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By Pat Brodowski and Pat Brodowski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 4, 2002
DREAM HOME details planned with builder Pam Sites can include stained-glass windows, skylights, greenhouses, curved staircases and a kitchen island with shelves for cookbooks. Whatever you desire, Sites will build. There's one hitch. Sites designs for a world where people would be 5 or 6 inches tall. She creates dollhouses as if they were real homes, but scaled so each inch represents a foot. She makes tiny two-by-fours and roof trusses, wires 12-volt electrical outlets behind wallboards of acid-free mat board, installs stone fireplaces and ceiling fans.
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By Christianna McCausland and For The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
When Ward Westrick retired from commercial real estate development, he and wife Ginny were happy to sell their home in McLean and leave the density of Northern Virginia behind to settle on the Chesapeake Bay's calmer shores. While Ward may have made a living in development, he and Ginny did not want to build a home. However, after looking at as many as 50 houses from Gibson Island to Mayo and finding nothing but disappointment, they snapped up a 2.25 acre parcel on the South River in Annapolis (before it was even listed)
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | July 8, 1996
Carroll could be in line for its first upscale "Dream Homes" project.The Home Builders Association of Maryland, which wants to build its showcase 1997 development in a golf course subdivision near Finksburg, is recruiting builders and checking the procedure for getting the county planning commission to clear the proposal.The 50 houses planned in the final two sections of the River Downs subdivision will add students at West Middle School in Westminster, projected to be at 105 percent of capacity in September.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2014
When buying a home, it can be difficult to find a property that meets all of a family's needs and desires. The Weiss family found one in Annapolis that fits like a glove and has lived happily there since 2007. Their brick contemporary rancher, built in 1973, sits on the banks of Lake Ogleton, which opens out to the Chesapeake Bay. The home is defined by its unique interior under a cathedral ceiling and the massive, angular-framed front window with a floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace in the center.
BUSINESS
By Daniel Barkin and Daniel Barkin,Sun Staff Writer | September 3, 1995
For those of us who don't have his-and-her walk-in closets; octagonal bathrooms with whirlpools to soak in; wet bars in our sprawling master suites; state-of-the-art sound systems hidden behind our walls; high-ceilinged, ceramic-tiled foyers or mega-TV media centers . . .For those of us whose ceilings run more to flat vanilla Sheetrock than ornate coffered or vaulted; whose cellars are junked with the accumulated stuff of our lives, not good wines in...
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By LORRAINE MIRABELLA and LORRAINE MIRABELLA,SUN STAFF | October 8, 1995
Despite a disappointing turnout for the annual Dream Homes event last month, builders say the show will go on next year.The Home Builders Association of Maryland, co-sponsor of the new-homes extravaganza that debuted in 1994, has found a site in Howard County where up to 10 builders could construct showcase homes displaying innovative designs and products, as well as cutting-edge technology."
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By ELISE ARMACOST | September 17, 1995
The Dream Homes have come to Odenton, which says something about what's happening to this western Anne Arundel County town.Odenton has always been a community of tangibles and unretouched reality, not the stuff of dreams.Army tanks, camouflage, railroads -- that's the Odenton we've known. Modest homes. A gritty commercial strip. A place where middle-class people work and raise families and take baths in ordinary tubs.Ordinary tubs don't exist in the Dream Homes.The Dream Homes are part of Piney Orchard, the huge planned && unit development which is part of the new Odenton, which is supposed to connect with the old Odenton one of these days.
BUSINESS
February 4, 1996
Housing, planning officials to speak at symposiumState housing and planning officials are scheduled to be some of the speakers at a symposium Feb. 14 on planning and growth management in Maryland.The 9 a.m.-to-noon event is sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Maryland, and meets the new Maryland Real Estate Commission continuing education requirement for a three-hour course on legislative issues. The fee is $40 per person, which includes parking at the Biddle Street garage. The registration deadline is Friday.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Sun Staff Writer | June 5, 1994
In 14 years, Bruce Scherr had just about built it all, from sprawling homes in the suburbs to affordable, $72,000 townhouses in the city. Then he met the ultimate challenge.As an officer in the Home Builders Association of Maryland, the president of Scherr Homes had worked on planning a "Dream Homes" exposition three years ago. As the economy began improving, the group finally found a central site that could support $500,000-plus homes and a developer -- Greenebaum & Rose Associates -- who could work with multiple builders.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Sun Staff Writer | April 30, 1995
When Baltimore builders launched their first Dream Homes exposition last year, they spared no expense on nine showcase mansions.Priced up to a half-million dollars, as large as 7,000 square feet, the homes in a new subdivision in Baltimore County had every imaginable luxury: skylight cupolas and hand-painted solaria, third-floor balconies and marble foyers, billiard rooms, wraparound porches, even fireplaces in every room.Most of the 55,000 visitors to the Home Builders Association of Maryland event last summer could merely gawk -- and dream.
