ST. MICHAELS — Langton Estate 1659, a long-term, short-term vacation rental and event venue at 7373 Tilghman Island Road, hosted an open house on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Guests had the opportunity to step into a place of great history, where land and water intertwine. They were served Chateau Bu-dè (from the Eastern Shore) and sweet oysters from Harris Creek while enjoying their view.

Langdon Estate 1659 Realtor Jonathan Ginn said the owner was looking for a property that would be a getaway for guests. According to a document, Langdon Estates describes Talbot County as a place “rich with cultural offerings, outdoor activities, offers an abundance of restaurants, shopping and accommodations options” for guests.

“He was looking for property in this part of the world, and this was a good value at the time,” Ginn said. “He bought it and has been working on it for a year and a half. He started by redoing all the systems in the house and bringing it up to modern times.”

The property sits on 153 acres, with 4,000 feet of waterfront on Harris Creek and Dun Cove on the Chesapeake Bay. The more than 12,000-square-foot home has 10 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms.

Amenities of the estate include 11 fireplaces, a large swimming pool, two award-winning gardens, garden houses, extensive barns, stables, manager’s house, collector’s garage and a deep water dock with a boat house.

The farm, which dates back to a land patent of 1659, once was known as “Bridges Chance” by its then owner, Daniel Lamdin. The farm was built originally in 1783 of Flemish bond brick with some walls ranging from 24 to 38 inches thick.

Ginn said starting in the new year, there is expected to be a full-time staff to cater to customers’ needs. Whether on the property for business or pleasure, Ginn hopes guests’ experiences are serene.

“One of the things we are going to focus on is meditation with our meditation garden, and there is a place in the woods called the grove,” Ginn said. “These amenities are approaching life, if you will, to sort of get away from things. What we are looking for is the high end, so people from not in this area and maybe not in this country. Everyone can come down here and experience the Eastern Shore.”

Talbot County Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Al Silverstein shared the same sentiment as Ginn, looking at the estate as an opportunity to enjoy other communities.

“Talbot County is a very desirable place for people who want to get away and have a special time and special event within the confines of the property,” Silverstein said.

“It is a gorgeous property, and it provides people with an opportunity to get out to nature and still be able to enjoy other communities.”

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