Welcome to Hepbron’s Choice c.1770 aka. WILMIL Farm. This fabulous Eastern Shore estate is nestled on 18 acres in the northwest portion of Kent County Maryland. This property has been lovingly owned by the same family since 1963. Hepbron’s Choice is a rare opportunity to acquire a totally restored/renovated and immaculately maintained piece of history. Originally part of a 200 acre tract of land, the long lane leads you through open meadows and gracefully between two serene ponds, one of which has a fountain. The drive continues to capture your attention with the grace of the main residence elegantly standing on a slightly elevated part of the land. Enhanced with a large lighted flag pole, lovely mature trees (one from the Wye Oak/ Maryland’s former state tree), beautiful gardens and the third large pond on the western side that offers amazing sunsets. This 18th century three-story brick home is an amazing piece of Eastern Shore History. Featured in the book, Historic Houses of Kent County published by the Historic Society of Kent County in 1998. The homeowners selectively hired local talented craftsmen over a 5 year renovation period. Historical colors were used, inspired by American History and the details are too numerous to mention. The pictures and video speak for themselves. Meticulous care was taken to recreate a kitchen honoring the historic past. With exposed original beams and custom made antique style cabinets that are truly one of a kind. Cooking will be a joy with the beautiful soapstone counter tops, a Wolf stove top and Sub-Zero refrigerator. Talk about details, the beautiful monumental open hearth fireplace with a herringbone pattern is guaranteed to be a conversation piece for all who gather. The backyard is just as lovely as the front with mature trees, lush lawn, a brick patio, one silo remains and two outbuildings that complement the home. The larger of the two features a recreation room, 3 car garage with finished interior, and a loft for storage. The other with one car space, workshop, and a fabulous screened in porch to watch the sunset over the pond. The perfect setting for a family crab feast and watching the waterfowl/wildlife. Just minutes from where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Sassafras River, a quick drive or bike ride will lead you to Betterton Beach. Venture into Chestertown, a lovely waterfront town that is home to Washington College. Residents and visitors alike enjoy the restaurants, farmers market, parks, annual festivals, and river cruises. Located about 90 minutes from Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia. Schedule your private showing of this gem today.
Updated on June 7, 2022 at 11:30 am