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This Week’s Find: A Time Capsule from 1898

by Shilpi Paul

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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”).

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Office

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.

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Bedroom

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Conservatory

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Dining Room

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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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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/this_weeks_find_a_time_capsule_from_1898/6051

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