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This Magnificent turn-of-the-century home embodies the tenets of the Arts & Crafts movement while also incorporating all the conveniences of modern life. Perfectly situated on the end of a cul-de-sac in Roland Park, location is verdant and quiet yet literal steps away from stores and schools. This optimal location in Roland Park is available once in a generation - first time on the open market in 30+ years! Spacious, light-filled rooms with high ceilings and triple bay windows flow one to the other through broad doorways. Enter through extra-wide double Dutch doors to a beautiful beamed front hall that is the house's heart. Adjacent large living/family room has a huge fireplace, built in bookshelves, and French doors leading to a covered porch ideal for dining and social distancing with friends. Chef-designed kitchen combines vintage oak counter and original glass cabinets with modern built-in Corian Island and table. The Dining room features unique mullioned plant window where your greenery will thrive in the natural light. Gorgeous original quarter-sawn oak floors span the rooms with no thresholds. Powder room and front hall closet ingeniously tucked under grand stairwell. A third extra wide Dutch door leads to a back deck for grilling and cocktails overlooking gardens. No dead or wasted space in this airy first floor! Original architectural detailed maintained throughout including a hand-painted scenic wallpaper panel from a series by famed painter Jean Zuber (The rest of this collection is in the Cooper-Hewitt). Second floor features large master suite with fireplace, dressing room with four large built-in closets and en-suite bathroom with linen closet. Oversized windows let in green-tinged light from surrounding trees that offer privacy and keep things cool. A comfy den/library is conveniently located next to the master bedroom. The Second beautiful bedroom also has triple bay windows while third room is cozy with unique built-ins and old fashioned sleeping porch as play/study area. Bedrooms share linen closet and full bath. Third floor is spacious and charming and offers two large eaved bedroom rooms PLUS two large studio/offices with built-in bookshelves optimal for work/study at home (paramount in pandemic times). The third floor also has a large bathroom with vintage claw-foot tub and farm sink and two unfinished rooms ideal for storage. The lower level of this home features a huge, finished family room/recreation area with multiple closets for toys and gear. The rec-room is carpeted and dry-walled with recessed lighting and finished ceilings. Cool in the summer, warm in the winter, this flowing space is a haven. The lower level also offers a Work room, wine cellar, full bathroom, and laundry room. The rear doors open to a basketball court and a two-car garage. The house is situated on just over a half of an acre of well-groomed gardens, a virtual bird sanctuary. Visit with neighbors in this congenial neck of the woods and explore the charming historic footpaths of Roland Park, just steps from your door. The side garden below the porch is home to beds of shade perennials. The Upper back yard is terraced ? Perfect for a fire pit or al fresco dining. Wrought iron gate and stone steps lead to a secret lower level. The garden has been built on a foundation laid by renowned gardener, Kurt Bluemel. Featured in Baltimore Magazine, the unique plantings have been lovingly tended. But plot once held a swing set, and could be re-configured. The house is not bound by any neighborhood covenants and the yard is absolutely private. On right side of house is a driveway - rare in Roland Park! Owners have kept a centuries old Beech tree that currently blocks access to two-car garage but the potential is there. Previous owners completely refurbished the house, blowing insulation into the walls, updating electrical, storming all the windows, and more. Open Wednesday September 23rd 1-3pm
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Listing information last updated on October 19th, 2020 at 7:31pm EDT.