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Hot House: Plain Jane Cottage With Pinterest Potential Asks $284K In Mt. Washington

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Hot House: 1318 Appleby Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21209

Cottage style bungalow circa 1930 with cedar siding, front porch, and new roof. Two bedrooms, one full bath over 1,248 sq. ft. Hardwood floors, many original architectural details. Living room with nine-foot ceilings, book and media built-ins. Open plan kitchen with granite island and counters, stainless appliances, 42″ cherry cabinetry, pantry, and mudroom.  Master bedroom with large walk-in closet, second small bedroom. Updated bathroom. Covered back patio for entertaining, garden with mature trees and shed. Central air, unfinished basement: $284K

Mt. Washington: Enchanting Victorian In Woodland Setting Asks $869K

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Hot House: “Wayside” 5604 Wildwood Lane, Mt. Washington, Baltimore, 21209

Kentucky Nights Bourbon Tasting Event Warms Up a Cold February at Mount Washington Tavern

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Courtesy Mount Washington Tavern

Winter may be hard to endure, but cold weather can be forgotten when surrounded by warmth. This February, feel the radiance of a cozy restaurant, great food and body-warming, small-batch bourbon from craft distilleries. Pair that with the company of new friends and a feel-good fundraiser and you’re describing “Kentucky Nights Bourbon Tasting.”

Kentucky Nights ​in Baltimore​– Bourbon Tasting at the Mt. Washington Tavern

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The Mt. Washington Tavern hosts Kentucky Nights – A Bourbon Tasting 3 at the Mt. Washington Tavern on February 23rd from 5:30 – 8pm featuring special guest, Ed Norris of CBS Radio THE FAN along with tastings from more than 10 distilleries, food pairings and education from Baltimore’s best bourbon aficionados.

Top Stories: Unique Mt. Washington Home on the Market, Phelps’ Emotional Under Armour Ad Wins Top Honors, 11 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Coming to Baltimore

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Our readers this week were most obsessed with a unique Mt. Washington home designed by architect Jack Davidson in the Pill Hill section of the neighborhood. The house, built in 1948, features a curved staircase and theatrical details that evoke images of homes out in Hollywood. As writer Cynthia McIntyre noted, the $680,000 home sits roughly a mile off Northern Parkway and is minutes away from the village of Mt. Washington.

Here were our other most popular posts during the week of Dec. 10-16:

Great Style, Big Personality: An Architect’s Mid-Century Home In Mt. Washington

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Hot House: 5739 Greenspring Avenue, Mt. Washington, Baltimore, MD 21209

Mid-century modern house in stucco and brick, circa 1948, with recent metal and membrane roof. Recent high-end renovation with all new windows. About 3,596 sq. ft. over two levels, with five bedrooms, four baths. Open floor plan with nine-foot ceilings, plaster walls. Entrance foyer, sunken living room with gas fireplace, glass wall with hilltop views, dining room, den, first-floor ensuite bedroom with study. Eat-in kitchen with new appliances, granite counters, separate storage room. Hardwood floors throughout. Curved staircase to second-floor den, master bedroom with solarium and built-ins and two further bedrooms. All new, modern baths. Central AC. One-acre property, professionally landscaped, with stone patio and outdoor fireplace. $679,500.

Open House: Wednesday, December 14th, 12-2pm

Shopping Report: Jeans, Jewels, and Orange Ties for Rounding Out Baseball Season

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Shopping Report
La Chic Boutique in Mt. Washington

Check out Lafayette 148’s 2015 Resort line at Chezelle in the Village of Cross Keys this weekend and enjoy 10% off trunk show purchases and orders. Also in Cross Keys, J. Jill is offering an extra 30% off sale items until October 13th and at Chico’s Fall Sale, everything in the store is 25% to 60% off.

