Tag: Martin Azola

A Renovation Story: Part 1

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Whit Harvey is known for helping his clients buy and sell houses, but recently he found himself in the position of both buyer and seller when he and his wife Joanne Larson decided to sell their 4 bedroom home in in favor of a luxurious downsize.

Featured Listing: Historic Home with Incredible Story in Rockland Village

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Featured Listing:  10136 Falls Rd, Rockland Village

$1,395,000

5 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Baths

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Nestled just off of Falls Rd., in the quaint community of Rockland Village, sits one of the oldest homes in Baltimore, Taylor’s Hall.  At first look, the home looks like a traditional telescope house, with an interesting character that takes a minute to detect.  This house, thought to have originally been built around 1697, had been standing for centuries near Padonia Rd in what we all know as Timonium.  In 1727, the house was sold to Thomas Cockey, and remained in the family until the mid-1800’s when it was sold to the Padians, Irish immigrants who were influential in founding Texas, MD- and as you might have guessed- the family for whom Padonia Rd. is named.

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Contractor and historic preservationist, Martin Azola of Azola Inc.  has a remarkable track record of working with Baltimore’s most interesting buildings to restore them to their original glory while employing the latest technologies.  In 1986, Marty set about disassembling Taylor’s Hall stone by stone, labeling every piece and every log systematically, salvaging what he could to maintain the stately presence of the home.  Original materials such as architectural details, windows, doors, fireplaces and mantles, stairways, molding and woodwork were painstakingly restored and reused.

An Old House Inside A New, In “Poor Jamaica Man’s Plague” (Brooklandville)

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Hot House: 10134 Falls Road, Brooklandville, MD 21022

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american land titleReconstructed Cockey house, circa 1725, relocated and expanded in 1988 by Baltimore builder Martin Azola for his own home.  4,407 sq. ft., over three stories with large finished basement. 5 bedrooms, 5 and a half baths, many architectural details unique to house.  One acre lot, with large deck overlooking protected communal land. New cedar shake roof, two car garage, garden shed: $1,395,000

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