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Listing We Love: A Fairytale Stone Farmhouse Remodeled to Perfection

Listing We Love: A Fairytale Stone Farmhouse Remodeled to Perfection
The front entrance to the early nineteenth-century home. All photos courtesy of Historic Home Team.

Built in 1820 and recently brought back to life with a $1 million investment, the Stoney Brook Farm in Pleasant Valley, Maryland, is one of those rare historic properties that has been gorgeously adapted for contemporary life without losing an ounce of its charm. Built on 57 acres, the property has the feel of a Cotswold estate, with a stream running through its fields, an orchard perched on the hill, and multiple greenhouses to suit any master gardener’s needs. Plus it’s just a few miles from the Potomac and Harpers Ferry.

The house itself has been updated to an exceptional standard, with vintage French terra cotta floors and spacious, modern-sized rooms dedicated with a sophisticated rustic flair. The restored woodwork has a Quaker-chic vibe and seven—yes, seven—fireplaces add coziness (and hopefully, warmth).

For more details and photos visit the website of the Historic Home Team at Long & Foster.

Here are the details:

Address: 2045 Reed Rd. Knoxville, MD
List Price: $1,799,900
Square Footage: 4,555
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4
Amenities: expansive grounds, heated greenhouse, barn, guesthouse, high-end finishes, wide-plank wood flooring, marble bath fixtures, chef’s range, mature foliage

Built-in shelves and a chair rail feel period appropriate but still stylish.
Stoney Brook’s kitchen has been kitted out with a Sub Zero fridge and a Lachanche French range.
Exposed beams tamp down the formality in the dining room.
A terracotta-floored mudroom is perfect for boots and gear after a walk through the grounds.
The master bedroom’s vaulted ceiling opens up the space.
Marble subway tile and penny tile is both timeless and on-trend.
We can only imagine the view from this soaking tub.
Perched on a hillside, the house offers views of rolling greens.
The barn is only one of several outbuildings on Stoney Brook.
Israel Creek runs through the property—allowing for this adorable wooden footbridge.


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