About Langdon Estate

This Prestigious Historic Renovated Estate (Est. 1659) offers exceptional craftsmanship and amenities with 11 fireplaces, grand public and private rooms, a large swimming pool, pool house, garden houses, extensive barns, stables, manager’s house, collectors garage, and 280'- deep-water dock. There are 10 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms throughout. The property features 153 acres, 4,000-feet of waterfront on Harris Creek and Dun Cove on The Chesapeake Bay. Where Land and Water Intertwine.

History

The Land Gives Back

LANGDON FARM PROTECTION, CONSERVATION AND STEWARDSHIP - GOAL IS TO PROTECT AND RESTORE THE NATURAL SYSTEMS - AIR - LAND - WATER -- ON WHICH ALL LIFE DEPENDS. Whether it be because you like to hunt, fish, hike, swim, paddle, watch wildlife, farm , or just be at peace. We look for those ways that we can connect with each other, and together, protect and steward this land that we all love. 7000 NEW TREES PLANTED - Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda), Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana), Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum), Sawtooth Oak (Quercus acutissima), Swamp White oak (Quercus bicolor), Willow Oak, (Quercus phellos), Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana), Indigobush (Amorpha fruiticosa).

The Land Gives Back

LANGDON FARM PROTECTION, CONSERVATION AND STEWARDSHIP - GOAL IS TO PROTECT AND RESTORE THE NATURAL SYSTEMS - AIR - LAND - WATER -- ON WHICH ALL LIFE DEPENDS. Whether it be because you like to hunt, fish, hike, swim, paddle, watch wildlife, farm , or just be at peace. We look for those ways that we can connect with each other, and together, protect and steward this land that we all love. 7000 NEW TREES PLANTED - Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda), Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana), Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum), Sawtooth Oak (Quercus acutissima), Swamp White oak (Quercus bicolor), Willow Oak, (Quercus phellos), Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana), Indigobush (Amorpha fruiticosa).

LANGDON FARM WAS ESTABLISHED BEFORE THE U.S. CONSTITUTION.

Langdon Farm 1659 sits on 153 acres including 4,000 feet of waterfront on Harris Creek and Dun Cove, tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay. Originally built in 1783 of Flemish bond brick with some walls ranging from 24 to 38 inches thick. The home has been expanded and renovated (Arthur C Holden and associates - NYC ) around its original frame to its present state of a more than 12,000-square-foot home. The farm, which dates back to a land patent of 1659, was once known as "Bridges Chance" by its then owner, Daniel Lamdin. The farm was later renamed Hebron, after the biblical city south of Jerusalem, by Lamdin's daughters in the early 1800s. The original home survived bombings by British forces during the Revolutionary War and was briefly occupied by British soldiers during the war of 1812. In 1932, Mable Lindsay Gillespie, the only daughter of lumber mogul David Gillespie of the Mellon Family, owner of D. L. Gillespie Lumber & Co., in Pittsburgh, Pa., bought the property, changed its name to Langdon Farm and expanded and renovated the home to its current status. Gillespie also had a number of outbuildings constructed including a feed mill, storage buildings, barns and a two-story house for the farm's manager. A private cemetery is located on the property, and it serves as the resting place for several members of the Lamdin family. Alvin E. Strock purchased the farm from the Gillespie estate in 1969. The land was subdivided into ten tracts and subsequently sold by Strock in 1971 to Thomas Watson (IBM) with the 1929 farmstead and main house intact on a single lot. William Miller purchased Langdon and ran a large beef cattle operation until sold to a syndicate who built homes on the property. Most recently Langdon was acquired by John Whitmore (Bessemer Trust Group) who completely restored the home and gardens. "It's easy for me to imagine in 1670 there were people living here from Jamestown", he explains. "The front part of the house that faces the road was built in 1803. Jefferson was president at that time and you can't help but think about that when you're here." There are plenty of tangible, historic features to focus in on, including original brickwork, wood floors and exposed beams and doorways. In this home, every major room has a working fireplace, and all the woodwork and mantels have been preserved. The room sizes and features make for nice arrangements." Whether visualizing where British soldiers took cover, eating Maryland crabs at the dock or cultivating one of the property's gardens, Langdon Farm offers a pastime for everyone!

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Depth of History

 You're opening a door that existed when Jefferson was president. Combine the farm's depth of history, quality of preservation and the spectacular views and overall setting, and you have the entire package that makes a piece of property outstanding. Rich in tradition, yet versatile, this home lends itself wonderfully to simple farm living or entertaining on either an intimate or grand scale. Its charm is priceless. As assets go, land is incomparable. Ultimate waterfront havens, family friendly communities, quaint downtowns, expansive waterfront estates, historic homes so majestically grand, they hold a new way of life! Land plays a central role in defining who we are! 

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7373 Tilghman Island Road Sherwood, MD 21665 Phone: 410.310.4966 Email:  Email: Langdon@goeaston.net

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