A majestic Maryland beauty is going to auction this month: the historic Talisman Plantation, an 820-acre waterfront estate. Located in Grasonville, the palatial estate was originally established in the early 1930s by renowned Maryland advertising legend Arthur H. Kudner, Sr., an icon of the Madison Avenue advertising scene and creator of the once-celebrated cigarette slogan “I’d walk a mile for a Camel.”
The Plantation itself includes a grand eight-bedroom, six-bathroom Greek Revival manor, originally built in 1934, spanning 8,000-plus square feet. The elegant space features ample fireplaces, exposed beam ceilings, built-in bookcases and gorgeous ornamental woodwork. A five-bedroom, three-bathroom guesthouse also graces the grounds, designed by celebrated New York City architect Joel Barber. The compound also includes an in-ground pool, a tennis court, horse stables and barns.
The estate’s auction took place on October 1, 2015. At press time, the property was listed for $10.9 million.
For more information about Talisman Plantation, visit www.talismanplantation.com.