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Beaches, Featured, Hot House, Real Estate, Home & Garden

Kitsch At The Beach: Waterfront House, Crazy Decor, Glass Elevator To All Floors

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 2:12pm

 

Hot House: 4201 Atlantic Avenue, Ocean City, MD 21842

 

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Single-style waterfront beach house, wood frame with cedar shakes on concrete foundation, circa 2000. Six bedrooms, 4.5 baths over three stories and 5,910 square feet. Gourmet kitchen with s/s appliances, top floor luxury master bedroom suite, hot tub/spa, gas fireplace, elevator. Wrap-around porch with ocean views, patios, central a/c, two car garage, outdoor shower: $3,990,000 Read More →

Featured, Hampden, Hot House, Real Estate, Home & Garden

Off the Grid In Hampden: A Little Vermont, A Little Provence and A Lot Of Work

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 12:00pm

  Hot House: 1504 Mill Race Road, Baltimore, MD 21211

 

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Stone built cottage, circa 1840, semi-detached with new roof. Four bedrooms, 1 bath, 1,785 sq. ft. over three stories, no basement. Original wide plank wood floors, 3 fireplace mantles, deep window sills, new electric. Gas heat, no a/c: $140,000 as is (ask about CHAP tax credits)  Read More →

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London Calling: A Proper Townhouse On The Tree-Lined Streets Of Bolton Hill

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 11:00am

 

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Hot House: 1424 Bolton Street, Baltimore, MD 21217

Brick Georgian-style townhouse, circa 1920, with recent rubberized roof. 3,770 sq. ft. over 4 levels, including unfinished basement. 4 bedrooms (two master suites), large custom walk-in closet, 3 full baths, office, upstairs sitting room, living room, dining room, kitchen leads to back garden. Custom wine cellar, Central a/c, completely wired for home-run distro audio data, voice and video: $650,000 Read More →

Hampden, Hot House, Real Estate, Home & Garden

House of the Day: Almost-Finished House In Hampden, Steps From Cafe Hon

3 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 08, 2014 4:24pm

$169,900
3524 Roland Avenue, Hampden
4 bedroom(s), 2 bathroom(s)
2,140 square feet
3524 Roland Avenue
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Featured, Hot House, Real Estate, Home & Garden, Towson

Not Fancy, But Easy To Love: An American Foursquare in Towson

1 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 08, 2014 1:16pm

Hot House: 12 Maryland Avenue, Towson, MD 21286

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American Foursquare house circa 1930, wood frame with painted siding, recent architectural shingle roof. Five bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2,512 sq. ft. over 3 levels with partly finished basement. Hardwood floors throughout, wood burning fireplace, first floor in-law suite, large deck, central a/c, detached 1-car garage: $575,000
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Featured, Hot House, Real Estate, Home & Garden, Ruxton

Psst… Contemporary House And 10 Acres For Sale, Quietly, In Ruxton

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 01, 2014 12:30pm

Hot House: 8 Bowen Mill Road, Ruxton, MD 21212

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Contemporary-style, Charles Richter designed house in painted brick, circa 1989. Three bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms over 5,572 square feet and three levels, with gourmet kitchen, breakfast room, family room, multiple fireplaces, master bedroom suite w/walk in closet, built-ins, home office/in-law suite w/separate entrance, custom designed wine cellar in finished basement, attached garage. Forced air heat, central a/c.  Bluestone patios, swimming pool, on 9.5 + landscaped acres: $2,100,000 Read More →

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Gentleman’s Farm For Sale: Grand Victorian Farmhouse, With Bank Barn and Salt Water Pool, On 38 Acres

2 Written by: | Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014 12:32pm

Hot House: 1906 Freeland Road, Freeland, MD 21053

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Victorian-style center hall colonial, circa 1886, wood clapboard with seamed metal roof, front and side covered porches, rear stone patio. Complete high-grade renovation. 4,710 square feet over three levels with 6 bedrooms, 4 full baths, recent two-story family room addition. Multiple fireplaces. Salt water pool. Bank barn, silo, chicken coop, spring house, stream with bridge and fenced pastures: $1,295,000 Read More →

