11606 Handboard Road
Union Bridge, Maryland
Willows Farm is a historic pre-Civil War farmstead of 164 rolling acres originally deeded in 1791 by Samuel Chase, who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a member of the United States Supreme Court.
Most of the 25-acre Bunker Hill Property is a slightly undulating grassy plateau at one of the highest points in the lower Piedmont, between Thurmont to the west and Baltimore to the east. The Bunker Hill Property consists of four recorded lots of 6.8, 6.8, 7.14 and 4.05 acres, all with powerful wells and septics to support large houses.
Currently an award-winning cattle operation, the property can be a magnificent horse farm, a family compound, an exclusive residential development, or a combination of all three. The one constant is the truly spectacular views of the Catoctin Mountains and Camp David to the west, and the long view to the northwest towards Gettysburg, where, on a clear day, one can see the tower at Gettysburg Battlefield Park through binoculars.
Shaded by mature trees near a spring fed brook, the five-bedroom, four-bathroom main home dates back to 1821 with an added wing in 1865. Outbuildings include a partially rebuilt bank barn, three cattle barns, a farm office, and a garage/storage facility as well as the traditional spring and bake houses from the original farmstead. Willows Farm is conveniently located 80 minutes from Baltimore and Washington DC, and just 25 minutes from cities like Frederick and Gettysburg. Unquestionably, this is an extraordinary opportunity to own a historic piece of farmland in bucolic Frederick County, Maryland.
The entire farm is unencumbered by easement and could be subdivided for further development. $3,100,000
David DeSantis has been a Partner and Managing Broker at TTR Sotheby’s International Realty since 2007. Prior to his affiliation with the firm, David served as Vice President of Sales & Marketing for PN Hoffman, one of Washington’s DC’s preeminent builders of luxury multifamily housing and mixed-use property. David has sold over $400 million in real estate in the Washington DC area. Currently listed by Real Trends as one of the Best Real Estate Agents in America, David was named one of the top 250 real estate agents in the United States by volume in 2014 and one of the best agents in Maryland in 2016.
David joined PN Hoffman in 2004 from Archstone, the successor to the former Charles E. Smith Companies of Washington DC, where he served as Vice President of Retail Services and Business Development. Prior to entering the field of real estate, David spent over a decade in public service and advocacy on real estate, consumer and technology issues, serving in a senior role at the Federal Trade Commission during the administration of President Bill Clinton.
David is often asked to list properties throughout the Mid-Atlantic with historic or architectural significance. In recent years, David has listed and sold the mountain retreat of U.S. President Herbert Hoover and recorded the highest ever sales for both a horse farm and a single family home in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Given his experience in sales for a major condo developer, many clients rely on him for detailed pricing analyses for condos in Washington and Montgomery County, Maryland. David’s team was recognized with a 2015 Delta Associates award for the highest new condo sales price in the DC region.
Because of his work with clients in Asia, David has also been named one of the top 50 agents in the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) and is often asked to speak to groups of international buyers and sellers.
A 25-year resident of Washington DC, David currently lives in Woodley Park. He has a B.A. from Hamilton College and a Masters from Georgetown University. David currently serves on the boards of Sitar Arts Center, Friendship Place, and the Rock Creek Conservatory.
As the exclusive affiliate in the Washington metropolitan area, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty has five offices and more than 270 associates, who are highly recognized sales and marketing experts. Our professionals have access to proprietary marketing, cutting edge digital strategies, and unrivaled access to the most affluent and discerning buyers through our community leadership and our relationship with the legendary auction house.
TTR Sotheby’s International Realty proudly represented six record-breaking sales in the Washington region. The iconic Patterson Mansion on 15 Dupont Circle NW sold for $20 million, the highest residential sale in the District of Columbia. In Northern Virginia, we represented the seller of the River View Estate, which sold for $18.6 million, the highest sale in Northern Virginia. The penthouse at the Parc Somerset in Chevy Chase, MD sold for $8.65 million, setting a new record for the most expensive condominium sale in the history of the Washington Region. The sale of an impressive rowhouse for $3.9 million set the record for the highest sale in Downtown Washington, DC. In Rosslyn, the penthouse at The Waterview Residences sold for $3.75 million, breaking the record for highest sale in Arlington, Virginia. Finally, the sale of an expansive condominium in Georgetown set the record for the highest condominium sale in Washington, DC for $6 million. As one of the highest-performing real estate agencies in the nation, our firm closed at $2 billion in sales in the Washington metropolitan area in 2014. TTR Sotheby’s International Realty holds the title as the only residential real estate firms to be in the top 40 philanthropists recognized by the Washington Business Journal.
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The Sotheby’s Auction House was founded in 1744 and since has earned the Sotheby’s name renown as a marketer of the world’s most valuable and prestigious possessions. In 1976 to provide independent brokerages with a powerful marketing and referral program for luxury listings, the Sotheby’s International Realty network was founded.
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