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Dulaney Valley Historic Home 5,886 Square Feet± On 8.01 Acres± Known as "Springfield" Circa 1800


Listing Details

Sold Price
Auction Date
Auction Time
2:00 PM
12605 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore County, MD, 21131
Baltimore County
Dulaney Valley, Phoenix
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Jeffrey E. Nusinov and K. Alice Young, Attorneys
2002 Clipper Park Road, Suite 108
Baltimore, MD 21211


5,886 Square Feet ± ◆ On 8.01 Acres±
◆ Requiring Extensive Renovation ◆

Known As
Circa 1800

Sale On Premises
Corner Windemere Parkway
Phoenix, Baltimore County, MD 21131

AT 2:00 P.M.

NOTE:  The information contained herein has been obtained from sources deemed reliable and is believed to be accurate.  However, no express or implied warranty is made or may be inferred from any such representation.  Dimensions, square footage and acreage contained herein are more or less.  Prospective purchasers are encouraged to perform their own due diligence, in advance of the auction, regarding the history and permitted uses of the property.


12605 Dulaney Valley Road is situated less than one mile north of Loch Raven Reservoir in north-central Baltimore County.  The surrounding area is a mixture of rural and low-density residential land uses.  The home is located north of Peerce's Plantation, west of Long Green, and south of Cloverland Farms. 

Though scenic and rural, the area is about ten minutes north of the Baltimore Beltway (I-695) and about ten minutes east of the Harrisburg Expressway (I-83), providing access to employment centers throughout the region.  Shopping is conveniently located along York Road in nearby Towson, Timonium and Hunt Valley. 

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Nearby public schools are Carol Manor Elementary, Ridgely and Cockeysville Middle Schools and Dulaney High School.  Private and parochial schools, health care, recreational facilities and a multitude of shopping and dining opportunities are close by.   Surrounded by the Loch Raven Watershed and farmland, the home's pastoral setting is convenient yet private.



"Springfield" is identified as Inventory No. BA-0412 in the Maryland Historical Trust.  The Baltimore County Council placed the home on its landmarks list by County Council Bill No. 13-06, in 2006.
Originally part of a 2,500 acre manor called the "Valley of Jehosaphat", the home is thought to have been constructed in 1798 as a log cabin.  Extensively expanded throughout the nineteenth century, the house contains nearly 6,000 square feet of living area. 

According to family members, Springfield has been vacant since 1998.  The house contains many architectural details and lends an extraordinary opportunity to restore it to historic grandeur.  Remaining are a former tunnel, attributed to the underground railroad, which traverses the yard from the home's basement to a stone bathhouse (former smoke house) aside a former  inground swimming pool.

HISTORY (pdf) - Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties Form

The property may qualify for historic tax credits.  Helpful links:

Maryland Sustainable Communities Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program


Baltimore County Historic Tax Credit FAQs



The auction property is comprised of three contiguous parcels, which will be sold as an entirety:


Parcel Lot Size
12605 Dulaney Valley Road

Tax Account No. 11-1123053270
5.26 Main residential parcel and building improvements. Part of Tax Map 53, Grid 8, Parcel 117
Dulaney Valley Road

Tax Account No. 11-1123053272
2.27 Unimproved lot. Part of Tax Map 53, Grid 8, Parcel 117

PLAT (pdf)
Windemere Parkway

Tax Account No. 11-1123053271
0.48 Unimproved lot at the corner of Dulaney Valley Road and Windemere Parkway, known as "Lot A, Block A, Section 1, Windemere." Tax Map 53, Grid 8, Parcel 337.

PLAT (pdf)
Total 8.01  

The property is believed to be located in an RC-6  resource-conservation zoning district.
RC-6 Zoning Regulations

Private well and septic - WATER QUALITY AND BIB FLOW TEST (pdf)

Partially board fenced with gated entry

Stone wall

Rolling topography, mature trees, stream in rear

Photos of auction property

TAX MAP (pdf)



Two Story Stone, Stucco and Clapboard Colonial Home - according to public tax records the home contains 5,886 square feet of living area, 1,344 square feet of basement space and 828 square foot garage.

Photos of auction property

Constructed in several sections
Slate roof
Wood double hung windows
Pillared front entrance porch
Rear porch colonnade
Flagstone patio
Former inground swimming pool with stone bathhouse
Stone barbecue
Oversized three-car garage

Plaster walls
Wood plank flooring throughout
Architectural woodwork and trim
Front and rear stairways

First Floor

Second Floor

Wing over Garage

Rooms sizes and ceiling heights are good.  Substantial renovation is needed.



Published annual real estate taxes for the three parcels total $10,851 for 2012-2013, based on a full value assessment of $712,200.  Purchasers may petition for a reduction in the assessment of their property in conjunction with a purchase price substantially less than the currently assessed value of the property.  Purchasers are encouraged to contact the Maryland State Department of Assessments & Taxation concerning the appeals process, and may see the following link for helpful information:  http://www.dat.state.md.us/sdatweb/appeal.html



The property is in fee simple and sold free and clear of liens. 




The home will be open for inspection at 12:30 p.m. on the day of auction.



A $25,000 deposit, payable by certified check or cashier's check, will be required of the purchaser at time and place of sale.  The deposit shall be increased to 10% of the purchase price within 24 hours at the Auctioneer's office.  Balance to be paid in cash at settlement, which shall take place within 45 days.  If payment of the deposit or balance does not take place within the specified time, the deposit shall be forfeited and the property may be resold at the risk and expense of the purchaser. Interest to be charged on the unpaid purchase money, at the rate of 12% per annum, from date of sale to date of settlement.  All adjustments, including taxes, all other public charges and assessments payable on an annual basis, and sanitary and/or metropolitan district charges, if any, to be adjusted for the current year to date of sale and assumed thereafter by the purchaser.  The property will be sold in "AS IS" condition, and subject to easements, agreements, restrictions or covenants of record affecting same, if any.  Purchaser assumes the risk of loss from the date of sale forward.  The purchaser agrees to waive the right of inspection for lead paint, as provided under current Federal and State law.  The Purchaser waives and releases the Seller, the Auctioneers, and their respective agents, successors and assigns from any and all claims the Purchaser and/or its successors and assigns may now have or may have in the future relating to the condition of the property, including but not limited to the environmental condition thereof. If the Seller is unable to convey good and marketable title, the purchaser's sole remedy in law or equity shall be limited to the refund of the deposit.  Upon refund of the deposit this sale shall be null and void and of no effect, and the purchaser shall have no further claim against the Seller or Auctioneers.  Recordation costs, transfer taxes and all costs incidental to settlement to be paid by the purchaser except where otherwise mandated by local, State or Federal law.  Time is of the essence.

No buyer's premium.

Auction by order of:
Jeffrey E. Nusinov, Successor Personal Representative
of the Estate of Rose Willemain



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