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Gary Gestson

Gary Gestson

Name | Gary Gestson
Email | [email protected]
Cell Phone | (301) 646-0046
Office Phone | (301) 975-9500 ext. 4604
Company | Historic Home Team - Long & Foster
Address | 1089 Kentlands Blvd

City | Gaithersburg
State | Maryland
Zip Code | 20878
About | Gary grew up in Washington State. He graduated from the University of Maryland (1979) with a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Art. He taught drawing, painting and art education at the University, before venturing into a 20+ year career as an art dealer. He is an accomplished equestrian and horse owner, and has lived in the Washington, DC area for 37 years. In 2002, Gary became a Realtor. In 2006, Gary achieved the status of “#1 Top Producing Agent” in one of the top 10 offices of the largest privately held real estate company (243 offices, 16,000 agents) in America, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. He is consistently in the top 100 agents company-wide and is honored as one of the top 5% of Realtors in North America. Gary is a certified historic properties specialist and sees enormous similarities between historic homeowners & art devotee’s, both understand and relish the intangible nature of things. Gary believes that... "A historic home's true value can only be ascertained with specialized marketing that shares its virtues and benefits in a manner that compells a prospective buyer to act. It is the understanding of the unique nature of a historic home that bonds the buyer to it. When asked, most historic home owners will tell you that they fell in love with their homes at first sight. Successful historic home marketing has to facilitate and amplify that experience, while minimal traditional real estate marketing does not even begin to satisfy that need."



Historic Ollie Bridges House

68 W. Main Street New Market, , 21774
  • 3,352 sq ft
  • 4 beds
  • 4 baths

Historic Ollie Bridges House is a beautiful restoration/renovation with 4 spacious bedrooms (3 with private bathrooms) & a total of 4 full bathrooms, gourmet kitchen w/gas Thermador stove, 2 staircases, wood floors, front porch, private yard with pond feature & great location for an extraordinary residence and/or small business. Rare buying opportunity in the New Market Historic District, close to Frederick, Baltimore & DC, yet a world


Historic Agreed In Peace

17700 Carter Lane Hagerstown, , 21740
  • 2868 sq ft
  • 5 beds
  • 2.5 baths

Historic Agreed In Peace c.1790 This beautifully restored 5 bedroom stone historic farm house and 24 gorgeous acres can be found down a long country lane, just minutes from Hagerstown, Maryland. Nestled in a private setting that seems to have ignored the rest of the world’s frantic march to modernity, this farm features the original 2 story stone spring house, includes 2BR/2BA Tenant House (on a separate/additional 1 acre plot), Marsh Run Creek, pastures for livestock or farming, mature wooded areas, a full complement of wildlife and an enormous amount of charm. The stone house has a delightful front porch with views of the acreage, original wood floors, newly renovated kitchen, 6 fireplaces with original wood mantels and much more. This is a home of rare and beautiful distinction, close to Baltimore & DC, yet a


Historic Brick House Farm c.1830

4600 Alesia Road Manchester, , 21102
  • 4054 sq ft
  • 6 beds
  • 4.5 baths

Historic Brick House Farm c.1830 This gorgeous historic farm is perfectly situated in a secluded 45+ acre park-like setting in rural Carroll County, near Baltimore and Washington, DC. Down its long driveway, over a small stream, through a wooded area is an expanse of 3 fenced pastures, vintage barns & outbuildings, and a beautifully restored 7 bedroom historic farm house featuring a modern addition, manicured grounds and gardens, and a full complement of wild life & vegetation. The current owners, as well as, past stewards have taken pride in their ownership tenures, preserving the home’s historic detailing, including the original heart of pine wood floors, faux-painted wood doors & a 2 story porch, while tastefully enhancing its modern amenities, featuring a gourmet kitchen with a gas cook top & stainless steel appliances, 4.5 updated bathrooms, a spacious


Historic Mount Lubentia c.1792

603 Largo Road Upper Marlboro, , 20774
  • 5,074 sq ft
  • 4 beds
  • 2.5 baths

Historic Mount Lubentia c.1792 Considered one of the most important DC area historic landmarks, Mount Lubentia has been beautifully restored and renovated. Featuring an elegant and masterfully designed entry foyer with a curved, open staircase gently rising to a large second floor landing and spacious rooms with ornate woodwork and moldings, this home is steeped in history and includes George & Martha Washington among its distinguished visitors. Mount Lubentia is a masterpiece of architectural design and the attention to detail and craftsmanship is unsurpassed. From its superb crossetted door and window surrounds, to its large 9 over 6 windows with interior shutters, this home breathes colonial affluence. It is exquisitely sited on nearly 5 1/2 acres of mature trees and shrubbery and with just a little imagination, one can be transported down Mount Lubentia’s long


