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6500 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21209

"Upperco - Northern Baltimore County"

Historic "Benson House" c. 1855 Brick Home on 4.1+/- Acres
16308 Falls Road
Upperco, MD
Baltimore County
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SOLD $330,000
December 17, 2020 AT 12:00PM

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Featuring Live & Simulcast Online Bidding
$225,000 Opening Bid


– Northern Baltimore County –

c.1855 Brick Home on 4.1± Acres

Sale On Premises
North of Benson Mill Road
Upperco, Baltimore County, MD 21155

Online Bidding Opens

Live Onsite Auction Begins
AT 12:00 NOON

NOTE: The information contained herein has been obtained from sources deemed reliable and is believed to be accurate. However, no express or implied warranty is made or may be inferred from any such representation. Dimensions, square footage and acreage contained herein are more or less. Prospective purchasers are encouraged to perform their own due diligence, in advance of the auction, regarding the permitted uses of the property. The auction will be open for online bidding beginning on Monday, December 14. Once the simulcast begins, both online and in-person bidders will be able to place bids on the property.  The simulcast will end approximately 15 minutes after the live auction begins, at which time online bidding will close.  If you encounter a problem placing online bids, please refresh the page.

16308 Falls Road, known on the Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties as the “Benson House” is located in the Upperco area of northern Baltimore County. The property sits approximately one-quarter mile north of Benson Mill Road, and about 6 miles north of Shawan Road. Shawan Road provides proximate access to the Harrisburg Expressway (I-83) and the Hunt Valley commercial district. I-83 is also within 6 miles via Mount Carmel Road. According to, nearby schools are Fifth District Elementary, Hereford Middle and High.

The surrounding area is largely agricultural, with small home subdivisions scattered among expansive farm and wooded tracts. The area has a long, rich history, dating back to the late 18th and early 19th Centuries. The name “Benson” correlates to the family that occupied the area for much of the last 200 years, including Benson Mill and several other surrounding sites.

For more information about the area, please visit:
Baltimore County Government –
Historical Society of Baltimore County –
Baltimore County Public Schools –

Lot size – 4.1533 acres, according to the deed. 4.15 acres according to the public tax record.

The lot is irregularly shaped, with frontage of approximately 550′ on Falls Road. The lot is terraced from front to back, and features mature landscaping, open lawn and large mature trees around the exterior of the property.

The property is serviced by well and septic.

Well Yield and Water Quality Tests

Zoned RC- 2 – Agricultural

For more information, please visit:
Baltimore County Zoning –
My Neighborhood –

The property is known as the “Benson House,” “Benson-Barry House” and “Barry House, Fox Run”, and BA-2770 on the Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties.

The property is improved by a c.1855 brick traditional home containing 3,511 square feet of living area plus basement, according to public tax records. A robust description of the property can be found via the inventory link provided above. The home features a number of architectural details, including wood floors, wood-burning fireplaces, exposed beams and large, “half-log” floor joists. The home has been expanded from the original structure. Additional details are below.


  • All brick exterior
  • Asphalt architectural shingle roof
  • Mixed windows
  • Aluminum down spouts and rain gutters


First Floor –

  • Entry foyer – tile floor
  • Eat-in kitchen – tile floor
  • Powder room
  • Living room – carpet
  • Family room – wood floor
  • Dining room – wood floor
  • Parlor – wood floor
  • Front and rear staircases

Second floor –

  • Master bedroom with en-suite bath – wood floor (bedroom), ceramic tile floor (bath)
  • Bedroom – wood floor
  • Bedroom – wood floor
  • Full hall bath – carpet

Basement/Mechanical –

  • Unfinished, sealed floor
  • Oil boiler
  • 50 gallon oil fired hot water heater
  • 200 amp electrical with additional sub-panel
  • Water treatment system

The home requires updating and cosmetic repair.

Plumbing Estimate

The property is in fee simple and sold free and clear of liens.

Published annual real estate taxes are $5,534.60, based on a full value assessment of $451,700.

Please see the contract of sale for complete terms.
A $25,000 deposit, payable by cashier’s check, will be required of the purchaser at time and place of sale. The deposit shall be increased to 10% of the purchase price within 24 hours at the Auctioneer’s office. If the high bidder is an online purchaser, 10% of purchase price is due by wire transfer or cashier’s check at the Auctioneer’s office, by 4:30 p.m. on the day of the auction. Deposit funds shall be held by A. J. Billig & Co., LLC. Balance to be paid in cash at settlement, which shall take place within 45 days. If payment of the deposit or balance does not take place within the specified time, the deposit shall be forfeited and the property may be resold at the risk and expense of the purchaser. Interest to be charged on the unpaid purchase money, at the rate of 12% per annum, from date of contract to date of settlement. All adjustments, including taxes, all other public charges and assessments payable on a monthly or annual basis, and sanitary and/or metropolitan district charges, if any, to be adjusted for the current year to date of contract and assumed thereafter by the purchaser. The property will be sold in “AS IS” condition, and subject to easements, agreements, restrictions or covenants of record affecting same, if any. Purchaser agrees to waive any right of rescission under Baltimore County well yield requirements. Purchaser assumes the risk of loss from the date of contract forward. If the Seller is unable to convey good and marketable title, the purchaser’s sole remedy in law or equity shall be limited to the refund of the deposit. Upon refund of the deposit this sale shall be null and void and of no effect, and the purchaser shall have no further claim against the Seller or Auctioneers. Recordation costs, transfer taxes and all costs incidental to settlement to be paid by the purchaser except where otherwise mandated by local, State or Federal law. Time is of the essence.

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Sale by the Order of
The Estate of Ian M. George

"Upperco - Northern Baltimore County"
Historic "Benson House" c. 1855 Brick Home on 4.1+/- Acres
16308 Falls Road
Upperco, MD
Baltimore County
Show on Map
SOLD $330,000
December 17, 2020 AT 12:00PM

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