"PENTRIDGE WOODS FARM, in an unspoiled corner of Maryland s Eastern Shore, could be a weekend refuge or your forever family home. On almost 170 private acres, with a modern and comfortable main house and a contemporary guest cottage down the road, this low-maintenance property has tilled fields, two ponds, and a dense forest. Pentridge Lane neighbors are a friendly community of mostly waterfront homes. Nearby Chestertown offers cultural and athletic events at Washington College, golf and sailing at the informal country club, a renowned farmers market on Saturdays, live music and theatre venues, a hospital, good schools, coffee shops and restaurants, and a thriving arts community. The area has long been a major sailing and cycling destination and is rapidly becoming an equestrian center. While Kent County fiercely preserves its agricultural heritage, it is less than a two-hour drive from Washington, Baltimore or Philadelphia and not much farther from the NYC area. The main house, designed by a Yale Architecture School grad as a modern farmhouse with a full basement, has four bedrooms, 2 baths, a large detached garage, and an interior courtyard garden. The center of the soaring open-plan main floor is a massive double-sided Finnish soapstone fireplace that divides the kitchen from the sitting area, with French doors opening onto the deck and brick courtyard. This floor also has a dining room/library, two bedrooms and a study/fourth bedroom. The second floor consists of a huge media room or studio and a large en-suite master bedroom. The distinctive two-story guesthouse (a short drive or ten minute walk from the main house) has a large deck and windows that wrap around the corners of the cube-shaped building. The guesthouse is currently a rental property but could easily revert to the owners personal use. About eighty acres are farmed under a shared profit/loss arrangement by a local farmer (qualifying the owner for agricultural property tax benefits). The "
* PRICE LOWERED - $1,850,000 TO $1,650,000