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

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

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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)

Palmer Lamdin Cottage in Homeland With Wolfgang Oehme Garden

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Hot House: 224 Tunbridge Road, Baltimore MD 21212

Stone cottage designed by Baltimore architects Palmer Lamdin, circa 1928, with new slate roof, circa 2011. 2,640 square feet, with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, wood-burning fireplaces.  Two-story timber-beamed living room, hardwood floors, custom millwork, casement windows with original hardware. Landscaped grounds with extensive stonework: $579,000

tunbridge:fountainWhat: A dream cottage. They rarely come more charming than this —  except maybe in the Cotswalds, where you’d have constant rain. Current owner, a Hopkins professor, lived here for 45 years, and commissioned the late, great landscape designer Wolfgang Oehme to create the woodland garden that surrounds the house, with its beautiful stonework, plantings and basin fountain. After meandering up the stone path, and through the heavy, arched front door, the living room is a surprise. It’s large, and in the scale of the house, feels huge, with a 18’ beamed  ceiling and a large fireplace. The rest of the house is upstairs from here. A step up to the dining room, and a few more to the kitchen. A short flight up to the master bedroom, with fireplace, master bath and walk- in closet. More bedrooms and a nice den on the second floor. Everything could use, but does not absolutely need, updating. The kitchen is quite small, but for one person or a couple, it would be perfect. It would be a shame to “blow out the kitchen” into the idyllic garden, as the architectural integrity of the cottage is a big part of its appeal.  There is a small unfinished basement, and a breezy covered porch, as well as central air.

House of the Day: Stone-Fronted Colonial in Parkville

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$495,000
9014 Satyr Hill Road, Baltimore
5 bedroom(s), 4 bathroom(s)
9014 Satyr Hill Road
9014 Satyr Hill Road
9014 Satyr Hill Road
9014 Satyr Hill Road
9014 Satyr Hill Road
9014 Satyr Hill Road
9014 Satyr Hill Road
9014 Satyr Hill Road
9014 Satyr Hill Road
9014 Satyr Hill Road
9014 Satyr Hill Road
9014 Satyr Hill Road
9014 Satyr Hill Road
9014 Satyr Hill Road
9014 Satyr Hill Road
9014 Satyr Hill Road
9014 Satyr Hill Road
9014 Satyr Hill Road
9014 Satyr Hill Road
9014 Satyr Hill Road
9014 Satyr Hill Road
MAJOR PRICE ADJUSTMENT, NEW W/W UPPER AREAS, & WALLPAPER OFF-SO NEW PAINT – on top of approx. 3700 sf of living area * 2 lovely CUSTOM additions expand KIT, MASTER SUITE, & GREAT RM. Expansive Deck allows full enjoyment of great yard & peaceful setting-backs to trees! This special home will suit a Buyer looking for convenient location with a country-feel and move-in condition. (NEW PHOTOS COMING)
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Cottage-Cum-Castle With Curb Appeal

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HOT HOUSE: 4405 Greenway, Baltimore 21218

English manor-style house in Guilford,  built in 1913, with landscaped gardens,  courtyard entrance, carriage house with turret room and oval pool.

Seven bedrooms, six and a half baths, half acre or so: $1,125,000 

What:  Lots of curb appeal. From the steeply pitched slate roof, to the tall chimney, gleaming windows and the beautiful stone, this house is a romantic Cotswold cottage-cum-castle. It’s hard to know where to begin. There are interesting sightlines and intriguing rooms throughout the house, all cleverly and thoughtfully designed. An amazed broker states the obvious, “in Scarsdale, this house would be five times the price.” A flagstone circular drive, and iron-gated courtyard at the entrance lead to a separate stone carriage house (garage). Up a spiral staircase in the carriage house is a chauffeur’s apartment/teenager’s dream set-up — one big bedroom with a rough kitchen, bathroom, closet.  Nothing fancy, but your 17-year-old self will smile at the possibilities, and it looks like a lucky kid has been living the life up here.  Inside the main house are rooms, mostly big, some small, with elegant carved moldings, deep baseboards, fireplaces, Georgia pine floors, nice details and windows overlooking the tile patio and formal sunken gardens at the back of the house. The kitchen is unusual – in decoration and in layout. A large L shape, with the first part of the L containing the main sink and appliances as well as a narrow breakfast bar, and the second part of the L accessible through a swinging door into a huge long butler’s pantry with kitchen table. Might be something that just takes getting used to.  Bright red, whimsical wallpaper leads up the stairs to the second and third floors. At the first landing is a lovely arch, with French doors overlooking the garden and letting in the light. The bedrooms upstairs are large and comfortable, many have their own bathrooms. Master bedroom has a large windowed study with fireplace, as well as a dressing room and full bath. Most of the bathrooms need updating (to convert to showers instead of claw-foot tubs), although many have beautiful marble walls and fixtures. There’s a large cedar closet and storage room on the third floor, also a maid’s quarters.  Basement is not finished but, more important, is newly waterproofed. Central air. The gardens are magnificent, formal sunken beds, with a true domed gazebo, a rose allee and the oval swimming pool off to the side.             

Where: On its website, Guilford refers to itself as “the premier neighborhood in Baltimore.” It is certainly the home of some of Baltimore’s finest mansions, with the lovely Sherwood Gardens at its center, and a distinctly more formal feeling than neighboring Roland Park and Homeland. Greenway is the longest and prettiest street in Guilford, and 4405 is close to St. Paul’s Street, a short walk from the gardens. Guilford is a great neighborhood for walking and jogging, very close to Johns Hopkins Homewood campus and Charles Village. 

Why:   It’s a beautiful home — large, impressive and well built — in a grand style. Living here says, “I’ve made it.”

Would Suit: C.E.O, C.F.O, C.O.O, M.D.  V.P.s will have to sit tight and wait. 

NB:  Can’t quite see how that kitchen would work…

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