BUILT IN 1892
The Vance Miles House was built in 1892 by the Miles family. Only four families have owned this house in its 130-year history. It’s built in the Queen Anne style of Victorian Architecture, and still has all its original woodwork that includes oak mantles, doorframes, and a gorgeous oak, turned staircase with decorative newel posts.
The house has four bedrooms and a full bath upstairs as well as a full bath downstairs. Currently, one of the bedrooms is being used as an office and has its own electrical circuit breakers to be able to withstand current from computers, printers, and other electronics. There are many built-in bookcases, as the current owner is a writer and researcher. The decorative trim extends to the second floor and the bedrooms have sweeping views of the trees and gardens outside the house.
UPDATES & RENOVATIONS
The kitchen and bathrooms have been updated with new floors, fixtures, countertops, appliances, and lighting. The full basement has had a concrete floor installed along with a steel I-beam for support across the center of the house. A new vinyl laminate floor has recently been installed in the kitchen, and the owners put a deck on the rear of the house and restored a historic outbuilding on the grounds with a new metal roof, clapboard, and custom doors.
One of the greatest features of the house is the wrap-around porch which extends over 50 feet. It’s ideal for viewing the gardens, birdwatching, or enjoying the weather while being “out of” the weather.
The property has two outbuildings – one is a historic building recently restored, and the other is a pole barn that can be used as a garage. Currently, the pole barn has two chicken coops built into one back quarter, and a sizeable dog kennel built into the other back corner (with access to a 20 ft. outside dog run). There’s plenty of room for water sports equipment, a boat, tools, and whatever else you may have to store.
AIR BnB POSSIBILITIES
Because the house is located so close to many outdoor recreation areas including the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean for beaches and water sports, a golf course, heritage sites, a State Park, the Salisbury Zoo, numerous cycling paths, two-offshore island for touring, and amazing oppotunities local food – seafood in particular – this house would make a fine AirBnB choice for people who want to visit year-round. A buyer could use it for a summer home and also rent it out when it’s not in use. The doors already have combination code locks installed for easy visitor access.
Updated on September 16, 2021 at 9:52 am