FEATURES
By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | January 3, 2014
It began as a casual search for a vacation home on the water. Sue and Tom Graham's main residence was in Jacksonville in Baltimore County. Each had a demanding job, and they grew weary of spending long hours in a car driving to and from the beach on summer weekends. They soon learned however, that waterfront property in Anne Arundel County, as well as in many areas of Baltimore County, was well out of their budgeted price range. "We looked at cabins and dumps, lots and shacks that sold for $400,000," said Sue Graham, 54, a clinical nurse specialist for medical-supply company Cook Medical.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Evan Siple | August 27, 2013
Oh, RumChata. For the longest time I wondered what proper application you'd find in this boozy world that could somehow extend your purpose beyond just a pour n' serve shot or an addition to coffee for Sunday Funday. Well fortunately for all of us, thanks to Home Slyce, RumChata has become a team player and participated in a collaborative effort to form a sweetened drink so sumptuous that it may rival the boozy milkshakes found at some of Baltimore's high-end burger restaurants - Abbey Burger, you're on notice.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2013
When hearth and home - together with a growing family and an onsite family business - are at the center of day-to-day living, a small and dated one-story farmhouse in Ellicott City begins to burst at the seams. To keep their extended family under one roof while preserving the one-bathroom house built in 1954, the Harbin and Taylor families found the only solution was to build additions. "My mom and uncle were raised on the original farm down the road," Kim Harbin Taylor said. "That house was on 18 acres, and they farmed an additional 44, raising sweet corn and tomatoes.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2013
Robert and Miriam Stern's condominium in the Annen Woods community in Pikesville is emblematic of their many years together — interesting, colorful, tastefully artistic and comfortably eclectic in style. This latest chapter in their story finds the retirees and longtime empty-nesters choosing to downsize and simplify their lives while keeping close the treasures they have collected and the memories attached to them. "We bought this end unit in the front of the building in June 2012," said Miriam Stern, a 71-year-old former medical secretary.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2013
For artist Susan Yonkers, a Maryland Institute College of Art graduate and gardening enthusiast, and her craftsman husband, Bill, a large outdoor canvas was a prerequisite. So the couple found a single-family, ranch-style home on 2 acres in a relatively secluded spot off Mays Chapel Road in Baltimore County. "It's an oasis; a home for all seasons," said Susan Yonkers, 64, seated at her sunroom table and gazing out through wide windows into her backyard as birds gathered at one of her feeders and hopped on the granite stones of the landscaping.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2012
A pair of side-by-side brick townhouses might be two of the most lovingly restored homes in the historic neighborhood of Federal Hill. They sit off a wide, brick-lined street. Separated on the ground level by a sally port (a narrow, open passage way), each has a door painted soft gold, each features third-floor garrets and each has windows cloaked in black shutters. These are the homes of Dr. John Hawkins, a dentist who practices in Federalsburg, a small town on Maryland's Eastern Shore, where he lives in another home during the week.
NEWS
January 30, 1996
WHEN THE Homebuilders Association of Maryland showcased six expensive residences in its six-week-long Dream Homes show last fall, an estimated 30,000 curious folks ventured out to see them in the Piney Orchard development of Odenton. The dream apparently caught on: The county has issued permits for 264 new condominiums and townhouses, with price tags around $115,000.Add to these the additional sections of townhouses to be constructed by the Dream Homes' builders and the conclusion is inescapable that Piney Orchard sales are strong.
EXPLORE
August 15, 2011
Korey Homes, of Forest Hill, is celebrating 10 years in business this year. The business was founded in 2001 by father and son, Ken and Korey Smith. "We are humbled to be able to provide so many families with their dream homes and we look forward to many more years of building communities," Korey Smith, president of Korey Homes, said in a news release. Korey Homes is a Maryland-based company whose staff has decades of experience providing custom home building, home additions, outdoor patios, outdoor decks, sun rooms, garage building, home renovations, and home remodeling services to people in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Cecil County, and Harford County, as well as York County and Southern Pennsylvania.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | November 8, 2012
Brandon Hamschin grew up next door to a dairy farm in rural western Pennsylvania. So when this 31-year old engineer headed south to work in an applied physics lab in Laurel, Md., he knew a complete change was due and willingly opted for city-life. "I was fairly homeless before I moved here," he recalled. The applied physics lab put me up. " His search for houses online paid off when he found a small, two-story row house with basement and rooftop deck on a quiet street in the east Baltimore neighborhood of Canton.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | November 4, 2012
Most people will say that no matter how big the home, or how many levels and rooms inside, family and guests always seem to gather in the kitchen. Amy Askew, who has lived with her husband and children in their very large, Craftsman-style version of a Dutch Colonial in Roland Park, certainly agrees. "This is where everything happens - where we prepare the food, where we eat almost all of our meals and where we have the really important conversations," she said, sitting at the 8-foot-long by 3-foot-deep kitchen table with an old barn door for a top. "I can see out the back deck and see the tree line, and the dogs are always at our feet.
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