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Groundbreaking Set for the Manor at Holly Hills!

With only 11 building lots remain to be sold, it’s time to begin site construction for the new public road.

Only 11 Lots Remain at the Manor at Holly HollyIt has been a long wait for those who have been planning to build their dream home upon the 185 acres of the rolling countryside of the former estate of M. Robert Ritchie, Jr. and his wife Harriet.

Just in time for Mr. Ritchie’s 100th birthday, the movement of dirt on the highly touted development of 20 estate home sites will begin next week.

Located a few miles east of the City of Frederick, the Manor at Holly Hills was envisioned nearly a decade ago by Mr. Ritchie as a legacy project to the family.  It will surely be one of  the most exclusive high end communities in Frederick County, Maryland.

All the lots and roadways have been staked by the engineers, and installation of sediment control barriers are scheduled to begin tomorrow.  Weather permitting; the ground will be broken for the three quarter mile divided entrance road to be called Ormonds Terrace, which was named after the builder of the original stone house built on the property in the late 1700′s.

The road is planned to be substantially complete in the late summer early fall of this year.

Several of the lot purchasers have already selected their custom home builders with architectural drawing in the works.  Most of the current 9 lot purchasers plan to begin construction this fall, some are considering starting sooner.

It is expected that the typical homes will range in size between 3,000 and 7,000 square feet of living space and the total values will fall between $1,000,000 and $5,000,000.

The remaining 11 home sites continue to generate strong interest and it is expected that the project could be sold out this summer.  In addition the Ritchie Manor Estate on 25 acres has been placed on the market at a price of $1,550,000.

For further information, please contact Rocky Mackintosh at 301-748-5655 or via email at

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