Sands House – Annapolis, MD

130 Prince George St, Annapolis MD
$ 675,000
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MLS #MDAA400518
Contact nameScott Noll
Contact phone443-433-9343
Year built1705
Architectural Styles Colonial
StatusProject - needs work
Home area2,740 sqft
Lot Area0.1 acres


Presenting the Sands House at 130 Prince George Street, Annapolis, MD.

Annapolis is steeped in historical significance, but the Sands House may very well be the oldest frame home still in existence not only here, but in the Chesapeake region as well. Though the exact age is unknown, dendrochronology reveals interior beams hewn from trees cut in 1681. Originally built as a residence located just steps from the docks, an addition in the early 1700’s provided tavern space to service the many sailors coming in and out of Annapolis – thus the asymmetrical shape along the front elevation. According to records, the house was then sold to John Sands, a mariner himself, in 1771. Members of the Sands family occupied the home for seven generations until 2015, when the property was sold to the local historic preservation entity for protection.

Situated on a quiet side street in between Downtown Annapolis and the Naval Academy, this gem is part of the National Historic Landmark District. Walk one block to shops, restaurants and the City Dock (a.k.a., Ego Alley; slips/moorings available) or retire to the rear courtyard for privacy. Inside, many original components remain including door hardware, leaded glass and the original shake roof which was covered when the tavern was added. A rarity in historic Annapolis, the Sands House boasts off street parking behind the property, nearest the early 1900’s addition.

Due to the historical significance of the property, interested parties must complete and return a short questionnaire before any showings will be considered and access ultimately granted. Please contact the listing agent with any questions.