Tag: poplar hill

Everyone’s Favorite Roland Avenue Victorian: Circa 1895, Beautifully Renovated, Asks $1.295M


Hot House: The Lydia and Robert Hamill House, 5607 Roland Avenue, Baltimore 21210

Queen Anne-style Victorian, circa 1897, designed by George Franklin Barber. Nine bedrooms, six full, two half-baths over 4,516 sq. ft. Five fireplaces, hardwood floors throughout. Original architectural details include multiple porches, cupolas, keyhole windows, carved balustrades and wood trim. Complete high-end renovation and restoration. Elevator, gourmet kitchen with marble counters and island, custom cabinetry. Luxury master suite with balcony and marble bath with separate glass shower. Third-floor apartment has three bedrooms, two fireplaces, separate entrance and kitchen. Central a/c, two-car garage, on .56 acres: $1,295,000.

A Southern Belle In North Roland Park Asks $1.495M: 1.9 Acres W/Pool


Hot House: 812 Bellemore Road, Poplar Hill, North Roland Park, Baltimore, MD 21210

Georgian style house, circa 1931, in white-washed brick with slate roof, 2016 renovation. Five bedrooms, 5.5 baths over two stories, 4,225 sq. ft. Entrance foyer, formal living and dining room, wood paneled library, sunroom. New kitchen with Corian counters, stainless appliances. En suite master bedroom. Downstairs family room, plus in-law suite w/ bedroom, full bath and second kitchen. Central a/c. Attached garage, swimming pool, and  patio on 1.9 acres: $1,495,000

Downsizing Up: The Elusive Smaller, Better House



Hot House: 1020 St Georges Road, Baltimore MD 21210



Classic contemporary style house, circa 1970, well maintained, with new wood shake and shingle roof. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, large living room with fireplace, family room with fireplace, leading to kitchen with granite and stainless steel appliances. Large master bedroom suite. Hardwood floors. No basement. Central a/c. Courtyard entrance off circular drive. Private, 1 acre landscaped property with mature plantings and fine stonework. Large outdoor entertaining areas. Two stone outbuildings. Stone gazebo and patios overlook swimming pool: $875,000


What: This is in many ways, the ideal place to spend your golden years. Or any years really, but the single level and smaller size make it especially attractive to a downsizing couple looking for a relatively easy keeper (except for the pool guy) and some low maintenance outdoor space. In this case, it’s the outdoor space that sends it to the top of our list for desireability. Number 1, the pool (grandchildren love pools and you might swim a few laps yourself). Number 2, it’s spectacular for outdoor entertaining, with a patio off the kitchen and another just a few steps down, poolside. A stone outbuilding could be the pool house or as it is now, a small studio. The pool is not new, but it’s ideally sited, in sun, with a little dappled shade and low maintenance plantings. Number 3, The rooms are large, and have lots of light and views of a lush green surround. One of the bedrooms is used as a den now, but the house is certainly big enough for visitors. This, and its private, yet central location make it this week’s winner.


1020 entrance


Where: St. Georges Road is in Poplar Hill, west of Roland Avenue and north of Northern Parkway. It is a coveted North Baltimore address, quiet and tree lined, with grand houses, widely spaced. 1020 is towards the end of St. Georges, the even-more-quiet end, where the road takes a sharp right and becomes a private lane. There are nice neighbors. Its just over a mile from here to Eddies of Roland Park, library, post office, and a little further on to Petit Louis, Johnnys restaurants. Easy access to 83 via Northern Parkway. 10 minutes to JHU and near all city attractions.

Why: Smaller, but way better.

Why Not: You are probably not done at 875K. It could use some cosmetic work. The kitchen has been updated inexpensively, and it shows.

Would Suit: Couple looking for classy, practical city downsize with outdoor space — not so easy to find.

NB: Huge new washer and dryer in laundry room are fire engine red.


Everybody’s Favorite Little House in Poplar Hill: Sale Pending


Hot House: 818 Bellemore Road, Poplar Hill, Baltimore, MD 21210


Stone Cape Cod in Poplar Hill, circa 1937, with enclosed porch, slate and shingle roof. Three bedrooms, 2.5 baths over 1,640 sq. ft. Recently renovated. Entrance foyer, living room with bay window and fireplace, dining room, galley kitchen, family room, main floor laundry, hardwood floors throughout, attic. Landscaped yard with parking pad in back, .61 acre private lot, backs to trees: $499,000 (offer pending)

Best Sleeping Porch In Baltimore, and it Comes With An English Country House


Hot House: 1107 Bryn Mawr Road, Baltimore MD 21210


English Tudor-style home, circa 1929, in brick with slate roof. Six bedrooms, 4.5 baths over 3,021 sq. ft. and three levels. Front sleeping porch, screened, and all other bedrooms upstairs. Master bedroom has sep soaking tub, glass shower. Main floor living room with fireplace, formal dining room, kitchen, butler’s pantry, library and sunroom. Bluestone walls and patios, fishpond, English style gardens on 1.54 acres. Two car garage, unfinished basement, central a/c: $1,145,000

