Tag: Bellona

Vesper Hill: Between the Sublime and the Beautiful, Just Off Bellona

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Hot House: Vesper Hill, 7315 W. Bellona Avenue, Woodbrook, MD 21212

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Architecturally significant rural English style house, a “cottage villa,” circa 1853, with later additions. Board-and-batten wood siding on fieldstone foundation, cedar shake roof, after a design by Andrew Jackson Downing. Excellent condition. Six bedrooms, 4 full, 3 half baths, 6,500 square feet over two stories, unfinished basement, attic. Thirty foot plus living room with two fireplaces, dining room with fireplace, gourmet eat-in kitchen with butler’s pantry. Ten fireplaces in total. Main south-facing façade, wrap around porch with Chinese Chippendale fencing. Springhouse and bank barn/garage on 3.86 landscaped acres: $2,750,000*

Grand Ruxton Mansion on Bellona, Circa 1923: A Father’s Wedding Gift

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Hot House: 7206 Bellona Avenue, Ruxton, Baltimore, 21204

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Provencal style mansion in stucco with slate roof and copper trim, circa 1923, with later addition. Five bedrooms, 5 baths, 4,906 sq. feet over 3 stories. Marble foyer, formal living room with stone fireplace, formal dining room, sun room. Trish Houk custom kitchen leads to family room w fireplace, master suite w/ fireplace, separate spa tub, shower. Stone hardscaping and patio, unfinished basement, sound and security systems, heated 2-car garage, extensive landscaping with mature plantings on 2.5 acres: $2,595,000

Stately Home: Tanglewood, Ruxton Mansion in Mint Condition

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Hot House: 7208 Bellona Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21212

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English county style estate, in stucco and slate, circa 1923, on 3+ acres. 6,121 sq. ft., with 6 bedrooms, 6 full and 2 half bathrooms, cherry kitchen, with library, game room,  2-story great room, large master suite w/ dressing and sun room, enclosed porch. 25×50’ pool, hot tub, 3-car garage and extensive mature landscaping: $2,495,000

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What: Even jaded house hunters rubberneck on this stretch of Bellona, lasciviously eyeing the dreamy mansions as they sweep down the hill toward Graul’s. Tanglewood is one of those mansions, and though billed as a “grande dame,” she’s more of an “old girl”— youthful enough, inside and out, to be worth giving a go.

The central part of the house is formal — a big center hall, living and dining rooms with fireplaces, the living room overlooking the brick terrace and impeccable back forty. But happily, the house has also been expanded, with wings on either side that offer lots of modern casual space, and bring Tanglewood right up-to-date. On the left wing, the addition is a two story great room with fireplace. On the right, the big plus is upstairs, with an extra large master bedroom suite, also with fireplace, where the best room in the house — a warm bright sunroom with windows on all sides — overlooks those beautiful grounds. Lots of hardscaping here, stone paths, well-chosen and well- groomed plantings, exactly what you would want. The pool area is sunny and private.

There are hardwood floors throughout the house, oil heat, central air, everything good to go.

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