Hot House: “Henry’s Delight,” 2615 Pot Spring Road, Lutherville, MD 21093
Fieldstone farmhouse, circa 1836, with frame addition, circa 1905, completely restored. Four/five bedrooms, 2.5 baths over two and a half stories and 3,585 square feet. Entry foyer, living room, dining room, open-plan eat-in kitchen and family room, master suite with double walk-in closets, glass shower and den/dressing room. Three further bedrooms, office, three fireplaces, hardwood floors throughout. Central AC, attic, unfinished basement. Large wooded barn with hayloft, converted to four-car garage and workroom. Landscaped 1.9-acre lot: $749,900
What: Nothing says forever like a stone farmhouse. Listed in the Maryland Historical Trust, this house has been restored and modernized by someone who cared, and it looks ready for the next century. In the 1905 frame addition, the interiors are open and casual, the exterior covered tastefully with Hardiplank siding. The original house is more formal, with smaller rooms, beautifully proportioned and elegant. The two sides work well together. The owner is one of the founders of the popular gift shop 5 Wacky Women, and while there is nothing remotely wacky about the house, it’s been decorated in a breezy style that’s refreshing in a 200-year-old home.
Where: Pot Spring Road runs about nine miles from Goucher College to the edge of the Loch Raven Reservoir. This house is close to the reservoir, and about a mile and a half from Dulaney Valley High School. It feels rural out here, but it’s just 10 minutes to Hunt Valley Towne Centre, and even less time to the York Road corridor. Confederate major Harry Gilmor would have marched his men past this house during the Civil War.
Why Not: Currently there is no doorway or hall to connect the second-floor master bedroom (in the addition) to the other second floor bedrooms (in the original house). But it could be “easily done,” says the realtor.
Would Suit: History buffs, buyer looking for permanence.
NB: An additional, one-acre lot next door is also for sale.