$749,000
4 Beds
5.5 Baths
5,858 SqFt
5.04 Acre Lot
219,542 Sqft Lot

Property Map

$749,000 – 8325 Bensville Road, Waldorf, MD 20603

Street View

Courtesy of Francis Hill Slowinski, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc..

Description

FRIENDSHIP HOUSE, formerly known as The Manor House, was originally built in 1890. Situated atop the highest point in Charles County, this home has a commanding view of the 2000 gently rolling acres that were once part of the original farm. Over the past 130 years, many changes have been made to the existing residence including the addition of modern indoor plumbing, replacement of porches, several interior renovations, and an expansion of the living and entertainment areas. HISTORY: The original 2000-acre tract of land, comprised of Friendship Estates and all of Laurel Branch, was a working farm. The complex included the residence, part of which housed a grocery store, and several outbuildings. The old road to Charles County once ran along the east side of Manor House and the present one-story office building was a filling station. The mature English Boxwoods were probably planted when the original house was built. The most recent expansion transforms the home to its original position as the Grand Manor House among the newly established estate homes that now grace the remaining part of the farm. RECENT ADDITION (2004): The major remodel preserves as much of the original structure as possible and expands the interior view of the spectacular countryside that surrounds the home. The transformation blends the period architecture, exquisite charm, and additional space while retaining the history of the property and maintaining its character. The large west facing two-story Great Room rests atop a full basement adding over 1600 square feet for entertaining. With two levels of windows, guests are treated with a sweeping panorama of the rolling countryside and beautiful sunsets, giving one the feeling of being inside and outside at once. The curved stairway leads to the balcony or mezzanine level that both ties the main second floor to the new addition and provides more lovely views of the scenery outside. ARCHITECTURAL MATERIALS: The building products were selected to provide a seamless transition between old and new, matching the historical architectural features of the original Manor Home. The interior columns pair nicely with the magnificent columns on the front of the home that welcomed weary travelers years ago. The masonry fireplace features a custom-built mantel so, when entertaining, guests can relax by the fireplace and enjoy the view. Flanking the fireplace are recessed coves containing built-in bookcases. The hot water radiant floor system provides efficient heating for this voluminous room. LANDSCAPING: Landscaping has been enhanced over the years with the addition of many beautiful flowering trees, gardens, and plantings including boxwoods, azaleas, rose bushes, and tulips. Garden patios grace the front portico, and the event pavilion (also used as a summer kitchen) offers a garden view from all sides. The entrance area to Friendship House is gracefully lined with flowering Bradford Pear trees and blooming impatiens during the summer months.

Property Details and Features

Property Access

  • Paved
  • Gravel

Appliances and Equipment

  • Built-In Microwave
  • Built-In Range
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Dryer – Electric
  • ENERGY STAR Dishwasher
  • ENERGY STAR Refrigerator
  • ENERGY STAR Freezer
  • Icemaker
  • Instant Hot Water
  • Microwave
  • Oven – Wall
  • Refrigerator
  • Six Burner Stove
  • Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Washer – Front Loading
  • Water Conditioner – Owned
  • Water Heater – High-Efficiency
  • Water Heater – Tankless

Basement

  • Fully Finished
  • Heated
  • Interior Access
  • Outside Entrance

Bathrooms

  • 6 total bathrooms
  • 2 bathrooms on all lower levels
  • 2 bathrooms on all upper levels
  • 2 bathrooms on main level
  • 5 full bathrooms
  • 1 full bathroom on main level
  • 1 half bathroom
  • 1 half bathroom on main level

Bedrooms

  • 3 bedrooms on upper levels
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 1 bedroom on main level

House

  • 5,858 sqft living area
  • 4,548 sqft above grade (finished)
  • 1,310 sqft below grade (finished)
  • Built in 1905
  • Major renovation in 2004
  • Structure Type: Detached
  • Wall & Ceiling Types: Plaster Walls,2 Story Ceilings,9’+ Ceilings,High,Dry Wall,Cathedral Ceilings
  • 3 levels in building
  • 3 levels
  • Colonial
  • Manor
  • Wood Siding
  • Combination
  • Vinyl Siding
  • HardiPlank Type

Cooling

  • Central Air
  • Electric
  • Central A/C
  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Heat Pump(s)

Exterior Features

  • Extensive Hardscape
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Outbuilding(s)
  • Satellite Dish
  • Stone Retaining Walls

Fence

  • Board
  • Chain Link
  • Fully

Fireplaces

  • 2 fireplaces
  • Wood
  • Mantel(s)

Floors

  • Hardwood
  • Carpet
  • Partially Carpeted
  • Wood

Foundation

  • Block

Heating

  • Propane – Leased
  • Oil
  • Electric
  • Heat Pump – Electric BackUp
  • Heat Pump(s)
  • Zoned
  • Radiant

Home Owner’s Association

  • HOA Fee: $530
  • Fee Freq: Annually

Interior Features

  • Additional Stairway
  • Attic
  • Built-Ins
  • Carpet
  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Crown Moldings
  • Curved Staircase
  • Dining Area
  • Entry Level Bedroom
  • Family Room Off Kitchen
  • Floor Plan – Traditional
  • Kitchen – Gourmet
  • Master Bath(s)
  • Pantry
  • Recessed Lighting
  • Upgraded Countertops
  • Wainscotting
  • Water Treat System
  • Window Treatments
  • Wood Floors

Laundry

  • Has Laundry
  • Basement

Listing

  • 16 days on market
  • $165 per sqft

Location

  • County: Charles
  • Location Type: Rural
  • Subdivision: Friendship Estates

Lot

  • 219,542 sqft
  • 5.04 acres
  • Backs to Trees
  • Cleared
  • Front Yard
  • Irregular
  • Landscaping
  • Open
  • Partly Wooded
  • Premium
  • Road Frontage
  • Rural

Parking

  • Asphalt Driveway
  • Surface
  • Brick Driveway
  • Paved Driveway
  • Paved Parking
  • Private

Property

  • Horse
  • Horse Amenities: Horses Allowed,Stable(s)
  • Other Structures: Above Grade,Below Grade
  • Outdoor Living Structures: Brick,Patio(s),Terrace
  • Soil Types: Unknown
  • View: Scenic Vista,Valley,Trees/Woods,Pasture,Garden/Lawn

Roof

  • Composite

Schools

  • School District: CHARLES COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Elementary School: WILLIAM A. DIGGS
  • Middle School: THEODORE G. DAVIS
  • High School: NORTH POINT

Sewer

  • Septic Exists
  • Public Hook/Up Avail
  • Sewer Tap Fee

Taxes

  • City/Town Tax Pymnt Freq: Annually
  • County Tax: $9,492
  • County Tax Pymnt Freq: Annually
  • Tax Annual Amount: $9,714
  • Tax Year: 2019

Utilities

  • Hot Water: Oil,Electric
  • Cable TV
  • Multiple Phone Lines
  • Phone
  • Propane

Windows

  • Bay/Bow
  • Double Hung
  • Energy Efficient
  • Palladian

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