Hot House: 1900 Dixon Road, Mt. Washington, Baltimore 21209
Circa 1840, a white shingled Victorian with wrap around porch, on .6 acres with two ponds and mature trees. 2,568 sq. ft., 9 bedrooms, 3.5 baths over four stories. Circular drive, country kitchen with fireplace, large entrance foyer, unfinished basement: $735,900
What: Picturesque Victorian house with a shady garden that backs onto the woods. Just the right amount of gingerbread, a welcoming wrap around porch and a big entrance hall. To the left and right are living and dining rooms, each with long windows overlooking the yard. Kitchen is a good-sized and eat-in with a large brick fireplace and raised hearth. There is a family room and library also on the main level. Upstairs are bedrooms large and small. Bathrooms might want updating, but there are gleaming hardwood floors and lots of nooks and crannies with room for nice antiques. Forced air heat, central a/c.
Where: Dixon Road is in the prestigious Dixon Hill neighborhood of Mt. Washington. Here, one house is prettier than another, with tiny little churches. shingled cottages and near mansions – all tucked away on rolling hills under big old trees. It’s one of Baltimore’s hidden gems, quiet and rural feeling, yet less than a mile to Mt. Washington village with its good public school, light rail stop, restaurants, shops and new and improved Mt. Washington Tavern. Nearby too, are the Mt. Washington Lacrosse Club, which dominated both club and collegiate lacrosse in America for most of the last century, and the North Baltimore Aquatic Center, one of the world’s most prestigious swim clubs. About five minutes to I83, 15 minutes to downtown. From Mt. Washington Village, take Smith Avenue west to Thornbury Road. Take a left on Thornbury, up to the top of the hill where it meets Dixon. Number 1900 is right in front of you.
Why: Tons of charm, country feel, upscale yet diverse.
Why Not: No garage (but off-street parking pad behind the house).
Would Suit: Former laxers. Tavern and club within easy reach.
NB: Lots of people walking, all seem to know each other.
Hot House is sponsored by Towson-based American Land Title Corporation, commercial and residential settlement agents.