A nearly 80-acre waterfront property in North East, Maryland, with a 14-acre working vineyard and six buildings, has numerous possibilities.
The property sits on the Elk River in the northeastern part of the state, in a rural area surrounded by farms and other vineyards. The owner currently uses the property as a wedding and event venue.
A buyer could continue with the same use, or come up with a new idea, said the listing agent, Mary Beth Paganelli of Long & Foster Real Estate. The property could host corporate retreats, it could be used for an equestrian center or could serve as a family compound.
“The beauty of this property is that it could be whatever the buyer wanted it to be,” Paganelli says.
There are six buildings, including a five-bedroom Georgian-style manor house built in 1931. It has a grand entrance with a columned front porch and views of the river from oversized windows. There are wood-paneled walls and wood-beamed ceilings. A primary bedroom suite has a large, covered deck that overlooks the water.
The manor house includes a Cape Cod-style beach house that overlooks a private sand beach and a 300-foot dock. The house has both screened-in and open porches with views of the river. Paneled in bleached wood, it has an open floor plan with high ceilings and a living room with a stone fireplace.
A large barn has been renovated to serve as a wine tasting room for the vineyard, which produces pinot noir and chardonnay wines under the Blue Elk label. The venue can host three large events at the same time and none are visible to the other guests, Paganelli says.
The grounds also have two farmhouses, each with two bedrooms and outdoor patios with brick floors. Another stone house currently serves as an office.
The area has some history as it served as a landing spot for 15,000 British troops led by Sir William Howe during the Revolutionary War in 1777.
The property is currently on the market for $6.8 million. The owner is also selling an additional 71.89 acres of attached vacant land for $1 million.