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Property remarks

Historic Clover Hill estate encompasses Seclusion, Convenience, History, and distinctive architecture on 12 acres with a guest house 900 SF with 1 bed and 1 bath and huge pond all just minutes from Olney Town Center. Clover Hill is steeped in history and beauty as the former estate of both the Brooke and Gaither families for which the towns of Brookeville and Gaithersburg are named. A magnificent 3-story cantilevered staircase built of Walnut, Cherry and Pine milled on the property in 1857 and unique to Montgomery County greats guest inside its front entrance. At just under 6000 sq. ft., the house is built primarily of stone with 18-inch thick walls covered with stucco for a uniform and pleasing appearance. Variable width wood plank floors and real plaster walls contribute character along with features such as the “secret passage” behind the stairwell wall. An exposed stone hearth in the kitchen exudes charm in this updated colonial period home. The home has redundant heating systems with both heat pump units and a hot water baseboard system that are even backed up further with fireplace inserts that keep the home very warm in winter. Cooling is also provided by the heat pump units of which one is brand new and the other about 10 years old. There is a sophisticated water purification system that incorporates UV lights along with annual replenishment of a medium that filters and purges the water system every night. The roof on the guest house is 6 months new, and the main house roof is 5 years new. The chimneys have all been repointed in recent years. The entire outside of the home was painted in May-June 2022 as well as much of the inside. Clover Hill sits atop a promontory known as Ridgely’s Ridge set far back from the designated “rustic” Zion Rd. A very large pond sits at the south-west corner of the property from which a stream runs to meet with another small stream on the north-east corner of the property. A stalwart stone wall built in1927 surrounds the courtyard providing privacy and seclusion for family activities. The stone ruins of a19 th century bank barn lie to the southeast of the house producing a pleasing view from that side of the property. Currently next to the bank barn stone walls exist an apiary (i.e., beehives) operating successfully due to the abundance of water and flora on the property and from which Clover Hill Honey is produced. A quaint guesthouse with garage sits approximately fifty (50) feet south-west (i.e., rear) from the main house and features a full bedroom, bath and kitchen apartment for guest or income producing rental. There is extensive storage above the guesthouse apartment along with a studio room (FROG), as well as a large attic for storage above the main house. There is a cellar with cement floor beneath the main house, which has both an internal entrance and separate stone covered outside entrance. There is an1877 stone spring house in the north-west corner of the property with a new roof in 2019. There are trails in the woods behind the house with a campsite by the creek, and a marsh below the pond. The property is bordered by an equestrian farm in the back to the west. Cloverhill is convenient to both Washington DC and Baltimore, with BWI just 40 minutes away and 1hour to Dulles. Cloverhill is 18 miles to Washington, DC and 33 miles to the Baltimore Harbor. Cloverhilli s located within the Olney Master Plan, and Olney Town Center is 4 miles away with 5 major grocery stores, numerous restaurants, gyms, library, and other stores like TJ Maxx, Home Goods, and local businesses. No less than 4 craft breweries surround Cloverhill, with one at each end of Zion Rd. Shady Grove Metro station is 15 minutes away and the Aspen Hill Metro about 20 minutes. The Montgomery County Indoor Pool and Rec center in Olney is nearby and also the renown OBGC soccer and baseball fields facility. Racheal Carson Conservation Park is just up the street on Zion Rd. Home is being sold “AS IS”

MLS info
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12.10 Acre
5,986 Sqft
5,986 Sqft
5,986 Sqft
Detached Garage
More details
: No Pool
: Detached
: Main, Upper 1, Upper 2, Upper 3, Upper 4
: Standard
: Very Good
: Stucco
: Other
: Colonial
: Well
: Septic Exists
: Electric
: Oil
: Electric
: Radiator
: Central a/c
: Wood Floors, Spiral Staircase
Redfin Corp
07/28/2022 09:04:50
W78° 53' 50.9''
N39° 11' 32.2''
21310 ZION ROAD • BROOKEVILLE, Maryland 20833
I-370 E and Shady Grove Rd to Muncaster Rd, Turn left onto Muncaster Rd, Turn right onto MD-108 E, Drive to Zion Rd


21310 ZION ROAD • BROOKEVILLE, Maryland 20833

7 Bedrooms
4 Bathrooms
5,986 Sqft
MLS # #MDMC2056736
Days on market : 10
Status : PENDING
Close date :
Bedrooms : 7
Bathrooms : 4
Half bathrooms : 0