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By William Thompson and William Thompson,Staff Writer | December 19, 1993
Easton -- Even if writers of real estate ads were prohibited by law from excessive use of superlatives, no court would convict them for emptying the thesaurus on McGill Creek Farm and Penderyn, the two priciest properties on Maryland's home market.Both are located bayside on the Eastern Shore, where sprawling estates surrounded by farmland are still common, despite pressure from cookie-cutter development.While the centerpiece of each waterfront property is a red-brick mansion designed to conform with the Shore's Colonial-era structures, neither is more than 4 years old.The real estate agents' code phrase "upper brackets" barely defines the high-end asking price for each home -- $16,250,000 for Penderyn and $15,235,000 for McGill Creek Farm, though it's still to be seen whether the homes will fetch anything near those figures.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2013
House hunters searching for an in-town, historic mansion in Mount Vernon, the heart of Baltimore's cultural center, need look no further than 514 Cathedral Street. The address is home to a 9,000-square-foot town house lovingly restored over the last eight years by its owner, Drew Rieger. Dating to 1847, the six-level, elegant home was once the residence of a commander of the Civil War. "It's the only house in Mount Vernon that has been restored back to its original 1840s floor plan," Rieger said.
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Yvonne Wenger | July 9, 2012
For $1.85 million, this Colonial-style house on Garrison Forest Road could have been yours. The sale by Whit Harvey with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage landed on the top 10 list for the Baltimore region in May -- No. 8, to be specific. ( Here's a Mount Vernon home that also made the list .) The Owings Mills home on eight acres was originally listed for nearly $3.5 million in 2010. It ultimately changed hands for less than its previous sale price of almost $2.7 million 11 years ago. (Fun fact: Mayo A. Shattuck III once owned the place, selling in 1995 before he became CEO of the now-subsumed Constellation Energy Group.)
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Yvonne Wenger | July 9, 2012
For $1.85 million, this Colonial-style house on Garrison Forest Road could have been yours. The sale by Whit Harvey with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage landed on the top 10 list for the Baltimore region in May -- No. 8, to be specific. ( Here's a Mount Vernon home that also made the list .) The Owings Mills home on eight acres was originally listed for nearly $3.5 million in 2010. It ultimately changed hands for less than its previous sale price of almost $2.7 million 11 years ago. (Fun fact: Mayo A. Shattuck III once owned the place, selling in 1995 before he became CEO of the now-subsumed Constellation Energy Group.)
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2013
House hunters searching for an in-town, historic mansion in Mount Vernon, the heart of Baltimore's cultural center, need look no further than 514 Cathedral Street. The address is home to a 9,000-square-foot town house lovingly restored over the last eight years by its owner, Drew Rieger. Dating to 1847, the six-level, elegant home was once the residence of a commander of the Civil War. "It's the only house in Mount Vernon that has been restored back to its original 1840s floor plan," Rieger said.
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By Karol V. Menzie and Karol V. Menzie,Sun Staff Writer | June 11, 1994
The future of home building has come to Baltimore County, and it's in love with the past.From billiard rooms to back stairs, from Colonial styling to classic French chateau, from wrap-around porches to fireplaces in every room, the houses in the Home Builders Association of Maryland's Dream Homes '94 exposition pay constant homage to the pleasures of days gone by.Which is not to say the future isn't present in this nine-house development in a beautiful, pastoral...
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By dave rosenthal and nancy Johnston and dave rosenthal and nancy Johnston,dave.rosenthal@baltsun.com and nancy.johnston@baltsun.com | September 21, 2008
This is a big week for local book lovers. On Friday, the Baltimore Book Festival starts a three-day run along the 600 block of North Charles Street. You'll find authors who thrill (Walter Mosley and Omar Tyree) and challenge (Dr. Cornel West and Naomi Wolf). And you'll find award-winners in every genre. On one of the panels, Nancy and I will discuss "The Changing Landscape of Book Reviews," and the recent cutbacks by many U.S. newspapers. At the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Hartford Courant, book editors left and were not replaced.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2013
History buffs and connoisseurs of properties older than 100 years should rightly assume a house has a past when its latest addition bears the cornerstone "1835. " "The main part of the house is the addition, and I want you to know we use that word loosely," said Michael Yerman of Prudential Homesale about this unusual offering at 2 Garrison Farms Court in the Pikesville subdivision of Fort Garrison. The original house was built as caretaker and officers' quarters for soldiers assigned to Fort Garrison and dates to 1695.
