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Sold for $175,000. The Adkins House, Circa 1920 in Maryland. $229,000

February 20, 2023

This is a big house with 3,500 square feet. Built for E. S. Adkins, owner of the largest building supply company on the eastern shore of Maryland. The home was built in 1920. It is located on .41 acres in Salisbury, Maryland. The home features a large screened in porch, pocket doors, hardwood floors, crown molding, wide baseboards and arched entryway. The home has two sets of stairs. Five bedrooms, five bathrooms and 3,514 square feet. $229,000

Contact Thomas Ward with Coldwell Banker Realty: 410-543-4545

From the Zillow listing:


CLASSICAL HISTORY! This Classical 3,514 square feet Colonial is nestled on an oversized .41 acre city lot and it was built by and for E.S. Adkins and his family. Adkins owned the largest building supply company on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and the home was built with the best building materials and by the best select craftsmen who worked for him. When you walk into the Entrance Foyer you will immediately notice the upgrades that include hardwood floors, a curved stairway, a chandelier and pocket doors that open to the Living Room and Family Room to the Right and the grand Dining Room to the Left. The Kitchen offers a large eat-in area as well as a separate 14’x8′ Pantry. From the Kitchen there is a door that leads to a private rear stairway and a 14’x8′ Office that contains an elevator to the second floor, a 26’x14′ Library, and a half bathroom. This space can also be used as a huge first floor Master Bedroom that has a private access to the Kitchen and the Entrance Foyer. The second floor offers five large Bedrooms, three Bathrooms, and an additional room that is used as a Den. On the third level there is a large 20’x16’Bonus Room, two large Walk-In Closets or Storage Areas, and two Walk-In Attics, one of which has a full Bathroom. The home offers a large Basement for extra storage and 34’x14′ front and side covered Porches that have Hardwood floors and Hardwood ceilings. The entire home has oversized rooms and the flexibility to make some rooms interchangeable as extra Bedrooms or extra Bonus Rooms. The home is less than 5 minutes to downtown Salisbury shops and restaurants and Tidal Health Hospital and less than 10 minutes to Salisbury University and the City Park and Zoo. All of the hardwood floors have been cleaned and polished and all of the carpets have been vacuumed and shampooed. Most of the Bathrooms have new toilets. The home has been updated but more updating is necessary. As a result, the home is being sold “As Is” and the only means to purchase the home is with cash or a 203 (k) renovation loan. Contact the Listing Agent for an exclusive showing and see how you can once again make this Classical property the Showcase Home of the Neighborhood!



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