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

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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.

Top Stories: Opposition to Planned Roland Park North Apartments, Mayor of Hampden’s Trike Stolen, Secluded $1.3 Million House for Sale in Ruxton

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Last week, Ed Gunts covered a testy community meeting at the Radisson Cross Keys that featured more than 200 North Baltimore residents discussing a developer’s planned six-story, 128-unit apartment building off of Falls Road and Northern Parkway. Many gathered to ask why now, not earlier, had Councilman Isaac “Yitzy” Shaffer called a public meeting to get feedback from members of the public about the project.

In one public tiff, the developer, Jonathan Ehrenfeld of Blue Ocean Realty, asked a resident who was there to oppose the plan why he’d asked earlier on if he could join in as an investor. (The man responded that he wanted to work from the inside and help plan the project.)

Other residents from nearby neighborhoods voiced concerns about traffic worsening on Falls Road, or apologized for knowing about the development early on but having not informed their neighbors.

“The issue is bigger than our immediate neighborhood,” said Poplar Hill resident Mary Ann Mears, mother of former mayoral candidate Elizabeth Embry. “It’s how business is being done in the city of Baltimore. It needs to be more transparent.”

Here were our other top stories during the last seven days:

Defrocked Bishop Heather Cook Denied Early Parole

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Heather Cook

Former Episcopal Bishop Heather Cook, who fatally struck cyclist Thomas Palermo with her car in Roland Park in December 2014, will remain in prison, a parole commission ruled today.

Top Stories: Mount Vernon Hotel Getting a New Name and a New Roof, Middle River Mom’s Awful Video Goes Viral, Netflix to Run Docuseries on Mysterious Slaying of Sister Catherine Cesnik

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The most widely read story on Baltimore Fishbowl this week was Ed Gunts’ report about the rebranding of a prominent boutique hotel at the corner of Cathedral and Monument streets. Once known as Peabody Court, the Wyndham Baltimore and, most recently, the Mount Vernon Hotel, the owners now plan to reintroduce it as “Hotel Revival, a Joie de Vivre Hotel.”

In addition to a new name, the building at 612 Cathedral Street is also getting a replacement roof and a bar. Presently, it sports a curved glass top that has grown cloudy and translucent over the last few decades. The new one will still be made of glass, but will have straighter edges and room for a brand new rooftop drinking spot.

The Revival Hotel is set to reopen this fall. As for the name, the business’ website says it all: “Revival combines traditional roots with modern details, made from scratch cuisine with private karaoke rooms and classic cocktails with sweeping views of Baltimore.”

Here were our other most popular stories over the last seven days:

Arts and Crafts Cottage Just Listed In Roland Park: Beautiful Gardens, Sale Pending

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Hot House: 13 Elmwood Road, Baltimore, MD 21210

Arts and Crafts-style cottage, circa 1922, stucco with slate roof and brick trim. Four bedrooms and 3.5 baths over 2,432 sq. ft. Original architectural details include oak paneling and trimwork. Large rooms with natural light, central a/c. Living room with fireplace, sunroom off dining room. Kitchen with island breakfast bar, custom cabinets, copper range-hood. Finished lower-level family room. Ensuite master with french doors to deck, connecting to study. Large third-floor guest room. Patio, extensive stonework, landscaped garden, one-car detached garage, 0.3 acres: $625,000 

What: On the market for just over a week, this house already has an offer and a sale is pending. But as they say in real estate, “there’s many a slip betwixt the cup and the lip.” Things happen, and a backup offer is always possible. It is certainly a house worth going out on a limb for — cozy and adorable, with updates done well and respectfully. Bigger than it looks from the photo, and more open that you would expect from a cottage, it is a house that could work as well for a family as for a couple or a single person. The buyer will, however, be faced with a common Roland Park dilemma regarding the fine old original oak paneling and trim — an issue that divides neighbors, couples and even entire families: To paint, or not to paint?

 

Where: Elmwood Road runs east from Longwood Road, which runs off Roland Avenue.  It is a long gentle downhill slope, which passes this house, crosses Edgevale and winds its way down to Falls Road.This house is about a 5-10 minute walk up to Eddie’s, the Roland Park Library and the schools that help make the neighborhood such a popular destination.

Why: Nice, long driveway in stone block.

Why Not: The one-car garage will not fit your GMC Yukon.

Would Suit: Architectural anglophiles looking for style, rather than size.

NB: The gardens have been lovingly created  by a native plant specialist, and will be low-maintenance as well as beautiful.

Top Stories: Remembering Late Rapper E-Dubble, Sagamore Pendry Preps for Opening, Luxury Apartment Building Planned for North Roland Park

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The most popular story on our site this week was Marion Winik’s soul-touching tribute to E-dubble, a Philadelphia rapper who lived in Hampden for some time and forged a bond with our columnist’s son, Vince. E-dubble, legally named Evan Wallace, befriended Vince years ago when the latter moved back to Baltimore after he graduated from music school. The towering, prodigious emcee and the recent graduate wound up performing around Baltimore and going on tour. Even after they went separate ways, they remained in touch.

Last month, days after they met up in Philadelphia, Williams was suddenly hospitalized with an infection and fell into a coma. He passed away weeks later.

“I feel the loss as a fan, as a friend, as a mother, as a fellow wordsmith and swimmer in the pool of the English language,” Winik writes. “He was not afraid to write about death. It was all through his work. I only wish we could hear what he would say now.”

Here were our other most-read stories from last weekend through today:

 

The Ritzy CinéBistro in the Rotunda will Open on Feb. 24

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Starting next Friday, you’ll be able to plop down in a plush chair, put your feet up, order some fine American cuisine and enjoy a film on a 4K screen right in the Rotunda shopping center.

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

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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

Stolen Puppy Makes it Home to Roland Park for Christmas

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via Major Rich Gibson/Baltimore Police

A bit of sad news struck before Christmas in Baltimore, when a puppy that was a present was stolen from a Roland Park home. But like many who went astray have done before, Peggy made it home for Christmas.

Love Me Two Times Coming to the Former Gundy’s Space in Roland Park

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Five months after Gundy’s Gift Shop closed in Roland Park, a new merchant is taking over the space.

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