Hot House: 1 Goodale Road, Baltimore, MD 21212
Stone Cape Cod style house, with slate roof and wings on either side, circa 1951. Four bedrooms, 4 baths over 3,565 sq. ft. First floor en suite master bedroom, formal living and dining rooms, large new gourmet kitchen w/gas fireplace, granite counters, high-end appliances. Library/family room, sunroom, partially finished basement, zoned central a/c. Large landscaped lot with extensive stonework. Attached 2-car garage plus off street parking pad on .63 acre lot : $975,000
What: A house that lends some glamour to the Cape Cod vernacular. Here, as with many Homeland houses, a classic American form is executed in exceptional slate and stonework — showcasing simple, elegant lines. It’s formal enough for the grandest dinner parties, but also has large rooms and the ease of all-on-one-floor entertaining and living. The house has a standard layout with wide, center-hall stairs. To the right is the living room, and on through to the first of two master bedrooms, used here as a family room/den — with nice fireplace and attached bath. To the left of the stairs is the grand dining room and through it to a very posh kitchen with a gas fireplace in the eating area and butler’s pantry. Upstairs bed and bathrooms are large and comfortable. The basement is warm and dry, offers tons of storage and 1,830 sq. ft. of living potential.
Where: On Goodale Road in Homeland, just off Charles Street, across from Friends School. The houses along Charles Street were built to impress, and this one does the job. There is a tall green screening hedge on the Charles Street side of the property, and it is completely private from the road, although there is some traffic noise. You have immediate access, via Charles Street, north to Towson or south into the city. It’s a seven-minute drive to Johns Hopkins University, another 10 downtown. Roland Park schools and shops are a mile away and Belvedere Square is a mile and a half. Lush landscaping and tall old trees contrast nicely with the stone house, all of which have been impeccably maintained. Many people love the tidiness of Homeland vs. the more casual approach of Roland Park.
Why: Makes a statement without being grandiose.
Why Not: Still a Cape Cod to us.
Would Suit: Executive, rising. Will take you from VP Marketing all the way to the top.
NB: Homeland association fee is $459 per year.