HOT HOUSE: 4723 Falls Road, Baltimore, 21209

1902 Stone carriage house in a unique, secluded setting.Four bedrooms, four baths, newly renovated, with separate office wing, on 1.02 acres: $995,000 

What: A lodge-style manor house, hidden behind tall hedges, improbably located on (but not visible from) Falls Road at the entrance to Roland Park.  Once you find it — nearby neighbors did not even know the house was there — it is very, very pretty. Natural stucco and stone walls with a slate roof and dovecote cupola. Interesting architectural details everywhere. Everything extremely ship shape. At the back, separated by glass doors,  is a large office area with its own entrance, conference room and cubicles. There’s still plenty of room though — this is a good size house.  Front door leads directly into the living room. To the right are the dining room and kitchen, butler’s pantry/wetbar and cozy bookcase lined den. Hardwood floors and finishes are perfect, bathrooms look new, walls in soft shades of grey, beige and cream. The lot is large and surrounded by large trees and shrubs. There are several garden rooms and stone patio areas. On the upper level, you could have a pool or a tennis court, or both.     

 Where: Take 83 to Cold Spring Lane, and a left onto Falls Road. At the second light, take a right onto Hillside and an IMMEDIATE right into the driveway. Follow the driveway to the end. Hillside runs up the south side of the Baltimore Country Club property, past the old tennis courts, and meanders on up to Roland Avenue.

Why: No one will ever know you’re there. A great place to run your stealth-wealth enterprise, hide from the coppers or plot world domination — extra office cubicles for your minions already in-place.

 Would Suit:  Sleeping Beauty, wicked witch,  or a family who likes the surprise factor of this location.

 NB:  Explaining, constantly, how to find the house could be annoying, assuming you want to be found. You are just a few feet from the road, so traffic noise is a given.

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