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Hot House: 1887 Monkton Farmhouse, Steps From the NCR Trail


Hot House: 16207 Corbett Village Lane, Monkton, MD. 21111

German-style Victorian farmhouse, circa 1887, in fair condition. Wood clapboard, shingle and metal roof. Four bedrooms, 2.5 baths over three stories and 1,728 sq. ft. Original floorplan, living room with fireplace, dining room, large country kitchen with gas fireplace, full bath on first floor. Original wood floors and moldings throughout. Master bedroom and large master bath on second floor. Two further beds and full bath on third floor. Unfinished basement, central a/c. .15 acre lot: $310,000 (recently reduced)

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In Monkton: An Architect-Designed, Barn-Style Contemporary With Sliding Walls


Hot House: 1910 Corbridge Lane, Monkton, MD 21111


Barn style contemporary, circa 1990 with moveable ‘curtain’ walls and geothermal heat and cooling. Designed by Baltimore architects Pam and Bill Parsons in stone, glass, wood and steel, with metal roof. Five bedrooms, 5.5 baths, 4,602 sq. ft. over three stories. Open floor plan w/ 10′ ceilings on main level. Entrance foyer, great room, study, library, gourmet kitchen with custom cabinets and 14′ granite island, family room off kitchen. Master bedroom suite with wood burning fireplace. Four fireplaces in total. Double-paned windows and doors. Finished basement. Carport and greenhouse. Private 4 acre property overlooks trees and river: $1,199,999

A Noteworthy Victorian On The NCR Trail, In Parkton




Hot House: Victorian house, circa 1892, in wood clapboard with slate mansard roof. Five bedrooms and two baths, over 3,488 sq. ft., with front porch, two fireplaces, wood floors and updated kitchen. 4.7 acre property, with bluestone patio, red barn, bank barn, shed, stream and stocked pond: $650,000


parkton:bank barn

What: A charming farmhouse Victorian, with the added sophistication of a mansard roof, that sits high on its 4.7 acres with views in every direction. There are lots of fun outbuildings, especially the bank barn, which looks like a hermitage (as in hermit’s residence, not Russian museum). House seems well maintained and has been partially modernized. Compared to some Victorians, it does not have a wealth of architectural detail, but its simplicity has an authentic stamp. The inviting front porch looks out over the pond and grassy hills, but the driveway leads you to the bluestone patio at the side of the house, and you enter, unpretentiously, into the large, bright kitchen. There is a formal living room and a formal dining room — neither one is all that formal — and a family room whose giant stone fireplace now holds a wood burning stove. Every room seems to have at least one big window overlooking the grounds, and it’s a house where the outdoors really beckons. Bedrooms upstairs are roomy and bright, attic is finished, basement is unfinished. No central air.





Where: Halfway between York, PA and Baltimore. From Baltimore, it’s a straight shot north on I-83, exactly half an hour from the ramp at Northern Parkway to exit 31, (Parkton), and another mile or so to the house. Public schools out here are very good — Hereford Elementary and High Schools. The house is not exactly on the NCR trail, but the trail entrance is just a three minute walk across the road. Running or biking the trail is much more peaceful up here than where it starts in Cockeysville. Wegman’s in Hunt Valley is about 10 miles south on 83, and the Milton Inn and Manor Tavern are not too far away.

Cottage for Sale, On the NCR Trail



HOT HOUSE: 5 Stone Row Court, Cockeysville, MD 21030-1919

 Stone built attached cottage, circa 1845, in historic Ashland. Three bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2,300 sq. ft., recently renovated. Backs directly on the NCR trail bordering the Gunpowder. Snow removal and grass mowing included. Price just reduced to: $375,000