The Georgetown home was built in 1794 by Thomas Beall in a Federal style, typical of Northeastern, coastal mansions. The Federal style was prominent in the US and Britain between the 1780s and 1840s and was created by a British architect, Robert Adams. Adams, influenced by the Georgian style of English architecture, created homes that emphasized balance and symmetry. They often had octogonal shaped rooms which allowed for multiple doors and windows that could be opened. The entrances are always where the most decoration is found, with Doric columns, grand staircases, and leaded fanlight windows.
The estate in its original form (without the addition of the two historic home add-ons) was added to the National Register of Historic Landmarks in 1976. Since Hudgens’ addition of the the two other estates, the mansion boasts thirteen bedrooms, thirteen full and five half bathrooms, a private balcony that overlooks the gardens, and an observation deck.
It has been kept up with its traditional elegance and historic furniture, but has been updated with modern appliances, fixtures, and finishes. For example, the grand reception hall still maintains its original structure and many of its original finishes, moldings, and panelings, and the primary suite retain’s its traditional parquet flooring.
Bidding for the home via digital auction began on October 10 and runs through October 24. The estate, which is listed with no reserve, will sell to the highest bidder.