Mill Valley In Lutherville: One of A Kind Gardener’s Oasis, Artist’s Compound In The Woods

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Hot House: 738 Bomont Road, Lutherville, MD 21093


Contemporary style house, circa 1969, brick with charcoal siding. Four bedrooms, 3.5 baths over 3,571 sq. ft. and two stories. Artists studio (detached), multiple greenhouses, potter’s workshop and detached library. Gardens designed by Gutierrez. Recent addition by Penza using reclaimed materials throughout. Large finished basement, central A/C, detached three-car garage. Deer fencing. Stream, meditation garden, on 2.1 acres: $850,000


What: A small but luxurious house in the woods with an artisanal quality, incorporating many of the outdoor living features popular with houses in Northern California’s Mill and Napa Valleys. A low roofline and lots of glass make the most of a wooded hillside setting — the house blends into the landscape rather than making an architectural statement. And yet it does make a statement, its graveled walks, meditation area and terraced gardens, all about living with nature. There is something unexpected at every turn — a sleek studio, a greenhouse, a potting shed, a repurposed stable door  — but it stops short of being quirky. This is a practical, comfortable house with many high-end finishes. Bathrooms are up to date, with glass showers. Country style kitchen. Lovely sunroom to watch the seasons change.



Where: Feels like primeval forest, but actually a small community of  beautiful houses on densely wooded lots, set back from well-paved, winding Bomont Road. Bomont is a mile or so north of Mays Chapel Road. Green Spring Station is a couple miles to the south. York Road is about three miles to the east. Downtown is about a 25 minute drive. From the city, take Falls Road north to Seminary. Right on Seminary and left at Mays Chapel Road.

Would Suit: Gardeners with a trust fund. Creative types working from home.

Why: Unique. Perfectly designed for artistic owners with a variety of interests. Deer fencing.

Why Not: Driveway is steep and would be virtually impossible in snow and ice.

NB: There is a graveled parking pad at the bottom of the drive.


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  1. I recently toured this place and it is amazing. Feels like Oregon or the Adirondacks. Everything done with such care and beauty.

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