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Hot House: Never-On-Market Home of Baltimore Scions; 1925 “Harvey House” in Woodbrook asks $2.4M

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Hot House: 7300 Brightside Road, Baltimore, MD 21212

English Cotswold-style manor house, circa 1925, in stone with slate roof, copper gutters, and trim.  Multiple terraces, swimming pool, gardens, pond, guest quarters and badminton barn, all in fair condition, needing work. Ten-plus bedrooms, nine baths over three stories and 12,692 sq. ft. Entry foyer with 10′ ceilings, through-vista to gardens, well-proportioned rooms, hardwood floors,  seven fireplaces, large windows and French doors with views over conservation land. Idyllic 3.72-acre property with a two-car garage, extensive hardscaping, and mature trees: $2,400,000

California Living, Just Over The Line In Uh, Woodbrook. No, Lakehurst. Anyway, the County

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 Hot House: 3 Overlook Lane, Baltimore, 21210

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Contemporary style house, brick and wood frame construction, circa 1954, with large master bedroom addition designed by Ziger/Snead. Five bedrooms, 5 full, 2 half baths, 4,333 sq. ft. on one level, plus 1000 sq. ft. finished basement. Gallery of windows overlooks pool, gardens, leading to master bedroom with fireplace, balcony, his/her baths, hot tub/spa, his/her walk in closets. Hardwood floors, 9′ ceilings, 3 fireplaces. Poolhouse has sitting room, kitchen and full bath. Central a/c, professional landscaping. On 1.33 private acres: $1.6 million

House of the Day: Spotswood, 1878 Woodbrook Estate, Totally Renovated

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$2,195,000
104 Woodbrook Lane, Baltimore
5 bedroom(s), 7 bathroom(s)
104 Woodbrook Lane
104 Woodbrook Lane
104 Woodbrook Lane

Back At The Ranch: High End Mid-Century Modern In Woodbrook

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Hot House: 5 Farview Road, Baltimore, 21212

 

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Brick ranch-style house with siding, circa 1954. Four bedrooms, 4.5 baths over 3,544 sq. ft., with three fireplaces, hardwood floors, large screened-in porch, large master suite, open floor plan, finished basement, zoned heat, central a/c. One acre, private, landscaped lot with attached two car garage and back deck: $895,000

What: A ranch house — that late, great, all-American style that virtually defines the mid-century modern era. Appearing first in the 1930’s, by 1950 nine out of ten new houses built in America were ranch houses. It was a love affair that continued into the 1980’s, when changing fashions and higher incomes, as well as a glaring  over-supply,  relegated the ranch house to the dust bin of real estate fantasy.  This one though, is a rancher that even a post-baby boomer could love, with high-end construction that makes up for its plain design, a bright, stair-less main floor, and a practical floor plan. Much of the house is oriented toward the back, with windows overlooking the pretty and private deck and yard. Living room has a wood-burning fireplace set into an exposed stone wall. Kitchen has been updated, although not, perhaps, totally state-of-the-art. Same with the bathrooms, although the master bath is very large and luxurious, as is the adjoining master bedroom with its views of the garden, a large fireplace and walk-in closet. The nicely finished lower level (and unfinished attic) gives you a lot of extra room. Time for a ranch-revival?

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