StatusACTIVE UNDER CONTRACT
Property Sub TypeDetached
This is a rare and unique opportunity to own “Leeland,” a 12.50 acre estate a block from historic Shepherdstown WV, offering the benefits of country living within walking distance of restaurants and shops. The main home can function as a five bedroom, five bathroom, two kitchen home. Or, a wing of this home, which was once the law office of the original owner, Edmund J. Lee, has been a fully-booked airbnb, with one bedroom, one bath, living room, and full kitchen. The 2017 renovations replaced all systems and brought this home up to energy efficient, comfortable modern living, while retaining historic elegance. Restored wood floors run throughout. The main level features a gourmet kitchen with custom cabinetry, quartz counter tops, huge center island with gas range. The kitchen extends into the great room, with working wood-burning fireplace. Glass doors connect the kitchen to both the downstairs sun room and the formal living room. The charming pantry features shelves and an original ceramic sink. The first floor bedroom adjoins a full bath with a heated tile floor and a pocket door that opens to a large closet and storage area. The second floor features three large bedrooms with walk in closets, two working fireplaces and three remodeled full bathrooms with heated tile floors. The laundry room features full-sized front-loading machines. The library, with walls of shelving, runs along the upstairs hallways. The second floor sun room could easily be the favorite room of the house.
Leeland is surrounded by artist-designed stone hardscaping and extensive beloved gardens, easily enjoyed from the five porches, the stone terrace, the Trex deck and the two sun rooms. This 12.50 acre estate also includes a three bedroom, two full bath stone cottage built in 1919 renovated in 2017 with new systems and with kitchen / dining room extension. The adorable stone cottage has all the modern conveniences plus wood flooring and fireplace insert. The kitchen / dining addition opens to a brick patio.
The property has cleared ground for farming and gardening, plus green wooded areas that are full of wildlife and bird song. Up and over a small rise, toward the woods at the back of the property, is the beautifully-proportioned 1830 barn with stonework that has lasted well over the years.
Location! Location! Easy walking distance to historic Shepherdstown, the oldest town in WV, a university town that overlooks the Potomac River & C&O canal/tow path and is located approximately 4 miles from Antietam, 10 miles from Harpers Ferry National Park and Charles Town. Easy commute to Frederick MD, Hagerstown MD, Northern VA and the DC area. The MARC commuter train is only 5.4 miles/ten minutes from this property.
Leeland is a beautifully restored and unique country/town estate on 12.50 acres that could be part of your story and legacy. Schedule a tour. Come create your own history at Leeland in Shepherdstown WV.