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Featured, Hampden, Hot House, Real Estate & Home

Stone Hill Cottage: Baltimore’s Coolest Little House For Sale

5 Written by: | Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016 10:56am

Hot House: 718 Pacific Street, Stone Hill, Hampden, Baltimore, 21211

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Stone cottage, circa 1864, well maintained and updated. Three bedrooms, two full baths over three stories and 1,328 sq. ft. Front porch, large living/dining rooms, through to retro style kitchen with original Oriole stove. En suite master bedroom with fireplace, two further bedrooms, skylight, hardwood floors throughout. Four parking spaces, two in front, two in back. Central air fully fenced yard with stone patio off kitchen: $324,944 Read More →

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

In Roland Park: Distinctive Italianate Villa of Renowned French Medievalist

4 Written by: | Tuesday, Jun 14, 2016 9:49am

Hot House: 4828 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21210

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Italian-style stucco house, circa 1900, with portico and large sunroom. Eight bedrooms, 3.5 baths over three levels. About 4,840 sq. ft., in good condition with hardwood floors, leaded-glass windows, original architectural details. Large formal living room and dining rooms with fireplace and columned archway. Large eat-in kitchen, den and glass sunroom running the full width of the house. Master bedroom suite upstairs with three more bedrooms and bath. Four large bedrooms and bath on the third floor. Unfinished basement, elevator, zoned central a/c. .41 acres: $740,000
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Hot House, Poplar Hill, Real Estate & Home

Downsizing Up: The Elusive Smaller, Better House

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jun 07, 2016 11:15am

 

Hot House: 1020 St Georges Road, Baltimore MD 21210

 

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Classic contemporary style house, circa 1970, well maintained, with new wood shake and shingle roof. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, large living room with fireplace, family room with fireplace, leading to kitchen with granite and stainless steel appliances. Large master bedroom suite. Hardwood floors. No basement. Central a/c. Courtyard entrance off circular drive. Private, 1 acre landscaped property with mature plantings and fine stonework. Large outdoor entertaining areas. Two stone outbuildings. Stone gazebo and patios overlook swimming pool: $875,000

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What: This is in many ways, the ideal place to spend your golden years. Or any years really, but the single level and smaller size make it especially attractive to a downsizing couple looking for a relatively easy keeper (except for the pool guy) and some low maintenance outdoor space. In this case, it’s the outdoor space that sends it to the top of our list for desireability. Number 1, the pool (grandchildren love pools and you might swim a few laps yourself). Number 2, it’s spectacular for outdoor entertaining, with a patio off the kitchen and another just a few steps down, poolside. A stone outbuilding could be the pool house or as it is now, a small studio. The pool is not new, but it’s ideally sited, in sun, with a little dappled shade and low maintenance plantings. Number 3, The rooms are large, and have lots of light and views of a lush green surround. One of the bedrooms is used as a den now, but the house is certainly big enough for visitors. This, and its private, yet central location make it this week’s winner.

 

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Where: St. Georges Road is in Poplar Hill, west of Roland Avenue and north of Northern Parkway. It is a coveted North Baltimore address, quiet and tree lined, with grand houses, widely spaced. 1020 is towards the end of St. Georges, the even-more-quiet end, where the road takes a sharp right and becomes a private lane. There are nice neighbors. Its just over a mile from here to Eddies of Roland Park, library, post office, and a little further on to Petit Louis, Johnnys restaurants. Easy access to 83 via Northern Parkway. 10 minutes to JHU and near all city attractions.

Why: Smaller, but way better.

Why Not: You are probably not done at 875K. It could use some cosmetic work. The kitchen has been updated inexpensively, and it shows.

Would Suit: Couple looking for classy, practical city downsize with outdoor space — not so easy to find.

NB: Huge new washer and dryer in laundry room are fire engine red.

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Hot House, Real Estate & Home, South Baltimore

Gavel Goes Down On Victory House: 39 Bed Flophouse At The Edge Of Port Covington

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jun 01, 2016 11:30am

Hot House: Victory House, 1702-1708 Light Street, South Baltimore, 21230

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Gray painted-brick L-shaped rooming house, circa 1900. Around 7,074 square feet over two stories, with 39 bedrooms, two bathrooms. .1 acre interior courtyard. Walk to waterfront, Federal Hill, and Port Covington: $400,000 (suggested opening bid)

