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Main Level Details

Welcome to the Wilbur House - “Sunnyside” - this stunning and unique property combines beauty and gracious style. Built circa 1887, this Second Empire Victorian is one of the original estates on the Ashton-Colesville turnpike. Signature details abound - from the mansard roof and original windows to the indoor paneling, hardwood floors, ceiling roses, molding and fireplaces. A private driveway winds through the manicured gardens (with in-ground irrigation) to a paved walkway, broad front steps and a big, airy porch - one of three on the home. Double doors open onto a grand entrance - a beautiful staircase with hand-turned newel posts and spindles, paneled wainscoting, and original hardwoods. To the right of the entrance is the sun-filled “double parlor” with original floor-to-ceiling windows, a marvelous arched bay window overlooking the side yard and two fireplaces. To the left of the entrance is a large office with built-ins and a fireplace. This opens to a formal dining room with wainscoting and a fourth fireplace. At the back of the home is a skylit eat-in kitchen with exposed brick, and doors to a deck. A back staircase, butler’s pantry, mudroom with laundry and a half bath complete the main level.

Second Level Details

The second level offers four bedrooms and two full baths.

Third Level Details

The third level has three bedrooms, a sitting area, a fridge and wet bar and a full bath.

Lower Level Details

The grounds are perfect for outdoor living. A pergola covered in mature jasmine, wisteria and clematis is fully lit for dinners and parties. There’s also a hot tub and outdoor shower. This enchanting property is conveniently located for commuting, shops and restaurants, yet it is tucked away in a peaceful, tranquil setting. The home is an individual site on the Montgomery County Master Plan for Historic Designation. See state and county websites for information on historic preservation tax credits.

Year Built

ca. 1887

Lot Size

19,600 Sq. Ft.

Interior Sq Footage

4,579 Sq. Ft.

Here’s What You’ll Love About This House

  • Circa 1887 Second Empire Victorian
  • Fully painted inside and out (2022/23)
  • All slate tiles repaired (2022)
  • New driveway and parking for 4 additional cars – 8 total (2013)
  • New rubber membrane roof (2012)
  • Restored function of front parlor fireplace with aluminum lining (2010)

Here’s What’s Nearby

  • 0.2 mi to Sligo Creek Trail
  • 0.2 mi to Zinnia Restaurant
  • 0.8 mi to The Fillmore & AFI Silver Theatre
  • 1.0 mi to Downtown Silver Spring & Whole Foods
  • 1.1 mi to Snider’s Super Foods
  • 1.3 mi to Silver Spring Metro

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