22342 Capitola Road, Tyaskin, MD 21865
3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms
3,520 sq ft
The Moorfield House, also known as the Yellow Brick House was built in Old Somerset County, now Wicomico County c1820. It is one of the largest Federal-style dwellings in Wicomico County. The brick front was laid in three-course common bond typical to that time frame, while the other facades are in five-course common bond. The dwelling’s Federal style is represented in the five-bay, two-story structure, with gable-end chimneys, central entrance, and paired block cornices. Inside, there is little architectural decoration in the three rooms and stair hall. A 19th century staircase leads to the second floor’s three chambers.
This classic early 19th century home (signatures etched into the plaster indicate 1804!) is built in the design and standards of the day for a stately mansion. As you enter the home, the front entrance opens into a huge foyer with a four foot wide staircase that wraps around the front wall and the side wall that leads to the landing and similar sized foyer upstairs. The living room, formal dining room and parlor all have interior brick walls and all feature a wood burning fireplace with original wooden mantels, as well as crown moulding.
The Estate is located on the southwestern side of Wicomico County and is just a touch over 3 miles from the Wicomico River at Nanticoke MD, which has public boat facilities as well as a very nice park. This property also 'backs up' to over 1300 hundred acres of state Woodlands. The entire 'eastern' boundary and approx two-thirds of the 'southern boundary abut state woodlands.
Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties