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Arts and Crafts Cottage Just Listed In Roland Park: Beautiful Gardens, Sale Pending

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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 Cylburn Arboretum for a Celebration of Art, Oct 1 & 2

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Cylburn Arboretum
Cylburn Arboretum. Photo via cylburn.org

On Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2, the Cylburn Arboretum will host the fourth annual Celebration of Art at Cylburn.

How Does Your Garden Show: Camp Mont Shenandoah

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Realtors like to talk about curb appeal, how a property “shows” from the curb. On arrival, this garden writer pays not as much attention to the appearance of a house as to its plantings.

    The View From Halcyon Farm: Spring is Coming

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    Although there is still plenty of snow on the ground, and the temperatures are supposed to drop to the low teens again this weekend, signs that spring is coming are all around us. From the sun setting at almost 6:00 p.m. to the flip of the calendar page on Sunday, spring’s is almost here!

    It’s hard to believe that the clocks change next week, and for many of us, that’s cause for celebration. Yes, we will have to endure some dark mornings, but really, what are you doing at that hour anyway?

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    Have you started thinking about your garden yet? All winter long, we’ve been perusing seed and bulb catalogues like the one from White Flower Farm in Connecticut. They always have a great selection of annuals, perennials and roses. How about this gorgeous rose named after Princess Charlene of Monaco?

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    If you didn’t remember to plant your bulbs last fall, it’s a little late to do it for this year. But if you’ve planted bulbs in the past, you might begin to see shoots from them in the next few weeks. In England, the first thing to burst through the frozen ground are the snowdrops. Meadows and woodlands are blanketed with beautiful and tiny white snowdrops.

    Children’s Day at Ladew Gardens

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    Butterfly Gardens

    catch of the day fish (2)World renowned Ladew Topiary Gardens is always a great place to bring the kids. After all, there’s plenty of space to run around, hide behind giant hedges, and appreciate the Alice in Wonderland-esque topiary masterpieces. But now there’s even more at Ladew to thrill the little ones. So this year’s Children’s Day also marks the opening of Ladew’s new Butterfly House. Dare we say it’s Ladew’s most eagerly anticipated family event yet? We think it just might be. After all, it’s a day long celebration of caterpillars and butterflies– those perennial kid favorites. Not that we as adults would turn down an afternoon of wondering at these most gorgeous members of the insect world ourselves. So save the date (Saturday, September 6) for Ladew’s most aflutter family day ever.

    How Does Your Garden Show: Sculpturesque

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    DSC05908 At this year’s Celebration of Art benefit for the Cylburn Arboretum Association, sculpture was shown for the first time. Although every one of their floral arrangements at past Cylburn events has been eye-popping, this year Nolley & Fitzpatrick Event Design created a sculptural masterpiece.

    Historic Reservoir Hill Garden & Home Tour

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    Reservoir Hill Garden Tour

    catch of the day fish (2)Baltimore truly is the Charm City—and never is that more apparent than when our gardens and trees are in full bloom, and the early summer sun dapples the city just so, accenting the remarkable architecture that’s around almost every corner. Thankfully, this is also the season when many of our most beautiful historic neighborhoods make themselves available through walking home and garden tours—with residents eager to show off their blocks in all their blooming glory. This year marks the 20th annual home and garden tour in historic Reservoir Hill, and it takes place June 7th and 8th. Save those dates.

    Expand Your Living Space with Gristmill Landscaping

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    gristmill_550x800articleFrom the Grist Mill Website:

    Landscaping & Design

    Sensitivity to multiple elements comes into play as the plant material in a planned landscape is brought into a natural focus. Color, texture, sounds, lighting, scent, layering, depth of field, four season interest, sustainability, care and maintenance, resistance to stress, drought, and disease. Even in the smallest of gardens, specific areas become unique micro climates, each a small vignette in the natural order.

    All design starts with a wishlist. To this, add the use of space. Space equals balance in the landscape. Avoid over-landscaping, keep it natural and well designed. Foundation planting does not have to push up tight on the house. A garden should be lived in to fully enjoy.

    Designing a landscape takes on many facets; such as meeting with a client and listening to their thoughts and concepts on what they wish their landscape to be. Drawing a design encompasses more than plant material and hardscaping. It has to be in harmony with the client’s life style, be it a garden room, a wooded meadow, or a meandering garden path with surprising vignettes along the way, leading to a dramatic fire pit.

    The sound of water is an important element in a garden, the same as color and texture. Water encompasses the full circle of all elements that make up a design concept. with all facets in play, the landscape will have four seasons of interest for your year round enjoyment.

     

    Talbot County House and Garden Tour

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    Garden and House tour

    catch of the day fish (2)With the gorgeous spring season upon us, gardens are certainly on everyone’s minds. The cherry blossoms are blossoming, the tulips are tulip-ing, and everyone is out and about on beautiful weekend mornings mulching and sowing, and sprucing up their outdoor spots. This is the time of year when house and garden tours really hit the spot. Nothing inspires one to live beautifully like taking in the views and carefully crafted landscapes of historic and remarkable dwellings.