Under $75K Thursday ~ c.1900 Queen Anne Victorian Home For Sale in Crisfield MD $65K Sold

27 W Main St, Crisfield, MD, 21817                 $65,000 . Sold on April 6. 2021 for $57,000 

c.1900 Partially Rehabbed Victorian Home For Sale in Crisfield MD $65K


Stained glass and natural woodwork heaven! Yes, it’s a fixer upper, but partial rehab has already started. If you have been a reader of OHU50K for a while, you know how much I love the Delmarva Peninsula. Countryside meets seaside, and who doesn’t appreciate that? The quaint fishing village of Crisfield has flooding issues, and our featured home is in zone AE. With a 1% annual chance of flooding, mortgage companies will require flood insurance.

House History

During the late 1800s, Crisfield experienced extremely high oyster harvests which translated into elaborate Queen Anne homes being constructed along Main Street. Our featured home today is the Albert Sterling House. Built around 1900, the home offers a fancy Eastlake-style front porch with arched wooden screens. Turned post, turned balusters and a molded handrail are notable.


From the NRHP


Family History

Captain Albert T. Sterling (1857-1928), a successful mariner and boat owner, had the house built for himself, his wife Lillie and children Sallie, Olin and Florence just before 1900. He was one of the Crisfield watermen who made their fortunes as the oyster harvests peaked in the late 1800s and beyond. He lived and died in this home 1928. Being a sailor was extremely hard work, and I think he must have persuaded his children to take other routes as Sallie became a high school teacher and Olin a bookkeeper.

c.1900 Partially Rehabbed Victorian Home For Sale in Crisfield MD $65K

This Victorian has been partially restored, with new drywall, two HVAC systems for first and second floor and upgraded electrical system. Still needs work to make it a showplace. Features two stained glass windows, beautiful paneled walls in some areas, an ornate fireplace in the living room, and the turret area features rounded walls and curved windows in the first floor living room and the upstairs master bedroom, . Hardwood flooring on first floor, pine floors on the second floor, rear stair to back bedroom, walk in linen closet, full attic, two front entrances, one with stained glass interior door. Located in Crisfield’s Arts and Entertainment District, has city conveniences, public water and sewer, garbage pick up. Large double lot.

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