Historic Pleasant Hill c.1761
This is a gorgeous, historically significant 4.5 acre estate with modern amenities, woods & creek in Charles County, close to Baltimore & DC. The house includes a modern addition designed to blend beautifully with the 18th century original structure and is a perfect melding of modern & historic, with a gourmet kitchen, 4 full BA’s, powder room, in ground pool, brick patios, and original wood floors and fireplaces. This is a home of rare and beautiful distinction.
Living Room 17‘ x 15’ – Wood floor, fireplace with wood mantel, exposed wood beam ceiling, wainscot, hanging lamp, staircase, 2 windows.
Dining Room 17′ x 12′ – Wood floor, fireplace with wood mantel, exposed wood beam ceiling, wainscot, hanging lamp, 2 windows.
Study 8′ x 8′ – Wood floor, wainscot, 2 windows.
Family Room 19′ x 15′ – Wood floor, wainscot, hanging lamp, staircase, 2 windows, front & back doors.
Library 14′ x 13′ – Brick floor, fireplace with wood stove, exposed wood beam ceiling, closet, built-in bookcases, 2 windows.
Sun Room 23′ x 8′ – Slate floor, wall of windows, door to patio.
Catering Kitchen 10′ x 5′ – Slate floor, counters, sink, custom cabinets, 2 pantries.
Breakfast Area 12′ x 12′ – Wood floor, stairs to basement & to second floor suite, door to porch, 2 windows.
Kitchen 15‘ x 10’ – Wood floor, recessed lights, custom cabinets, Jenn-Air gas range, GE Monogram refrigerator, 2 windows.
Second Floor (east wing)
Bedroom 1 17′ x 12′ – Wood floor, fireplace with wood mantel & wood stove, door to front porch, 1 window.
Hall Bathroom 18′ x 8′ – Wood & marble floor, fireplace with marble face & wood mantel, bathtub, closet, 1 window.
Sun Room 25′ x 8‘ – Wood floor, wall of windows.
Bedroom 2 16′ x 16′ – Wood floor, closet, stairs to first floor & stairs to third floor loft, 1 window.
*Third Floor Loft 13′ x 12′ – Wood floor, closet, window
Third Floor (east wing)
Bedroom Suite 3 15′ x 14′ – Wood floor, closet, 2 windows.
*Bathroom 10′ x 6′ – Wood floor, claw foot bathtub, closet, 1 window.
2nd Floor (west wing-kitchen wing)
Bedroom Suite 4 14′ x 12′ – Wood floor, 3 closets, 1 window.
*Bathroom 14′ x 8′ – Ceramic tile floor, bathtub, 1 window.
Hallway 23′ x 8′ – Concrete floor, 3 closets, exterior door.
Unique Entertainment Room (Ratskeller) 26′ x 17′ – Brick floor, fireplace with wood stove, exposed brick walls, exposed beam ceiling, 2 windows.
Laundry Room 9′ x 6′ – Concrete floor, sink, closet.
Workshop/Utility 16‘ x 15’ – Concrete floor, closet.
Workshop 2 13‘ x 10’ – Concrete floor, exterior door.
Pleasant Hill is as an outstanding example of a Tidewater house. The structure retains integrity of form and materials, especially the intact Flemish-bond brick of the original structure. The setting of the house, surrounded by a wooded ravine, retains its historical associations. The west wing and hyphen, constructed in 1992 are of an architectural style sympathetic to the original design, and the rear porch alteration does not significantly detract from the architectural integrity of the house. Pleasant Hill was originally situated on 80.94 hectares (200 acres) of “Green’s Inheritance” purchased by John Spalding in 1713 and inherited by his grandson, Basil Spalding. According to the records of the Charles County Tax Assessor, a house was constructed on the land in 1761, when Basil Spalding built Pleasant Hill. Pleasant Hill appears on the Maryland Geological Survey’s 1840 Map of Eastern Maryland with 1860 Additions. The house and 70.82 hectares (175 acres) remained in the Spalding family until 1911 when they were sold to Julia Sinclair. In 1919 Julia and John Sinclair sold the property to Jeremiah Mudd.
The land on which Pleasant Hill is located was originally part of a larger tract known as Green’s Inheritance. In 1713 John Spalding purchased 200 acres of Green’s Inheritance for Pleasant Hill. The home was built in at least three phases.