January 17, 1993
Where can children play indoors when it's too cold, dark or miserable outdoors, or when they're tired of being room-bound?It's a perplexing question year-round but especially now, when winter weather often spells school closure or sickness that translates to endless hours at home indoors.Undoubtedly, the ideal solution is a permanent playroom. But if the place where you live doesn't permit that luxury, do the next best thing. Improvise an area for play that takes advantage of auxiliary space you do have.
May 10, 1998
Chateau Builders, NV Homes, Patriot Homes and Stanley Martin Homes have opened models at Waverly Woods, a 680-acre planned community in the Woodstock area of Howard County. The Williamsburg Group, a custom builder, is the fifth firm constructing homes at Waverly Woods.Waverly Woods Development Corp. is the developer of the planned community, which will eventually contain an 18-hole golf course designed by Arthur Hill, 1,000 homes, an employment center and more than 300 acres of open space.
February 16, 2012
Martyn Lawrence-Bullard left his home in England for Los Angeles 20 years ago, determined to be a movie star. The acting thing didn't exactly work out. But in one of those delightful turnabouts in life, he is now the interior designer to the stars. Ed Norton, the Osbournes, Cher and Kid Rock top an eclectic list of clients. Lawrence-Bullard has made the Architectural Digest and Elle Decor lists of top designers. He is a principal on Bravo TV's "Million Dollar Decorators. " He has a new book, "Live, Love & Decorate," with a foreword by client Elton John.
February 21, 1999
Sturbridge Homes has opened four models at Seabreeze of Annapolis, a townhouse and single-story flat-styled community in Annapolis.Public water and sewer, gas heat and hot water and electric cooking are standard features in this Anne Arundel County community.The Poplar and the Tilghman both start at $126,900 for 1,470 square feet of finished space.The Poplar has a 19-by-14-foot great room, an 11-by-14-foot dining room, a 10-by-10-foot den and a kitchen with a morning room. A 14-by-14-foot master bedroom with a walk-in closet and master bath, a 13-by-9-foot bedroom with a walk-in closet and another bath complete this flat.
August 15, 1999
Wellington WestPulte Homes has opened a new model at Wellington West in western Howard County.There are 31 one-acre homesites available and two 20-acre parcels. Side-entry garages, brick fronts, libraries, gourmet kitchens and designer baths are standard.Options include morning rooms, sun rooms, master bedroom fireplaces, granite kitchen counter tops, and stainless steel appliances.The Chatsworth starts at $466,990 for 3,933 square feet.The first floor consists of a 16-by-14-foot dining room, 16-by-14-foot living room, 12-by-14-foot library, 16-by-22-foot family room, kitchen with cooking island and nook, laundry room, powder room and a three-car garage.
January 14, 2001
Ryland Homes has opened three models and has 28 home sites available at its Wagner's Farm community in Harford County. The community of single-family homes in Bel Air offers five plans ranging from 2,500 to 3,800 square feet, with base prices from $219,990 to $261,990. The homes are on public water and sewer systems and come with gas heat and cooking. Standard features include a two- or three-car garage, walk-in closet in every bedroom and second-level bonus room. The Lakeland model has a base price of $280,000 for 3,106 square feet and includes a two-car garage.
November 29, 1998
Toll Brothers Inc., which bills itself as the nation's leading builder of luxury homes, has opened a model of the Elkins at South River Colony in Edgewater, where the firm is building 58 homes with gas heat, cooking and hot water.About 10 miles south of Annapolis, the Anne Arundel County community includes 500 acres of woods and lakes. Amenities include an 18-hole golf course, two recreation centers, swimming pools, tennis courts and biking and jogging trails.The Elkins is a 3,400-square-foot home that can be built with a Colonial, New England, Williamsburg, Chateau, Heritage, Provincial, Federal or Versailles facade.
August 23, 1998
FairwindsMasonry Macks Homes Inc. is building Colonial and ranch-style homes at Fairwinds, in the Ijamsville area of Frederick County.A total of 46 homes with gas heat and hot water will be built on 1-acre and 1 1/2 -acre wooded lots.The Manchester A Plus is a two-story Colonial with 3,264 square feet and a beginning price of $279,400.Housed in the left wing of the first floor is the owner's suite, which has a 21-by-17-foot bedroom, walk-in closet, dressing area with dual vanities and bath with soaking tub and separate shower.
January 17, 1999
Rocky Gorge Homes has opened three new villa townhouse models at Grey Rock, a gatehouse community in Pikesville.Gas heat, cooking and hot water are standard features in this development in Baltimore County.The Buchanan is a 1,832- to 1,929-square-foot home starting at $169,990.A powder room, foyer, coat closet, 15-by-14-foot dining room, 14-by-14-foot living room, 9-by-12-foot den and 9-by-16-foot kitchen with work island are on the first floor.Upstairs, the master suite has a 14-by-16-foot bedroom with a walk-in closet and a super bath with linen closet.
April 25, 1999
Bob Ward Homes has opened four new models at Deer Spring, a cluster-home community in Forest Hill that features 28- or 24-foot-wide floor plans.Public water and sewer, gas heat and hot water are standard features in the Harford County community.The Avandel starts at $148,900 for 1,750 square feet of finished space.A storage area, 17-by-12-foot family room and an 11-by-10-foot den make up the lower level.The first floor consists of a powder room, 17-by-10-foot garage, 10-by-9-foot breakfast room, 11-by-9-foot kitchen, 12-by-12-foot dining room and a 16-by-12-foot living room.