29 Warrenton Road.
Hot House: Classic Lawrence Hall Fowler-designed Colonial on prestigious Warrenton Road. 6 bedrooms/4 bathrooms. 3,400 square feet. Asking price: $825,000.
What: Lawrence Hall Fowler was one of several architects in the 1920s and 1930s who, along with Palmer & Lamdin and Mottu & White, set the style of Roland Park and Guilford. His houses are treasured for their timeless grace. This six bedroom and four bath house is located on Warrenton Road, one of the area’s most beautiful and exclusive roads. The current owners have lived here for decades and hope that the next family will cherish the house as they did.
As you enter, a center hallway bisects the house, and leads straight out to the back gardens. This house features a number of the beautiful details that were common at the time it was built in 1930 – hardwood floors, crown molding and other millwork, four fireplaces and many more details. Both the formal living room and dining room have fireplaces. The kitchen features an eating area, wood cabinets, a double sink and a six burner stove, perfect for that gourmet cook in your house! Additionally, there is a back staircase to the second floor.
A gracious, wide staircase leads to the second floor with its primary suite with a walk-in closet, en-suite bath and fireplace. There are also two additional bedrooms and a full bath. One unusual feature of this house is the second-floor screened-in sleeping porch, which extends nearly the width of the house.
There are three additional bedrooms and a bath on the third floor. This could be used as a private suite for in-laws or older children, or for home offices. The basement level is plumbed for an additional bathroom and provides ample storage.
The property also features a private, gated driveway and a detached two-car garage. The house sits on a level third-of-an-acre with a large blue-stone patio and backs up to the Calvert School property.
Where: Warrenton Road is one of those Baltimore streets that can be difficult to find, but therein lies its charm. Although the house is zoned Roland Park, many people consider it to be in Guilford. It’s convenient to Charles Street to head north or south, and within a ten-minute drive of the shops and restaurants in Charles Village, Roland Park and the Rotunda.
Final Appraisal: As I mentioned, the current owners lived here for decades and raised their family here. They would love to see the next owners do the same. It’s a classic colonial revival house, designed by a leading architect of the times, and could be your house for years to come. The listing for the house is here.