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Hot neighborhoods in Harford County

In recent years, Harford County has seen an influx of new residents and a boom in development. Yet large swaths of the county retain their rural character, and in other spots, small-town charm is on full display. Add an award-winning public school system and easy access to Baltimore and Philadelphia, …

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Once a month, Fallston’s Main Street becomes a booming home decor destination

Most days of the year, Main Street in Fallston is an ordinary road with a few homes and a post office. The 350-yard strip is so unassuming, it doesn’t even have lane markings. But one weekend a month, this otherwise sleepy country road explodes into a home design destination. Three …

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Home of notable architect goes on the market

A superb example of contemporary architecture is on the market in Monkton for $1.175 million. This home at 3304 Hess Road was designed and lived in by a notable Baltimore architect, Leo D’Aleo, who is known for his work designing the Scarlett Place condominiums in Harbor East and other buildings …

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Our shop: Woodberry facility carves out a space for women in the traditionally male-dominated field of woodworking

For years, furniture maker and woodworker Sarah Marriage talked with female counterparts about how great it would be if there were woodworking spaces created specifically for women. Many of her peers had been working in wood shops where they were often the only women in large groups of men. At …

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Baltimore pocket parks make big impacts in small spaces

Marvin “Doc” Cheatham, 67, grew tired of looking at a desolate lot filled with trash and old mattresses in his Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood. The longtime civil rights leader proposed to make a change — to transform the area into a park and playground. “We could tell our community children needed something …

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Townhouse offers flexible living space

A red brick townhouse in the Fells Point neighborhood at 602 S. Patterson Park Ave. is on the market for $309,900. Within walking distance of Patterson Park, Canton and Fells Point establishments, this four-story house offers adaptable space with a desirable location. “It has a wonderful open living space,” said …

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Building a following: Peabody student is making a name for herself in the world of architecture by taking McMansions to task

When launching her blog “McMansion Hell” last July, Peabody Institute graduate student Kate Wagner thought it would be like any other blog she had started and stopped within a few weeks. But she was determined to inform her 15 Tumblr followers about why so-called McMansions — oversized homes often made …

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‘Trading Spaces’ is casting Baltimore homeowners for reboot

“Trading Spaces” is coming back — and looking for Baltimore homeowners. The popular TLC reality show, on-air between 2000 and 2008, invites neighbors to swap houses and redecorate one room using a provided budget and the assistance of a professional designer. The reboot, hosted by Paige Davis, is seeking participants …

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Homeland house offers history and modern conveniences

Much of the housing in North Baltimore’s Homeland neighborhood dates to the 1920s, when the area was developed by the Roland Park Co.. But among those structures is 121 Upnor Road, a house originally built in the 18th century that affords modern conveniences and Old World style, which is now …

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