Hot House: 302 Club Road, Baltimore 21210
Colonial style home in washed stucco, circa 1905, with covered side porch and exterior moldings. 4,668 sq. ft., with 5 bedrooms and 3 full baths over three levels. Large gourmet chef’s kitchen with La Cornue range, top-end appliances, Italian marble counters, stone fireplace, leather banquette. Entrance hall, formal living and dining rooms with fireplaces. Many original architectural details, new bathrooms, central a/c, basement with workshop, billiards room and wine cellar. Parking pad, no garage. .35 acre lot: $1,225,800
What: If you were a famous chef … as soon as you could afford it, you’d build your dream kitchen. And reader, she did — here in a gracious Roland Park home big enough to accommodate many happy eaters. This chef’s kitchen is a thing of beauty, with rough-hewn ceiling beams, custom cabinetry, and a stone fireplace to warm up the diners. At the center of it all, glowing in a rich brown enamel finish, is the Holy Grail of ranges, the La Cornue. Founded in 1908, “beautiful stoves, made to order, for the grand kitchens of France” — starting at $21,000. It’s hard to leave the kitchen, but the rest of the house is does not disappoint. Large rooms, good natural light, double french doors opening onto a big, private-side porch. Eventually, you’ll find your way to the 48 case wine cellar and billiards room, hopefully while the night is still young.
Where: Club Road is long street that runs south from Deepdene Road and connects with Roland Avenue just before Cold Spring Lane. This house is at the corner of Beechdale Road, which runs west downhill to Falls Road. From here it is a pleasant short walk up to Roland Park schools, shops and restaurants. Downtown is about 20 minutes via 83S. Nice walks, great neighbors.
Why: You believe the kitchen is the heart of the home.
Why Not: You believe the garage is the heart of the home.
Would Suit: Spike Gjerde.
NB: Daniel Weiss, now president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, lived here for several years while he was on the faculty at Johns Hopkins University.
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