Fabulous, elegant, antiques and art filled waterfront 3 bedroom cottage, just a few minutes to Saint Michaels. Ancient stately pines on sweeping lawns that run to the waters edge greet you as you arrive to this unusually sophisticated ,but yet rustic, classic, eastern shore house. Owned and decorated by a professional designer, historian, art collector, this house offers guests the elegance of a Ralph Lauren style interior with authentic English leather chesterfield sofas, antiques and an enormous English banqueting table. A wood burning fireplace in the study and in the master bedroom provide romantic ambiance.There is an impressive library and art collection for the enjoyment of guests. Find a book to read & nap down on the hammock under the old pines along the water. The dock is a great place for cocktails or breakfast. Explore our quiet rural roads on our bikes. Take a sunset kayak paddle, before taking a five minute drive into town to eat in one of our many great dining spots
Maybe hit a little night life with some live music. Upon entering the house a large Entrance hall provides dramatic broad water views, and is paved in slate stone, it has a soaring bead board paneled ceiling and is hung with art. The Kitchen is unique with a big old bakers antique bakers table serving as an island and the social center for the room. The kitchen opens to the den which is dark and cozy and has Chesterfield sofas from the Soho club in London There is a fireplace and an TV in the Den. Beyond the den is the River Room, with a wall of bookcases housing an impressive library, A wall of windows offer broad sweeping views of Harris Creek and the gardens. The master bedroom has a private bath with shower, a fireplace and is very large with sunrise over the water, views from a wall of windows. There is a cozy second bedroom on the first floor, decorated with antiques, and very near the first floor bathroom. On the second floor there is also a cozy seating lounge area, and a third bedroom. which shares the use of the downstairs bathroom. There is central air conditioning on the first floor. The second floor is cooled by a window unit in the bedroom. All bedrooms have queen beds. Enjoy sunset cocktail down on the dock in the Adirondack chairs. Catch your dinner in the crab traps while you are down there! Enjoy a nap in the hammock under the pines with the sound of the water lulling to sleep. Old Pines feel far away but is quite close to the action of Saint Michaels. Quite simply it is a beautiful place to stay.