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By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,Sun Staff Writer | January 21, 1995
The governor's brick Georgian revival mansion in Annapolis offers 38 rooms, 12 bathrooms, one working fireplace, a staff of 11, convenience to houses of worship, fine restaurants, the historic waterfront and an impressive array of T-shirt shops. So how come lately nobody wants to live there?Harry and Patricia Hughes, who moved out in 1987, were the last full-time occupants and the only married couple to live there for two full terms since the Tawes administration ended in 1967. What a strange history the house has had -- domestic scandal, political scandal, several interior decorating changes and the appearance of a lawn fountain done in a style that might best be described as Chesapeake Rococo.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | March 28, 2014
Stephanie and Jake Martin didn't have to wait long to sell their rowhouse in Baltimore's Canton neighborhood - they had a contract in three days. But buying a new place proved a bit more difficult. The Martins searched for months around Homeland in Baltimore and in Stoneleigh near Towson, but there wasn't much to see. One property that caught their eye ended up with something like a dozen offers. The couple ultimately snapped up a house in Homeland the day before it was listed for sale - thanks to a tip from friends across the street.
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By Lynn Williams | November 18, 1990
Every great house should have a name. Something that reflects its history or family heritage (Mount Clare, Tara, the Spite House), or something purely descriptive (Wuthering Heights, Hayfields, the White House).The Gartman house in Ruxton doesn't have a plaque with an evocative name. But the stately Georgian colonial, classically styled but newly built, does have a nickname."Our joke was that this was the Great House of Consensus," says Stephanie Gartman with a laugh. "I was positive my husband and I would never agree on anything in terms of designs, or be able to actually conceive and execute a house.
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April 12, 2007
?It?s a great house. I love that house. I?d rather not sell the house, but my wife?s in charge of these things, not me.? Gov. Martin O?Malley on putting his Northeast Baltimore house on the market Article, PG 1B Up Next Sunday A Grander Canyon Hey, Sin City - top this. The Hualapai Nation hopes to lure Las Vegas gamblers to Grand Canyon West. Great views, helicopter rides and did we mention the skywalk? in TRAVEL Wear your own DNA It can decide a murder trial or a paternity case, but DNA also can inspire art and jewelry.
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December 15, 1998
Be a 4Kids DetectiveVisit these Web sites to find the answers, then go to http://www.4Kids.org/detectives/How many years have dinosaurs been extinct?(Go tohttp:// dinosaurs.eb.com/ for the answer.)What does the word "renaissance" mean in French?What type of structure was an Anasazi "great house" ?The Spirit of FlorenceThe Renaissance remains one of the most memorable eras of European history. Meet the explorers, philosophers and architects who brought Europe out of the Middle Ages and into an age of intellectual freedom and adventure.
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April 12, 2007
?It?s a great house. I love that house. I?d rather not sell the house, but my wife?s in charge of these things, not me.? Gov. Martin O?Malley on putting his Northeast Baltimore house on the market Article, PG 1B Up Next Sunday A Grander Canyon Hey, Sin City - top this. The Hualapai Nation hopes to lure Las Vegas gamblers to Grand Canyon West. Great views, helicopter rides and did we mention the skywalk? in TRAVEL Wear your own DNA It can decide a murder trial or a paternity case, but DNA also can inspire art and jewelry.
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By James Auer and James Auer,MILWAUKEE SENTINEL JOURNAL | December 29, 2002
SPRING GREEN, Wis. -- The great house known as Taliesin floats above the Iowa County countryside like a Prairie-style dream palace. Viewed from the highway below, Taliesin, the home, school and testament of architectural giant Frank Lloyd Wright, is a shimmering vision of gently sloping roofs and neatly arrayed windows, fanciful chimneys and winding walkways, integrated into a soaring, tree-dappled hill. In the view of some historians, Taliesin, begun in 1911, is the crowning achievement of Wright's Prairie period.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | March 28, 2014
Stephanie and Jake Martin didn't have to wait long to sell their rowhouse in Baltimore's Canton neighborhood - they had a contract in three days. But buying a new place proved a bit more difficult. The Martins searched for months around Homeland in Baltimore and in Stoneleigh near Towson, but there wasn't much to see. One property that caught their eye ended up with something like a dozen offers. The couple ultimately snapped up a house in Homeland the day before it was listed for sale - thanks to a tip from friends across the street.
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By Jamie Smith and Jamie Smith,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 26, 1997
Jessica and Dave Burns fell in love with a quaint green and white bungalow in Overlea, so they bought it, then proceeded to tear it apart.Over the five years they have lived there, almost every room has been renovated: walls have been torn out, doors moved and carpets pulled up in favor of a decor popular when the early-20th-century house was built.And the couple did almost all of it themselves."Dave didn't believe in hiring someone to do anything you can do yourself," said Jessica Burns, 33, who works at Fort Meade as an analyst for the Defense Department.
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By Sara K. Clarke and Sara K. Clarke,SUN STAFF | August 8, 2004
Long ago, Waverly was a peaceful country neighborhood two miles from the city, the perfect haven for city dwellers hoping to escape the summer haze. Now a mix of rowhouses, farmhouses and old Victorians, Waverly has been swallowed into Baltimore. History abounds in the community, but residents have an eye for the future. A senior housing center, a community playground and a YMCA are taking over the old Memorial Stadium site, and a Giant Food store opened on 33rd Street last month. "It's a neighborhood that's been depressed for years, but there's some great housing stock," said Brian Hannon, a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Roland Park.
