The tread of the first step, which holds the base of the newel, is shaped to reflect the curve of the volute above, with a deep arc cut out of the back of step.A finger rail on the stair wall reflects the handrail and chair rails throughout.This appears to be an original feature, but it is an unusual construction technique. The main block of the house has a center hall with rooms on each side.This is also the plan for the second floor as well as the basement where the partitions between rooms are stone foundations.Henry Boteler came to Washington County from Prince George’s County with his parents, the first white settlers in the Brownsville area.He was a descendant of Charles Boteler (1635-1685), Deputy Surveyor of Calvert County, Clerk of the Lower House of Assembly and Attorney of the Provincial Court until his death.A little west on Valley Road and about a half mile south of Garrett’s Mill, a black three-board fence edges the perimeter of a farm.On a level spot at the foot of Elk Ridge rests Magnolia Plantation, a yellow-painted brick home, two stories, five bays, surrounded by 132 acres of rolling land that meet Harper’s Ferry National Monument on the southwest.
In the living room, reeded pillarettes and ornate trim moldings decorate the mantel.
Most of the floors are original random-width pine, and the original whitewash still exists under two layers of wallpaper that have detached from the walls in many places.
The woodwork is deeply molded, and architraves around windows and doors are finished with corner blocks, some decorated, some plain.
This caused two windows in the second floor of the main house to be closed. Beyond the house, surrounded by a stone wall, is a small cemetery with many gravestones still standing.
The earliest marker bears a date of 1797, and burials continued into the 20 century.
Feeling burnt out, Christopher Robin gets the shock of his life when he’s visited by Winnie the Pooh (played by longtime voice actor Jim Cummings), who has traveled from the Hundred Acre Wood to England to help his old friend reconnect with his inner child.