The Chase-Lloyd House is a fabulously imposing three-story brick mansion on Maryland Avenue, in the heart of Annapolis. Built between 1769 and 1774, it boasts a truly impressive Palladian window and staircase, and elaborate Adams-style plaster and wood work. It was constructed for Samuel Chase, who sold it unfinished to Edward Lloyd (of Wye House). Lloyd completed the house, and it remained in the family until 1847 when it was acquired by descendants of Chase. In 1888, it became a home for elderly, "well-read" ladies, which it remains to this day. (I am already plotting my retirement.) Needless to say, the furnishings are not original, but the interior architectural details are beautifully preserved.
(image: detail of the dining room fireplace mantle)