Historic Accomac House on 6+ Acres

165 Accomac Road York, , 17406
  • 2,752 sq ft
  • 4 beds
  • 2 baths

The Historic Accomac House c.1800 is a beautifully restored stone home on 6+ acres with gorgeous wood floors, gas fireplace, main level master or in-law suite, a year round sun room, plenty of storage in full basement & attic, attached 2 car garage, original spring house and smoke house, fenced yard, stable/barn & so much more. With a full complement of wild life, birds and nature trails, this is a rare retreat from a fast paced world, yet Historic Accomac House is just minutes from Rte 30 & York, and about 2 hours from DC, Baltimore & Philadelphia. The current owners have taken pride in their stewardship and preserved the historic detailing, while updating the home with modern amenities, including a beautiful kitchen with stainless steel appliances. The exquisite landscaping around the house includes a


Historic Wayside Inn c.1780

4344 Columbia Road Ellicott City, , 20842
  • 6,800 sq ft
  • 7 beds
  • 7 baths

Historic Wayside Inn c.1780 Built during the American Revolution, this extraordinary historic stone manor home has been beautifully restored & renovated, featuring 7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 2 powder rooms, 10 fireplaces with original mantels, 4 full levels of living space, a spacious modern addition and much more. Steeped in the wonderful history of early America, there is a joy to the Wayside Inn that lives in its 20″ stone walls and echoes through the rooms with the resonating sound from heart pine wood floors. The deep window sills and hand modeled wood trim, the grand center hall and wide staircase, all strike a delicate balance with an expansive modern addition, allowing the fortunate steward to tread gently through 3 centuries of American history without leaving home. This is a unique manor of historic architectural significance,


Historic Holiquin Farm on 40+ Acres

15052 Wingerton Road Waynesboro, , 17268
  • 3,000 sq ft
  • 4 beds
  • 2 baths

Historic Holiquin Farm c.1863 & 40+ Acre Equestrian Center Holiquin Riding Center is a well regarded and gorgeous equestrian facility on 40+ acres close to DC & Baltimore. This beautifully restored historic home has wood floors, high ceilings and historic detailing along with modern amenities, including an in-ground pool. There is a tenant house with 2 separate apartments and also bunk house with 18 beds for the popular Holiquin summer camps. For the horses and riders, the facility is top notch, boasting a 150′ x 75′ indoor arena with 14′ ceiling trusses, a 200′ x 100′ lighted outdoor arena with all weather professional footing. There are also riding trails, a cross country course, 25 stall stone bank barn, 10 fenced paddocks with run-ins, a meandering creek and much more. This is a turnkey horse property


Historic Pecher Farm on 73+ Acres

450 Pecher Road Fairfield, , 17320
  • 5,079 sq ft
  • 5 beds
  • 5.5 baths

Historic Pecher Farm c.1780 This extraordinary historic stone home has been beautifully restored & renovated, with no expense spared, and is set on 73+ acres in the shadow of the Catoctin Mountains outside of Fairfield Pennsylvania. Featuring grand interior spaces, gourmet kitchen, 5 bedrooms (3 ensuite), exposed wood ceiling beams & stone walls throughout, a large well maintained spring fed pond, 60\\\\\\\’ x 40\\\\\\\’ barn, 3 car over-sized garage, original spring house and enormous charm, this is a home of rare and beautiful distinction, close to DC, yet a world away. PROPERTY FEATURES * 73+ac | 5,079sf | 5 bedrooms (3 ensuite) | 5.5 baths | 4-story single family home * Large stocked spring fed pond * Insulated windows maximize natural light | high tech 6 zone heat & AC | slate & wood floors | private porches * Vintage spring house | pond | 3 car over-sized garage | 60\\\\\\\’ x 40\\\\\\\’ barn (15


Historic Milton H. Cannon House c.1902

828 Sixth Avenue Brunswick, , 21716
  • 2,400 sq ft
  • 4 beds
  • 0 baths

The Historic Milton H. Cannon House c.1902 This carefully renovated & uniquely stone historic home is beautifully set on one of the largest lots within the City of Brunswick. It backs to a dedicated, wooded open space with a creek and is within walking distance to both the middle & high schools, and just minutes to daily commuter MARC trains. Featuring many amenities, including municipal water & sewer, a 3 season gazebo, original spring house with natural spring, and over-sized 2 car garage, gorgeous gourmet kitchen, wood floors, 4 bedrooms (2 are suites) and more, this storybook stone home has been meticulously maintained and lovingly restored with fine preservation in mind. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\”The \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’hangover Georgian\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’ style of architecture executed in fieldstone, testifies to the skill and knowledge of the unknown craftsmen of that era. Its location in an area of natural springs, tells


Historic Snyders Hollow Estate

120 Snyder's Hollow Lane Fairfield, , 17320
  • 3360 sq ft
  • 4 beds
  • 3 baths

Historic Snyders Hollow Estate c.1920 Historic Snyders Hollow Estate is an exquisitely restored country home on 24+ park-like acres close to golf courses, skiing & Gettysburg Battlefields. A private setting bordering Michaux State Forest with a spring-fed pond, fenced paddock, and an abundance of wildlife and natural beauty, this is an extraordinary property for horse riding, hiking and retreat activities of all kinds. Featuring a large patio with fireplace and an adjacent enclosed 4 season heated porch for indoor/outdoor living, 4 spacious bedrooms (2 master suites), a cozy family room fireplace and tremendous charm, this is a home of rare and beautiful distinction, nestled in the beautiful Catoctin Mountains close to Washington, DC & Baltimore, yet a world away. View the Aerial Video ABOUT SNYDERS HOLLOW ESTATE This is a private home located near Gettysburg Battlefield and Ski Liberty, approximately 1.5 hours


