The historic Abraham Jones House in Libertytown, Maryland is up for sale!
Dating back to 1789, there are many original features in this three-story gem.
From its frontage on Main Street, it has the appearance of a row house, but it actually is only adjoined on one side and has quite a spacious side and back yard.
The Abraham Jones House is historically designated and even comes with a set of encyclopedias that contain information on the home and a portrait of the home from over 100 years ago!
Currently, this old beauty is listed for $500,000 but it was previously listed for sale for $399,500 in 2017 and eventually sold that same year for $375,000.
But a little over 5 years later, here it is, for sale again.
Interestingly, the current listing photos display bare rooms with no furniture, or, “virtually staged” rooms, which is rather silly, in House Crazy Sarah’s humble opinion.
The old listing from 2017 features photos with authentic antique furnishings appropriate to the age of the home.
Have a look below to see which photos you prefer:
Bare room listing photo:
Virtually staged listing photo:
2017 listing photo with antique furnishings:
House Crazy Sarah prefers all things old and fabulous to bare or “virtually staged” rooms so she’s using the 2017 photos for this blog!
[For the record, House Crazy Sarah’s teenage daughter said she prefers the bare room photos because “they show more of the architectural features of the room”. Fair point teeny-bopper!]
In any case, let’s go on a tour of this well-kept Maryland treasure.
Inside, the home boasts 18th-century trim, built-in cupboards, original wood floors, and six fireplaces.
This dwelling has 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, and 1 half bath PLUS an additional room on the second floor that could be used as an office or whatever you fancy.
Here’s that stately living room that feels like a giant step back in time.
In these 2017 listing photos, every room is filled with amazing antiques.
There is a spacious enclosed back porch on this home which gives additional living space.
The kitchen is the room that captured House Crazy Sarah’s heart.
The kitchen has been spared from major modernization and looks right at home in this 1700’s home, especially with the massive hearth.
There is one small bay of cabinetry, not very functional for the modern chef, but it blends in with this historic home.
There is a smaller secondary staircase, in addition to the main one at the front of the home.
The bedrooms in the 2017 listing photos are marvelously appointed.
Who doesn’t want a whole wall of bookshelves?
Each of the bedrooms has a wood-burning fireplace.
The one area of the home that has been significantly renovated is this bathroom:
But the bedrooms with the original built-ins are the stars of this show.
Just for fun:
And the same room bare naked:
House Crazy Sarah still prefers the antique furnishings!
Outside in the backyard, you can see a very old stone portion of this home.
Perhaps it was once a summer kitchen?
There are several sitting areas in the yard.
Additional features of the property: a small stream with a footbridge, a fire pit area, a peaceful area with a hammock, and water fountains.
Apparently, there is even an electric charging car station somewhere on this property as well.
Who would think from looking at the home from the street, that it has this large area of woods in the backyard?
Imagine exploring the yard with a metal detector – think of the treasures that could be unearthed!