April 26, 2019

Preservation Personals: A Versatile Queen Anne Victorian

  • By: Emma Sarappo
The exterior of the 1915 Fulton house in Walkersville, Maryland.

photo by: Gary Gestson

Walkersville, Maryland 21793.

When I was built in 1915, the craftsmen commissioned to make me took pride in their work. You can tell from the careful etching on my glass door and my hand-turned wooden stair spindles—they perfectly complement the original newel post that holds up the railings. And thanks to the care I’ve received over the years, I’m well preserved and move-in ready. I’m prepared to face a new century while thoughtfully holding on to the past. I’m just waiting for an owner who wants the same things.

When I say I’m ready for modern life, I mean it. My property is incredibly versatile, and I can meet the needs of a 21st-century homeowner. For example, thanks to my second-floor kitchen, I can easily be split into two units. If you want to use one floor for business or retail, that’s on the table as well—I’m zoned commercial. My walk-up attic has enough space to become three finished rooms if you’d like, and there’s a two-room outbuilding behind me that could become a beautiful office or studio. I also have a full basement that you can access from my interior or my exterior. The possibilities are endless.

I can also offer you the best of small-town living combined with close proximity to big cities. Walkersville has beautiful parks and other historic properties; I’m close to shopping and town amenities like the library and post office. If you want to see more historic properties and entertainment, I’m just 15 minutes outside downtown Frederick, Maryland. You’ll never miss a big event or show, though: I’m only about an hour away from both Washington, D.C., and Baltimore.

Ready to turn me into your dream home? See my listing here. Need more time to think? See our other historic real estate listings here.

The kitchen in the historic Fulton House.

photo by: Gary Gestson

My upstairs kitchen makes it easy to split me into two levels, even though it doesn't have appliances yet.

One of the open rooms in the historic Fulton house.

photo by: Gary Gestson

I still have many of my original wooden details. My fireplace's mantel is an especially beautiful detail.

Emma Sarappo is a former Editorial Intern at the National Trust. She can be found writing or in the kitchen of her century-old DC rowhouse.

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