|The Chaffinch House, a showpiece of the historic downtown often referred to as the Queen of Easton, has been lovingly restored to its former glory. The current owners have preserved and reinstated the home’s original features without compromising on contemporary style and functionality. The former 7 bedroom, 6.5 bath B&B has been converted to a luxury private residence boasting 5 well-appointed bedrooms, each with a designer ensuite bath. This National Registry property, renovated in partnership with the Maryland Historic Trust, is turn-key and ready for new owners. The iconic Queen Anne Victorian is an entertainer’s dream as it flows effortlessly from the front porch featuring custom-designed antique rosewood furniture (conveys) to a screened-in dining porch and into a formal living room with gas fireplace. The dining room seats 12 and opens to a vast kitchen with a cozy breakfast nook, expansive island w/marble countertop, JennAir appliances and a bar-pantry. The laundry room doubles as a butler’s pantry adding a 3rd sink and extra counter space for hosting larger gatherings. From the kitchen, the party can spill over onto the back porch and into a magical garden with meandering antique brick paths, all leading to the Williamsburg fountain often visited by a family of barred owls. In keeping with the house, the deodar cedar is on the list of Easton’s historic trees. Garden paths take you to a large Quaker shed and an original garage accessible through a back ally. The beautifully carved oak staircase is probably the home’s second most stunning Victorian feature, leading up to its first – the keyhole window in a 2nd floor guest bedroom. There are three bedrooms on this floor – two guest rooms and a primary suite with a large closet, a sitting room, a sleeping porch, a wood-burning fireplace, and a second porch with a sauna. The third floor has two more bedrooms, one of which is currently used as an office with a built-in daybed that doubles as a file cabinet. According to Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties, “This is a characteristic mansion of the Victorian Period. At least half a dozen of them exist in Easton, but this one is definitely the most elaborate and intricate… This house is a wonderful and fanciful example of Victorian exuberance and ingenuity. It stands as a monument to an inventive and eclectic age.” Don’t miss this rare opportunity to own a part of Eastern Shore history in Easton, a cultural and culinary hotspot appearing on several “top small towns” lists.