About this time last year, I wrote about an amazing stone house that I’d seen while walking around the Baltimore neighbourhood of Guilford. It really ticked a lot of my boxes with its stone walls, French front doors, slightly unkempt gardens and massive size.
But it’s really the three French doors in the Palladian style that just tug at me.Yesterday, I realized that the house was on the market, so I did a bit of sleuthing and found some interior images of it. Now I love it even more! Although, I must admit, it’s a bit large for just Connor and me, at nine bedrooms and six baths.
The main floor features a marble floor in a black and white diamond pattern, and loads and loads of gorgeous wood paneling. I am guessing that the front doors are possibly at your back in this image. This view looks like it’s from the left side of the image above, looking through the arched door. Naturally, this house has a library… or the “den” as they real estate website refers to it. I think that’s a little casual for this room! Here are two views of the main living room in all its wood-paneled glory… and glass pocket doors. The dining room’s wood paneling has been painted white, which brightens the room enormously! There’s a window seat, but there needs to be another solution for the curtains. I wonder if the radiators were a later addition? Even though there are six bathrooms, this is the only picture. But what a great shower! And although there are nine bedrooms, there isn’t one single picture of those. I think that is something anyone who is interested in the house would want to see. There are two images of the stairs. One is the main staircase, here leading from the second to the third floor, and these, from the ground floor to the second floor. Since there are also no pictures of the kitchen, save this one of the modern ice box, I am assuming the kitchen was not fit to be shown!
I would KILL to see the inside of this house and was greatly disappointed that it wasn’t open yesterday during a major house and garden tour of the neighbourhood where it’s located. Although the family who owned this house lived there for 30+ years, it’s a short sale for $1.2 million. Details here.
Some images from MLIS. Others by moi!