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Urban Landscape: Apartments Planned for Hutzler’s Palace Building; Cignal Launches Luxury Community in Lutherville, Professional Building Sells on Charles Street

0 Written by: | Monday, Apr 24, 2017 1:40pm

The Hutzler’s Palace Building

The top four floors of the former Hutzler Bros. Palace building at 210-218 N. Howard Street will most likely be converted to apartments, possibly Japanese-style “micro apartments,” and the first level will be converted to office space with an “open concept” coffee shop. Read More →

Featured, Food & Drink, Hot Plate

Hot Plate: Sagamore Spirit Distillery Opens, New Owner at Holy Crepe, Outdoor Events at Boathouse & Wit & Wisdom

0 Written by: | Friday, Apr 21, 2017 11:30am

Holy Crepe Cafe in Canton has a new owner and plans for a new menu and hours.

Get ready, Baltimore food lovers: this coming week offers a ton of events, from Baltimore Cocktail Week classes to the opening of a brand new distillery. Here’s a look at what local restaurants, bars and organizations have to offer over the next few days:

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Featured, Shop Local, The Rack

The Rack: Nearly New Sale Returns to GMBC on April 29

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017 10:35am

The Nearly New Sale at GBMC Opens Saturday, April 29.

Ready your bargain-hunting attire, Baltimore. The Greater Baltimore Medical Center’s Nearly New Sale returns next week, with its highly anticipated spring fundraising shopping event. Read More →

Featured, Fells Point, Urban Landscape

Urban Landscape: New Life for Hendler Creamery; New Owner for Brown’s Wharf; Ribbon Cutting for Sagamore Spirit Distillery; Community Meeting on Royal Farms Proposed for Towson

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 1:45pm

A rendering of the proposed renovation of the Hendler Creamery building, via Baltimore City Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation.

A $75 million plan to convert Baltimore’s Hendler Creamery to apartments and retail space cleared a key hurdle last week when a city preservation panel approved the design.

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Featured, Hot House, Real Estate & Home, Roland Park

Arts and Crafts Cottage Just Listed In Roland Park: Beautiful Gardens, Sale Pending

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 10:25am

Hot House: 13 Elmwood Road, Baltimore, MD 21210

Arts and Crafts-style cottage, circa 1922, stucco with slate roof and brick trim. Four bedrooms and 3.5 baths over 2,432 sq. ft. Original architectural details include oak paneling and trimwork. Large rooms with natural light, central a/c. Living room with fireplace, sunroom off dining room. Kitchen with island breakfast bar, custom cabinets, copper range-hood. Finished lower-level family room. Ensuite master with french doors to deck, connecting to study. Large third-floor guest room. Patio, extensive stonework, landscaped garden, one-car detached garage, 0.3 acres: $625,000 

What: On the market for just over a week, this house already has an offer and a sale is pending. But as they say in real estate, “there’s many a slip betwixt the cup and the lip.” Things happen, and a backup offer is always possible. It is certainly a house worth going out on a limb for — cozy and adorable, with updates done well and respectfully. Bigger than it looks from the photo, and more open that you would expect from a cottage, it is a house that could work as well for a family as for a couple or a single person. The buyer will, however, be faced with a common Roland Park dilemma regarding the fine old original oak paneling and trim — an issue that divides neighbors, couples and even entire families: To paint, or not to paint?

 

Where: Elmwood Road runs east from Longwood Road, which runs off Roland Avenue.  It is a long gentle downhill slope, which passes this house, crosses Edgevale and winds its way down to Falls Road.This house is about a 5-10 minute walk up to Eddie’s, the Roland Park Library and the schools that help make the neighborhood such a popular destination.

Why: Nice, long driveway in stone block.

Why Not: The one-car garage will not fit your GMC Yukon.

Would Suit: Architectural anglophiles looking for style, rather than size.

NB: The gardens have been lovingly created  by a native plant specialist, and will be low-maintenance as well as beautiful.

Food & Drink, Hot Plate

Hot Plate: New Wet City Hours, Four Season Restaurant Announcement, Monument Beer Dinner at Gnocco

0 Written by: | Friday, Apr 14, 2017 10:43am

Wet City announced new hours this week; it will no longer be open for lunch.

Gorgeous weather – and the promise of more of it – make this a great week to head out to dinner. Following a big weekend, packed with Easter brunch options, local restaurants and food-related businesses are hosting a smattering of events all week long.

Here’s a look at what to do in and around Baltimore this week:

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GreenLaurel

The Seven (Mostly Free) EmPOWER Maryland Offers You May Be Missing

1 Written by: | Thursday, Apr 13, 2017 4:16pm

Image courtesy of Western Cooling Efficiency Center UC Davis

With little fanfare and even less media splash, lawmakers passed the energy efficiency-related EmPOWER Maryland law this past session. This anti-energy-waste law will save you big cash. Read More →

Featured, Mt. Vernon, Shop Local, The Rack

The Rack: Baby’s On Fire Celebrates Food, Music and Great Coffee in Mt. Vernon

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 12:40pm

Baby’s On Fire in Mt. Vernon.

Tucked into a small, quiet corner of Mt. Vernon, a decades-old dream is being lived out in full. Read More →

Featured, Now We Are 50

The Things We Still Carry

2 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 12:01pm

When my husband and I first moved in together twenty-five years ago, we had a cobbled-together collection of furniture but no real couch for the living room of our tiny little row house. It would be the first thing we would buy together. Read More →

Bolton Hill, Featured, Hot House, Real Estate & Home

Hot House: Holier-Than-Thou? You Can Be, For $1.25M

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 11:45am

Gothic-style former church, designed by Charles Cassell, marble block with slate roof, circa 1875. Complete, high-end, interior renovation into three-story, 5,100 sq. ft., 5 bed, 3 bath home. Cathedral ceilings, original lancet windows, skylights, sky bridge, atrium, large formal and informal entertaining spaces in open area floor plan. Gourmet kitchen with quartz countertops, island, Aga stove. Built-ins, hardwood floors. Large basement with rock-climbing wall and workshop. Wrought iron fencing, off-street parking, landscaped and fenced back garden: $1,250,000.

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