A Historic Old Town Farmhouse Hits the Market

A Historic Old Town Farmhouse Hits the Market

Leah Moss
Oct 17, 2011

Old Town, laden with tiny historic brick townhouses and known for its posh atmosphere, isn't usually associated with sprawling farmhouses, so the wooden revolutionary gem known as the John Douglas Brown House is a bit of a rarity. And, reportedly it was a frequent hang out spot for George Washington himself.

The 1772 home, also known as the Fawcett-Reeder House, is often referred to as one of the most original homes in the area. UrbanTurf explains that although the private residence was renovated in recent years, adding a kitchen annex, the updates kept the home true to its historic state. The home still dons its original weatherboard siding and wide plank floorboards along with seven fireplaces.

The current owner has filled the home with antiques and American memorabilia, but what struck me most was how readily apparent the rustic simplicity is beneath.

To find out more about the home, check out UrbanTurf's article, which includes listing information.

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