A truly unique and historical home, 17 East Main Street is closely aligned with the history of the founding and development of the American Republic. This structure is believed to be the first home built in New Market, Maryland, which was along the National Pike and the main route of travel and commerce from the port of Baltimore to Frederick and points west. The oldest part of the home was built in 1792 by Georg Smith, a German immigrant, as a residence and a tavern. The tavern provided food and drinks and a place to rest along the way. It is said that many political discussions were had here as well. Decades later, another owner in the 1850's added on to the structure which was then used as a family residence, tavern, and parsonage. The last major addition to the home was completed in 2000. This large two-story addition included a primary suite and a large family room. The last commercial usage was as Smith Tavern Antiques as late as 2021. The current owners have made extensive renovations to the older parts of the dwelling including careful engineer overseen raising of some floors, an entire new floor structure underneath the new modern kitchen, many new support systems, particularly in the basement stacked stone foundation and chimney foundations. The home features modern HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems within a structure which displays exposed White Oak old growth framing in the walls. A cozy home in any season, the two gas insert fireplaces are especially inviting in the cooler months. New renovated bathrooms with exposed logs and recently elevated ceilings are amazingly beautiful. The primary bedroom upstairs has large closet space, a beautiful bath with a double sink vanity, a huge bedroom and amazing views. There are three additional bedrooms with another room that could be used as a bedroom as well. There is also an additional full kitchen upstairs for rental, business or multi-generational possibilities! There are three covered porches adorning this home, a lengthy front porch overlooking Main Street, a rear porch for privacy while waiting for visitors and a side east facing porch to have the first coffee while watching the sunrise! While touring this masterpiece, a bonus opportunity is to take note of the many artifacts found during various renovations which are on display in the East Wing of the dwelling. This is truly a walk through significant history of eastern Frederick County!
IN ADDITION....this lot can be subdivided and on the other lot, there is a two-story Carriage House which has two huge storage/workshop areas with an efficiency apartment upstairs. Two dwellings with amazing possibilities!!!!
Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of living history as well as valuable housing and an investment in the future!!
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