Hot House: 1022 Saint Georges Road, Baltimore, 21210
Storybook stone lodge/compound on 3.5 acres in North Roland Park: $2,195,000
What: Built in 1900, a Tudor style estate home, a hunting lodge in the city. Owned by recently deceased prominent attorney H. Morton “Mort” Rosen, who clearly loved to entertain. Formal living and dining rooms on the first floor are impressive — masculine but still warm-feeling, with a wood-paneled library, sun room and eat-in kitchen. Downstairs, a second catering kitchen and giant oak-paneled, timber-ceilinged great room, with huge fireplace and French doors out to the garden. Awesome gathering space for big groups of family/friends. Five bedrooms, four full baths. Could use a little updating, mainly cosmetic, as the place has been scrupulously cared for. The grounds are landscaped and lovely, private and partly wooded. Surprising that there’s no pool, although plenty of space for one.
Where: at the end of a long private lane on St. Georges Road–one of north Baltimore’s most beautiful streets. Nice for walking, and good access to Roland Park amenities, private schools, post office, grocery and Starbucks.
Why: One of a kind, extremely private home in the city. Masterful stonework outside and no-expense-spared details inside all done with great taste.
Why not: House is a little dark, although views of the sunny, landscaped grounds are nice.
Would suit: City lovers who need their own space. Don Corleone.