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By Rose Bennett Gilbert and Rose Bennett Gilbert,Copley News Service | November 3, 1991
Q: We want to make an apartment over our garage for my son and his wife while he's finishing medical school. Later we can rent it to other tenants, which will be a nice supplement to our retirement income. My question is about the sitting room space. It's tiny, and there's a slanted wall on one side. How can we (a) cope with that slant, (b) give such a tiny space a little grace? I have a few antiques I can contribute.A: That slant can offer you an attractive new angle, as you can see in the photo we show here of a sitting room -- also tiny -- designed by Ann Lind Bowers of Far Hills, N.J. She has used it to create an intimate nook for seating that's visually embraced by the angled ceiling on one side and balanced by an added-on bookcase on the other.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | April 23, 2014
Old World ambience meets contemporary construction in this custom-built chalet at 11918 Berans Road in Lutherville. Located on 3.38 acres, the home's steeply pitched roof, two-story tower with bay windows, arched brick entrance, windows and side porch are reminiscent of Tuscan architecture. Within a traditional layout of consisting of 7,000 square feet of living space across three levels, the marble-floored, two-story foyer welcomes guests in grand style. Adjacent to the foyer's winding staircase is a formal dining room, where a lovely arch and two openings reveal the formal living room.
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By Karol V. Menzie and Karol V. Menzie,Staff Writer | September 12, 1993
Before you consider joining the 24th annual Candlelight Walking Tour of historic properties in Chestertown on Saturday, there's something you should know: The residents of this charming small city on Maryland's Eastern Shore absolutely love the place."
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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]
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | February 4, 1996
The Dream Home feature will periodically visit the homes of notable citizens.Not too many people can say a dream house came with their job.However, for the chancellor of the University of Maryland System, living at Hidden Waters, a three-story brick mansion on 120 acres in Baltimore County, is a condition of employment.In 1988, shortly after Donald N. Langenberg took the position as chancellor, the Board of Regents decided that the chancellor should live there. The board leased the property from the University of Maryland Foundation, a private, not-for-profit that manages gifts to the university.
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By Adele Evans | December 8, 2002
Executive-home builder D.R. Horton has made its first entrance into Harford County by building its Willow Chase community in Bel Air. With 12 floor plans, which range from 3,000 square feet to the 7,000-square-foot model, the homes are designed in a classic style but can be customized to fit just about any taste. The floor plans include a rancher plan with 3,200 square feet and two-story plans with first-floor master bedroom configurations. The eventual 51 homes will be built on approximately one-acre lots, many backing the Maryland Golf and Country Club or a woods setting.
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September 16, 2001
Cone Branch Estates Forty West Builders has 16 home sites available at Cone Branch Estates in Frederick County. The model home will open Sept. 29 to coincide with the beginning of Middletown Heritage Weekend, a historical town fair. The Middletown community, situated near the historic town center, offers seven floor plans on half-acre to one-acre home sites. The homes are on public water-and-sewer systems and come with propane heat and electric cooking. Standard features include a brick front, two-car, side-load garage, gourmet kitchen and 9-foot ceilings.
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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]
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | April 23, 2014
Old World ambience meets contemporary construction in this custom-built chalet at 11918 Berans Road in Lutherville. Located on 3.38 acres, the home's steeply pitched roof, two-story tower with bay windows, arched brick entrance, windows and side porch are reminiscent of Tuscan architecture. Within a traditional layout of consisting of 7,000 square feet of living space across three levels, the marble-floored, two-story foyer welcomes guests in grand style. Adjacent to the foyer's winding staircase is a formal dining room, where a lovely arch and two openings reveal the formal living room.
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By Rose Bennett Gilbert and Rose Bennett Gilbert,Copley News Service | February 2, 1992
Q: We have a tiny living room, and I don't have a clue about decorating it. There's a large window alcove that takes up almost one whole wall. I've always heard that the sofa should face the window, but there's really no room. What do I do?A: That's a good way to begin a furniture arrangement when you don't have a fireplace as a natural focal point, but the first rule about decorating is, there are no fixed-in-amber rules.ZTC Each room is different; each requires a custom solution.As to yours, the solution might come straight from New York interior designer T. Keller Donovan, who faced much the same quandary in the small sitting room we show here.
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By Kevin Cowherd, The Baltimore Sun | June 15, 2012
[This is the first in a series of stories getting to know a variety of local athletes and coaches away from the game.] This is how seriousJ.J. Hardyis about the game: the first thing you see when you walk into his Chandler, Ariz., home is a gleaming pingpong table. "It's a room most people would use as a sitting room," the Orioles shortstop says. "Put some nice furniture in there. Maybe a piano or something like that. " Not Hardy. Hardy wanted to make a statement. So he filled the room with a sleek, $2,500 Killerspin pingpong table, blue with silver trim.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman and Michelle Deal-Zimmerman,Sun reporter | March 16, 2008
A master suite with a sitting room would be a desirable feature in any house. But what if there were four master suites - in the same house? That's the embarrassment of riches in this Tudor-style house sitting on more than 2 acres in Harford County. Four of the five bedrooms are on the upper level; each spacious bedroom has its own adjoining seating area - some with fireplace - and its own bathroom. "It's not a cookie-cutter house," says owner John G. Berger. "It's unique." Berger, who has owned the property for about four years, has overseen many of the renovations, including transforming a deck into a sunroom, upgrading the floors to a deep-red mahogany and refacing the kitchen cabinets.
