This Week’s Find: A Time Capsule from 1898

by Shilpi Paul


For those interested in turn-of-the-century Victorian life, This Week’s Find is a living museum.

A butler’s pantry, parlor and conservatory aren’t the only antiquated things about the seven-bedroom Kensington home: virtually every element, including the furniture, artwork and sculptures, dates back to the home’s late 19th century origins. Walking the halls means taking a trip back to times when ornate drapes matched the wallpaper, libraries had secret doors and houses had names (this one is called “Sunny Crest”).


The home has only been up for sale twice since it was built, as the original owner — a patent lawyer — and then his daughter occupied the home for several decades. Everything was passed on to the current owners as-is, and now, this house could make the dreams of a historical re-enactor come true: the current owner hopes to convey almost everything in the house to the eventual buyer.

The previous owner found all sorts of treasures hidden in the attic and basement, including a valuable statue of Abe Lincoln. There is also a large greenhouse, currently occupied by antique cars and various tools, beside the home. More photos and details below.

Dining Room
Living Room
  • Full Listing: 3924 Baltimore Street, Kensington, MD (map)
  • Price: $1.395 million
  • Bedrooms: Seven
  • Bathrooms: Three
  • Square Footage: 3,886
  • Listing Agent: Kyle Richards, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

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