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10 most expensive Baltimore-area homes on the market in March

These are the 10 priciest new home listings in the Baltimore area last month, according to multiple listing service Bright MLS. The list excludes new construction and homes without seller permission to advertise or promote. Source link

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Garden Q&A: Don’t let this perennial grass get a foothold in your lawn

What’s going on here? It’s like my lawn has chicken pox. Small patches turn light brown in winter, like zoysia grass does, and really look spotty against the normal green grass. But it’s not dead, because it turns green in the spring and blends in. More and more of my …

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A lush Ruxton garden that’s always growing

The welcoming evergreens and flowers in the front, the backyard pool enveloped in gardens, the views of the lush landscape — that’s not how the grounds looked when Bruce and Polly Behrens bought their Ruxton home in 2001. Before they renovated the three-acre landscape, the backyard was largely a tiered …

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Trendy uses for tile in Baltimore kitchens and bathrooms

Easy to clean and often waterproof, tile is a natural choice for kitchens and bathrooms. But its appeal is more than just practical; it can make or break a room. Here, local kitchen and bath design experts share what’s new in the world of kitchen and bath tile, from shades …

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This is one of the most striking pieces in Patrick Sutton’s Fells Point home

The Fells Point home of Baltimore-based interior designer Patrick Sutton is filled with attention-grabbing decor. Sutton, who designed the interiors of such luxury establishments as the Sagamore Pendry hotel and the Charleston restaurant, had to ponder a moment when asked to choose one piece from his meticulously curated waterfront townhouse. …

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Pops of purple: How to decorate with Pantone’s Color of the Year, ultra violet

Between the hometown football team and Pantone’s Color of the Year, ultra violet will be popular in 2018. Unleash your purple pride by adding pieces to your home in this hue. The color adds a controlled sense of sophistication, but remember: a little bit goes a long way. John-John Williams …

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Acquired taste: At Chef Nancy Longo’s Canton rowhouse, every item tells a story

Chef Nancy Longo has hobnobbed in the kitchen with the likes of Alice Waters and Paul Prudhomme. She’s cooked for Billy Joel’s band and filmmaker Barry Levinson. Yet her early passion was for the arts and design. “I was headed to University of Maryland to study set design, but the …

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Home accents crafted by Maryland artisans

Barbara Haddock Taylor / Baltimore Sun This sewing machine turned table was crafted by Baltimore-based Dwight Dukes, who owns Rustic Restoration, a line of vintage home goods with a contemporary spin. It fits right in at the hair styling-and-decor business run by his wife, Kimberly, who also sells painted and …

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Garden Q&A: What you should know about the yellow-stalked puffball

I found this growing out of leaf litter on the Appalachian Trail. At first glance I thought it was a spring wildflower, but obviously it’s not! I’ve spent a lot of time looking for it online but no luck. What is this? That’s a beautiful fungus you found, with red …

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Why Christopher Schafer added a miniature skate park to his backyard

On any given day, the backyard of Christopher Schafer’s Perry Hall home resounds with laugher, chatter, and a repeated rolling and rhythmic clank. About 75 feet downhill from his midcentury rancher, the 45-year-old men’s clothing designer has his own miniature skate park, where he and his three sons indulge a …

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