Set across over 23 acres of private land, the glorious 1604 Winchester Road estate, overlooking a gracious bend of the Severn River, just minutes from downtown Annapolis and less than an hour from the nation’s capital, is now regarded one of the most distinctive estates available on the East Coast. Once the home of bootleggers and gun runners, followed by Capuchin monks, a Japanese teaching academy, and even a Maryland crab tycoon, this stunning architectural beauty has witnessed much over the course of its 92-year lifetime.
Modeled after the James River Plantations, the 1604 Winchester Road estate now maintains its classic Georgian style with an intricate acknowledgment of the owners’ contemporary tastes and interests. Constructed predominantly from brick, this structure offers a multitude of modern amenities for communal living, alongside elegant grand scale entertainment and private events. The home thus features spectacular 270-degree views of the picturesque Severn River, a six-slip private dock accessed by a funicular railway, a grand ballroom, nine-car garage, an Asian tea house, and, naturally, a secret tunnel.
Accommodating up to even bedrooms, eight bathrooms and eleven fireplaces, formal dining room and formal parlour, commercial size gourmet kitchen, conservatory, family room, library, music room, indoor spa, game room, wine cellar, catering kitchen, work shop, nine car garage, roof garden, pool pavilion, 60-foot infinity edge pool, tennis court, an Asian tea house, mechanical facilities, and a separate guest and staff house, the 1604 Winchester Road estate is now worth an estimated $24.9M.