Hot House: 321 Chattolanee Hill Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117
New England style country house in painted clapboard, circa 1926, well and truly modernized. 5,114 sq. ft. over three stories, 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, on 1.81 acres of private landscaped grounds. Heated salt water pool, new Vermont slate roof, gourmet kitchen, large master suite with balcony, pool house with bath, sauna and changing room, circular drive, two car garage: $2,185,000
What: Beautifully sited at the top of a wooded rise, this house was owned for many years by Carol Brewster, socialite, horsewoman and former wife of Maryland Senator Daniel Brewster. When married, the couple owned, operated and entertained lavishly at 500 acre Worthington Farms not far from here — home then and now to the Maryland Hunt Cup. 321 Chattolanee Hill Road has belonged to horse people for a long time. There is a “secret horses head” embedded into the stone surround of the swimming pool – you’ll have to look for it, but it’s there. The house itself is New England style, meaning long and low, more farmhouse then mansion, but luxurious nonetheless. It’s been beautifully maintained, with a wealth of stonework, copper gutters and plantings. Hardwood floors are random width and wood pegged. A recently added sunroom has vaulted ceilings, and opens up the back of the house to the light and views overlooking the pool and hills beyond. It’s a traditional layout, living areas downstairs, bedrooms upstairs. Top of the line everything. There is zoned central air, zoned hot water and radiant heat. Expensive exterior lighting. The entire third floor is a carpeted playroom/ exercise room under the eaves, with long windows and multiple storage cupboards. A great family house.
Where: Chattolanee Hill Road runs along the side of the Greenspring Valley Hunt Club golf course, off of Greenspring Valley Road near Park Heights Avenue. Chattolanee winds scenically uphill, with pretty $1 million+ houses at a generous distance apart. It’s about 4.5 miles to Greenspring Station from here, and a mile in the other direction to the Reisterstown Road corridor, with schools, shopping and more. Downtown Baltimore is about 25 minutes depending on traffic.
Why: A new slate roof is a rare find. Same for heated salt water pool.
Why Not: The kitchen is a long way from that awesome sunroom, where you will want to be hanging with your people.
Who: Subscribers to Horse & Hound, Golf Digest
NB: No A/C in third floor playroom.
Hot House is sponsored by Towson-based American Land Title Corporation, commercial and residential settlement agents.
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