Auction:  July 12th.  Contact Adam@AshlandAuction.com.  Read More →

Columns, Featured, Guilford, Hot House, Real Estate & Home

Hollywood? Coral Gables? A Guilford Mediterranean With Spanish Tile Roof

0 Written by: | Wednesday, May 25, 2016 10:17am

Hot House: 7 St. Martins Road, Baltimore 21218

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Mediterranean style, center hall colonial, circa 1923, stucco with Spanish tile roof, sun porch and covered entrance, in good condition. Five bedrooms, 4.5 baths, over 3 stories and 4.517 sq. ft. with unfinished basement. Formal living and dining room with French doors, library, three fireplaces, open-plan gourmet kitchen with granite counters, Viking appliances, heated travertine floors. Family room off kitchen. Second floor ensuite master bedroom, two further bedrooms, laundry room. Original architectural details, crown moldings, arched doorways, hardwood floors throughout. Central a/c zoned. Landscaped .3 acre lot with detached two car garage and covered patio: $889,000 Read More →

Featured, Hot House, Lafayette Square, Real Estate & Home

1868 Matthew Sellers Mansion Goes To Auction: ‘A History of Hate, Loneliness and Mystery’ … Interested?

1 Written by: | Wednesday, May 18, 2016 11:15am

Hot House: 801 N. Arlington Avenue, Baltimore MD 21217

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Second Empire Italianate-style mansion, circa 1868,  brick with slate mansard roof and two extended porticos. Three stories, 7,200 sq. ft. with 18 rooms, including formal living and dining rooms, multiple fireplaces, hardwood floors. House is in poor condition and requires total renovation. .1 acre lot: $10,000 (minimum bid)

Auction: Thursday, June 9 at 11 a.m., at the Radisson Hotel, Cross Keys. Contact ajbillig.com for more information. Read More →

Featured, Hot House, Monkton, Real Estate & Home

In Monkton: An Architect-Designed, Barn-Style Contemporary With Sliding Walls

3 Written by: | Tuesday, May 10, 2016 11:50am

Hot House: 1910 Corbridge Lane, Monkton, MD 21111

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Barn style contemporary, circa 1990 with moveable ‘curtain’ walls and geothermal heat and cooling. Designed by Baltimore architects Pam and Bill Parsons in stone, glass, wood and steel, with metal roof. Five bedrooms, 5.5 baths, 4,602 sq. ft. over three stories. Open floor plan w/ 10′ ceilings on main level. Entrance foyer, great room, study, library, gourmet kitchen with custom cabinets and 14′ granite island, family room off kitchen. Master bedroom suite with wood burning fireplace. Four fireplaces in total. Double-paned windows and doors. Finished basement. Carport and greenhouse. Private 4 acre property overlooks trees and river: $1,199,999 Read More →

Featured, Hot House, Mt. Vernon, Real Estate & Home

Distinctive, Freestanding, Federal-style Mt. Vernon House With Wraparound Garden

0 Written by: | Tuesday, May 03, 2016 12:37pm

7 E. Madison Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

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Federal style, freestanding brick house, circa 1940, recently updated. Four bedrooms, 3 baths, 1,960 sq. ft with semi-finished basement. Center hall layout with formal dining room, large living room with wood burning fireplace, custom cabinetry and window seat overlooking garden. Hardwood floors throughout, gourmet kitchen, den, ensuite master bedroom, three further bedrooms, all with closets. Central a/c, landscaped, southwest-facing walled garden with stone patio and fishpond. Close to MARC train and all Mt. Vernon attractions: $679,000 Read More →

Featured, Hot House, Lutherville, Real Estate & Home

Eight Sides To Every Story: For Sale, The Octagon House In Historic Lutherville

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016 11:38am

Hot House: 1708 Kurtz Avenue, Historic Lutherville, MD 21093

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Octagonal house, circa 1856, in gravel cement block and stucco, well maintained and updated. Terrace, stone patio, Juliette balcony and back porch. Four bedrooms, 2.5 baths over 2,880 sq. ft. Two stories, with attic and partially finished, windowed basement. Central spiral staircase, 12’ ceilings, original wide-plank Georgia pine floors, interior shutters, long windows and French doors to porch, recent kitchen, en suite master bedroom, central a/c. Circular driveway, covered parking, rear guest house/studio, 1.5 acres with mature plantings: $849,000 Read More →

Featured, Hot House, Real Estate & Home, The Orchards

One of a Kind, Early Modern, Architect-Designed House In The Orchards

2 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016 12:25pm

Hot House: 105-107 Castlewood Road, Baltimore, MD 21210

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Early modern house designed by Lawrence Menefee  circa 1940, in painted brick with slate roof. Entrance porch with copper roof and custom iron-work. Four bedrooms, 4 baths, 3,610 sq. ft. over two stories with finished basement. Gourmet kitchen w/ Italian glass walls, stainless appliances, new period cabinets, original stainless countertops. Many original and restored architectural features. Open plan first level, cozy wood-paneled den w/ fireplace. Master suite with new bathroom. New Pella windows throughout. Three zoned systems for heat and central a/c. Double lot, with .7 landscaped acres, stone patio and specimen trees: Price upon request.

Open House Wednesday, April 20, 12-2 p.m. and Sunday, April 24, 1-3 p.m. Read More →

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