Hot House: 7 Devon Hill Road, A-5, Baltimore, MD 21210
Garden level luxury condo in Devon Hill. Two bedrooms, two baths, 1,890 sq. ft. New and complete renovation includes open floor plan, custom lighting, kitchen with custom cabinetry, marble countertops and island, bathrooms with soaking tub and glass shower, high-end finishes throughout. Walk out stone terrace with garden views. Covered parking for one car: $698.5K
Despite hearing arguments from opponents who fear a proposed new apartment building will negatively impact North Roland Park, Poplar Hill and other areas, a City Council committee voted yesterday to approve legislation that would allow the project to be built.
Hot House: 812 Bellemore Road, Poplar Hill, North Roland Park, Baltimore, MD 21210
Georgian style house, circa 1931, in white-washed brick with slate roof, 2016 renovation. Five bedrooms, 5.5 baths over two stories, 4,225 sq. ft. Entrance foyer, formal living and dining room, wood paneled library, sunroom. New kitchen with Corian counters, stainless appliances. En suite master bedroom. Downstairs family room, plus in-law suite w/ bedroom, full bath and second kitchen. Central a/c. Attached garage, swimming pool, and patio on 1.9 acres: $1,495,000
Hot House: 1020 St Georges Road, Baltimore MD 21210
Classic contemporary style house, circa 1970, well maintained, with new wood shake and shingle roof. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, large living room with fireplace, family room with fireplace, leading to kitchen with granite and stainless steel appliances. Large master bedroom suite. Hardwood floors. No basement. Central a/c. Courtyard entrance off circular drive. Private, 1 acre landscaped property with mature plantings and fine stonework. Large outdoor entertaining areas. Two stone outbuildings. Stone gazebo and patios overlook swimming pool: $875,000
What: This is in many ways, the ideal place to spend your golden years. Or any years really, but the single level and smaller size make it especially attractive to a downsizing couple looking for a relatively easy keeper (except for the pool guy) and some low maintenance outdoor space. In this case, it’s the outdoor space that sends it to the top of our list for desireability. Number 1, the pool (grandchildren love pools and you might swim a few laps yourself). Number 2, it’s spectacular for outdoor entertaining, with a patio off the kitchen and another just a few steps down, poolside. A stone outbuilding could be the pool house or as it is now, a small studio. The pool is not new, but it’s ideally sited, in sun, with a little dappled shade and low maintenance plantings. Number 3, The rooms are large, and have lots of light and views of a lush green surround. One of the bedrooms is used as a den now, but the house is certainly big enough for visitors. This, and its private, yet central location make it this week’s winner.
Where: St. Georges Road is in Poplar Hill, west of Roland Avenue and north of Northern Parkway. It is a coveted North Baltimore address, quiet and tree lined, with grand houses, widely spaced. 1020 is towards the end of St. Georges, the even-more-quiet end, where the road takes a sharp right and becomes a private lane. There are nice neighbors. Its just over a mile from here to Eddies of Roland Park, library, post office, and a little further on to Petit Louis, Johnnys restaurants. Easy access to 83 via Northern Parkway. 10 minutes to JHU and near all city attractions.
Why: Smaller, but way better.
Why Not: You are probably not done at 875K. It could use some cosmetic work. The kitchen has been updated inexpensively, and it shows.
Would Suit: Couple looking for classy, practical city downsize with outdoor space — not so easy to find.
NB: Huge new washer and dryer in laundry room are fire engine red.
Hot House: 818 Bellemore Road, Poplar Hill, Baltimore, MD 21210
Stone Cape Cod in Poplar Hill, circa 1937, with enclosed porch, slate and shingle roof. Three bedrooms, 2.5 baths over 1,640 sq. ft. Recently renovated. Entrance foyer, living room with bay window and fireplace, dining room, galley kitchen, family room, main floor laundry, hardwood floors throughout, attic. Landscaped yard with parking pad in back, .61 acre private lot, backs to trees: $499,000 (offer pending)
Hot House: 1107 Bryn Mawr Road, Baltimore MD 21210
English Tudor-style home, circa 1929, in brick with slate roof. Six bedrooms, 4.5 baths over 3,021 sq. ft. and three levels. Front sleeping porch, screened, and all other bedrooms upstairs. Master bedroom has sep soaking tub, glass shower. Main floor living room with fireplace, formal dining room, kitchen, butler’s pantry, library and sunroom. Bluestone walls and patios, fishpond, English style gardens on 1.54 acres. Two car garage, unfinished basement, central a/c: $1,145,000