1724 Hillside Road, Stevenson

Hot House: Cedar-shake cottage nestled on two acres in the Green Spring Valley. 5 Beds/6 Baths. 6,284 Square Feet. 1724 Hillside Road, Stevenson. $1,485,000.

What: Do you know that there are two Hillside Roads, both off of Falls Road? One is in Roland Park and the other is in Stevenson. This unusual cedar-shake cottage is located on the Stevenson Hillside Road, close to the little Stevenson Village of shops. What makes this house so unusual is its architecture – long and low, rather than tall and grand. Additionally, the sheer number of multi-paned windows also makes this house stand out architecturally. Instead of the more common six-over-six paned windows, this house’s windows are 24-over-24, 30-over-30 and one window which is an extraordinary 81-over-81!

This house was originally built in 1884 as a temporary house while the main house was being built. It is filled with so many details, from the set-in dormer windows on the gambrel roof, to built-in bookcases and wardrobes, to arched doorways, gorgeous millwork, and much more. The living room, dining room, family room and den all have fireplaces. The updated kitchen has granite counters and a six-burner Wolf stove. 

There is a back staircase that leads to the second floor and the bedrooms, all with an assortment of multi-paned windows. The lower level features a wine room, a studio/office and a rec room. 

In addition, there is an out-building that might have originally been a carriage house or small barn. It’s been converted into another office/studio, and even has cupola which can be used as space to chill and admire the tree-top view. If you choose to have your offices here, there is plenty of parking for your colleagues.

Where: Hillside Road runs from Falls Road to Stevenson Road, and this house is at the end closest to Stevenson Village with its assortment of shops and cafés. It’s a quick drive to get to the Beltway and the JFX, as well as to Towson and Ruxton, the Reisterstown Road corridor and more. The house is beautifully situated behind hedges along Hillside and overlooks a small section of the Green Spring Valley. For the historic details about this house, as well as the 30 years it stood empty and was reputed to be haunted, click here.

Final Appraisal: This does not scream how interesting it is, but as you take the time to look at it, the house slowly reveals how fascinating it actually is. Both the exterior and interior details, the low-key atmosphere and the situation of the property make it special. The listing for the house is here.  

All photos from the listing.

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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.