High ceilings in Roland Park

Desirable Spaces

December 02, 2007|By Andrea F. Siegel | Andrea F. Siegel,Sun reporter

Traditional and understated outside, this Roland Park home is distinguished by its unexpected interior.

The ceilings soar to show a grand foyer with a slate floor and a wood plank ceiling.

Sunlight permeates the home's three levels with large skylights, picture windows, interior windows and French doors. All take advantage of the dappled shade of tall trees and terraced patios.

An unusual spark is a loft library, a cozy nook that's in contrast to the expansive beamed living room.

The owners, Laura Burrows and A. Michael Jackson, are selling because "it's time to move on," Burrows said, noting that she wants to downsize.

The vaulted ceilings have been her favorite part of the home for more than a decade. "When you get inside, it's a surprise," she said.

Off the main hallway and a few steps down is a climate-controlled wine room. To keep beverages closer at hand, the kitchen has a wine cooler built into the granite-topped island.

The eat-in kitchen's bow window and window-bench are mirrored on the other side of the utility area in a mudroom.

A master bedroom suite offers his-and-hers spaces, with two sinks, two outfitted walk-in closets, a sitting room and office.

The laundry room is also upstairs, as is an office with built-in laminate desktop and shelving.

The home's four wood-burning fireplaces lend warmth to the living room, family room, master bedroom and the lower level.

About the house --Built in 1988, the cedar-sided home has since been expanded.

High arches separate the main floor's rooms, an architectural element echoed by semicircular windows. Other features include pocket doors, and storage closets with shelving and cubbies.

There is a backyard pool, with tall hedges for privacy. A screened porch offers places to relax.

Address --1016 St. Georges Road, Baltimore, 21210

Asking price --$1,895,000

Taxes --$22,762.08

Size --The house is about 5,000 square feet and sits on a lot that is just over a half-acre.

Features --The kitchen features a six-burner, double-oven Vulcan stove, and a commercial Traulsen refrigerator-freezer. A second refrigerator-freezer is in the utility and pantry area at the edge of the kitchen.

The dining room has a built-in china cabinet. A built-in rustic-finished old-style cupboard with a prep area is in the kitchen.

Much of the lighting throughout is recessed or track.

Three zones control heating and air conditioning. Many floors are pine or oak.

A two-car garage has a textured vinyl floor and is outfitted with movable storage cabinets.

Listing agent --Karen Hubble Bisbee, Hubble Bisbee Real Estate Group of Coldwell Banker, 443-838-0438.

andrea.siegel@baltsun.com

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