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Hot House: 1020 St Georges Road, Baltimore MD 21210
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
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.
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.
Hot House: 818 Bellemore Road, Poplar Hill, Baltimore, MD 21210
Stone Cape Cod in Poplar Hill, circa 1937, with enclosed porch, slate and shingle roof. Three bedrooms, 2.5 baths over 1,640 sq. ft. Recently renovated. Entrance foyer, living room with bay window and fireplace, dining room, galley kitchen, family room, main floor laundry, hardwood floors throughout, attic. Landscaped yard with parking pad in back, .61 acre private lot, backs to trees: $499,000 (offer pending) Read More →
Hot House: 1107 Bryn Mawr Road, Baltimore MD 21210
English Tudor-style home, circa 1929, in brick with slate roof. Six bedrooms, 4.5 baths over 3,021 sq. ft. and three levels. Front sleeping porch, screened, and all other bedrooms upstairs. Master bedroom has sep soaking tub, glass shower. Main floor living room with fireplace, formal dining room, kitchen, butler’s pantry, library and sunroom. Bluestone walls and patios, fishpond, English style gardens on 1.54 acres. Two car garage, unfinished basement, central a/c: $1,145,000 Read More →
Hot House: 909 Poplar Hill Road, Baltimore, MD 21210
Former carriage house and stables, Bavarian style, in stone, half-timbered, with Vermont slate roof. Five bedrooms, 4 full baths, 3,201 sq. ft. over two levels. In good condition, but modified for group housing, with flexible floor plan, updated kitchen, office wing. Large front parking pad, carport, shared driveway. Large circular deck overlooks 1.5 acre landscaped gardens: $899,900 Read More →
806 Saint Georges Road, North Roland Park
5 bedroom(s), 6 bathroom(s)
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Hot House: 15 Devon Hill Road, #C7, Baltimore County, MD 21210
Two bedroom, two bath, 1,754 sq. ft. condo, circa 1983, in Devon Hill, with three exposures of light, west facing deck with views, hardwood floors, fireplace, formal dining room, den, no stairs: $425,000
What: In some circles, everyone’s looking for the same thing – a luxury downsize. And when you’re leaving a $1 million + house, $425K doesn’t seem like so much right? Especially for that hard-to-find combination of space, light, quality, safety, low-maintenance, no stairs and location, location, location. This condo fits the bill entirely. The Devon Hill condos were developed in the 1980s by Martin and Tony Azola, on the grounds of the former Windy Hill estate, once owned by the Jenkins family. It’s a quality of construction rare in the world of newly built ‘custom’ homes, and the Azolas were known for their historical sensitivity as builders. Architectural details of the older building — wood paneling, moldings, trims — are incorporated into new elements of design. What makes Devon Hill especially unique is that it is surrounded on three sides by quiet rolling hills owned by the Josephite Brothers, who keep it well maintained and peaceful. There is an entrance hall, with formal dining room on the right and kitchen on the left. Kitchen is a comfortable size and has a large and well integrated panty for storage. The whole place is generously supplied with closets and there is good storage throughout. Master bedroom and second bedroom are large and airy. Kitchen and bathrooms are updated, if not modern. A second hallway takes you through to a big living room with wood burning fireplace, lots of sun, and french doors out to a semi-circular, west facing deck. Sitting out here on a warm afternoon or evening, watching the sun set over the hills is an attractive proposition. Read More →
Hot House: 921 Bellemore Road, Poplar Hill, Baltimore 21210
Classic cedar-shingled, slate-roofed, 1920s home with family room addition. 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 4,040 sq. ft, with crown moldings, built-in book cases, oversized fireplaces, eat-in kitchen, multiple porches, stone garage, unfinished basement, central a/c. Private, 1.75 acre landscaped lot: $1,295,000
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