October 4, 2013
Be part of the grand reopening of the Montpelier Mansion Historic Site Sunday, Oct. 6, from noon to 4 p.m. at 9650 Muirkirk Road. Following extensive renovation at the site, visitors can enjoy tours with a member of the restoration team, answering questions and showing some of the archaeological findings, with light refreshments, hands-on activities for kids and a slide show about the restoration work. For information, call 301-377-7817.
Jacques Kelly | July 12, 2013
A thorough housecleaning of Clifton Mansion has revealed the potential inside this Northeast Baltimore treasure, marking the beginning of a long-overdue, $7 million restoration. Even now, in its early state, you could charge admission. I toured the place, the centerpiece of a city park, I had visited on numerous previous occasions and felt as if I had stepped inside for the first time. I experienced Clifton's grandeur, observed an emerging architectural pedigree and realized its potential.
By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2013
The 1892 Beaux Arts mansion that once served as the summer home of the Abell family, founders of The Baltimore Sun, is on the market for $3.89 million. Located on 1.5 acres in a gated community off North Charles Street, the 15,000-square-foot home is being offered by Chris Dahdah of Hill & Co. Realtors in the Village of Cross Keys. The current owner purchased the house in 2006 and spent two years renovating it. "What's remarkable about this house is that you'd think something this large would be cavernous and cold with huge open spaces, [but]
April 23, 2013
They came. They sniffed. They smiled. They sipped. They left - still smiling. That pretty much describes the behavior of guests at last weekend's Spring Has Sprung Tea and Garden Tour at Gramercy Mansion in Stevenson. The nearly 50 participants were split into two groups and each alternately toured the Tudor-style mansion circa 1902 and its gardens at 1400 Greenspring Valley Road. In between their tours, they all sat down together for high tea, which included, along with the tea, served on fine china, four courses of scones with Devon cream, hors d'oeuvres, finger sandwiches, truffles and petite fours.
By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2013
Ray Lewis has quit football and apparently he's leaving his Florida mansion behind too. The Ravens star has put his West Palm Beach property on the market, asking $5 million for the luxury estate. The home, along the prestigious Ocean Drive, boasts seven bedrooms and more than 6,700 square feet to spread out and squirrel dance. Built in 2001, there are also nine bathrooms, a five-car garage, a pool and an elevator. It's a pink Mediterranean, surrounded by lush tropical landscaping.
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.
By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2013
Faced with the challenge of keeping a historic mansion warm for elderly residents while reining in costs, the nonprofit organization that operates the 18th-century Chase-Lloyd House in Annapolis is turning to 21st-century techniques to save the day. Chase Home Inc., an organization that runs the historic building as both housing for elderly women and a tourist attraction, recently contracted for an energy audit to determine if technology can help...
By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2013
An old Victorian home, built of granite and dating to 1896, sits on the corner of two wide, tree-lined streets in Havre de Grace, welcoming visitors from near and far. Carol Nemeth, has been running her "Victorian Lady" as a full-time bed-and-breakfast since 1994, seven years after she and her then-husband, Jim, purchased it in 1987. The intention was never to turn it into a B&B, but rather to take a neglected property and bring it back to its original condition. The Nemeths had restored one home in town, but they wanted to try their hands at a larger place.
Editorial from The Aegis | January 29, 2013
At any given time, it's fair to say there are at least a few properties on the market in Harford County that could be described as historic, if the definition of historic simply means old. One such property was brought to the attention of the Bel Air Board of Town Commissioners last week when a representative of its owner approached the commissioners about the possibility of the town buying the mansion. The house in question, owned by Judith Graybeal Eagle, is on 2.85 acres near the entrance to the Liriodendron Mansion, a noteworthy property owned by Harford County and operated as part of the county parks system.
By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | November 29, 2012
What's new at Antrim 1844? Not much, really. If it wasn't your thing then, it still won't be now. But If you enjoyed coming up to Taneytown for your 30th anniversary dinner at the Smokehouse Restaurant, you won't regret the drive up to northwest Carroll County for your 40th. For one thing, the fixed price for six-course meal is $68.50, which is only $8 more than it was in 2002. The dining rooms, set on a lower level of the 1844 mansion, are as you remember them, formally set with pretty china and glassware, but cool and comfortable.
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