Hot House: 8 Englewood Road, Baltimore, MD 21210

Tudor style stucco house, circa 1906, with new architectural shingle roof. Backs to private, communal gardens. Five bedrooms, three full, two half baths over 4,473 sq. ft. Entrance foyer with three-story staircase, living room with wood-burning fireplace, sunroom, separate dining room, spacious eat-in kitchen with high-end appliances, large master suite with dressing room and custom built-ins, third-floor guest room. Hardwood floors throughout, central air, detached garage, landscaped, .33 acre lot: $784,500

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What: One of the few large, detached houses in this quintessentially English arrangement of homes — each with direct access from their back garden to a shared private park. Edgevale Park was part of the original Olmstead plan for Roland Park and was likely inspired by the design of Ladbroke Grove and similar communal gardens in the Notting Hill neighborhood of London. Twenty or so Cotswold-style cottages share the open, grassy, two-acre park, which is well-screened from the road. Narrow stone stairs lead through the hedges into the back gardens. It’s the perfect spot for a kid’s birthday party, a neighborhood soccer game or a family reunion. Swing sets are allowed, although there are none there at the moment.  No. 8 Englewood (14 on the diagram above) is a nicely scaled home with an Arts & Crafts simplicity and classical design elements. The big kitchen has high-end appliances and a view of the backyard.  The house has been updated and well maintained. The basement is partially finished, warm and dry.  There was a lot of interest at last week’s Open House.

Where: Englewood Road is on the western edge of Roland Park, and connects Edgevale Road to Falls Road Terrace. Good access to I 83, as well as Roland Park schools and amenities.

Would Suit: Social, but not free range families who like being outdoors.

Why: Shared park

Why Not: Shared driveway

NB: Annual Roland Park Roads and Maintenance dues here are a mandatory $19.80.

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