Phillips Foods and Seafood Restaurants Inc. CEO Steve Phillips has hauled his 23-acre estate onto the market for $32,000,000. Dubbed, The Friary on the Severn”, the estate is located off of N Winchester Road in Annapolis, MD and features a main house, Asian tea house, 3 bed/2 bath guest house, 60-foot infinity edge swimming pool, pool pavilion, tennis court and a six-slip private boat dock. The Georgian style mansion boasts 26,000 square feet of living space with 7 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 11 fireplaces, formal living and dining rooms, library, gourmet kitchen, family room, catering kitchen, wine cellar, game room, conservatory, ballroom, work shop, secret vault, indoor swimming pool and spa, rooftop garden and a 9-car garage.

Excerpt on the history of the home :

Built in 1922 (by an arms dealer who ostensibly concealed illegal weapons in a hidden basement passageway), the property changed hands several times before the Catholic Church purchased it in the 1940s and converted it into St. Conrad Friary, which at its peak housed more than 60 Capuchin monks. Thirty years later, the monks’ numbers had dwindled and the house—then complete with a medieval-style chapel and a boxy five-story dormitory—was sold. Over the next 30 years it remained largely empty, an intimidatingly massive and dilapidated structure that caused prospective buyers to run the other way.

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  • Daniel

    Part church, part restaurant, part nursing home…very inconsistent exterior design. Interior also has no continuity. If you showed me the interior pictures one-by-one I would have thought each was from a different home. Priced as if it is in Greenwich.




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    • Sean Granmikc

      I’m from Greenwich and I currently live in Annapolis and you would not believe how wealthy of a town Annapolis truly is. There are six different properties on the market in Annapolis in the eight figure range, the price of this home is a responsible price for such a amazing property.




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  • NOVA Ben

    This is really disappointing to me. There’s no stylistic cohesion whatsoever, inside or out. And to make matters worse, I see very little of the original 1922 home shining through…I just don’t understand what compels people to cover up the history of important estate homes in their quest for a modern home.

    Annapolis is an extremely beautiful area, and the value of real estate is very aggressive for the extended D.C. metro area, but I have to think $32 million is heavy by at least 8 to 10 million. Time will tell, but I think this has quite a bit of room for price reductions, regardless of the amenities and acreage.




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  • george

    In the late 70’s I worked in D.C. and lived in Maryland. My buddies and I used to fish in the waters within eyesight of this house. It appears in much better shape than it was then.




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  • Grrrowler

    What is it with the characterless older houses lately? A house like this should be dripping with charm, uniqueness, and a beautiful patina. This has none of that, and is best described as “formulaic Georgian”. It’s so impersonal that it’s depressing. I can’t imagine paying anywhere near the asking price for this.




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  • rob

    I like the house and the way the different wings are in different architectural styles. It reminds me of a house I saw in Houston or Dallas owned by some billionaire where each facade had a different architectural style. I also live the way the wings are laid out. I haven’t seen this before. The pool is great and the landscaping is well done. I have issues with the area though. No other house nearby comes close to this in size. I know there is a bluff somewhere overlooking the Potomac that has a whole row of mansions like this. ONe of them, I think, is owned by the Saudi Ambassador. This seems to belong there more than in this middle class neighborhood. I have no idea if they can get this price, as Washington is one of the few areas where housing prices continue to go up. Fueled by overpaid government contractors and lobbyists.




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  • lambskin

    The landscaping in the front is a mess. Is that a helipad- in one shot it is devoid any greenery and when it has the shrubs they are a mess. I wonder what the barge is doing beachside? I am a fan of Georgians but not this one.




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  • Limedaiquar

    A beautifully done Georgian will literally give me an orgasm… this one is ugly.




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  • Joejoe509

    Some of the amenities sound nice. I like the rooftop garden in the aerial pics. a 9-car garage is above average. Unfortunately this house is pretty ugly and was obviously built in phases over its lifetime for many different puposes. I think the history excerpt says it all and explains a lot.

    This house has been on life support for decades. Someone please put this house out of its misery. It’s really sad.




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  • James

    weird home…im guessing he was seasick when this home was designed ha ha




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  • Jeff P.

    So many of the rooms are long and narrow, like, oh what am I thinking of…? Fishsticks?




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    • James

      lol good one Jeff P. 😀




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    • Joejoe509

      I thought something smelled fishy. Sorry… bad joke. 🙂




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