Welcome home to your oasis away from it all. Tucked away in the undulating hills of the Antietam Creek watershed, this showpiece Washington County 31+ acre “Farm of the Year” with $200,000 in new improvements is not to be missed.
Have you ever dreamed of escaping the rat race, homesteading off the grid, feeding your family from the land, or generating income from your own property to pay your mortgage and more?
This property is best considered in three inclusive elements - an income producing farm, the historic land, and a lovingly renovated, professionally landscaped, and designer-inspired modern farmhouse.
The income producing farm: like any classic farm, this property is best built for success by diversifying its potential, and the multitude of uses available to the owner. Consider the 25 acres of fenced pasture*, fresh spring water and nine frost free hydrants across the land with multiple working wells on-site (ranging 10-35 GPM) with Sharman’s Branch of Antietam Creek flowing on the property, perpetual wetlands and two seasonal ponds. Three greenhouses and two barns with electric and irrigation, a large chicken coop, and three fruit orchards are also situated on the property. A+ organic kept/maintained soil. Additionally, the commercially-zoned and permitted event building, complete with separate roadway entrance, parking area, full ADA accessibility, two half baths and a walk-in cooler is ideal for barn weddings or a full-time commercial rental. A 32’x50’ event pavilion with built-in grill and fire pit offers additional vignette space, along with numerous picture perfect ceremony sites across the property. In addition to on-site Commercial/Retail activity, property is currently used as a non-industrial, regenerative food production farming operation, including beef, heritage pork, chickens, produce and more. Numerous and diversified, proven income producing elements to this property. This property is ready to take over and produce income on Day 1 of ownership**
The historic land: many homes and properties are marketed and sold under the moniker of “historic”. This land, however, features a working spring house (circa 1830) which has been identified by a renowned Civil War historian, as part of the famous portrait photograph of Abraham Lincoln visiting George McClellan, after The Battle of Antietam during the US Civil War***. Contemporaneously, this property was the site of a Civil War encampment of Union Troops under the leadership of Colonel John S. Crocker of the 93rd NY Volunteers (Oct. 1862). Three episodes were recently shot on-site here for a Civil War program. This property is real history.
The designed-inspired modern farmhouse: this 3,000 sq ft modern rancher boasts over 2,700 finished square feet plus storage, complete with 5 bedrooms, and two full and one half bath. The main floor enjoys an open concept kitchen and social areas of the home including gourmet finishes, open dining and living room; with a home office with half bath easily accessed via the 3 car garage, and a master bedroom with walk-in closet, and electric window blinds on the picture window creates modern comfort. A small bedroom/nursery off of the master, full bath and third and fourth bedrooms complete the main level floorplan. Stepping downstairs, enjoy additional interior storage space, a completely private ensuite bedroom with full bath, living and office/flex space with ground level walk-out to hardscaped patio begging for your repose, and perhaps the end of the day sundowner cocktail. Outdoor dining on both levels affords stunning mountain views. Home has been updated throughout with new electric, lighting fixtures, and 15kw owned solar panels covering the energy needs for the vast majority of the farm****, two stage, gas furnace, and radon system in place.
All of this and you’re never too far from fun and the city - 15 mins each to historic and enjoyable Shepherdstown, WV and Boonsboro, MD. Under 12 miles to the MARC commuter train, and 30 minutes each to Frederick and Hagerstown, MD, and a little over an hour from downtown Washington, DC.
Contact Listing Agent to review Plat and/or inquire about additional details.
*15 acres of woodland pasture, 5+ acres of fenced hay fields, and 5 acres of add’l fenced pasture. New fences and gates in 2020.
**see Listing Agent for projected agri-business income production. Additionally, see Sellers for interest in purchase of established business entity responsible for multiple weddings in the near and ongoing future, to be separate from Contract of Sale of Real Estate[DL1]
***electronic copy of photograph available upon request
Conservation Easement in place, please contact Listing Agent to review.
****solar ownership transfer agreement available for review