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By Sara K. Clarke and Sara K. Clarke,SUN STAFF | August 8, 2004
Long ago, Waverly was a peaceful country neighborhood two miles from the city, the perfect haven for city dwellers hoping to escape the summer haze. Now a mix of rowhouses, farmhouses and old Victorians, Waverly has been swallowed into Baltimore. History abounds in the community, but residents have an eye for the future. A senior housing center, a community playground and a YMCA are taking over the old Memorial Stadium site, and a Giant Food store opened on 33rd Street last month. "It's a neighborhood that's been depressed for years, but there's some great housing stock," said Brian Hannon, a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Roland Park.
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By James Auer and James Auer,MILWAUKEE SENTINEL JOURNAL | December 29, 2002
SPRING GREEN, Wis. -- The great house known as Taliesin floats above the Iowa County countryside like a Prairie-style dream palace. Viewed from the highway below, Taliesin, the home, school and testament of architectural giant Frank Lloyd Wright, is a shimmering vision of gently sloping roofs and neatly arrayed windows, fanciful chimneys and winding walkways, integrated into a soaring, tree-dappled hill. In the view of some historians, Taliesin, begun in 1911, is the crowning achievement of Wright's Prairie period.
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December 15, 1998
Be a 4Kids DetectiveVisit these Web sites to find the answers, then go to http://www.4Kids.org/detectives/How many years have dinosaurs been extinct?(Go tohttp:// dinosaurs.eb.com/ for the answer.)What does the word "renaissance" mean in French?What type of structure was an Anasazi "great house" ?The Spirit of FlorenceThe Renaissance remains one of the most memorable eras of European history. Meet the explorers, philosophers and architects who brought Europe out of the Middle Ages and into an age of intellectual freedom and adventure.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | September 13, 1998
Cliffholme, the 14,000-square-foot Green Spring Valley estate on 9 1/2 verdant acres scheduled to be auctioned Thursday, has been described by architects and historians as one of Baltimore's great houses.The three-story house, capped by three large chimneys, sits atop a ridge with a spectacular view of the valley floor and environs. The home, with nine bedrooms, seven bathrooms and seven fireplaces, looks as though it could be a setting for a Jane Austen novel or a "Masterpiece Theater" production.
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By Jamie Smith and Jamie Smith,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 26, 1997
Jessica and Dave Burns fell in love with a quaint green and white bungalow in Overlea, so they bought it, then proceeded to tear it apart.Over the five years they have lived there, almost every room has been renovated: walls have been torn out, doors moved and carpets pulled up in favor of a decor popular when the early-20th-century house was built.And the couple did almost all of it themselves."Dave didn't believe in hiring someone to do anything you can do yourself," said Jessica Burns, 33, who works at Fort Meade as an analyst for the Defense Department.
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By Thomas W. Waldron and Thomas W. Waldron,SUN STAFF | March 22, 1996
Ending months of contentious debate over the cost of returning professional football to Maryland, the House of Delegates voted yesterday to approve state funding for stadiums in Baltimore and Prince George's County.House passage of the state's $14.5 billion budget, which included $270 million in stadium spending, guaranteed legislative approval of the projects and hands a major victory to Gov. Parris N. Glendening, who had made them his top priority for the General Assembly session."Responsible members of the House ignored the political rhetoric which has characterized much of the debate on this issue and voted their conscience based on what is good for the entire state," Mr. Glendening said.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | September 13, 1998
Cliffholme, the 14,000-square-foot Green Spring Valley estate on 9 1/2 verdant acres scheduled to be auctioned Thursday, has been described by architects and historians as one of Baltimore's great houses.The three-story house, capped by three large chimneys, sits atop a ridge with a spectacular view of the valley floor and environs. The home, with nine bedrooms, seven bathrooms and seven fireplaces, looks as though it could be a setting for a Jane Austen novel or a "Masterpiece Theater" production.
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By Thomas W. Waldron and Thomas W. Waldron,SUN STAFF | March 22, 1996
Ending months of contentious debate over the cost of returning professional football to Maryland, the House of Delegates voted yesterday to approve state funding for stadiums in Baltimore and Prince George's County.House passage of the state's $14.5 billion budget, which included $270 million in stadium spending, guaranteed legislative approval of the projects and hands a major victory to Gov. Parris N. Glendening, who had made them his top priority for the General Assembly session."Responsible members of the House ignored the political rhetoric which has characterized much of the debate on this issue and voted their conscience based on what is good for the entire state," Mr. Glendening said.
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By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,Sun Staff Writer | January 21, 1995
The governor's brick Georgian revival mansion in Annapolis offers 38 rooms, 12 bathrooms, one working fireplace, a staff of 11, convenience to houses of worship, fine restaurants, the historic waterfront and an impressive array of T-shirt shops. So how come lately nobody wants to live there?Harry and Patricia Hughes, who moved out in 1987, were the last full-time occupants and the only married couple to live there for two full terms since the Tawes administration ended in 1967. What a strange history the house has had -- domestic scandal, political scandal, several interior decorating changes and the appearance of a lawn fountain done in a style that might best be described as Chesapeake Rococo.
FEATURES
By Lynn Williams | November 18, 1990
Every great house should have a name. Something that reflects its history or family heritage (Mount Clare, Tara, the Spite House), or something purely descriptive (Wuthering Heights, Hayfields, the White House).The Gartman house in Ruxton doesn't have a plaque with an evocative name. But the stately Georgian colonial, classically styled but newly built, does have a nickname."Our joke was that this was the Great House of Consensus," says Stephanie Gartman with a laugh. "I was positive my husband and I would never agree on anything in terms of designs, or be able to actually conceive and execute a house.
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