Sold $415,000 - Historic Homes, Homes & Townhomes
The pride of ownership whispers in each and every inch and room of this stately, single-owner, Catonsville Colonial and shouts out in its manicured front and rear courtyard landscape framed with tall trees, patio gardens and detached one-car garage!
Constructed with reclaimed bricks from the destruction of the surgical building at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore in 1950, original creators, Muggs and Eleanor Taylor, carefully and painstakingly began their life-long home plans project by cleaning, sorting and collecting the perfect eight corner blocks around which to frame their dreams.
From the charming covered porch entry, through to an intelligently improved rear family room addition, the care and attention would be matched by few. A spacious family living and gathering room would be devised to greet entry and introduce a handsome home with hardwood flooring, wood-paneled walls and a brick-hearth, wood-burning stone fireplace. Formal dining would be highlighted at the sight of thoughtful built-in china cabinetry framed around a pretty picture window with bench seating.
With the table all set and guests milling about, meals would easily be prepared and delivered from and in an efficient country kitchen with cherry-wood cabinetry and up-to-date appliances and would, one day, bridge the front formal gathering spaces to and with a winning rear family room addition with enclosed sun porch!
Guests would retire to one of three, second level, bedrooms including a darling master bedroom with hardwood flooring, adorable bench seating with built-in, double-door closets, and a private master bathroom with tiled flooring, cherry-wood vanity and tub/shower surround.
Each guest room would feature hardwood flooring and provide a unique view of the charming front garden and community street-scape or the lush rear lawn, retaining wall and private patio areas.
How fun and delightful to add a hidden, fixed stair, attic access for easy storage or, perhaps, a future finished den, office or play room. Who knows what lies ahead!
A workshop and utility room is needed and so those would be best placed in a full basement with concrete flooring. Added cabinetry would be good for Eleanor and a workbench just right for Muggs.
A garage might be good for the vehicle and, with dreams of the perfect lawn, storage for gardening needs.
Attention to every detail and all needs planned to be met, Muggs and Eleanor set about to complete what just might meet your perfect match!