Hot House: “Wayside” 5604 Wildwood Lane, Mt. Washington, Baltimore, 21209
Hot House: 213 Goodale Road, Baltimore, MD 21212
English village-style house in brick, circa 1930, with slate roof and copper trim. Six bedrooms, four full and two half baths over over four levels. 4,850 sq. feet with finished basement. Entrance hall, living room with french doors, fireplace and window seat, paneled library, sunroom with doors to double patio. Hardwood floors throughout. Renovated master bath with custom desk and cabinetry. Bathrooms remodeled. Bedroom closets added. New central air, two-car garage, extensive professional landscaping, on a .26-acre lot: $1,350,000
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.
Gothic-style former church, designed by Charles Cassell, marble block with slate roof, circa 1875. Complete, high-end, interior renovation into three-story, 5,100 sq. ft., 5 bed, 3 bath home. Cathedral ceilings, original lancet windows, skylights, sky bridge, atrium, large formal and informal entertaining spaces in open area floor plan. Gourmet kitchen with quartz countertops, island, Aga stove. Built-ins, hardwood floors. Large basement with rock-climbing wall and workshop. Wrought iron fencing, off-street parking, landscaped and fenced back garden: $1,250,000.
Hot House: 4 Blythewood Road, Baltimore, MD 21210
Georgian-style estate home, circa 1923, designed by noted local architect Laurence Fowler, stone with slate roof. Needs work. Ten bedrooms, eight baths over 10,088 sq. ft. Nine-foot ceilings, french doors, bow windows. Marble entrance foyer opens to grand hall, formal living and dining rooms with fireplace, sunroom with fireplace, kitchen breakfast room, butler’s pantry, large master suite with study and bath. Elegant motor court, bluestone terrace with pergola, heated swimming pool, no central air. To be sold as is. 2.36 acres: $1,535,000
Hot House: 6610 Darnall Road, Towson (Ruxton), MD 21204
English manor-style house, stone with slate roof, circa 1933. Six bedrooms, 5.5 baths over three stories and 6,604 sq. ft. Nine-foot ceilings, foyer entrance, hardwood floors. Living room with fireplace, dining room, chef’s kitchen with marble counters, breakfast bar and island. Family room, main-floor workout room, mudroom, sunroom overlooking terrace. Central air, invisible fence, underground irrigation, security system. Detached five-car garage, extensive hardscaping, professional landscaping, outdoor living room with stone fireplace and backs to woods: $2,175,000
Hot House: 4404 Buchanan Avenue, Medfield, Baltimore 21211
Cape Cod house with front porch and back deck, circa 1910, brick with slate roof, recent renovation. Three bedrooms, two full baths over two stories and 1,510 square feet. Updates include refinished original North Carolina pine hardwood floors, remodeled kitchen with stainless appliances and island, new HVAC, new water heater, electrical system and newly poured basement floor with french drains. Living room with fireplace. Dining room with french doors to large deck for entertaining. Fourth bedroom/den/office upstairs. Fully finished basement. Central a/c. On-street parking. $309,000
Hot House: 229 South Exeter Street, Baltimore MD 21202
Four-story, brick, Federal-style townhouse, circa 1900 with two outdoor terraces, penthouse sunroom and an elevator to all floors. 2007 luxury renovation, 2012 expansion with center skylight. Three bedrooms, 3.5 baths over 3, 750 sq. ft., with additional finished basement. Nine-foot ceilings, marble entrance hall, hardwood floors throughout. Custom wood moldings and trim, marble floors and countertops. Large living room at main level, large second-floor family room and gourmet open-plan kitchen with French doors to balcony, marble counters, Wolf range, Sub-Zero fridge. Master bedroom has a private entrance, custom double closets. Top-floor studio w/three double French doors, teak decking, panoramic city views. Custom lighting and whole house audio, security systems. Two-car garage on secured, gated alley: $1,985,000
Stone colonial-style house, circa 1947, with recent high-end addition and renovations. Hardiplank siding and rubber roof on addition, architectural shingle roof on main house, all with copper gutters and trim. Four bedrooms, seven baths over 8,454 sq. ft. Thirty-six feet long great room with vaulted ceiling and stone fireplace. Study with walnut built-ins. Open gourmet kitchen, breakfast room with raised-hearth fireplace. Living room with bowed bay window, 28′ dining room with fireplace, sunroom/family room with fireplace. Master suite with fireplace, two walk-in closets, spa bath with separate shower. Three-and-a-half-acre lot with outdoor living room and stone fireplace, extensive patios and hardscape, pool, cabana, fire pit and tennis court on professionally landscaped grounds: $1,845,000
Hot House: 1 Huntersworth Court, Owings Mills, MD 211117
Contemporary-style home in stucco, steel and glass, circa 2000, designed by Patrick Sutton. 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, 7,832 sq. ft. over three stories, with finished basement and attached garage. Open-plan interior features walls of glass leading to outdoor entertaining terrace with pool. Gourmet kitchen with granite counters, island, stainless appliances. Separate dining room, sunken living room with raised hearth fireplace, family room. Large master suite with custom walk-in closet/dressing room, fireplace and french doors opening to private deck. Marble master bath with soaking tub and separate glass shower. Lower level with bedroom, workout room. Central a/c. Professionally landscaped, 2.11-acre lot backs to woods and valley views. $2,289,800 (recently reduced)