This Circa 1747 Farm Was Converted into a Cozy Bed-and-Breakfast
Tusculum Farm dates back to 1747 when it was built by prominent judge Henry Griffith. In the 1960s, Carl and Virginia Freeman purchased the Gaithersburg, Maryland, property to raise their family. Over the years, they cared for Tusculum and turned the farm into a place they loved. It then became home to their son Joshua, his wife Michelle, and their children, who remain the owners today. Lucky for us, they decided to open the farm to the public in 2015. Designer Martha Blair Fitzgerald, who specializes in giving a modern spin to charming historic homes, was tasked with turning the farmhouse into a bed-and-breakfast. If you're ready to move in, go ahead and book your stay at tusculumfarm.com.
Welcome to the Farm
The Freeman family decided to open the farm, which is located an hour outside of Washington D.C., to the public to help other families celebrate life. They planted gardens and installed a collection of sculptures that guests can peruse.
Old Meets New
"Throughout the whole process, I needed to make sure that I respected the historic integrity of the Farm House, like the exposed stone and beautiful old wood floors," said designer Martha Blair Fitzgerald, "but I wanted to bring in all those modern amenities and comforts that you get when staying in a luxury B&B."
Make Yourself at Home
The living room is one of the original rooms in the house and is designed to be a space for guests to relax and unwind. Anchoring the room is a stately fireplace with original panel work that provides a dose of historic charm.
Perhaps one of the boldest rooms in the home, the library provides ample space for reading and relaxing.
The Farm House has four suites available to reserve for a stay. The Bee Hive has two bedrooms, and the Farmer's Daughter, Fox Den, and Red Rooster (pictured) suites all have one bedroom.
The back deck provides the perfect place to sit and enjoy a morning cup of coffee or an afternoon cocktail while taking in the scenery.