Maryland Blogger: Caretaker's House, Kentlands Landmark

Caretaker's House, Kentlands Landmark

Caretaker's House, Kentlands Landmark


The Caretaker's House which is also known at the Superintendent's House was built by Frederick A. Tschiffely, Jr. around 1900.  The structure has been modified several times and the home is now a private residence in Kentlands.

The City of Gaithersburg considers this property to have historic significance.  Those of us that walk through Kentlands on a regular basis enjoy the beauty of the Caretaker's Home which is just a block from the Kentlands Mansion.

Kentlands is a neo-traditional community that is one of the favorite choices for families that are relocated to the metropolitan area of the District of Columbia.


Caretaker's House, Kentlands, Historic Home IMG_2233


Caretaker's House, Kentlands, Historic Home IMG_2234

Photographs by Roy Kelley using a Canon PowerShot G11 Camera.

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Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

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Comment balloon 11 commentsRoy Kelley • April 08 2018 07:29PM


What a lovely historic property to enjoy while out strolling on your photo-walks! 

Posted by Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. (Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty) 6 months ago

Wow, What a great looking home but lots of 1900 homes in your area to enjoy.


Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) 6 months ago

I'm glad your community understands the historical value of maintaining these kinds of landmarks, Roy!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 6 months ago

Roy, the Caretaker's House is a real treasure;  a beauty.  And you can feel the history.  I can imagine how nice it is to get away from the Washington DC area and call the the Kentlands home.  I had friends who worked in government in DC and escaped nightly to a beautiful home in McLean, Va.  These friends were just great in introducing me to the history and beauty in your part of the world.

Posted by Jane Chaulklin-Schott, TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836 (TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766) 6 months ago

Good morning Roy.  Thanks for the information about the Caretaker's House in Kentlands.


Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 6 months ago

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 6 months ago

Good Morning Roy Kelley - It would be fun to tour the Caretakers House. It looks like it would be perfect for parties and Christmas tours. I just love to step back in time and see and learn about places like this.

May you enjoy your day today!

Posted by Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 6 months ago

I would love to see your community Roy. It looks so quaint and yet comfortable and peaceful there.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 6 months ago

Thanks for sharing the history of the Caretakers' home in the Kentlands - have a great day

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA, (Keller Williams Capital Properties) 6 months ago
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At its April 16 regular meeting, the Mayor and City Council will designate April as "Gaithersburg Green Month" and May 16 as "Arbor Day" in the City of Gaithersburg. Celebrate and improve the environment all month long with various activities happening throughout the City. Make a difference by cleaning up and beautifying local streams, parks, and HOA common areas during Community Green Up Day on April 14 from 9 a.m. to noon. Attend a special free screening of A Plastic Ocean, a feature-length documentary film that brings to light the consequences of disposable plastic use, on April 22 at 7 p.m. at the Arts Barn. Explore all Green Month activities here.
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