Greater than 300 years of agricultural and architectural historical past are represented at a 135-acre property in Clarksville, Maryland.
Referred to as Richland Farm, the unfold about 25 miles exterior of Baltimore has earned a spot within the Nationwide Register of Historic Locations as a “farmstead which characterised rural Howard County from the late 18th century by the mid-Twentieth century.”
The earliest remaining construction on the property is a log cabin hooked up to the central part of the manor home and relationship to 1781. On the time it was constructed, the Revolutionary Battle was in full swing.
The 1800s noticed the addition of a superintendent’s home, a financial institution barn, a stone springhouse and a smokehouse. A two-story enlargement to the manor home in 1846 added the principle degree parlor and upper-level bedrooms. Farm training was on the rise and the American Farmer touted the most recent information, devices and developments.
Different surviving outbuildings embody the corn crib, the barracks barn and tractor and wagon sheds – all of which date to round 1900.
Famous residential architect Bayard Turnbull was commissioned in 1919 to renovate and enlarge the manor home. The 2-story T-shaped addition on the again of the home included extra rooms and bogs.
A interval correct restoration undertaken in 2005 additionally noticed the addition of a contemporary kitchen and central warmth and air-con. A round stone hearth pit and out of doors seating space was in-built 2014.
A porch supported by columns wraps the home, which has practically 7,000 sq. ft of dwelling house together with six bedrooms and 5 bogs. Pastoral views take within the fields and woods.
Painted white with inexperienced shutters, the house options ground-floor French doorways that open to the porch. There are fireplaces in such rooms as the lounge, the eating room, the examine and several other of the bedrooms. The log portion of the house has a stone fireplace that was as soon as used for cooking and heating.
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