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"Westminster - Frizzellburg"

Striking Custom Home On 81+/- Acres 12,000+ Finished Sq. Ft. Farm Buildings & Pond
1873 Old Taneytown Road
Westminster, MD
Carroll County
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Oct 24, 10:50 AM - Oct 24, 11:00 AM
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Exterior and Aerial Views:

Home – Exterior and Interior Details:



– $900,000 Suggested Opening Bid –


– On 81± Acres –

12,000+ Finished Sq.Ft. ◆ First Floor Master Suite
Extensive Architectural Detail ◆ Barn & Pond

Sale On Premises
Near Frizzellburg Road
Carroll County, MD 21158

AT 11:00 A.M.

 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.

1873 Old Taneytown Road comprises an impressive 81+ acre estate located in the town of Frizzellburg in Carroll County, approximately 4 miles north of Westminster. Frizzellburg is a small village dating back more than 200 years. Owing its roots to the agricultural richness of the area, Frizzellburg remains largely rural. Several farms of varying sizes are nearby, including Baugher’s Orchards and Farm about 1.5 miles east. There is an antique store and other small businesses within the town. The balance of the proximate area is made up of single family homes constructed throughout the town’s 200 year history.

McDaniel College is approximately 5 miles southeast, and the Carroll County Regional Airport is a short distance north of the College. Maryland 27 (Ridge Road) and Maryland 97 (New Washington Road) provide access to points south, including Mount Airy, Germantown, Rockville and Washington, D.C. Maryland 32 (Sykesville Road/Patuxent Freeway) provides access to Eldersburg, Columbia and BWI. Maryland 140 (Taneytown Pike/Baltimore Boulevard) provides access to Taneytown, Westminster and Baltimore.

The home sits at the rear of the property down a private, tree-lined driveway. The prominent structure, stone facade, stone landscape walls and pond offer the feel of a country home with the conveniences of a modern structure. Materials used in the home’s construction were salvaged from barn foundations, the original farmhouse at the site and a Baltimore City church. The design, collection of materials and rolling pastures all channel the historic and agricultural heritage of the area.

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Lot size – 81.22 acres, more or less

The lot is approximately half wooded and half clear. The gravel driveway is bound by trees, guiding residents and visitors to the home’s attractive approach.

Stone landscape walls and mixed fencing. Rear lawn arranged for entertaining.

A large, corrugated aluminum barn sits at the center of the property, providing a convenient staging ground for property operations.

Well and septic – please see additional information section below for well reports

Electricity, telephone and cable

Zoning – AG – Agriculture
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The property is improved by an impressive two story home with an ample array of conveniences and architectural details. The home was constructed in 2010, contains 9,756 square feet of living area and 4,296 square feet of mostly finished basement space. Features include a grand entry foyer, extensive wood work and custom cabinetry, front and rear staircases, first floor master suite, vaulted ceilings, two story library and basement entertaining room with full bar. The home contains a total of 6 bedrooms, 7 full and 2 half baths.

Stucco and stone facade – field stone salvaged from barn foundations
Turret with hexagonal roof
Three car attached garage with wood overhead doors
Architectural shingle roof
Casement and double-hung windows
Bow window near the front entry, and dormers above the garage

First floor:

  • Grand entry foyer – marble floor, closet
  • Turret room – two story vaulted ceiling
  • Powder room
  • Large kitchen opening to living room – ceramic tile floor, commercial grade appliances, extensive cabinetry
  • Living room – ceramic tile floor, vaulted ceiling, gas fireplace
  • Sun room – ceramic tile floor
  • Family room – wood floor, fireplace, two story balcony, french doors
  • Library – wood in-laid floor, two stories, coffered ceiling, built-in bookcases and shelving on both stories
  • Master suite – wood floor, vaulted ceiling, gas fireplace
    Master bath – tile floor, multi-head shower, jetted tub, separate vanity areas, separate facility room with bidet
    Walk-in closets with exterior sink area
  • Laundry room – ceramic tile floor, built-in storage
  • Powder room
  • Butler’s panty – functioning as a second kitchen area and small office – ceramic tile floor, refrigerator/freezer, farm sink
  • Breezeway with hall closets – ceramic tile floor

Second floor:

  • 4 bedrooms with en-suite baths – wood floors in bedrooms, ceramic tile floors in baths, walk-in or large closets in each bedroom
  • Laundry room
  • Large office with extensive built-in storage and desk areas
  • Full bath


  • 12′ ceilings throughout. Two staircases in the interior, and cellar access to exterior.
  • Large entertaining room – arranged for a bar area, game area and added entertaining space – wood floor, fireplace, custom wood bar, vaulted ceilings, including a barrel ceiling, salvaged stained glass and wood ceiling tiles.
  • Wine cellar – brick and brass floor, vaulted ceiling, built-in shelving and mixed lighting
  • Gym
  • Framed/roughed-in theater room
  • Bedroom
  • Full bath
  • Mechanical and storage rooms

4 zone geothermal heating system (needs repair or replacement)
3 – 200 amp. electrical panels
Hard wired for sound, alarm and smoke detectors

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

Published annual real estate taxes are $26,280.52, based on a full value assessment of $2,320,400. Purchasers may petition for a reduction in the assessment of their property in conjunction with a purchase price substantially less than the currently assessed value of the property. Purchasers are encouraged to contact the Maryland State Department of Assessments & Taxation concerning the appeals process, and may see the following link for helpful information:

Please complete the Waiver and Confidentiality Agreement to obtain copies of:

  • Well Yield Test
  • Water Quality Test

Please see the contract of sale for complete terms.
A $50,000 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. Deposit funds shall be held by A. J. Billig & Co., LLC. Balance to be paid in cash at settlement, which shall take place on or before Wednesday, December 11, 2019. 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 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, including agricultural transfer taxes, if applicable, 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.

No buyer’s premium.

"Westminster - Frizzellburg"
Striking Custom Home On 81+/- Acres 12,000+ Finished Sq. Ft. Farm Buildings & Pond
1873 Old Taneytown Road
Westminster, MD
Carroll County
Show on Map
Auction Closed
Oct 24, 10:50 AM - Oct 24, 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar
Registration Closed

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