Under constructionCedar Grove1. Question: When does two...

New Homes

January 28, 1996

Under construction

Cedar Grove

1. Question: When does two equal three? Answer: When you are looking at what appears to be two townhouses at Cedar Grove in Crofton.

A closer inspection of the townhomes being built by Classic Community Corporation reveals that what looks like two three-level houses is actually two two-level condominium townhomes and one one-level condominium.

Located in Crofton's "Golden Triangle," Cedar Grove has a private swim club, open recreation areas and a community association that takes care of lawn mowing, snow removal and exterior building maintenance.

Occupying the lower level under two two-story townhomes, the one-level Ashcroft has a beginning price of $104,990. Like the other homes, this condo has approximately 1,220 square feet.

The entry foyer is several steps above the rest of the unit which includes a 25-by-11-foot living/dining room, 12-by-8-foot kitchen with laundry area, a storage area, full hall bath, 10-by-10-foot second bedroom and a master suite with a 16-by-11-foot bedroom, walk-in closet and bath with a tub and separate shower.

At $112,490, the Bancroft is less expensive than the other two-story home by $500. A covered porch, foyer, 14-by-8-foot front kitchen, powder room, 18-by-17-foot living/dining room and deck occupy the first floor.

Upstairs, each of the two bedrooms has a wall of closets, a 14-by-10-foot floor area and a full bath. A linen closet and laundry area complete this level.

The Cedarlea has a deck, 15-by-9-foot rear kitchen with work island, powder room and 21-by-13-foot living/dining room. The second-floor master suite has a walk-in closet, 14-by-11-foot bedroom with cathedral ceiling and a full bath. Two other bedrooms, a linen closet and full hall bath complete this level.

The sales center is open from 11 a.m. to dusk. Take Route 3 South, turn left on Cedar Grove Road and follow signs to models.

Builder: Classic Community Corp.

Phone number: (301) 261-3235.

Developer: Classic Community Corp..

Base prices: $104,990 to $112,990.

Style: Two-level townhome condominium, one-level condominium.

Number of homes: 255.

Square-footage: 1,220.

Options: Wood-burning fireplace ($2,635 to $3,185), mantle with marble surround $570), polished brass fireplace doors ($235), ceiling fan rough-in ($100), ceiling fan ($450), alarm system ($1,100).

Condo Conversion

Gardens at Owings Mills

2. Dolben Gardens Limited Partnership is renovating the 30 three-story buildings at the Gardens at Owings Mills and converting them to 330 one-, two- and three-bedroom condominiums.

Buyers will receive new GE appliances and their choice of kitchen cabinets and carpets at the 25-year-old complex, which has gas heat and cooking.

The smallest and least expensive condo offered is the Sherwood, which has 730 square feet and a starting price of $48,900 to $53,800, depending on the floor you select.

The Brookside is an 850-square-foot unit with prices ranging from $58,900 to $65,900.

Costing from $78,900 to $82,900 for 1,030 square feet, the Hampton is the largest and most expensive unit offered at The Gardens.

The community has a swimming pool and tennis court.

The sales office is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Take I-695 to I-795 North to Exit 7A (Franklin Boulevard). At the first light, make a left on Tarragon Road and follow the signs.

Builder: Dolben Gardens Limited Partnership .

Phone number: (410) 526-2426.

Developer: Dolben Gardens Limited Partnership .

Base prices: $48,900 to $82,900.

Style: Condominium.

Number of homes: 330.

Square-footage: 730 to 1,070.

Options: New gas furnace ($800), alarm system ($250), custom-built wall units or entertainment systems ($600 to $2,500).

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