Hot House: 14 Blythewood Road, Baltimore, MD 21210
Architect-designed, modern style house, circa 1965, in cedar and stone, with seamed copper roof. 3,379 square feet over two levels. Three bedrooms, three and a half baths, with 11’ ceilings, gourmet kitchen, bluestone flooring and patio, multiple skylights. Landscaped gardens with reflecting pond on private 1.58 acre lot, extensive custom lighting, two car garage: $1,285,000
Custom designed modern house, stucco and brick, built in 2006. Four bedrooms, three and a half baths with separate garage and carriage house. 5,200 square feet total, with multiple decks, views, outdoor courtyard, fireplaces, glass catwalk, elevator shaft: $1,299,999
12 Laurelford Court, Cockeysville
6 br/6.5 ba
Do you remember the Carousel of Progress ride at Disney World? More specifically, the scene where the animatronic family is portrayed living in the future, their home tricked out with imagined technological advances? The attraction has been updated in recent years, but when I first saw it in the early eighties the future was a mauve and aqua spectacle of MTV inspired design.
I was ten-years old and I loved the look of the futuristic home. I returned from my Disney trip inspired and created a folder with “dream house” written in bubble letters. There, I stashed design ideas that included a purple Formica platform bed, a sunken lounge area and a rainbow wall mural.
I think someone found my folder.
There is a house for sale in Cockeysville that might as well be a time capsule from 1983. All the classic elements are included: built in pastel furniture, brushed stainless steel fixtures, austere white walls, geometric artwork and skylights aplenty.
My ten-year-old-self wants to do a back handspring. My thirty-nine-year-old-self can’t do that anymore but is still intrigued.
HOT HOUSE: 703 Skywater Road, Gibson Island, Md. 21056
International modern style, stone and steel construction, circa 1962, in good condition. Three bedrooms, three full baths on two stories, with elevator and indoor resistance pool. 2,826 sq. ft. on a 1.1 acre lot, landscaped and wooded: $2,275,000