Tag: Whit Harvey Group

Great Location in Ruxton with Room for Expansion

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Ask just about any real estate agent to list the three most important things a property should have, and you’ll likely hear: “location, location, location.” That phrase has been in use at least since 1926, according to The New York Times, and is just as relevant now as it was then.

For Love of a House

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I have fallen in love – and she is completely out of my league. Gracious, beautiful, expressive, and from a good family. She has a fascinating history. Once past her elegant facade she offers a wealth of surprises; rich textures, secret places, warm curves, and the ultimate man cave.

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Built in 1907 on the most beautiful street in Baltimore.

Did I mention that the new love of my life is a house?

I know that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but surely this home is beautiful by any standards. Step through the door and enter another world – a world of luxury defined by soaring ceilings, two-inch thick grand mahogany doors, imported marble fireplace surrounds, custom wall treatments and woodwork with detail so intricate and lovely that it would be impossible to recreate today.

This glorious Grande Dame, built in 1907, is located on one of the most beautiful streets in Baltimore in the sought-after neighborhood of Roland Park. From the spacious and high-ceilinged interior to the wide rear veranda and private level back yard, this is a house made for living – both inside and out. And as for entertaining, it simply can’t be beat.  Click to view more.

Restoration in Roland Park Area Blends Historic Detail with Modern Convenience

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There is nothing like the charm of wide moldings, hardwood floors, and architectural details of an older home. There is a solidity and sense of history that can’t be beat. This tastefully restored 5 bedroom end-of-group on 40th Street in Roland Park seamlessly blends current amenities with historic details.

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611 40th Street front with porch – it’s heated!

The original floors are beautiful oak parquet with mahogany inlay. Historic details include wainscoting in the living and dining rooms, wide dentil crown molding throughout, glass doorknobs and paneled front door with leaded glass sidelights and palladium with transom. The heated sun porch features three walls of windows including 5 French doors, all with transom windows above, and terra cotta tile floor. Click to Read More

 

Whit Harvey Group – Determining the Perfect Size Home for You

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from the Whit Harvey Group Blog:

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What Size House is the Perfect Fit For You?

Do you want maintenance-free living in a condo or townhouse, or do you want a large house with room to grow? Consider both interior and exterior spaces and the maintenance that each will entail when deciding on your perfect fit.

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First, realistically consider how much space you need right now. Are you single? Do you travel a lot? Maybe a condo is a good choice so that you do not have to worry about security or maintenance when you are away. A townhome is another great option because it can be low maintenance, but have a little more privacy.

What types of activities do you commonly participate in while at home? Does your family spend a lot of time together in common areas like the family room and kitchen? Those areas might need to be large, while you can get away with smaller bedrooms.

How many bedrooms do you need? Can some of your kids share rooms? Do you need a home office? Perhaps you want a guest room because you have a lot of company. Carefully think about how much space you will actually use on a regular basis, and go from there.

Next figure out whether or not you will need room to grow. Will you be starting or growing your family, or perhaps an elderly parent living with you in the future? What about pets? Do you need room for a large dog, or will a small house suit your [Click to view more]

Whit Harvey Group’s Gibson Island Showcase: Sweeping Views of the Magothy River from Every Window

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728 Skywater Road, Gibson Island

New price, $2,399,000

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New price, $2,399,000. Located on Gibson Island, perched at the top of a hill that slopes gently down to the water, almost every room has sweeping views of the Magothy River. This gracious home features main level master bedroom, high ceilings, French doors, walnut floors, custom moldings & an abundance of windows with spectacular river views. The design is extremely elegant with a practical open flow. Please call Nina Tracey at 410-303-6458.  Click to view more.

The Whit Harvey Group Presents Featured Properties Coming Soon!

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from the Whit Harvey Group Blog:

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Understanding how contractors bill for services can help you keep costs down and your project on track. In this article from Houzz, Anne Higuera tells you how.

When planning a home remodeling or new construction project, one of the first things homeowners usually want to know is how much the work will cost. Part of asking about cost is not just defining what the work will be but also knowing what form you would like the contract to take — fixed price (also known as a bid) or time and materials (also known as cost plus or estimate of cost). Understanding the subtleties of these contract forms will help you decide which is right for you.  Click to read more.

Vacation House of the Day: Curl Up to the Fire and Enjoy All Seasons of Gibson Island Life

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1731 St Giles Rd,Gibson Island

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms

Contact Agent, Nina Tracey for Details.

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Get away from it all and take advantage of the many benefits of Gibson Island life in this light-filled home that brings the outside in! Plenty of space for entertaining family and guests with 4 bedrooms, formal living and dining rooms, family room,and screened porch. Curl up by one of the two fireplaces in the winter, when you will be able to enjoy glimpses of the bay. For access call Nina!

A clip from an archived post on the Whit Harvey Group blog, describing life on Gibson Island:

The limits of Gibson Island Harbor consist of a line north across the Magothy Narrows, beginning at the most northerly part of Holland Point. The enclosed waters including Red House Cove, constitute Gibson Island Harbor.

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The Harbor Master’s office is manned year-round and the Gibson Island Yacht Squadron operates four facilities:

  • Boathouse and finger piers at the east end of the Harbor
  • Mooring field in Gibson Island Harbor
  • Lighthouse Dock slips at the west end of the Harbor
  • Red House Cove slips in Red House Cove
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Moorings and slips are available on a seasonal, monthly, weekly and daily basis. There is a yacht repair facility with a travel lift, operating as Gibson Island Yacht Yard.

From canoeing, paddle boarding, and kayaking on one of the Island’s two freshwater ponds, to the Gibson Island Junior Sailing Fleet founded in 1924, there is something here for anyone who wants to spend time on the water.

– by Cathy Evans

Vacation House of the Day: Enchanted Cottage on Gibson Island- Vacation Every Day

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$1,499,000

624 Cotterill Rd

5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms

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from the Whit Harvey Website:

Enchanting Cottage on Private Island

Everyone knows Gibson Island for its waterfront. It has 7 miles of shoreline, which includes frontage on the Chesapeake Bay and Magothy River. The sheltered harbor is filled with boats, and the Yacht Club hosts the Junior Fleet and sailboat racing. Admittedly, the beaches are lovely, the lakes are peaceful, and there is nothing quite like a day on the water. But there is another side of the island – the inside. Let’s go there.

About two-thirds of Gibson Island is set aside for recreation, forestry and wildlife conservation. The interior of the island is filled with sun-dappled woods, meadows and rolling hills. Paved roads feel more like meandering pathways, and there is a quiet solitude that is most apparent at 624 Cotterill Road.

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Nestled at the end of a tree-lined drive is an extraordinary custom-built cottage just up the hill from the clubhouse – close to all that Gibson Island has to offer, yet very private and off the beaten path. From the cobblestone driveway surrounded by landscaped gardens, to the cedar siding and French board and batten shutters, this Cape Cod was designed to enchant from the start.

Soaring ceilings, lofted spaces, skylights, French doors, and walls of windows fill the house with light. The river recovery heart of pine floors, carved antique wood mantel, window seats, dry bar and other custom details will fill you with delight. You can be master of all you survey from the second story loft. Click to view more.

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