Dreamboat Colonial In Roland Park With Wrap Around Porch: Walk To Schools

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Hot House: 221 Edgevale Road, Baltimore, 21210

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Colonial-style frame house, circa 1911, with slate roof and front porch. Well maintained and updated. Four-five bedrooms, 3 full, 1 half bath over 3,228 sq. ft with partially finished basement. Large entrance hall, living room with fireplace, dining room, family room, eat-in gourmet kitchen with butler’s pantry, window seat, mudroom. Large master bedroom with walk-in closets, built ins. Central a/c. Two-car detached garage, partial fenced back yard with playhouse, stone hardscaping on .3 acre lot: $779,000

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What: A few cosmetic touches – wallpaper, paint, light fixtures, countertops – and this house will be a location scout’s dream. Exuding southern hospitality and charm, the west-facing front porch with its row of double columns, decorative railings and wide stairs is pure eye candy. From any angle, this is a memorable home. Its position slightly above street level gives it a nice vantage point on the neighborhood, looking down the hill and over the trees. Inside, the house is light and airy, with a traditional layout and dark stained hardwood floors. Wide moldings and generous proportions carry on the feeling. Family room at the front of the house leads through the butler’s pantry to the kitchen. Master bedroom is ensuite, with a master bath containing both claw-footed tub and separate shower. Third floor is low-ceilinged but picturesque, with sloped ceilings, storage cabinets under the eves, and a cute bathroom.

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Where: Edgevale Road is a long street that winds downhill from Roland Avenue, sweeps past the grounds of the Baltimore Country Club and takes a right turn, connecting eventually with Deepdene Road. It is a half mile walk up Deepdene to the library, Eddie’s and the Roland Park Country, Roland Park Elementary and Gilman Schools. There are sidewalks all the way up Deepdene to Roland Avenue, including a creekside path on Deepdene Road that author Anne Tyler once cited as her favorite thing about Baltimore. Walkability and a sense of neighborhood are important to city dwellers, and you will have it here.

Would Suit: Young family, happy to have swing set, playhouse and sidewalks.

Why: Just so pretty.

Why Not: Yard is not big, but sunny, and low-maintenance, with picket fence already in place.

NB: Playhouse would make an adorable chicken coop.

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  1. As always, a terrific write-up by Cynthia — I want to buy every house she features!! And I have always loved that particular house — I wish I was in the market! And actually, there are plenty of kids/snowflakes walking/melting their way to the local schools each day, often with parents and siblings in tow — and speaking from experience, unfortunately, part of the reason you don’t see older kids walking/riding bikes is that their backpacks weigh about 75 pounds!!

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