1301 W. Seminary Avenue, Lutherville, MD 21093

Hot House: A 1902 house for a 2020 lifestyle. Bell Gate is a delightful house set back off of a long driveway with three bedrooms and three bathrooms, mature trees and gardens, a pool and a pool house. Asking price: $1.15 million.

What: If you want solitude, space and privacy, but don’t want to be too far away from the Jones Falls Expressway or I-695, this board-and-batten farmhouse complete with period details, modern amenities, and a pool on two acres might just be what you’ve been seeking. This warm, comfortable house is set back on wooded property, with plenty of open space. The house itself, made of board and batten, has a rambling first floor including a new kitchen, with a breakfast area and butler’s pantry; living room with fireplace, built-in bookcases, beamed ceiling and parquet floor; dining room with French doors; and a great room with a fireplace. There is also an addition that could be used as an office space or a ground-floor bedroom. It also includes an en suite bathroom.

The second floor includes the main bedroom and a recently updated luxury bathroom, as well as two additional bedrooms, and a bathroom, laundry room and storage space.
The grounds of Bell Gate feature gardens with a wide variety of mature trees and flowering plants, along with a pool, pool-house and a gazebo. There is also a two-car garage along the driveway.

Where: Although the address is on busy West Seminary Avenue, the house is not visible from the road and the driveway is tucked away, just west of Tally Ho Road. Blink and you will miss it. It is very near the city via 83 and 695, and it’s convenient to restaurants, shopping, and more with Green Spring Station a little over a mile away.

Final Appraisal: A property like this one does not come on the market very often. It has a lot of assets that make it special, not the least of which is its location. Not to mention the good size of the house and the lovely gardens. The listing is here.

CORRECTION: This story has been corrected to more accurately describe how to get to the house. The previous version indicated that it could be reached via Trelawny Court. It is not. It is accessed via Seminary Road.

Meg Fielding

Meg Fielding writes the local interior design and lifestyle blog Pigtown Design and is the past president of the Baltimore Architectural Foundation. She enjoys dual citizenship with the US and the UK.

One reply on “Hot House: 1902 Lutherville farmhouse offers modern amenities and plenty of space”

  1. Having grown up down the street I’m amazed to read that the entrance is off Tally-Ho. That section of the street wasn’t even built until the 1970’s. The section off Joppa was built in the 50’s and the section down from Seminary the late 60’s. The two were connected in the 70’s. I wonder if the owners of the property split land off with the proviso that they could change the entrance to the new street?

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