Historic Homes NetworkHistoric Homes Marketing Group

3708 Baker Road, Westminster, Maryland 21157

$CONTRACT 4 3

Property Information

  • Property ID: 7647
  • Location: Maryland
  • Property: Contract
  • Price: $CONTRACT
  • Property Type: Single Family Home
  • Bed: 4
  • Year Built: 1790
  • Bath: 3
  • Acreage: 25
  • Half Bathrooms: 1
  • MLS Number: CR9776718
  • Fireplaces: 4
  • Stories: 2

Description

Historic Mary's Promise c.1790
Historic Mary's Promise c.1790 (aka McMurray-Frizzell-Aldridge Farm) is a gorgeous 25 acre farm with large bank barn & outbuildings, fields, woods & creek in southern Carroll County, close to Baltimore & DC. The house is both stone & log (this portion may date back to c.1769), and is a perfect blend of modern & historic, with a gourmet kitchen, geothermal heat/ac, 3 full BA's and original wood floors, hearth & fireplaces. This is a home of rare and beautiful distinction.

Video Walking Tour

View the Aerial Video

ROOMS

Main Floor

Entry Hall 19' x 6' - Wood floor, front door, closet, 1 window, staircase.
Living Room 19' x 13' - Wood floor, fireplace with wood mantel, exposed beam ceiling, 4 windows.
Dining Room 19' x 10' - Wood floor, bead-board wall, exposed beam ceiling, 2 windows.
Family Room 19' x 16' - Brick floor, hearth, exposed beam ceiling, back staircase, front door, door back patio, 2 windows.
Kitchen 18' x 15' - Wood floor, recessed lights, granite counters, custom cabinets, center island, Viking gas stove, Kenmore dishwasher, Jenn-Air refrigerator, 2 pantry closets, 2 ceiling fans, French doors to patio, high ceiling, 4 windows.
Laundry Room 9' x 6' - Vinyl floor, recessed lights, 2 windows.
Utility Room 9' x 8' - Concrete floor.
Hallway 24' x 7' - Brick floor, recessed lights, exposed log wall, exposed stone wall, 2 closets, doors to patios.
Hall Full Bathroom 8' x 6' - Ceramic tile floor, shower.

Second Floor

Master Bedroom 19' x 12' - Wood floor, fireplace with wood mantel, 2 closets, 4 windows.
Hall 19' x 5' - Wood floor.
Hall Bathroom 12' x 6' - Ceramic tile floor, bath tub, closet, 1 window.
Bedroom 2 
 12' x 12' - Wood floor, built-in book shelves, 1 window.
Master Bedroom 2 15' x 12' - Wood floor, built-in cabinets, walk-in closet, back staircase, 2 windows.
*Bathroom 8' x 5' - Ceramic tile floor, shower, 1 window.

Stone Portion (old summer kitchen)
Main Floor

Second Family Room 17' x 12' - Brick floor, fireplace with wood mantel, closet, stairs to second floor, front door, 1 window.
Den 19' x 10' - Brick floor, exposed stone wall, exposed beam ceiling, front door, 1 window.

2nd Floor

Bedroom 4 
 17' x 12' - Wood floor, tract lights, exposed elevated beam ceiling, 2 windows.
Sitting Room/Bedroom 5  17' x 10' - Wood floor, tract lights, exposed elevated beam ceiling, door to side yard, 2 windows.

Maryland Historical Trust

The 1779 deed lists Hartigan as an innkeeper, and he was probably keeping an inn on this property. Its location on the old Liberty Road, from Baltimore Town through Liberty Town to Frederick Town made it prime location for business. According to 1794 map there was a tavern on this site, but John Moale’s interest in the property was solely as an investment, and he must have leased it to someone, perhaps for some period of time back to Hartigan. Moale died in 1798, and in his will he left this and other land to the youngest of his thirteen children, Randall Hulse Moale, in addition to the “Mary’s Promise” and "Darlington" tracts, there was another, unnamed tract, totaling 158 acres. At this time Hartigan was no longer the tenant. John McMurray was the occupant of the property, and was described as the superintendent. The property was improved with 1 1/2 story log dwelling house, 28 by 20 feet, a one story log kitchen, 12 by 12 feet, one story old log stable, 20 by l6 feet, that was "...fit for fuel...," and a one story smokehouse that was 8 by 8 feet. The only one of these buildings that may survive is the dwelling. The earliest section is roughly 30 by 20 feet, close to the dimensions listed in the 1798 tax, though not exact. The building is two-story
more...

The McMurray-Frizzell-Aldridge Farm house was built in two stages, with subsequent alterations and recent remodeling that serve to confuse the interpretation of the building. The house is a two-story, six-bay by two-bay log structure that faces east, towards the road. The southern three bays were constructed first, and consist of hall-parlor, or two-room plan on both the first and second stories. This two-room plan was more commonly constructed as four-bay-wide building, with two openings in each room At an early date the single, three-bay wide roorn on the north was
added, with fireplace on the north end and winder stair in the northeast corner. One-room plans with three bays typically had the doorway in the center bay, and this may have been changed when the present staircase was added. The second story of this addition was apparently divided into two rooms. It was probably at this time that the porches were added, along with the flush board siding beneath them and the weatherboards on the gable ends and second story. In the last quarter of the nineteenth century the house underwent some major alterations. Many (perhaps all) of the windows were replaced with two-over-two sash. The northwest room was divided in two to create stair passage, and the winder stair was removed from the north corner. Recent remodeling has altered and
removed some historic fabric, making interpretation of the evolution of this building more difficult. There are no surviving features that would identify this building as tavern. However, most tavern or inns in Carroll County seem to have been typical vernacular dwelling structures.
more...