House of the Day: Architect-Designed Contemporary With Pool, In Mt. Washington

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 $599,000
6101 Smith Avenue, Baltimore
4 bedroom(s), 4 bathroom(s)
3,700 square feet
6101 Smith Avenue
6101 Smith Avenue
6101 Smith Avenue

You Don’t Have To Be Rich … Just Fast: Dreamy Cottage In Mt. Washington, Sold

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Hot House: 2303 Crest Road, Baltimore 21209

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English style cottage in stucco and brick, circa 1927, well maintained and sensibly updated. 1,735 sq. ft., with 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, living room with hardwood floors, wood burning fireplace, dining room, sunroom, basement. Stone hardscaping, with mature plantings, patio, detached one car garage with parking pad, central a/c: $387,900

Unusual Rural Gothic House Built By Thomas Dixon: Award-Winning Restoration

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Hot House: 1815 Thornbury Road, Mt. Washington, Baltimore MD 21209

Rural Gothic-style Victorian, circa 1856, wood clapboard exterior, recent cedar shake roof.  Meticulous historical renovation.  Four bedrooms, 3 baths, 3,822 sq. ft. over three stories, with front porch, original Georgia heart pine floors and woodwork, wood burning fireplaces, new systems, central a/c, separate zoned apartment.  About an acre and a half property with circular drive and detached 2 car garage: $735,000 (recently reduced)  

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What: A unique and unforgettable house, with historic Mt. Washington connections.Originally built by and for the noted Baltimore architect Thomas Dixon, who built the old Baltimore City Jail, the Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital and Gatehouse, the Mt. Vernon Place United Methodist Church and Franklin & Marshall College, and who also developed the Dixon Hill neighborhood in Mt. Washington. He sold the house in 1881 to the Stirling-Graham family. When Rosalie Graham died in the late 1990’s, after a 30-year career at Stieff Silver, Grahams had been living in the house for over 100 years. In 1999, it was sold to the current owner, an architect who has carefully researched and restored the house’s gleaming woodwork, and its original paints and wallpapers — sometimes modernizing, sometimes not – to great effect. In 2005 this house was the winner of the Maryland Historic Trust Stewardship award and the Baltimore Heritage Preservation award. It is one of only three or four surviving antebellum houses in Dixon Hill, which is one of the first planned communities in America, making it arguably one of the first truly suburban houses in the country. Dixon incorporated the new concept of running water here, with a pipe running from the pump into the kitchen (remnants still visible).  The living room is a large and formal — near-ballroom size — with long, floor-to-ceiling-windows at the bowed end. All the windows in the house are large, many with the original wavy glass, which give it an elegant air and lightens things up. Not everyone will love with the small kitchen, which seems to be making a stab at historical accuracy, but it has its own retro appeal. Ditto the large master bath, with its busy tile work. The big glass shower however, was the right decision. The two-level apartment at the back could be a nice rental, or easily incorporated back into the house.

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Where: Thornbury Road is off of Smith Avenue in Mt. Washington. From Falls Road, drive over the Kelly Avenue Bridge, bear right through the light, and take a left onto Smith Avenue.  Thornbury Road will be about a quarter mile on your left. Number 1815 is up near the top of the hill. It’s a lovely neighborhood of old trees, charming shingle houses and a tiny white church in the pines, now The Chimes. Mt. Washington Village is less than a mile away, with the Light Rail stop, Mt. Washington Tavern and the high rated Mt. Washington public school. Whole Foods is just across the bridge, as is the North Baltimore Aquatic Club, one of the east coast’s premier swim clubs. Mt. Washington has a more diverse ethnic and racial mix than other upscale Baltimore neighborhoods, which together with the Light Rail station and other amenities, make it perennially desirable.

Who: History buffs, old house buffs.

 Why: Like living in a Civil War movie. Life becomes instantly more interesting.

 Why Not: Not a fan of the Civil War.

 NB: There is an empty room, the former kitchen, behind the existing one. It has a huge stone fireplace, and this is where you will create your new, gourmet eat-in kitchen. 

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