Hot House: 207 E. Highfield Road, Baltimore, MD 21218
Georgian style Colonial in Butler stone with slate roof. Circa 1925, in mint condition. Six bedrooms, 5 full and 2 half baths, 8,660 sq. ft. over three stories with full finished basement. Grand entrance foyer, large formal living and dining rooms, gourmet eat-in kitchen with cherry custom cabinets and Wolf range, family room, mahogany paneled library, billiards room, luxury master bedroom suite. Wine cellar, stone patio with fireplace and loggia overlooking heated pool, private .8 acre lot, attached 2 car garage. Zoned heat and a/c, cable ready, security system, intercom: $2,795,000
What: A ‘power’ home, and an American architectural classic. Beautifully maintained, it has also been periodically updated. Along with the grandeur and quality of its era is the deep comfort that is the standard of a luxury home today. It is a hard-to-find combination, and the difference between this home and its newly built “custom home” distant cousin is the difference between love and like. The walls are thick, the ceilings are high, and along with fine crown moldings, marble fireplaces, and french doors, this house has some unusually beautiful woodwork. The elegant sweep of the stair rail, the mahogany paneled library, the carved mantelpieces and doorways of the billiards room and clubby family rooms downstairs are the work of a true artisan. Everything here feels solid and authentic. No shortcuts were taken back in 1925 when it was built, and none were taken by its owners along the way. The buyer of this house will be getting the real deal.
Where: East Highfield Road runs east off of Charles Street, and crosses St. Paul’s Street and Greenway, with wide sidewalks, tall trees and beautifully landscaped city mansions running its entire length. This house is in a prominent position at the corner of E. Highfield and Greenway, directly across from Sherwood Gardens — a prestigious Baltimore address. Guilford has an active and popular neighborhood association which is a great resource for new families. It’s an easy drive to local schools (a short walk over to Calvert School, if you decide to go with an independent school) and good access via Charles Street to points north and south. Close to town, but a world away.
Why: Live here and you’ll have the best seat at the annual rite of digging up spent tulip bulbs in Sherwood Gardens each May.
Why Not: There is a lot of wallpaper…and other people’s wallpaper can be hard to love.
Would Suit: CEO, or similar.
NB: Listing says house has “great solar potential.”