Historic Pleasant Hill c.1761

Pomfret, , 20675
  • 3,035 sq ft
  • 4 beds
  • 5 baths

Historic Pleasant Hill c.1761 This is a gorgeous, historically significant 4.5 acre estate with modern amenities, woods & creek in Charles County, close to Baltimore & DC. The house includes a modern addition designed to blend beautifully with the 18th century original structure and is a perfect melding of modern & historic, with a gourmet kitchen, 4 full BA\\\’s, powder room, in ground pool, brick patios, and original wood floors and fireplaces. This is a home of rare and beautiful distinction. Maryland Historical Trust Pleasant Hill is as an outstanding example of a Tidewater house. The structure retains integrity of form and materials, especially the intact Flemish-bond brick of the original structure. The setting of the house, surrounded by a wooded ravine, retains its historical associations. The west wing and hyphen, constructed in 1992 are of an architectural


Historic Holland-Claggett Farm c.1830

2240 Brighton Dam Road Brookeville, , 20833
  • 3422 sq ft
  • 3 beds
  • 1 baths

Historic Holland-Claggett Farm c.1830 This is an extraordinary restoration opportunity in historic Brookeville Maryland. Considered one of Montgomery County\’s most significant historic farms, beautiful historic Holland-Claggett Farm includes 11.36 private acres, house, a tenant house and a caretaker\’s ranch house, pastoral views, rolling fields, mature woods and adjoins a park. The house, with the original detailing, and out-buildings are in need of restoration & designated by Montgomery County for preservation. Set on a hill overlooking Hawlings River Valley, this is a rare opportunity to restore a historic estate, a horse farm, or family compound, just minutes from downtown DC. HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE Maryland Historic Sites Inventory This farm house overlooking the lovely Hawlings River Valley between Brookeville and Brighton is associated with the Holland family, who first bought land in the area from Richard Simmons in 1742. Grafton Holland, who is


Historic Farmette c. 1803

1089 Baust Church Road Union Bridge, , 21791
  • 2,654 sq ft
  • 3 beds
  • 3 baths

Historic Farmette c. 1803 This beautifully restored/renovated historic log home c.1803, located just outside of Uniontown, is a wonderful blend of modern amenities and historic detailing, including a great room with 20’+ exposed beam ceiling & balcony overlook, master bedroom suite, and exposed log walls, fireplaces with wood mantels, gorgeous original wood floors and a converted spring house office. The farmette includes 2 pastures, barn/stables, outbuildings & one sub-division potential. Featured on HGTV – We Bought The Farm (Season Two, Episode 3),  “A Maryland Country Estate For Eight”. This property is called Lazy “R” Farm in the episode. ABOUT THE PROPERTY The approach to this unique home is a long tree-lined driveway following a board fence pasture. A beautiful modern brick addition on the back and side of the original log home and tasteful landscaping greet a visitor while a welcoming spacious patio offers


Historic Shay House c.1794

101 E. Main Street Sharpsburg, , 21782
  • 3,863 sq ft
  • 7 beds
  • 2 baths

The Historic Shay House c.1794 This is an exquisite home located on the Sharpsburg town square, near Antietam Battlefield. During the Civil War, this extraordinary 3 story, 7 bedroom home operated as a tavern and later as the City Hotel. Now a tastefully restored and renovated residence, with a prime location & an abundance of commercial potential, this is a home of rare & beautiful distinction. This property has had a colorful history and reflects the life and times of the town of Sharpsburg. One of the earliest buildings in Sharpsburg, it was a residence built of brick & stone on the main public square. At the time of Civil War, it was Elie Wade’s Tavern, selling whiskey to soldiers for $5.00 a canteen. During the battle of Antietam, it was used as a hospital. Post


Historic Maryland Avenue House c.1924

19 Maryland Avenue Gaithersburg, , 20877
  • 1,804 sq ft
  • 3 beds
  • 3 baths

Historic Maryland Avenue House  c.1924 This is a storybook Historic American Four Square with Queen Anne detailing in desirable Montgomery County Maryland close to parks, shopping & entertainment. Located in Gaithersburg’s historic Realty Park, this home is a wonderful blend of historic detailing and modern amenities, including beautiful wood floors, original moldings, fireplace with wood mantel, window seat & wrap around porch, as well as, a spacious updated kitchen, 3.5 modern bathrooms, central air conditioning, insulated windows and vinyl siding. Built nearly 100 years ago, by craftsmen that took pride in their work, this home features a full walk up attic suitable for storage or finishing and a finished basement with a family room (or 4th bedroom), full bathroom, den, utility room & laundry room. The current owners have maintained and improved this classic home with respectful longevity in

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