Not One But TWO Towers

27061 Oriole Rd Princess Anne, MD 21853


Source: Long & Foster Salisbury

Also called the Joseph Croswell house and the Phiebus house, the William S. Smith house is considered one of the most unusual Victorian houses in Somerset County, MD. According to Maryland archives, the cross-shaped frame Queen Anne earns the label “unusual” due to its two-story cruciform shape “marked by a a pair of three-story towers covered with pyramidal roofs with slightly kicked eaves. Turned posts porches extend to each side of the house and shelter the principal entrances. Adding contrast to the horizontal weatherboarding, now covered with asbestos, are the gable ends sheathed with fishscale shingles.”

If our seven children still lived at home, this circa 1890 Victorian would definitely be a contender. Five bedrooms, three full baths and one fireplace for each kid would have been great. You can see that some renovations have been started. With more than one acre, a great new outbuilding, stained glass, original woodwork, two staircases and hardwood floors, this historic home is just calling out for someone to make it spectacular again.

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