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Greenspring Valley, Real Estate, Home & Garden, Roland Park, Ruxton

GORGEOUS HOMES IN GREAT NEIGHBORHOODS: THE LATEST LISTINGS BY THE WHIT HARVEY GROUP

0 Written by: | Monday, Apr 21, 2014 10:30am

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From The Whit Harvey Group Blog:
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The Whys Behind the Blue Porch Ceiling

My neighbor just refinished his bead and board porch ceiling, spending hours sanding and staining. It looks great, but I’ve always been a fan of a blue ceiling on porches. I even took a photo of this beautiful porch ceiling at a house in Ruxton, (sold by Nina Tracey last year), so that I could remember the color.

I mentioned that to a friend at dinner last night, and she asked me if I knew how blue painted porch ceilings originated. I admitted that I had always thought it was just to mimic the sky. I was wrong. There is a whole history behind that blue. Read More →

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Grand Ruxton Mansion on Bellona, Circa 1923: A Father’s Wedding Gift

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 12:00pm

Hot House: 7206 Bellona Avenue, Ruxton, Baltimore, 21204

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Provencal style mansion in stucco with slate roof and copper trim, circa 1923, with later addition. Five bedrooms, 5 baths, 4,906 sq. feet over 3 stories. Marble foyer, formal living room with stone fireplace, formal dining room, sun room. Trish Houk custom kitchen leads to family room w fireplace, master suite w/ fireplace, separate spa tub, shower. Stone hardscaping and patio, unfinished basement, sound and security systems, heated 2-car garage, extensive landscaping with mature plantings on 2.5 acres: $2,595,000 Read More →

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GORGEOUS HOMES IN GREAT NEIGHBORHOODS: THE LATEST LISTINGS BY THE WHIT HARVEY GROUP

0 Written by: | Friday, Apr 11, 2014 11:00am

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From The Whit Harvey Group Blog:

Sounds of the city and why we like them

What do you hear when you are having your coffee in the morning? How about from your yard, bedroom, or home office? At 621 Benston Place you can hear the sounds of birds singing in the large trees that edge the property, the fountain on the stone patio, neighborhood children playing, and cheering from the Gilman School field that is 280 steps away, just across Northern Parkway. Read More →

Greenspring Valley, Real Estate, Home & Garden, Roland Park, Ruxton

GORGEOUS HOMES IN GREAT NEIGHBORHOODS: THE LATEST LISTINGS BY THE WHIT HARVEY GROUP

0 Written by: | Friday, Apr 04, 2014 10:00am

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From The Whit Harvey Group Blog:

It’s Raining in Baltimore. What Can I Do?

Everyone we talk to is ready for spring, including my neighbor, who optimistically put up the canvas awning over his deck today. No snow in the forecast, but it looks like there is going to be some rain this weekend. But that doesn’t stop us from thinking about spring gardening, getting outside, and keeping the kids (and ourselves!) from getting cabin fever.

Here are a few things we found to do this weekend that will be fun no matter what the weather.

Friday’s After Five at the National Aquarium
Last Chance! Tonight is the last night to enjoy the low admission prices offered by the aquarium at the end of their winter-long Fridays After Five promotion. Visit the aquarium from 5 until 8 tonight for only $12. More information at http://www.aqua.org.

Greek Week
Participating restaurants and businesses in Baltimore City and Baltimore County will celebrate the Greek culture with specials, discounts, a parade and more. This Sunday, enjoy the Greek Independence Day Parade with colorful groups wearing traditional Greek attire.

Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens

If you haven’t visited this city treasure in Druid Hill Park, now is the time. Opened in 1888, the historical Rawlings Conservatory is one of Baltimore’s most beautiful structures. It features five distinct greenhouse rooms, one 1/2-acre garden with many flower beds and a kaleidoscope of colors all year round.

The free “Plants and People Program”, offered every Sunday 1:30-3:30 is open to the public and all visitors are welcome. The programs are interactive, informal and experiential opportunities for visitors to learn about plants, Baltimore gardening, and the conservatory environment.

