Maryland Penderyn Auction!

Maryland Penderyn Auction!
Maryland Penderyn Auction!

One of the most elegant estates on Maryland’s Eastern Shore will be going up for auction on July 19th with no reserve. The estate was originally built by the son and sole heir of the creator of the Chef Boyardee line of canned foods, Hector J. Boiardi. Mario J. Boiardi was an entrepreneur in his own right. He and his father owned a steel mill together and later Mario established Boiardi Products, a marble flooring and tile company, in Paterson, N.J., in 1970. In the 1990s, he established Super Step, a research and development firm, that advised new business owners. In the early 1980s, Boiardi and his wife, Maureen, moved to the Eastern Shore and built Penderyn, which was completed in 1988. According to his wife in an interview with “The Baltimore Sun,” her husband enjoyed semi-retirement at the shore where he spent his time crabbing, taking long automobile trips, gardening and hiking. They enjoyed formal dinners and entertaining and Mario always required guests to wear a coat and tie. By the sumptuousness of the home, it is easy to understand.

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The 22,500-square-foot Georgian-style residence is situated on an 18-acre peninsula jutting out into the Wye River, surrounded by a mile of waterfront. Manicured grounds surround the home making it perfect for large garden parties and events. A 157-foot Bailey dock with 11 slips conveniently awaits guests arriving by water or for docking the owners watercraft for days of fishing, exploring the river or Chesapeake Bay.

Built with handmade bricks, the home has custom Palladian windows and French doors and eleven handmade English chimneys. Fireplaces have mantelpieces collected from country homes in England, except for the mantel in the family room, which was obtained from a 16th-century French monastery. Not even the most minute detail was overlooked.

Rooms begin opening from the two-story grand foyer and from the 60-foot arched hallway aligned with the massive mahogany front door. Included is a drawing room, music room, conservatory with hand-painted vaulted ceiling and Chinese silk wall-coverings, paneled billiard-family room and a 22-seat formal dining room. There are eight bedrooms, each with a full bath and the master bedroom has a separate reading area and an opulent master bathroom.  For more information.

Chef Boyardee founder’s heir’s Georgian-styled estate on the banks of the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Previously priced at $9.95 million, now going to no-reserve auction on July 19th.

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