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October 17, 2004
Workshop planned on buying, fixing Baltimore properties The Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors will sponsor a free workshop this week on buying and rehabbing properties in Baltimore. The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the group's Lutherville offices, 1306 Bellona Ave. Pre-registration is recommended. To register, call 410-337-7200. Consumers should question prospective agents A recent Florida case is a reminder of why it pays to ask a few questions of a prospective real estate agent.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For the Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2014
Three nautical miles from downtown Annapolis but seeming worlds away is the private peninsula where Mill and Burley creeks meet the Chesapeake Bay - and where 2077 Maidstone Farm Road, a nine-acre estate with 2,000 feet of waterfront, awaits its new owner. A Tudor-style home built of stucco in 1916 harks back to an era of elegant living. Touches of period craftsmanship outside and inside were provided by Italian artisans commissioned by the home's owner and builder, James Bowdoin, great-grandson of the founder of Bowdoin College in Maine.
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By Karol V. Menzie and Karol V. Menzie,Sun Staff Writer | June 11, 1994
The future of home building has come to Baltimore County, and it's in love with the past.From billiard rooms to back stairs, from Colonial styling to classic French chateau, from wrap-around porches to fireplaces in every room, the houses in the Home Builders Association of Maryland's Dream Homes '94 exposition pay constant homage to the pleasures of days gone by.Which is not to say the future isn't present in this nine-house development in a beautiful, pastoral...
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By William Thompson and William Thompson,Staff Writer | December 19, 1993
Easton -- Even if writers of real estate ads were prohibited by law from excessive use of superlatives, no court would convict them for emptying the thesaurus on McGill Creek Farm and Penderyn, the two priciest properties on Maryland's home market.Both are located bayside on the Eastern Shore, where sprawling estates surrounded by farmland are still common, despite pressure from cookie-cutter development.While the centerpiece of each waterfront property is a red-brick mansion designed to conform with the Shore's Colonial-era structures, neither is more than 4 years old.The real estate agents' code phrase "upper brackets" barely defines the high-end asking price for each home -- $16,250,000 for Penderyn and $15,235,000 for McGill Creek Farm, though it's still to be seen whether the homes will fetch anything near those figures.
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December 3, 1996
IT IS AN elegant but slightly seedy Victorian mansion containing nine rooms, including the parlor, the library, the ballroom, the study and the billiard room. Guests for the evening include Colonel Mustard, Miss Scarlet, Mrs. Peacock, Mrs. White and Mr. Green. A murder has been committed by one of them using a knife, a revolver, a rope, a candlestick or five other available weapons.Your job is to figure out whodunit.That's the essence of Clue, one of the most popular board games ever. Soon the maker of the detective mystery will celebrate the sale of the 150 millionth copy of Clue, or Cluedo as it is known in Britain, where it all began nearly a half-century ago.But a funny thing happened on the way to the celebration: The manufacturer lost track of the inventor.
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By LISA WISEMAN | December 27, 1992
People always return to Blue Ridge Summit. They come at first because they need to leave the civilized world for a day or two. They return because they find something special here.The town sits 2,000 feet above sea level and straddles the Maryland/Pennsylvania line at Frederick and Washington counties. Once you're in town, follow the winding Buena Vista Road to the top of the mountain and you'll find only a few homes, a small chapel, a winding stone wall, an open field and some of the most breathtaking scenery you've spied in some time.
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