Historic Home In Harford Co. Incorporates Millstones Into Architecture

BEL AIR, MD — Historic Heighe House, which uses the stone foundations of the former 1745 Moore’s Mill for its construction, is the perfect example of a 20th century American Country House. Sitting on more than 12 acres along Bynum Run, the 1928 2.5 story home is listed on the Maryland National Register of Historic Places. Most of the original architectural materials like the wood, stone and other items have been preserved. In fact, one of the Moore’s Mill millstones has been incorporated into the floor of the front porch of the main entrance while another is embedded in the kitchen floor and a third on the walkway to the left of the house.

With 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, several fireplaces and many upgrades, this home won’t last long on the market.

  • Address: 908 Old Southampton Road, Bel Air, MD
  • Price: $650000
  • Square feet: 4957
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 7
  • Listing Description: Heighe House, nestled on 12.86 lush acres along Bynum Run , just outside of the town of Bel Air, was developed in 1928 by Anne McEderry Heighe, the “First Lady of Maryland Horse Racing”. Built on the site of and incorporating the stone foundations of the former c. 1745, Moore’s Mill, this Colonial Revival home is the earliest and best example of a 20th century American Country House. It was placed on the Maryland National Register of Historic Places in 1990. This beautiful 2 1/2 story stone home has been partially renovated in recent years. Much of the original architectural solid wood, stone features and period details have been preserved – One of the Moore’s Mill millstones is incorporated into the floor of the front porch of the main entrance, while another is located in the kitchen floor and a third is located on the walkway to the left of the house. You will find that this home has a unique layout featuring six bedrooms, many with fireplaces and en-suite bathrooms. Recent upgrades include: all new custom wood windows, a new HVAC (3 zone) system, all new plumbing and electric – 400 amp service, hook up to public sewers, extensive wood & trim work and wall refinishing, plus much more. A full luxury grand kitchen remodel including: a built-in brick pizza oven, all appliances and custom cherry wood cabinets & tile flooring, is underway and awaits your refinement! The original outdoor gardens, various plantings, and vast drifts of wildflowers, along with a system of ponds, streams and waterfalls which were created when this home was first built, have been partially restored . This home is being sold “As Is”. While much of the interior and exterior work has been completed, for this home to reach its full potential, this property needs your finishing touches. If you’re a lover of all things old and beautiful, don’t miss the opportunity to restore this home to it’s celebrated past.

Listed by: Harry Henderson, Gilbert D. Marsiglia & Co., Inc.