Culturally, historically, and architecturally significant, Oakdale, circa 1838 and 1898, ancestral home of Maryland Governor Edwin Warfield, is a magnificent estate on a tranquil 180-acre tract only 20 miles from both the Washington and Baltimore beltways. On The National Register of Historic Places, the main house boasts 24 rooms and 5.1 baths, comprising over 9,500 sq. ft. Impressive, original detail and craftsmanship are prominent throughout, including 12-inch-thick brick walls, 12 fireplaces and the grand front porch graced by 18' Roman Doric columns. Adjoining the main house via a 120' covered colonnade, Oakdale Hall (2005), is artfully integrated and provides an additional 9 rooms and 5.1 baths comprising 8,870 sq. ft. of space. It provides a superb setting for grand entertaining or concerts and is equally well-suited for use as additional residential space, guest rooms, or as a recreation facility along with the adjoining 60x30 pool. The property was previously approved by Howard County for Class 2 Winery. Outbuildings on the estate include the Carriage House and Gardener's Cottage residences, as well as a brick smokehouse, pond-side gazebo, and tool shed. Equestrian endeavors are served by a massive 3-level stable, and farming operations are supported by an additional barn along with a silo and an equipment shed. The beautiful setting is further enhanced by a stunning 2-acre spring fed pond and several streams. With remarkable visual impact and an evocative setting, Oakdale singularly connects the past and present, offering myriad possibilities on a grand scale for the discerning buyer.
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