Dundalk, Featured, Hot House

Love That Dirty Water: Bayside Bungalow In Dundalk, On the Golf Course

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014 1:00pm

Hot House: 43 Waterview Road, Dundalk, Baltimore County, MD 21222 dundalk dock Wood frame bungalow, circa 1953, with asphalt shingle roof. Three bedrooms, 2 full baths over 1,222 sq. ft. Two levels with unfinished basement. Updated kitchen with granite counter, new appliances. Living room with gas fireplace, sliding doors to deck with water views. New heating system and central a/c. Street parking. Deep water dock and mooring on Bear Creek, with concrete bulkhead and ramp on .15 acre lot: $259,000

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Hot House, Lutherville, Real Estate, Home & Garden

Found, In Lutherville: What Everybody Wants In A House Lately

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014 12:00pm

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Hot House: 11207 Falls Road, Lutherville, MD 21093

 Traditional style brick and wood frame house on private road, circa 1957, all systems updated and well maintained. 4 bedrooms, 5 baths over three levels, 5,322 sq. feet plus 1,300 sq. ft. partially-finished basement. First floor master suite, large kitchen with breakfast room, granite counters, s/s appliances, dining room, large living room and family room both with fireplace, den, wine cellars. Swimming pool and hot tub with bluestone surround, mature plantings, English boxwood garden, stone hardscaping, on six private acres. 8’ deer fence. Two-car attached garage with separate garage/studio: $1,600,000

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What: According to realtors, the number one most-sought-after item for home buyers lately is a first floor master suite. Nine out of 10 best-selling house plans for 2013 have a FFMS, according to Builder magazine online. In East Hampton NY, where they know a thing or two about home buying trends, realtor Bruce Pellman pointed out in January that “If a seller wants to get close to the asking price, he better have a first-floor master suite. Unless they are very young buyers, people with money are thinking ‘I don’t want to be climbing stairs in 10 years’.”

In this house, you won’t need to climb the stairs. Down a long quiet hall to the right of the entrance foyer, well away from the main house, is an enviable  first floor master suite. Spacious and light, it’s big windows look over the rolling back lawn. There are huge closets and a luxurious master bath with separate shower and toilet. Laundry is down here too, accessible but hidden. In fact, the whole house is designed for easy living, and the FFMS is just part of it.

Big, sunny rooms flow sensibly in to other big, sunny rooms, and most have a view out the back to distant woods or pool garden. The grounds are beautiful, and beautifully maintained. Really nice stonework. There’s a covered back porch for watching the sunset. Large as the house is, it doesn’t ramble. It feels tight and tidy – a good house for travelers who want minimal house worries while they’re away in Palm Beach.

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Where: Although the address is Falls Road, 11207 is at least a quarter mile from Falls, down a winding private road — a sign says Woodward, and the entrance is across Falls Road from St. Paul’s School. It’s a pretty enclave of houses, just glimpsed through the tall trees, all with acres of landscaped ground. An air of quiet luxury reigns, there’s no noise other than the birds. And yet, Greenspring Station is a half-mile down the hill, and from there, access to I83 goes south into the city or north to PA. Joppa Road takes you over to Towson. Hard to improve on this location if you want a private country setting.

Why: FFMB gives lots of living options for a luxury home. Guests, adult children, in-laws, disabilities can all be gracefully accommodated with no inconvenience.

Why Not: You’re going to need a ride-on lawn mower ….

Would Suit: Active family — but equally early retirees and people with more than one house.

NB: Famous Oriole lives nearby.

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Featured, Hot House, Mt. Washington, Real Estate, Home & Garden

One Of A Kind Carriage House, Circa 1848, But Totally Modern, On Ploy Alley

2 Written by: | Tuesday, Jun 03, 2014 11:47am

Hot House: 500 Ploy Alley (Street), Mt. Vernon, Baltimore, 21201

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Detached carriage house, circa 1848, brick construction, 2013 renovation. Open plan, loft style interior with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths over 4 levels with elevator. Great room, chef’s kitchen with granite counters, s/s appliances, two large exterior balconies, master bedroom suite with window walls,  studio/lounge with wet bar, two further bedrooms. Good storage. No attic, no basement. Hardwood floors throughout. Surround sound, security system, fully wired. Attached 1 car garage+ 1 space in lot: $700,000 (with 10 year historic tax credit).

Open house Sunday, May 8, 1-3pm

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