Meg Fielding

Meg Fielding writes the local interior design and lifestyle blog Pigtown Design. She enjoys dual citizenship with the US and the UK.

Grand Mt. Vernon mansion hits market for the first time in 87 years


Hot House: 1128 N. Calvert St.

Available for the first time in nearly a century! Mansion and carriage house with gorgeous details ideal for hotel, office, B&B, distinguished residence, private club or business. Large public spaces on first floor. Spacious rooms, many with fireplaces and adjoining baths on second and third floors. Twelve bedrooms, 8 bathrooms. Wood floors under carpet well preserved. Designed by architect Charles Carson in 1891 for the Hooper Family: $1,245,000

Caves Valley family home looks grand but feels cozy


Hot House: 3110 Caves Road Owings Mills

Tremendous entertaining areas, cozy gathering areas, five bedrooms, four and a half baths. Formal living room and dining room, library, open concept updated kitchen/family room with breakfast area, two-story great room with wet bar and loft. 24×20 master bedroom with spa bath. Detached two-car garage with a second story art studio. Loggia flows to patio, terrace lawn off great room, all on four-plus landscaped acres. $1,499,000

Low-maintenance Charles Village townhouse offers loads of detail, lots of space


Hot House: 2908 Saint Paul St, Baltimore, MD 21218

Charles Village five-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath townhouse with over 3200 square feet of living space, plus an 800 square foot carriage house with hayloft. Many original details — newly refinished white oak parquet floors with inlay, mantels, leaded glass, transoms, period light fixtures. Recent updates include a two-zone Sila high-velocity air conditioning system, Two-story enclosed porch addition with half bath, new boiler (2017), new water heater (2017) and kitchen counters (2018). Rear patio with fishpond. Carriage house facing Lovegrove Street offers opportunity for workshop, studio or additional living space. $529,000.

Hot House: Brooklandville Train Station on Falls Road


This week we bring back Hot House after a six month hiatus. The original writer of the column, Cynthia McIntyre, made Hot House one of the top-ten most read features, week after week, for years. Cynthia has moved on and Meg Fielding takes her place. Meg has written for us over the years and wrote the now shuttered Pigtown Design, a popular local lifestyle blog that often featured beautiful, historic structures around the city. 

Hot House: Brooklandville Train Station 10512 Falls Road, Brooklandville, MD 21022

Four bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, two fireplaces, a first-floor bedroom, on 2.66 acres. Located on the Falls Road corridor just north of the beltway, designated historical landmark in Baltimore County. $649,888

As Precious As Gold: Homewood House Museum Exhibit Celebrates Tea Caddies


Did you know that in the early 1700’s, tea was as precious as gold? Its journey from China to England, Europe and America was arduous and long, and because it was quickly becoming the most popular fashion to drink tea, it was extremely valuable.

Art for Land’s Sake: An Art Exhibit and Sale to Benefit the Valleys Planning Council, October 20-22


The Valleys Planning Council (VPC) will hold its seventh biennial art exhibit and sale from Friday, October 20 through Sunday, October 22, 2017. This year’s event will be staged at the historic Worthington Valley equestrian center, Caves Farm, in northern Baltimore County. Works from more than 50 artists and craftsmen from the region will be featured.

Jolly Good: Inaugural BritFest Comes to Baltimore June 10


It seems everyone in Baltimore has a festival – Polish, Ukrainian, Irish, Greek – but never one for the Brits! And yet, Americans have a love affair with the British, from Monty Python and Prince Harry to Bangers & Mash and Downton Abbey.

Rare Book Sale to Benefit the Baltimore Architecture Foundation


In an effort to consolidate its collection of books, the Baltimore Architecture Foundation will auction off a selection of rare antique architecture books at Alex Cooper Auctioneers. The BAF’s collection will go under the hammer beginning at approximately 12:30 on Friday, January 27, 2016.

Pigtown Design Brings London’s Portobello Road to Halcyon House



For many years, I’ve been collecting English antiques, both here in the States, and on my annual trips back to the UK. In March, I took a driving trip through England and Wales, and picked up many treasures along the way. I generally sell things on-line as PigtownDesign, but for the next two weeks, I am going to have a live pop-up shop which mimics the hustle, bustle, and variety of antiques and oddities found on London’s famous Portobello Road.

Portobello: A Pigtown Pop-Up


One of my favourite things to do in the UK is to poke around small antique sales, places like Portobello Road and Spitalfields Market, and of course, car-boot sales. In the spirit of Portobello Road, I am having a pop-up sale in September, hosted by my great friends at Halcyon House Antiques.Portobello Logo