The first Sunday is “Master Gardener Clinic”, the second Sunday is “Exploration Station,” which is geared towards elementary-schoolers and youth , the third Sunday is “Sprouts,” which is geared towards preschoolers, the fourth Sunday is “Ask a Scientist,” which is great for all ages, and the fifth Sunday is “Guided Tours of the Conservatory.” Each month, there is a different theme or topic of interest.  Read More

 

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GORGEOUS HOMES IN GREAT NEIGHBORHOODS: THE LATEST LISTINGS BY THE WHIT HARVEY GROUP

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Mar 05, 2014 9:44am

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Simply Noted’s Grand Opening Tonight in Ruxton

0 Written by: | Friday, Feb 28, 2014 2:41pm

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Culture, Lake Falls, Roland Park, Ruxton

No Skating on Lake Roland? Since When?

2 Written by: | Thursday, Feb 06, 2014 10:30am

Last week and the week before were really, really cold.  Cold enough to freeze Lake Roland’s shallow waters to more than a 5” thickness: perfect conditions for ice skating!  Which is just what some area residents did – groups of kids took to the ice with hockey sticks and rosy cheeks, and some adults put edge to ice, as well.  It was a joy to behold.  Good, clean fun on a freezing winter day when it was otherwise hard to appreciate the single-digit weather.

Sadly, the skaters were interrupted by admonitions from the police to get off the ice – someone had called 911.  The reason?  They were told that Baltimore County Recreation and Parks prohibits skating on its park waters.

The park rules are posted on signs at the main entrances:

Park Open Sunrise to Sunset

Alcoholic Beverages Prohibited without Written Permit

Park Permits Required for Groups

Dogs Must Be Leashed

Unauthorized Motor Vehicles and Horses Prohibited

Open Fires and Weapons Prohibited

Swimming Prohibited

Violators Will Be Prosecuted. Help Keep Your Park Clean.

(Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks.)

On the sign, there is no prohibition nor permission to ice skate, but concerned citizens — including my neighbors and me — who gathered with the Baltimore County Director of Recreation and Parks this week were told that it is, in fact, a county policy. Read More →

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On the Market: The Abell Mansion, Former School, On Joppa Road

1 Written by: | Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 11:59am

 Hot House: 703 Abell Ridge Circle, Towson, MD 21204

Historic Beaux Arts mansion, formerly the Ridge School, in yellow brick with terra cotta trim and slate roof, circa 1892.  Thirteen thousand square feet over three stories, with 6 bedrooms, 5 full and 3 half baths. Grand entrance hall, circular oak staircase, gourmet kitchen, media room, exercise room, luxe master suite. Original crown moldings, pocket doors and shutters, ten fireplaces, hardwood floors, partially finished basement, central a/c on 1.5 acres: $3,890,000

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What:  A $1 million renovation. Baltimore Sun founder Arunah Abell’s Beaux Arts “country” mansion is handsome and compellingly grandiose — and in 2002, developer Marc Munafo and his wife Victoria  began an exceptionally well-done renovation of this architecturally significant Baltimore County home. Built in 1892, Abell himself was closely involved in its design, working almost daily with Baltimore architects Baldwin & Pennington to create a house known initially as Sherwood Park, and later, The Ridge. He had one summer there before his death in 1893. In 1955, the Abells donated the house to the county and it became the Ridge School for disabled children. Munafo, owner of CAM Construction, bought it for $2.2 million when the school relocated to Charles Street, and has lived here with his family since renovation was completed.  It’s the only Beaux Arts house left in Baltimore County, although there are several of note in the city, and it’s full of period swags, balconies, carvings, mirrors and medallions. Read More →

House of the Day, Real Estate, Home & Garden, Ruxton

House of the Day: Historic Beaux Arts Abell Mansion, Restored In Ruxton

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jan 07, 2014 4:00pm

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Historic and architecturally significant Beaux Arts manor home, meticulously restored to its original grandeur, with 6 bedrooms, 5 full baths ,and 3 half baths This home boasts a grand entrance hall with beautiful pocket doors open to living room and family room. Gourmet kitchen with breakfast room and separate dining room, media room, and exercise room. Crown molding,10 fireplaces, & wood floors.
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House of the Day, Real Estate, Home & Garden, Ruxton

House of the Day: Light-Filled Ruxton Manor In The French Style

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 4:30pm

$1,055,000
1710 Ruxton Road, Towson
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