels along the Choptank River. Steps from Long Wharf and Cambridge Yacht Club, is Cambridge Yacht Basin with slips for boats of all sizes. Sail on an authentic 60-ft Skipjack and shop here at Cambridge Farmers' Market; both from May thru Oct. Enjoy restaurants, quaint shops, and museum attractions only a few blocks from this property gem! Cambridge Historical Society's Archives name this elegant, grandiose property as THE JOSIAH BAYLY HOUSE (209 High St.), and THE JOSIAH BAYLY LAW OFFICE (211 High St.). Visit Maryland Historical Trust website and put in the address: 209 High Street Cambridge. Click on the link that says: D-424 Josiah Bayly House to view the complete 24-page history. Also "search" 211 High Street Cambridge, D-189 Josiah Bayly Law Office to view the 10-page Office History. The Honorable Josiah Bayly purchased land from the Greater Choptank Vestry in the late 1700's where he built this lovely home (circa 1796) to raise his family. He practiced Law from the office he built (211 High Street, Cambridge, circa 1797), conveniently only steps from his house. He was a prominent lawyer and was appointed Maryland Attorney General (1831-1846). During his law practice, he was hired to handle the divorce of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, sister-in-law to the French Emperor Napoleon. He was also hired to represent Patty Cannon, who was involved in a family gang. She was arrested with multiple charges and died in prison before her trial. This Historic Property changed hands several times before being purchased in 1917 by Earl W. Orem, Mayor of Cambridge for 16 yrs. Mr. Orem was also Editor of The Democrat News for many years. He raised his family at 209 High Street, Cambridge, then passed the property to Orem heirs. For over 100 yrs., the Orem family cherished many, many celebratory occasions and gatherings at this elegant home. With over 3,300 sq ft of fully finished living space, the house includes 3 bedrooms, 2-full baths (one with a genuine claw-foot tub!), a living room, a library room w/built-in glass-enclosed bookshelves, a dining room w/built-in corner glass-door China cabinet, an eat-in kitchen w/custom-built cabinets, an enclosed sunroom back porch and an open front porch (for "chair-rockin' "). Includes 2 "extra" rooms to use as you choose....Maybe to escape and read a good book or to actually write one! There are 6 fireplaces throughout the house and absolutely beautiful hardwood floors, both up and downstairs. Every window is double-paned and insulated. A 200-year old garage still stands in the back of the property. The grounds surrounding the buildings boast English boxwood, a giant fig bush, and mature trees including magnolias, gingko, pear, cedar, 100-year-old sycamores, and more. This property also includes a very charming cedar roof and cedar siding Office Building (211 High St.). It too, has double-pane insulated windows dressed with the original early-19th Century outside shutters. This Building with 489 sq ft of finished space, has been rented for well over 50 yrs. The Office has 2 carpeted rooms (15' x 17' and 13' x 18'), two entryways, a powder room and a beautiful fireplace. Directly across the street from this Office on the Courthouse grounds, stands the newly-erected, incredible 13-foot Bronze Statue (Named 'Beacon of Hope'), honoring Harriet Tubman. THE JOSIAH BAYLY HOUSE AND THE JOSIAH BAYLY LAW OFFICE Own a Genuine Piece of Rich Cambridge History and Let Your Life Finally Begin!

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209 High Street CAMBRIDGE, MD 21613

