The latest from the Whit Harvey Group. Pristine describes this delightful 4BD (1st floor master) home with a simply wonderful flow for easy lifestyles and entertaining. Beautifully maintained with numerous updates. Kitchen is polished with stainless steel appliances, 6-burner stove and granite countertops. Finished lower level with full bar, built-ins and entertainment center/system. Large deck with awning and hot tub. Shows extremely well! For more information, please click here.
From the Whit Harvey Group Blog:
Sitting in a recent meeting of the Whit Harvey Group, a discussion arose about new construction versus old, Baltimore City versus Baltimore County and where can you get the biggest house bang for your buck?
“A home like our Goodwood Gardens listing in Roland Park costs less per pound than a similar house in the county. Aside from that, chances are you’re not even going to find a house like this in Baltimore County.” – Whit Harvey
But what does that mean? How can you determine the “weight” of a house?
Part of an old home’s strength (and weight) comes from its big timbers made of dense, old-growth wood. A century ago, U.S. homes were built of stout materials: old-growth timber and durable native stone. Virgin forests produced trees hundreds of years old and older. The dense, highly compressed wood was often used in every part of a house, from massive support timbers to solid doors, plank floors, window frames, and siding.
Wood today is farmed and harvested in about 25 years. Young trees pass building codes, but they’re not as dense as the old timber.
Today trusses and I-joists are manufactured from “composite” wood, which is made by combining glue products with scraps and lower-quality logs broken into smaller strands. Super strong for their size, and used to support floors and roofs they are as strong as those made a century ago from old-growth timbers but are much lighter and made mostly made of air.
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