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Maryland Manor Seeks Third Owner in 350 Years

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Location: Chesapeake City, Md.
Price: $12,995,000
The Skinny: This most authentic bit of Colonial architecture was constructed in 1920 on land granted by Lord Baltimore in 1660 as cartographer Augustine Herman's reward for a detailed chart of Chesapeake Bay. Herman's family retained their ancestral home until 2003, an impressive feat of longevity, but a little disappointing they couldn't keep their reign alive. That said, the estate itself is anything but disappointing. Sited on 358 acres, the 11-bed, 11-bath Bohemia Manor enjoys frontage on the very bay Herman charted. Sadly, this history may soon be marred by a housing development: the listing touts approvals for 15 building sites.
· Bohemia Manor Farm [Sotheby's]