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Historic Home with a Chef's Kitchen

Amy and Duane Browning have loved living in their three-level, five-bedroom, historic home at 304 Upper College Terrace in Frederick. “We were initially drawn to the home because of its beautiful historic architecture, floor plan, and gorgeous yard,” says Amy. This stately home is elegantly updated and sits surrounded by trees and a generous lawn on one of the most desirable streets in Frederick. Its grand entrance, paved with stone, leads inside to the airy foyer. Notice the time-worn wood of the original stair rail accompanied by the glowing, original hardwood flooring throughout. The generously sized living room is filled with light from its many windows and includes one of three fireplaces. This one is gas. It’s the perfect space for a breezy summer day or a frosty, snowy night.  

“When we purchased the home and began the renovation, we tried to honor its historic integrity while outfitting it with modern amenities,” says Amy. For someone who loves to cook, or at least loves the thought of it, Amy installed a gourmet LaCanche range, custom cabinetry and black soapstone countertops. Amy says her favorite room is the kitchen, which flows into the sun-filled breakfast room graced with wall to wall windows.“This was always the gathering place of our family and friends,” she says.

The second floor has three bedrooms with a surprisingly large number of closets for this era. Both bathrooms have been stylishly renovated, with the master suite’s bathroom reflecting a spa-like retreat. Throw in the gas fireplace and the private sun deck, and who needs a getaway? Amy says, “The master bedroom porch is another favorite spot; it’s like being up in a treehouse. Its canopy of dogwoods is simply magical in the spring.” This home is truly a find. The Brownings have made beautiful and thoughtful upgrades to modernize yet retain the home’s historic charm. “Anyone lucky enough to call this place home will find themselves living on arguably one of the best streets in Frederick with the nicest neighbors,” concludes Amy.

  • Spa-like bath
  • Fully renovated
  • Chef's kitchen