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Riverlawn dates to 1874, looks over East River

This classic white frame house on the banks of the East River was built in 1874 and has undergone an impressive rehabilitation that began in 2012.

Riverlawn’s interior is a four-over-four central hall plan repeated on three floors, with a staircase that provides formal access to all levels.

The home contains architectural surprises, such as a breakfast nook tucked into an old passageway near the kitchen, heart-of-pine floors, large center halls, and eight fireplaces. The powder room is wallpapered with nautical charts of the Chesapeake Bay.

A side porch takes in sweeping views of the river and boasts two large bed swings for cool summer sleeping. The extensive art collection focuses on water-related and rural themes.

Riverlawn is graced with numerous old-growth hardwood trees, including a massive willow oak which measures 23 feet in circumference.

Riverlawn’s 20 scenic acres also includes The Cottage, also open this year.

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