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By Adele Evans | December 8, 2002
Executive-home builder D.R. Horton has made its first entrance into Harford County by building its Willow Chase community in Bel Air. With 12 floor plans, which range from 3,000 square feet to the 7,000-square-foot model, the homes are designed in a classic style but can be customized to fit just about any taste. The floor plans include a rancher plan with 3,200 square feet and two-story plans with first-floor master bedroom configurations. The eventual 51 homes will be built on approximately one-acre lots, many backing the Maryland Golf and Country Club or a woods setting.
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By Charles Cohen and Charles Cohen,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 2, 2002
The Calvert Street home of Shaun Carrick and Ron Griffin is a house in a permanent state of decorating flux. To walk through it is to bask in a palette of rich colors and styles brought in from numerous travels to places ranging from India to Egypt, from rural Pennsylvania to San Francisco. Make no mistake, the house is no souvenir shop for high-priced trinkets from foreign lands. Sometimes, the influence might be as obvious as a contemporary Indian tapestry framed to dazzle visitors by the front door.
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By Maria Blackburn and Maria Blackburn,SUN STAFF | December 2, 2001
When Joan Develin Coley was named president of Western Maryland College last year, the white Queen Anne-style president's house on the school's Westminster campus was dark and outdated. Coley wanted to renovate the 19th-century house, keeping its historic character and sense of formality while reflecting her taste for lots of light, simple design and contemporary style. During the past year, the 5,600- square-foot house has undergone a thorough $250,000 renovation and restoration, inside and out. In the process, the project caught the eye of the cable network House and Garden Television.
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September 16, 2001
Cone Branch Estates Forty West Builders has 16 home sites available at Cone Branch Estates in Frederick County. The model home will open Sept. 29 to coincide with the beginning of Middletown Heritage Weekend, a historical town fair. The Middletown community, situated near the historic town center, offers seven floor plans on half-acre to one-acre home sites. The homes are on public water-and-sewer systems and come with propane heat and electric cooking. Standard features include a brick front, two-car, side-load garage, gourmet kitchen and 9-foot ceilings.
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By Charles Cohen and Charles Cohen,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 2, 2002
The Calvert Street home of Shaun Carrick and Ron Griffin is a house in a permanent state of decorating flux. To walk through it is to bask in a palette of rich colors and styles brought in from numerous travels to places ranging from India to Egypt, from rural Pennsylvania to San Francisco. Make no mistake, the house is no souvenir shop for high-priced trinkets from foreign lands. Sometimes, the influence might be as obvious as a contemporary Indian tapestry framed to dazzle visitors by the front door.
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May 1, 1994
NEW SECTIONWillows of Crofton1. Chateau Builders Inc. has opened Section II at the Willows of Crofton, where the company is building 77 traditional style, single-family homes.Gas- or wood-burning fireplaces, two-car garages and full unfinished basements are standard features on all five homes offered at the Willows of Crofton. An English basement option ($3,565) adds a third level of windows on the front of the homes. Prices for basement recreation rooms vary according to size.Chateau is offering $8,000 in closing assistance.
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October 3, 1999
Chateau Builders has opened a model at its Rider Mill community in Owings Mills.The community, which features public water and sewer, gas heat, has five floor plans available.The model, the Tilghman, is a four-bedroom, two-story transitional that starts at $205,990 for 2,430 square feet.The first floor features a foyer, 14-by-12-foot living room, 11-by-12-foot dining room, 11-by-13-foot kitchen, 11-by-11-foot breakfast nook, 20-by-15-foot family room and a two-car garage.The second floor consists of 12-by-13-foot bedroom, bathroom, 12-by-13-foot bedroom, 12-by-11-foot bedroom, 15-by-16-foot master bedroom with master bath and walk-in closet.
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July 11, 1999
Stone ManorMasonry Macks Homes Inc. has opened a new model in the final section of its Stone Manor development in Eldersburg.There are 89 wooded homesites available in the community, which features a fitness trail, tot lot and multipurpose field.The Westbrook starts at $235,900 for 2,606 square feet with four bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths.The first floor includes a laundry room, powder room, 12-by-13-foot living room, 12-by-14-foot dining room, 19-by-13-foot kitchen and breakfast area, 10-by-10-foot library and 19-by-14-foot sunken family room.
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