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With a hand-carved newel post banister on the grand foyer staircase, pocket doors, and intricate moldings, this Victorian-era home constructed in 1882 has much of its original details intact.

Specialties of the House Address: 3809 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson Style: Victorian Price: $299,900 Estimated taxes: $4,896 Lot size: 0.5 acre Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3 full Contact: Gary Getston, Long & Foster Real Estate, 301-646-0046

However, the real story behind this grand home situated on Jefferson’s charming main street is the history of Dr. A. Talbot Brice.

For more than 50 years, Dr. Brice and his family lived in the 3,600-square-foot home and operated his clinic out of several of the front rooms. In fact, the current owners say they’ve met many Jeffersonians who were delivered by the physician before he retired in the late 1980s.

With four levels, the home boasts five bedrooms and three full bathrooms. A front and back parlor, now an elegant dining room, are separated by original pocket doors and still have crown and picture moldings, as well as the wooden mantels of fireplaces that have been covered. There also are crystal chandeliers.

A cozy family room was once the waiting room with an outside entrance off of a paved driveway. Wood floors extend through most of the home, and many rooms include original wood fireplace mantels. Adjacent, the doctor’s former office still could serve as an office or as an additional bedroom with closets and a nearby back staircase. There also is a full bathroom.

The spacious kitchen features a tile floor, a wall oven, and plenty of cabinets, as well as access to the covered side porch and additional parking. An original carriage house could be used as a shed.

Upstairs, two large bedrooms in the front of the home offer large windows as well as built-in bookcases. Although built more than 100 years ago, the home offers plenty of closet space, including hall closets and double closets in several of the bedrooms.

At the back of the home there are two more bedrooms with access to a covered balcony overlooking the backyard and transom windows above the doors. A full bathroom is nestled between each pair of bedrooms.

The fourth level of the home boasts a spacious bedroom that could function as a playroom or rec room with carpet on the floor, several windows and a large, cedar-lined closet.

There is unfinished attic space. In addition to the original details, this home also offers a large, level yard with mature trees, a plaque at the front door commemorating Dr. Brice and an original stone front stoop just a few steps from the town’s sidewalks along Main Street.