401 Greenpoint Road, Timonium.

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Hot House: “Mayfair,” an 1812 stone house updated for today’s lifestyles. 5 beds/5 baths. 6,322 square feet. 5.32 Acres. Asking price: $1.874 million.

What: Imagine living in a house built in 1812 and all of the history associated with it. But also imagine everything that we consider necessary today, like heating, plumbing and air conditioning. Now, imagine them all in one house and you have Mayfair in the heart of Lutherville.

Mayfair was the original estate on which the sprawling Mays Chapel development was built. Mayfair is both elevated and apart from Mays Chapel, while taking advantage of all that it has wrought, including shopping and other services! Built of rough stone from the surrounding lands, there have been a number of mostly sympathetic additions over the years, which bring the house up to more than 6,300 square feet and into the 21st century.

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As you enter through the Georgian-style front door, the foyer shows off the sweeping three-story staircase, and leads to the formal living area, which features a wood-burning fireplace and French doors. The rooms on the main floor feature 10-foot ceilings, and detailed millwork.

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A formal dining room with additional detailed millwork, a recreation room, a large kitchen with another wood-burning fireplace and a family/sunroom complete the main floor. The second floor has four bedrooms, with the primary bedroom featuring a sitting room, as well as a bath, laundry, and dressing rooms. The other rooms share a bathroom. The fifth and final bedroom is on the third floor and has its own bath.

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In addition to the main house, the property is also home to a 1750s barn, an attached three-car garage, and a swimming pool. The property can be subdivided into separate parcels and the paperwork for the division is available for review.

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Where: Mayfair is located adjacent to much of the Mays Chapel development, with quick access to Padonia Road and the shopping center there, yet it is apart from it all.

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Final Appraisal: This house has been in the same family for 40 years, so the décor will need some serious updating. It was used as a Symphony Show House in 2017, hence the variety of wallpapers. This would be perfect for a family who wants the space of a house in the country, yet the convenience of a nearby grocery store, but most of all, a family who is looking to settle in a house for the long term! The listing for the house is here.

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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.