deteriorated condition to its present design. Working with noted Baltimore architect Henry Hopkins, Mr. and Mrs. Trippe completely restored this charming home. The oldest part of the house dates back to the 1700s and contains the kitchen, a den and upstairs bedroom. An interesting “cat-slide” roof was added during the renovation. In addition, the main part of the house dating from the 1850s was connected on the second f loor to the old part. The house is situated on 132 acres of farm and woodlands, with a mile of waterfront on Shipshead Creek and the Tred Avon River.
part of the farm known as Ratcliffe Manor, Auburn was purchased from the estate of James S. Bartlett in 1920 by Barclay H. Trippe Sr. and his wife, Mary Henry Trippe. An article written in the 1924 Architect ure magazine pictures the transition of the house from a
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Tidewater Times May 2018