“Since the teen aged Samuel Handy emigrated to this area as a indentured servant from England in the late 17th century, the family name has been intertwined in local history. By the time Samuel died in 1721, he owned over 2,000 acres of land and numerous trading vessels. In 1726, his 13th child, Isaac- later to become one of the City of Salisbury’s founders- purchased land along the Wicomico River on which he would eventually build Pemberton Hall. Now you have the chance to own land that was part of Handy history!
Located close to the original state of Handy’s Landing the refined community of Harbor Pointe, and set on a 2.5 acre grassy lot on Handy’s Meadow, this 3,520 square foot home practically has its own meadow!
The seven-bedroom, four-bathroom residence has plenty of features for being one of the crowd – or spending quiet time. It even has a n in-law suite-with living room, kitchen, two roomy bedrooms, full bathroom- plus private porch and entrance. A broad, paved driveway leads along the right side of the property to off-street parking and the attached, two-car garage- with an automatic door opener, elegant coach lamps, and dusk-to-dawn lighting. A narrower pathway takes you to the pillared, L-shaped porch of the two-story contemporary residence. The dark green paneled shutters and double door- with faceted-glass inserts-contrast with the creamy siding. Wide stairs-white railed with oak banister – lead from the left of the broad, hardwood-floored foyer to a railed landing. An elegant brass lamp is suspended from the two-story cathedral ceiling. A pair of French doors form the transition between the foyer and the hallway leading to the open-plan, 11.3-by-10.6 kitchen and 13.6 foot-square formal dining room. Twin folding doors conceal a roomy, shelved closet. A powder room is nearby.
The fully-carpeted siting room is to the left of the foyer. It has two six-on-six windows overlooking the porch and front garden, with a French door leading to the side spur of the porch. A columned divider with a wide opening forms the entrance to the formal dining room, with its elegant, brass chandelier and , matching sconces.
A five-light paddle fan centers the ceiling of the kitchen, which was white Whirlpool applainces, including dishwasher, disposal, microwave, and double electric range. Countertops are of an attractive malachite green laminate set on white cabinets. Twin pantries keep ingredients in order. A broad, open serving window overlooks the carpeted living room which runs along the back of the house. Deep windows and French doors provide light, views and access to the back garden which is edged with young conifers. The cathedral ceiling has two skylights, a paddle fan and suspended lamp. An inviting gas-fired, log fireplace- with genuine rock surround and full venting- sits in a cozy corner.
The master suite, three additional bedrooms and a full bathroom are on the second floor. The 18.6-by-17.4 master bedroom has three, six-on-six windows and TWO walk-in closets with a full bathroom that has a luxurious, tiled Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath, rose Formica-topped vanity, shower, and separate toilet, bidet and vanity. A huge dormer bedroom with eight-sided porthole windows is located over the garage/ workshop.
A well-lit, pillared porch provides access to the charming, self-contained in- law suite. A vinyl- floored entrance area protects the carpeted sitting room from muddy feet. A fully-equipped kitchen, breakfast nook- set in a bay window- two bedrooms and full bathroom, with a pretty, shell-shaped vanity bowl, complete the unit.”
Article Written by: Wendy Thompson- The Realtor Showcase