Historic Bohemia Manor Farm on Scenic Bohemia River Set for Absolute Auction by DeCaro Luxury Real Estate Auctions


Historic Bohemia Manor Farm, a classic 12,750 square feet Georgian manor house set on 368 acres of waterfront property on the Bohemia River, will sell during a live auction on Saturday, October 12, announced DeCaro Luxury Real Estate Auctions. Appraised at $9.8 million, the estate will be sold truly absolute, to the highest bidder with no reserve.

Bohemia Manor was founded in 1661 by Augustine Herman, the notable Czech cartographer, who named it as a tribute to his homeland of Prague, Kingdom of Bohemia. Herman was granted the land from Lord Baltimore, Cecil Calvert, in recognition for creating the first extensive and accurate map of the Chesapeake Bay coastline. In 1920, Senator Thomas Bayard, a direct descendant of Augustine Herman, built the classic Georgian manor house on the property. The estate remained in the hands of Herman’s descendants, most recently the Bayard family of Delaware, for more than 350 years, until 2003, when the current owners purchased the property and then restored it in 2003-2007, with the help of the nationally renowned firms of Archer-Buchanan Architecture and Dewson Construction.

This historic waterfront property features 3,600 feet of water frontage on the Bohemia River and 2,900 feet on Manor Creek, hundreds of acres of tillable fields, waterfowl impoundments, impeccably maintained lawns, panoramic views and privacy abound. This property is also the ideal hunting estate, complete with temperature controlled storage rooms for game storage. The spacious manor home offers many luxurious amenities, including 11 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a grand ballroom, exquisite period wall coverings and 10 wood burning fireplaces as well as a guest/caretaker’s cottage and two detached garages.

“This is one of the most historically significant properties in Maryland,” said Daniel DeCaro of DeCaro Luxury Real Estate Auctions. “The beautiful and expansive landscape creates a private setting that respects the historical legacy, while a bevy of amenities add the luxurious comforts of modern living.”

Open houses are scheduled to take place starting on Saturday, September 21, from 1-4 p.m. and will continue every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m., through Sunday, October 6, with a final preview on Friday, October 11, from 1-4 p.m. The TRULY absolute auction will take place on the property, Saturday, October 12, at 11 a.m. EST, in cooperation with Heidi Krauss Real Property Brokerage.

The property is located at 237 Bohemia Manor Farm Lane, in Chesapeake City, Maryland. Registration to bid at the auction will begin at 9 a.m. the morning of the auction. There is no minimum reserve; the property will be sold truly absolute to the highest bidder. Phone and absentee bidding is available. Broker’s participation is welcome.

Founded by Daniel DeCaro, a licensed real estate broker and property auctioneer, DeCaro Luxury Real Estate Auctions has been auctioning luxury properties for more than 35 years. www.decaroauctions.com.

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