When I lived in Annapolis many years ago, the Peggy Stewart House was a part of my daily life.imageI would spot it frequently as I walked to and from work, and on my jaunts around town.imageIt’s now on the market for $3.2 million.

The Peggy Stewart House got its name from the ship named after Anthony Stewart’s daughter, Margaret. Stewart, a merchant and importer, lived in the home for seven years. in 1774, he returned to the US with a ship full of tea, paid the duty on the tea which was a violation of non-importation agreement. There was a riot, and Stewart was forced by the mob to set fire to his ship and its cargo. Stewart fled Annapolis soon after.image

TheStewart House includes five bedrooms, four bathrooms, eight garage parking spaces (which may account for the high price – parking is at a premium in Annapolis, year-round), a roof deck,imageand an elegant rear garden, all on an unusually large lot.

The house is adjacent to the wall of the US Naval Academy and looks over the historic chapel.image

Many of the original details of the house remain, including dentil molding,image

the original center-hall stairs,image

and beautiful plasterwork.image

The colour scheme is sympathetic to the house’s historic origins.image


However, the house also is full of mod-cons, including a great kitchen with all of the big name appliances,imageand central air-conditioning, essential in this part of the world, and, of course, indoor plumbing!image

Having lived in Annapolis, I can tell you it’s a great place to live, and this is a fabulous house!

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Meg Fielding

Meg Fielding writes the local interior design and lifestyle blog Pigtown Design and is the past president of the Baltimore Architectural Foundation. She enjoys dual citizenship with the US and the UK.