Off Market $499,999 - Historic Homes, Homes & Townhomes
“My neighbors and I all call it ‘The Hill’,” says longtime owner Gerry Mesard of the storybook hillside which has been the site of her much-adored cottage home.
“Almost 20 years ago, I moved back to Maryland from Florida. While I was searching for a home, my sister and I were having lunch in Ellicott City. We used to love to come here when we were in college in the 70s and I was thrilled to find that the unique character of the old town remained, even though the rest of the region had changed so much.”
“After lunch, we took a ride up the beautiful Oella Avenue. I had never heard of Oella – so close to everything but tucked away; almost hidden.”
“Wow; What a surprise! The winding road followed the River, the old Mill homes were adorable. The trees were magical. The road kept rising and rising…”
“Finally, we entered a little neighborhood cul-de-sac and all the way up there was this road called Pleasant Hill. At the highest point, there were four little cottages and one had a “for sale” posted!”
“This has been my home ever since. It has been pure bliss. My neighbors have become true friends and we love the wildlife that shares this quiet hilltop home.”
“The previous homeowners cherished this unique, historical house and I carried on the legacy of preserving it’s original character while keeping it up to date to accommodate me and my growing family.
“I have set up garden beds for perennials and annuals and I’ve planted Red Bud trees and Sugar Maples.”
“This home has also nurtured my love for the wider community. I walk into the Old Town often and I have come to know the merchants.”
“There is always something to do, things to find and history to hear.”
“I absolutely love it here!”
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605 Pleasant Hill Road, Ellicott City MD
Kimberly Kepnes of Monument Sotheby’s International Realty