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.
Join us at our Spring Open House on Wednesday, April 26!
RPCS ALUMNA MARTHA ISAACS, 2013, HAS BEEN NAMED RECIPIENT OF THE 2017 LUCE SCHOLARS PROGRAM FELLOWSHIP
Martha Isaacs, a fourth-year student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been named a recipient of the 2017 Luce Scholars Program Fellowship. Read More →
Carol Hatton, Director of Athletics at Roland Park Country School is pleased to announce that Julia Ball has signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her swimming career at the collegiate level at Bentley University. Read More →
Gilman’s Lower School has a Taiwanese visitor this year. In the fall, the Prep-One class exchanged teddy bears with Shihyung School in Taiwan’s Pingtung District.
The relationship between the two schools is now in its third year, however, this is the first year that the exchange involves Gilman’s Prep-One boys. The boys have enjoyed learning about their new friends on the other side of the globe. Through videos and photographs of daily life in class, a journal recording their life at home, Facebook and Skype sessions the students have learned about Taiwanese culture, school and family life.
Students sent a bear named Baloo to Shihyung School, in a box filled with American books, treats, letters and drawings of friendship. In exchange they received Oreo, a Formosan bear that is native to Taiwan. Oreo arrived with many gifts as well, including books in Chinese and treats.
RPCS student Helen Cheng, an international student from China who is hosted by one of Gilman’s teachers, visited the Prep-One class to read from the books and teach Chinese words to the boys.
The Shihyung cultural exchange is one of many activities in Gilman’s Lower School designed to expand boys’ understanding of the world with engaging, hands on curriculum.
Visit this spring to learn more about Gilman! Prospective Parent Visiting for the 2018-19 school year is on April 25 (Lower School) or April 26 (Middle and Upper School). Learn more and register here.
Join us at our Spring Open House on Wednesday, April 26! Read More →
With Heather Cook’s First Parole Hearing Approaching, a Letter-Writing Effort Aims to Keep Her in Prison
Baltimoreans are reacting with surprise and anger to the possibility that former Episcopal Bishop Heather Cook may be released from prison this spring, less than two years after she received a seven-year sentence for a drunk-driving hit-and-run accident that killed a Baltimore cyclist and father of two.
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