Constant change brings comfort Pasadena couple's house has been work in progress

Dream Home

March 09, 1997|By Jill L. Kubatko | Jill L. Kubatko,CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Bill and Terry Timme's house in the Boulevard Park community in Pasadena has been a work in progress for about 10 years.

Their projects have ranged from adding a fourth bedroom, to finishing most of the lower level of the contemporary split-level home, to landscaping and building a garage and swimming pool on the three-quarter acre lot.

The couple's home sits atop a sloping lot in a quiet neighborhood off Mountain Road in Anne Arundel County.

The Timme's first endeavor was a garage and deck in 1987. The garage is now home to Mr. Timme's late-model racing car, which he uses to compete in races at Budd's Creek in Potomac and other tracks in Virginia and Delaware.

In 1991, they added a 15-by-30 foot master bedroom, with a 16-foot vaulted ceiling, skylights, ceiling fans and a new bathroom featuring a free-standing shower and Jacuzzi tub with built-in headrests.

They fenced in the back yard in 1993 and had an in-ground, 18-by-36-foot heated swimming pool built.

"We had to fight the county to have the pool built, because it's a well and septic community." said Bill Timme, 36, who did most of the home's interior remodeling.

The home's exterior features tan-colored angled siding with seven floor-to-ceiling rectangular windows around the front of the house and sun room.

Large wooden timbers line the driveway and also are used in landscaping around flowering azalea bushes and evergreens. Last year, they added a built-in lawn sprinkler system.

The home sold for $87,500 in 1985 and the Timme's estimate they have spent around $60,000 updating and renovating the 2,500-square-foot home.

"We constantly get Realtors asking if we want to sell," said Mr. Timme, who is vice president of the family-owned Overflo Public Warehouse in Baltimore.

The Timme family includes two children, Kyle, 9 and Kaitlyn, 6, two cats, Stripes and Rascal, and a dog, Bolongo.

"We're really happy here. It's quiet and all the streets are dead ends," said Mrs. Timme, 36. "Everything is here, preschool, elementary school and church, all off Mountain Road."

The home's cozy country motif features her handiwork. She stenciled delicate flower borders around the living room and in the master bath. She made all the curtains except for Kaitlyn's bedroom and their bedroom. She also volunteers at Bodkin Elementary School four days a week and bakes and decorates cakes for family and friends.

The living room has a blue plaid sofa and a wall full of family photos.

Sturdy oak furniture can be found in the dining room, living room and master bedroom.

A corner hutch in the dining room holds a collection of Little Cheesers -- small porcelain mice -- and Snow Bunnies.

One bedroom/turned office has sponge-painted walls in greens and blues echoing colors in the wallpaper border that has mauve roses with green and country blue colors.

Pub Date: 3/09/97

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