LINKS

Maryland  Historical Trust - CARR-820 - McMurray-Frizzell-Aldridge Farm (aka Mary's Promise)
Wikipedia - McMurray-Frizzell-Aldridge Farm (aka Mary's Promise)
Plat - Property Survey

AERIAL VIDEO



Features

  • 25 Gorgeous Acres
  • 5 Farm Buildings
  • Creek
  • Exposed Beam Ceilings
  • Exposed log walls
  • exposed stone walls
  • Fields/Pastures
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Granite Counters
  • Large bank barn
  • Log Structure
  • Original Hearth
  • Original Wood Floors
  • Stone structure
  • Viking Gas Stove
  • Wooded area


Share this property with a friend


[really_simple_share]

Property Location

Click and drag the orange silhouette in the top left corner of the map to activate Google Maps Street View.

More Properties by Gary Gestson

More by Gary Gestson

  • Historic Robertson House c.1911
    Historic Robertson House c.1911
    Historic Robertson House c.1911

    4 Bed - 2 Bath | $499,000

  • Historic Maryland Avenue House c.1924
    Historic Maryland Avenue House c.1924
    Historic Maryland Avenue House c.1924

    3 Bed - 3 Bath | $495,000

  • Manor of Truman's Place c.1770
    Manor of Truman's Place
    Manor of Truman's Place

    6+ Bed - 5 Bath | $1,299,000

  • Historic Honeysuckle Hill c.1820
    Historic Honeysuckle Hill c.1820
    Historic Honeysuckle Hill c.1820

    4 Bed - 3 Bath | $SOLD

  • Historic Pleasant Hill c.1761
    Historic Pleasant Hill c.1761
    Historic Pleasant Hill c.1761

    5 Bed - 4 Bath | $849,900

  • Historic Rockland c.1803
    Historic Rockland c.1803
    Historic Rockland c.1803

    6+ Bed - 3 Bath | $1,790,000

  • Historic Farmette c.1803
    Historic Farmette c.1803
    Historic Farmette c.1803

    3 Bed - 3 Bath | $CONTRACT

  • Historic Bunnell-Anderson House c.1830
    Historic Bunnell-Anderson House c.1830
    Historic Bunnell-Anderson House c.1830

    3 Bed - 2 Bath | $CONTRACT

  • Historic Shay House c.1794
    Historic Shay House c.1794
    Historic Shay House c.1794

    6+ Bed - 2 Bath | $324,900

  • Holland-Claggett Farm c.1830
    Historic Holland-Claggett Farm c.1830
    Historic Holland-Claggett Farm c.1830

    3 Bed - 1 Bath | $749,000

  • Mid-Century Classic
    Mid-Century Classic
    Mid-Century Classic

    3 Bed - 2 Bath | $SOLD

  • Historic Ringer-Darby House c.1906
    Historic Ringer-Darby House
    Historic Ringer-Darby House

    3 Bed - 2 Bath | $SOLD

  • Historic Timberlea c.1899
    Historic Timberlea c.1899
    Historic Timberlea c.1899

    5 Bed - 3 Bath | $SOLD

  • Historic Fairview c.1790
    Historic Fairview c.1790
    Historic Fairview c.1790

    6+ Bed - 2 Bath | $SOLD

  • Historic Theodore Kimple House c.1884
    Historic Theodore Kimple Farm c.1884
    Historic Theodore Kimple Farm c.1884

    4 Bed - 2 Bath | $SOLD

  • Historic Croom House c.1932
    Historic Croom Farm c.1932
    Historic Croom Farm c.1932

    4 Bed - 2 Bath | $SOLD

  • Historic John Hall House c.1800
    Historic John Hall House c.1800
    Historic John Hall House c.1800

    4 Bed - 3 Bath | $SOLD

  • Historic Oyer House c.1830
    Historic Christian Oyer House c.1830
    Historic Christian Oyer House c.1830

    4 Bed - 3 Bath | $SOLD

  • Historic Granite School House c.1871
    Historic Granite School House c.1879
    Historic Granite School House c.1879

    5 Bed - 4 Bath | $SOLD

  • Historic Wilson-Bennett House c.1900
    Historic Wilson-Bennett House c.1900
    Historic Wilson-Bennett House c.1900

    6+ Bed - 2 Bath | $SOLD

  • Historic Hersh Farm c.1857
    Historic Hersh Farm c.1857
    Historic Hersh Farm c.1857

    3 Bed - 2 Bath | $SOLD

  • Historic Mumma House c.1923
    Historic Mumma House c.1923
    Historic Mumma House c.1923

    6+ Bed - 3 Bath | $SOLD

  • John D. Berry House c.1866
    Historic John D. Berry House c.1866
    Historic John D. Berry House c.1866

    6+ Bed - 6 Bath | $SOLD

  • Historic Long Meadows c.1730
    Historic Long Meadows c.1775
    Historic Long Meadows c.1775

    8 Bed - 2 Bath | $SOLD

  • Historic Mt. Welcome Retreat
    Historic Mt. Welcome Retreat c.1800
    Historic Mt. Welcome Retreat c.1800

    4 Bed - 4 Bath | $SOLD

  • Historic Kinna's Mill House c.1770
    Historic Kinna's Mill House c.1770
    Historic Kinna's Mill House c.1770

    3 Bed - 2 Bath | $SOLD

  • dancehall-640-1
    Historic Joselene Hills Manor c.1870
    Historic Joselene Hills Manor c.1870

    4 Bed - 3 Bath | $SOLD

  • Historic Morris Farm
    Historic Morris Farm c.1750
    Historic Morris Farm c.1750

    3 Bed - 2 Bath | $SOLD

  • Historic Ox Bow House c.1800
    Historic Ox Bow House c.1800
    Historic Ox Bow House c.1800

    2 Bed - 1 Bath | $SOLD