  • Price: $777,000
  • Status: Active
  • On Site: 174 Days
  • Updated: 59 min ago
  • ID#: MDDO2002314
3
Beds
2
Baths
0
½ Baths
0.41
Acres
3,392
SQFT
$229
$/SQFT
1796
Built
Neighborhood:
Cambridge
County:
Dorchester
School District:
Dorchester County Public Schools
Property Description
209 & 211 HIGH STREET, CAMBRIDGE, MD. This property (across from Dorchester County Circuit Court), includes 209 High St. & 211 High St. on one deed and is just under 1/2 acre (17,871 sq ft). Only 2-blocks to Long Wharf Park on the Choptank River. Enjoy glorious water views; plus fishing/crabbing! Also view the breathtaking Choptank River Lighthouse; a replica of the historic lighthouse that once guided vessels along the Choptank River. Steps from Long Wharf and Cambridge Yacht Club, is Cambridge Yacht Basin with slips for boats of all sizes. Sail on an authentic 60-ft Skipjack and shop here at Cambridge Farmers' Market; both from May thru Oct. Enjoy restaurants, quaint shops, and museum attractions only a few blocks from this property gem! Cambridge Historical Society's Archives name this elegant, grandiose property as THE JOSIAH BAYLY HOUSE (209 High St.), and THE JOSIAH BAYLY LAW OFFICE (211 High St.). Visit Maryland Historical Trust website and put in the address: 209 High Street Cambridge. Click on the link that says: D-424 Josiah Bayly House to view the complete 24-page history. Also "search" 211 High Street Cambridge, D-189 Josiah Bayly Law Office to view the 10-page Office History. The Honorable Josiah Bayly purchased land from the Greater Choptank Vestry in the late 1700's where he built this lovely home (circa 1796) to raise his family. He practiced Law from the office he built (211 High Street, Cambridge, circa 1797), conveniently only steps from his house. He was a prominent lawyer and was appointed Maryland Attorney General (1831-1846). During his law practice, he was hired to handle the divorce of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, sister-in-law to the French Emperor Napoleon. He was also hired to represent Patty Cannon, who was involved in a family gang. She was arrested with multiple charges and died in prison before her trial. This Historic Property changed hands several times before being purchased in 1917 by Earl W. Orem, Mayor of Cambridge for 16 yrs. Mr. Orem was also Editor of The Democrat News for many years. He raised his family at 209 High Street, Cambridge, then passed the property to Orem heirs. For over 100 yrs., the Orem family cherished many, many celebratory occasions and gatherings at this elegant home. With over 3,300 sq ft of fully finished living space, the house includes 3 bedrooms, 2-full baths (one with a genuine claw-foot tub!), a living room, a library room w/built-in glass-enclosed bookshelves, a dining room w/built-in corner glass-door China cabinet, an eat-in kitchen w/custom-built cabinets, an enclosed sunroom back porch and an open front porch (for "chair-rockin' "). Includes 2 "extra" rooms to use as you choose....Maybe to escape and read a good book or to actually write one! There are 6 fireplaces throughout the house and absolutely beautiful hardwood floors, both up and downstairs. Every window is double-paned and insulated. A 200-year old garage still stands in the back of the property. The grounds surrounding the buildings boast English boxwood, a giant fig bush, and mature trees including magnolias, gingko, pear, cedar, 100-year-old sycamores, and more. This property also includes a very charming cedar roof and cedar siding Office Building (211 High St.). It too, has double-pane insulated windows dressed with the original early-19th Century outside shutters. This Building with 489 sq ft of finished space, has been rented for well over 50 yrs. The Office has 2 carpeted rooms (15' x 17' and 13' x 18'), two entryways, a powder room and a beautiful fireplace. Directly across the street from this Office on the Courthouse grounds, stands the newly-erected, incredible 13-foot Bronze Statue (Named 'Beacon of Hope'), honoring Harriet Tubman. THE JOSIAH BAYLY HOUSE AND THE JOSIAH BAYLY LAW OFFICE Own a Genuine Piece of Rich Cambridge History and Let Your Life Finally Begin!
Exterior Features

Architectural Style Colonial Construction Materials Vinyl SidingBrick Exterior Features Gutter System Fencing VinylWood Garage Spaces 1.00 Garage Type Other Garage YN Yes Lot Features Rear YardLevel Other Equipment NegotiableSee Remarks Other Structures Above GradeBelow Grade Parking Features Unpaved Parking Types Detached GarageDrivewayOn Street Pool No Pool Property Condition Very Good Riparian Rights YN No Roof Asphalt Soil Types Unknown Water Access YN No Water Oriented YN No Water View YN No Waterfront YN No

Interior Features

Above Grade Fin SQFT 3392 Appliances Dryer - ElectricOven/Range - ElectricOven/Range - GasRefrigeratorWasherWater HeaterDishwasher Basement Improved Basement YN Yes Below Grade Finished Area 0 Below Grade Unfinished Area 0 Cooling Wall Unit Fireplaces Total 7 Flooring Hardwood Furnished No Heating Radiator Heating YN Yes Laundry Type Dryer In UnitWasher In Unit Levels 2.5 Pets Allowed Number Limit Room List Living RoomDining RoomBedroom 2Bedroom 3KitchenBasementLibraryBedroom 1OtherBathroom 1AtticScreened Porch Spa YN No Upper Level1 Bedrooms 3 Walls Ceilings High

Property Features

Acceptable Financing CashContractConventionalFhaVa Accessibility Features 2+ Access Exits Assessment Year 2022 Association YN No Central Air YN No Condo YN No Cooling Fuel Electric Electric 220 Volts Federal Flood Zone YN No Foundation Details PermanentBrick/Mortar Heating Fuel Oil Historic YN Yes Horse YN No Hot Water Oil Internet Services Cable Lease Considered YN No Municipality Cambridge Navigable Water YN N New Construction YN No Original MLSNumber 801451733498 Ownership Interest Fee Simple Pets Allowed YN Yes Possession Immediate Sale Type Standard Senior Community YN No Sewer Public Sewer Structure Design Type Detached Tax Annual Amount 5005.00 Tax Assessment Amount 270800.00 Utilities Electric AvailablePhone Available Vacation Rental YN No Water Source Public Window Features Double PaneReplacementScreens Zoning R-3 Zoning Description Historical District

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©2022 Bright MLS, All Rights Reserved. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Some properties which appear for sale may no longer be available because they are for instance, under contract, sold, or are no longer being offered for sale. Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS or Crossman & Co. Real Estate. Some real estate firms do not participate in IDX and their listings do not appear on this website. Some properties listed with participating firms do not appear on this website at the request of the seller. Data last updated: 2022-09-26T23:50:21.04.
 
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