Located in Baltimore County, north of Gittings Avenue and south of Rodgers Forge, Pinehurst is a picturesque neighborhood of beautiful homes and tree-lined sidewalks.
Bob Schindler, the longtime owner of Pinehurst Wine Shoppe, has proposed a 1,400 square foot expansion of his building in North Baltimore to accommodate a new, family-style neighborhood restaurant. Initial concept and plans were introduced at a Bellona-Gittings community association meeting on October 29, where neighborhood reaction was “generally positive,” he says.
Hot House: 112 E. Lake Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21212
Southern style Colonial house, circa 1885, frame construction with side porches and front portico. Shingle roof. Six bedrooms, two full, two half baths, 4,281 sq.ft over three stories. Entrance hall, living room with fireplace, dining room, large kitchen, den with fireplace. Hardwood floors, original architectural features. Central a/c. 1.44 acres with detached garage, mature plantings, swimming pool: $799,000
What: A big, old, welcoming house on Lake Avenue that sits well back from the road. It gets a lot of admiring glances, both for its big leafy yard and the gracious proportions that practically invite you onto the porch for a glass of ice tea. At the moment, it’s a little shabby inside, but the BSO has talked to the realtor about using the house for its 2017 Baltimore Symphony Decorators’ Show House. If chosen, besides being merely flattering, it has the potential to be a huge windfall, as some of Baltimore’s leading decorators will gladly remove old wallpaper (which there’s plenty of), paint, plaster and more to transform these empty rooms into AD-caliber spaces at their expense. They would just need to know by February, so they could start selling tickets.