Hot House: 24 Murray Hill Circle, Baltimore, MD 21212
Classic Americana, circa 1951, in stone and wood. Three bedrooms, three baths, 2,774 sq. ft. over two stories, with large finished basement and a landscaped yard of .51 acres: $795,000
What: Picture perfect house that looks like a movie set, where the nice family lives, unsuspecting, before all hell breaks loose. In real life, though, it’s a very attractive and comfortable house, solidly built and well maintained for the past sixty years. The new roof is a magnificent tile that looks like cedar shake. A good-looking den with fireplace and library was added seamlessly at some point, and the kitchen bumped out, so that there is a lot of room here for a three bedroom house. Large master bedroom suite with walk in closets. Everything is high quality. Hardwood floors, nice millwork, covered stone patio on one side, deck in back. The most fun to be had is in the finished basement, completely carpeted in plush kelly green, miles of it, with a stone fireplace, windows and several small rooms. A great set-up for children. Back yard is private, although neighbors are close. Zoned heat, central air.
Where: Murray Hill is a neighborhood of just off Bellona with wide quiet streets, kids riding bikes, lots of people walking. You’re in Baltimore Country here, so taxes are a reasonable $9,300, and public schools are good (West Towson Elementary and Towson High). You’re very near Eddie’s of Charles Street, Starbucks, Church of the Redeemer (and nursery school), GBMC Hospital. Going north on Charles Street, take a left onto Bellona Avenue, and a right onto Murray Hill Road. Up a few blocks, then left onto Murray Hill Circle.
Why: No quirks. Everything solid. Checks all the boxes.
Why Not: No quirks.
Would Suit: Engineer. Practical people with better things to do than remodel.
NB: Practice your putting skills on the basement green.
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