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Hot House: 1906 Tudor on Private, Olmstead-Designed Park, $784.5K

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Hot House: 8 Englewood Road, Baltimore, MD 21210

Tudor style stucco house, circa 1906, with new architectural shingle roof. Backs to private, communal gardens. Five bedrooms, three full, two half baths over 4,473 sq. ft. Entrance foyer with three-story staircase, living room with wood-burning fireplace, sunroom, separate dining room, spacious eat-in kitchen with high-end appliances, large master suite with dressing room and custom built-ins, third-floor guest room. Hardwood floors throughout, central air, detached garage, landscaped, .33 acre lot: $784,500


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Hot House: $840K Roland Avenue Flip Is Second One On The Block

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Hot House: 5105 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21210

Farmhouse style Victorian, circa 1900, wood clapboard with wrap-around front porch and slate roof, well and completely renovated. Five bedrooms, 4.5 baths over 3,309 sq. ft with unfinished basement. Entrance hall, nine-foot ceilings, original oak floors, new energy-efficient replacement windows. Living room, mud room, open-plan dining room/kitchen/family room. Gourmet kitchen has granite counters and waterfall island, breakfast bar, stainless appliances. Large master suite with separate glass shower, soaking tub, dressing/closet room, built-ins. Balcony off bedroom. Second-floor laundry room hook-up. Central air, large flagstone patio, one-car garage, on .25 acre lot: $839,900 

Hot House: Victorian Outside, Gen X Inside, Asks $899K In Roland Park

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Hot House: 509 Hawthorn Road, Baltimore, 21210

Victorian-style cedar shingle house, circa 1900, complete and recent renovation inside and out. Four to five bedrooms, three full and one half bath over 3,326 sq. ft. with a semi-finished basement. New asphalt shingle roof 2011, new mains water line, all new Marvin windows, exterior and interior paint.  Open living dining room with built-in office. New kitchen with Silestone island and counters, main floor laundry room off kitchen.  Large master suite with custom dressing room. All new bathrooms with glass showers, separate tub. Central air, whole house security system, generator.  Fenced backyard with 2-car parking pad on .25 acre property: $899,000

Hot House: For $599K, A Roland Park Chateau or A Ruxton Cape?

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Imagine you have $599,000 to spend on a house and you can’t decide between living in Baltimore City or Baltimore County. These two houses are a snapshot of what the market looks like right now. Have a look, there are more photos online. Tell us what you think, and what your considerations would be.  Only one can win …

Hot House #1: 314 Northfield Place, Baltimore 21210

French Provencal style home, circa 1929, in stucco with slate roof. Four bedrooms, three and a half baths over 3,015 sq. ft., in fair condition. Hardwood floors, fireplace, marble bath, master suite, basement bar. Landscaped .3 acre lot with detached two-car garage: $599,000 

Hot House: Mt. Vernon Storefront With Pink Flamingos Cameo Asks $150K

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Hot House: 233 W. Read Street, Baltimore, 21201 MD

Triangular brick townhouse, circa 1900, with storefront. First-floor shop with trapdoor access to full, unfinished basement with half bath. Second-floor living room/kitchen. Third-floor full bath and bedroom. About 552 sq. ft. aboveground. Separate side entrance to living space. Good condition, all systems up to date. Forced air heat, no central air. Zoned for residential and commercial use, buyer will need commercial loan: $150,000 

Hot House: A Pretty House In Mayfield, Under Contract But Worth Stalking At $200K

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Hot House: 2402 Kentucky Avenue, Baltimore, 21213

Stucco house circa 1930 with slate roof, in good condition and recently remodeled. Three bedrooms, two full baths over 2,304 sq. ft. with finished basement. Nine-foot ceilings, hardwood floors, fireplace in living room, arched doorways, stained glass. Modern kitchen with granite countertops. Central air, radiator and radiant heat. Heated sun porch with wood ceiling. One-car detached garage on .12 acres: $199,900

Big Fish: Jackie Caldwell is On A Mission For Mondawmin

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Jaqueline Caldwell. Photo via the Annie E. Casey Foundation website.

As President of the Greater Mondawmin Coordinating Council since 2012, Jacqueline (Jackie) Caldwell is the Godmother of Mondawmin — righting wrongs, fighting crime, improving housing, raising money, boosting spirits and attending meeting after meeting with elected officials to make sure Mondawmin is, in her words, “at the table and not on the menu.” That’s in her spare time. In her day job at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, she dispenses grant money to organizations central to the foundation’s mission.

Hot House: Laurence Fowler’s Handsome Tudor Masterpiece Asks $2.275M

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Hot House: 33 Warrenton Road, Baltimore 21218

Tudor mansion in brick and stone, circa 1919, with slate roof, limestone casements, leaded glass windows. Renovated and in excellent condition. Eight bedrooms, six full and two half baths over 7,816 sq. ft. Grand paneled entrance hall, oak library, covered porch, Trish Houck-designed gourmet chef’s kitchen with butler’s pantry, breakfast room with arched doors to terrace. Banquet-size dining room. Multiple fireplaces, abundant natural light.  Arcade enclosed oak stairway rises to deep bay window seat at landing.  Large master bedroom with ensuite marble bath, dressing room, sitting room. Picturesque grounds with specimen trees, hedgerows, stonework. Central air. Heated two-car garage: $2,275,000

Pinehurst Wine Shoppe Plans Expansion, New Restaurant

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Bob Schindler, the longtime owner of Pinehurst Wine Shoppe, has proposed a 1,400 square foot expansion of his building in North Baltimore to accommodate a new, family-style neighborhood restaurant. Initial concept and plans were introduced at a Bellona-Gittings community association meeting on October 29, where neighborhood reaction was “generally positive,” he says.

Hot House: Stevenson Methodist Church On Two Acres For Sale At $743,160

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Hot House: 1925 Greenspring Valley Road, Stevenson, MD 21153

Gothic Revival style church, circa 1905, with three-story crenelated tower and multiple gables, in excellent condition. Two bedrooms, one bath. 3,066 sq. ft. living space with large, unfinished basement. Recent renovations include new roof and gutters, new furnace, back deck and flagstone patio, driveway, stone walkway, exterior Amish-made doors, replacement windows, repointed stones, four-car garage, central a/c. Many original architectural details, Gothic arched windows, stained glass, soaring cathedral ceilings, murals, wood trim. Mature specimen trees and landscaping with country views: $743,160