Picturesque Former Carriage House and Stables, Circa 1920, In Poplar Hill: But …


Hot House: 909 Poplar Hill Road, Baltimore, MD 21210


Former carriage house and stables, Bavarian style, in stone, half-timbered, with Vermont slate roof. Five bedrooms, 4 full baths, 3,201 sq. ft. over two levels. In good condition, but modified for group housing, with flexible floor plan, updated kitchen, office wing. Large front parking pad, carport, shared driveway. Large circular deck overlooks 1.5 acre landscaped gardens: $899,900

House of Lazarus: Art School President’s Classic Poplar Hill Home



Hot House: 921 Bellemore Road, Poplar Hill, Baltimore 21210



Classic cedar-shingled, slate-roofed, 1920s home with family room addition. 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 4,040 sq. ft, with crown moldings, built-in book cases, oversized fireplaces, eat-in kitchen, multiple porches, stone garage, unfinished basement, central a/c. Private, 1.75 acre landscaped lot: $1,295,000


Recreational Residential Real Estalking


Are you in market for a new home? Are you thinking of selling your house and need some price comparisons? Are you a house obsessed lookey-loo? Well, grab a Starbucks and power up the GPS. We have your Sunday afternoon covered with our picks of the best open houses this week. 


1107 Harriton Road

$ 740,00

4 br/2.5 ba

It’s all in the bones of this Poplar Hill Tudor. Sure, some surface updates are needed, but the existing decor is tasteful, so you could go at your own pace. What I can’t get over is the beauty of the elements that would never need changing: the gorgeous staircase, the quaint dormered ceilings and the deep windowsills. I would buy the house based on the panelled doors alone. A visit is sure to uncover more lovely architectural details. Visualize: Sitting with piles of wallpaper swatches — all the work here appears to be the fun kind.


605 Marwood Road

$ 339,000

4 br/1 ba

What in the name of “Calico Critters” is that darling front door about? From there, a step inside this Towson house is a bit of a let down. The decor is very dry. Those cozy bedrooms and lovely screened porch, however, lead me to think that it would be a snap for someone with a great eye to turn this place into a gem. A perfect starter home for a family with style. Visualize: Poring over your subscription to “Cottage Living.”


11702 Clairmoor Road


6br/5.5 ba 

It doesn’t come cheap but this Lutherville home has ridiculous “easy living” appeal.  No detail is overlooked in this immaculately maintained home. And while it is undeniably well done and attractive (the garish red bathroom a huge exception), I wonder if it’s just too 1999? The pillars seem a little dated to me. For close to $2 million, couldn’t you get the 2012 model? Best to look. Visualize: Checking in with the gardner before you head out to shop.

A Keeper, On Poplar Hill Road


HOT HOUSE: 904 Bellemore Rd., Poplar Hill, Baltimore, 21210

Two-story stone house built in 1954, with six bedrooms and five baths, in North Roland Park. On .8  landscaped acres, with a 49 foot swimming pool and stone terrace: $795,000 (twice reduced)

What: A well-designed, Chicago Prairie-style house in good condition, nicely situated above the street and backing on the playing fields of Boy’s Latin School as well as the Jesuit House grounds. Impressive but not grand, the wow factor is supplied by a beautiful large pool, a rarity in Roland Park, nestled next to the house, with a bluestone surround and overlooked by a stone terrace. Interiors are sensible and well proportioned, with many high-quality details  — “random width peg installed hardwood flooring,” crown molding, wood-burning fireplaces and a library with custom shelving. The master bedroom has it’s own wing with en suite bathroom.  Bedrooms are fine, and generously supplied with closets.  Kitchen was built in the nineties and, like much of the house, it will want some cosmetic updating eventually.  It does have a wrap-around seating area in the bay window, which is very cozy.  Zoned a/c. Three car, heated garage. 

Where: Bellemore Road is a left turn off of Roland Avenue if you’re heading south towards Lake Avenue (there is a First Christian Church on the corner of Lake and Bellemore). 904 is on the right, with stone pillars leading up the drive to a large parking pad. It’s a pleasant mile-or-so walk down Roland Avenue to the schools and Eddie’s. Bellemore Road continues down the hill, and has access to Falls Road at the other end, with Whole Foods and Starbucks and all of Mount Washington nearby.

Why: You could live here a long time. The house is plenty large for a family, but not so rambling or hard-to-keep-up that you feel like you have to move when the last kid leaves home. Pretty neighborhood, lots of people walk around here. Great pool.

Would Suit: Kids from one to ninety-two, with tons of fun stuff to do – billiards room, rec room, swimming pool, fish pond, playing fields and popular sledding hill right next door.

NB: Pool may be a little scary for people with non-swimming toddlers. Not a real “neighborhood” feeling on Bellemore.  House is all front, no backyard to speak of, but still very private.