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A rare find on Historic Ellicott City’s Main Street

A rare find is on the market in Historic Ellicott City for $349,000. This Colonial at 8469 Main St. was built in 1920. Many original touches can be found in this three-story, one-bathroom home. It also packs a lot of curb appeal. The restored standing-seam metal roof, and a covered …

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Gift Guide 2017 – Baltimore Sun

Gift Guide 2017 – Baltimore Sun Gift Guide Don’t let holiday shopping – and the pressure of finding the perfect gift – stress you out. The Baltimore Sun’s gift guide is here to save the day (and your sanity). Filter by category and price point to …

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Custom-built Ellicott City house sits on more than 4 acres

A custom-built home in Ellicott City is on the market for $799,900. Located on more than 4 wooded acres, this modern 6,230-square-foot home has five bedrooms and five full bathrooms. The exterior has red cedar siding, with cedar front steps and deck. An English basement is located to the left …

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Cockeysville kitchen and dining room tour to benefit BSO’s education programs

The Baltimore Symphony Associates, the volunteer and fundraising arm of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, will host the second annual Kitchens of Note and Symphony of Chefs fundraising event later this month in Cockeysville. The culinary and interior design tour is a benefit for the BSO’s education programs, which serve 55,000 …

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Dream home: All in the family with open layout in Annapolis

What began with Marie Halka’s desire last spring for a different color on one wall turned into updating the family room and more, all in time for a 100th birthday party over the summer for the older man of the house: her father. “It started with changing the accent wall …

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Large house in Baltimore County comes with 41-acre lot

A 12,000-square-foot house located on 41 acres in the Phoenix community of Baltimore County is on the market for $1.65 million. An L-shaped wrap-around porch is one of the features of the four-story Colonial-style structure. A columned portico leads to the front entrance and a large double foyer. Hickory floors …

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How a Canton garage inspired a home designed for hospitality

The story of Bob and Pat Lippert’s Canton home begins in the garage. Bob, a one-time racer and longtime collector of British sports cars, needed a place to keep his four-wheeled darlings. A neighbor’s house happened to have a large garage, and the couple seized the opportunity to purchase the …

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House in Annapolis Historic District features a rooftop deck

A semi-attached house with a rare rooftop deck in the Annapolis Historic District is on the market for $679,000. The sage green home with black shutters at 159 Conduit St. offers views of the State House dome and a bird’s-eye view of the area. Richard Curtis, president of the Curtis …

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This Clarksville home is a love letter to the environment

Originally, Ed Gaddy just wanted an environmentally friendly house. He was starting a job at the Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel after retiring from the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. He wanted to find a house within walking distance that reflected his passion for environmental preservation. “I’m …

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