Hot House: 1606 Broadway Rd, Lutherville Timonium, MD 21093. 

Three-bedroom and two-bathroom farmhouse on 3+ flat acres in Lutherville between Greenspring Avenue and Falls Road, complete with log cabin and run-in shed. Built in 1854: $415,000

If you’ve ever had “Green Acres” fantasies, this might be the place for you. This mid-1800’s clapboard farmhouse on three acres is not far from the bright lights of Towson and Hunt Valley, and a straight shot down I-83 to downtown and the ballparks.

What: This white-sided farmhouse with a wrap-around porch with Victorian detailing and plenty of sunlight is a classic farmhouse. The large eat-in kitchen with a vine-covered deck off the back, and a small pantry/office, could stand to be updated, but it has loads of room. There is a formal living room and dining room, as well as a cozy den with a wood-burning fireplace, perfect for frigid days like today, and built-in bookshelves. A bright sunroom provides for additional space. The three well-sized bedrooms upstairs can be accessed by either of two staircases. One of the bedrooms, which could be an office, is located on top of the kitchen addition. The house’s three acres are flat for a garden, playground or that field of dreams you’ve wanted to build. The property comes with a log cabin and spring house, and a small run-in shed for any livestock you might acquire.

Where: This farmette is located on Broadway Road, between Greenspring Avenue and Falls Road.  There are numerous public and private schools within a 15-minute drive, and you can pick which Wegmans you’ll frequent – the one in Hunt Valley or in Foundry Row in Owings Mills – they are pretty much equidistant. Nothing is too close, but nothing is too far away, either.

Final Appraisal: This is a sweet old house, with plenty of details, but it’s not too huge. It’s historic enough to be special but, because it’s a farmhouse, it’s not too fancy. There is enough room for a couple of children, some animals and nice big garden to fulfill all of your farm-to-table wishes. View the listing here.

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Meg Fielding

Meg Fielding writes the local interior design and lifestyle blog Pigtown Design and is the past president of the Baltimore Architectural Foundation. She enjoys dual citizenship with the US and the UK.