101 Charlcote Road, Guilford
6 bedroom(s), 4 bathroom(s)
from the agent’s listing:FHuge all brick solid colonial with 3 car garage with a grand foyer entrance. Home features a formal living room, dining room, 2 beautiful large sunrooms, Stuart Kitchen and a butler’s pantry on main level. Nice spacious bedrooms. Elegant stone patio and nice corner lot. Call and schedule your appointment today. Property is waiting for a new family and your finishing touches!!!
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FEATURED HOT LISTING: 211 Lambeth- Guilford
4 BR, 4.5 BA
List Price: $1,192,000
Steeped in tradition, this magnificent Guilford colonial stands proud. A Vermont bluestone walkway leads through meticulously groomed landscape to an all brick exterior complimented by new black shutters.
38 Warrenton Road, Guilford
6 bedroom(s), 4 bathroom(s)
beautiful stone and stucco Tudor, modern conveniences mesh with solid, timeless appeal. Quiet, tucked-away street. improvements include: 2 zone central A/C, new boiler, updated gourmet kitchen and updated baths, and an enticing wine cellar. Easily an entertaining favorite, the large dining room features two sets of french doors which open onto a private rear patio with retractable awning.
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Happy Birthday, Guilford
I am not a big fan of crowds, but I will go on the Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage, which kicks off the centennial celebration of Guilford, on Sunday, April 28. With houses never before open to the public on tour, I am sure the turnout will be a record-breaker. A good thing too, as a portion of the proceeds will benefit Guilford’s famous Sherwood Gardens.
The gardens should be radiant. Ninety-degree days earlier in the month pushed the bulbs along. Now cool temperatures the past two weeks have kept most blooms fresh, with later varieties just opening. The weather gods seem to have known that having the gardens near their peak in late April would be a perfect kick-off to a centennial celebration.
Voyeurs and connoisseurs alike will be happy to know that this year’s annual Maryland Home and Garden Pilgrimage will feature some of Guilford’s most important homes and buildings. 2013 is the centennial year of the Guilford community, and many of its beautiful and fascinating homes will be open in honor of the anniversary. Among them, the home of Ogden Nash, Baltimore’s celebrated poet lyricist (1902-1971), and noted artist Grace Hill Turnbull (1880-1976).
The tour will take place rain or shine on April 28, from 10a.m. till 5p.m., and will begin at house number one, 3701 St. Paul Street. Buy tickets online (they are going fast) at www.mhgp.org , or send a check — $30 per person and $15 for the (optional) box lunch– made payable to Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage. Checks should be sent to The Guilford Association, 4200 St. Paul Street, Suite 100, Baltimore, MD. 21218. On the day of the tour, tickets will be $35 each. Proceeds for the event will benefit Historic Sherwood Gardens, where the tulips will be in full bloom (God willing) on April 28.
There are several notable houses this year. The cottage of Dr. Anne Barone, whose garden won first prize in the 2012 Baltimore Sun garden contest, takes charming exception to the idea that Guilford houses are all grand mansions. Ogden Nash (“Isabel met an enormous bear, Isabel, Isabel didn’t care…” ) lived for many years in a Tudor Revival on Rugby Road which is also on the tour. And house number one, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Judson Flanagan, is a Palmer-Lamdin designed house, one of two matched “Gateway to Guilford” houses built in the 1930s with beautiful rose gardens and many unique architectural features. (Its match, 3700 Greenway, is not on the tour, but it was for sale last month and was featured in the Baltimore Fishbowl. It sold in three days.) Read More →
Scattered around some of Baltimore’s older neighborhoods, there are about 200 houses designed by the architectural firm, Palmer & Lamdin. These houses are noticeable for their wonderful and sometimes quirky details. They’re loosely based on English cottages, or what everyone’s ideal of an English cottage is. When you see new faux English homes, this is what they’re trying to be.
Several people arrived at the brokers open (two days ago) with contracts in hand! Read More →
But there is one set of houses that stand out from the rest: the twin carriage houses known as “The Gateway to Guilford.” The similar (but not identical!) brick houses are distinctive because they look like they could be in the European countryside. One of the two houses has just come on the market after being owned by one family for over 20 years and, I assure you, the window of opportunity to buy this house will slam shut soon! Read More →
HOT HOUSE: 4100 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, 21218
Brick Georgian, slate roof, circa 1925, in perfect condition, on .32 acres. Six bedrooms, three and a half baths, 5,224 square feet, with large entrance hall, gourmet kitchen, granite counters, large master suite. Original moldings, built-ins, woodwork. Brick terrace and bluestone patio: $1,049,000 Read More →
A couple weeks ago, blogger Tim De Chant posted an article pointing out the correlation between amount of tree cover in urban neighborhoods and income. It may seem like a no-brainer that wealthier neighborhoods boast larger trees and more overall, but it’s a tighter correlation than you may think. De Chant referenced a study that “found that for every 1 percent increase in per capita income, demand for forest cover increased by 1.76 percent. But when income dropped by the same amount, demand decreased by 1.26 percent.”
Apart from neighborhoods that are being blitzed with gentrification, tree cover ought to reveal a neighborhood’s per capita income with a fair amount of precision, given the right algorithm. (Don’t look at me; I’m not figuring it out.)
Anyway, De Chant reasoned that income inequality might be seen “from space.” He grabbed screenshots from Google Earth to compare tree cover in different neighborhoods within a city. The pictures are pretty interesting. He didn’t include Baltimore, so I went and grabbed a couple of my own images. I found the most stunning difference between planned neighborhood Guilford and nearby Waverly in North Baltimore. Read More →
On a cold, rainy Monday in April Jim Childs and Jack Coyier flew in from Iowa where they work for Garden Gate magazine. http://www.gardengatemagazine.com They came to Baltimore to photograph gardens. Monday afternoon we toured Roland Park, Guilford and Homeland. I introduced them to a handful of the areas’ finest private gardens, as well as to Sherwood Gardens. Read More →
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