Hot House: 1910 Corbridge Lane, Monkton, MD 21111
Barn style contemporary, circa 1990 with moveable ‘curtain’ walls and geothermal heat and cooling. Designed by Baltimore architects Pam and Bill Parsons in stone, glass, wood and steel, with metal roof. Five bedrooms, 5.5 baths, 4,602 sq. ft. over three stories. Open floor plan w/ 10′ ceilings on main level. Entrance foyer, great room, study, library, gourmet kitchen with custom cabinets and 14′ granite island, family room off kitchen. Master bedroom suite with wood burning fireplace. Four fireplaces in total. Double-paned windows and doors. Finished basement. Carport and greenhouse. Private 4 acre property overlooks trees and river: $1,199,999
Open House: Sunday, May 15, 11am-1pm
What: A stunning modern house that nearly steals the show from its idyllic natural setting. The design references a barn, with its pitched red roof and ‘silo’ — which is topped by a hexagonal skylight and houses the stairwell. It has custom milled cherry flooring and custom hardware. ‘Slide along’ interior walls on tracks are easily moved to block the sun or create privacy. Geothermal heat pump keeps up a steady temp, and saves about 50% on energy bills. Outside, a long, sleek deck off the back has a tented roof that makes a striking spot for entertaining. Square panes, 1000 in all, keeps all that glass from feeling stark, and the aesthetic is one of cozy luxury. Inside, the house has great flow, and is flooded with light …obvi. Realtor has a You Tube video with more house details.
Where: A ways out there… exit 24, Belfast Road, off of 83N, and another 20 minutes drive from the exit — which makes it about 45 minutes from downtown Baltimore with no traffic. It is a picturesque drive, over covered bridges, running streams and past miles of open fields and horse pasture. Corbridge Road is a mile or so from the Monkton crossing of the NCR trail, which runs about 20 miles north, into Pennsylvania. Also about 15 minutes from the Hunt Valley Mall. Great public schools around here — Sparks Elementary, Hereford Middle and Hereford High School. This house set back, hidden from the street, in a cul-de-sac of grand houses — widely spaced and nicely situated on acres of lawn.
Would Suit: Modern family with naturalist-bent. Winter gardener.
Why: Regular exposure to sunlight increases immune-boosting vitamin D.
Why Not: Not everyone will be comfortable with so much glass in their lives.
NB: Up a wooded walkway is the carport, topped by a very cool, one room pyramid shaped greenhouse, complete with heat and water.