A few years ago, I wrote about some houses that were close to the house where Billy Baldwin grew up, and just a few blocks from where I am living now.
One of the houses that I featured is now on the market. What attracted me initially to this house is the incredible use of colour in a very traditional neighbourhood. It starts with the bright citrine front door. I love the arches that are echoed through the front and back of the house. Just the thought that went into the design of this house is amazing. But the inside of the house is every bit as colourful as the front door would lead you to believe. Let’s step inside… Wow! Pumpkin walls in the center hall… A stunning center staircase, and to the right of that, a back set of stairs! Love back stairs, we had them in the houses where I grew up.
This looks like a darker shade of the pumpkin from the front hall. Look at the citrine door just out the windows, and the cabinet colour in the kitchen behind. While I am not wild about the stone kitchen floor (unless it has under-floor heat), the cabinets and cupboards are fabulous. Holy smokes! I would KILL for a butler’s pantry like this one. I am about 99% sure it’s original to the house. Our house at St. John’s, had two pantries which had cypress doors . The bright colours continue into the bed- and bathrooms. I am sure this is one of the children’s baths. We had great clawfoot tubs in our bathrooms, too. And one of the children’s bedrooms. I am not sure which is the master bedroom, but there’s colour everywhere. This might be on the top floor because of the windows. The coved ceiling is amazing. I am thinking this is also the top floor, but in the front of the house because of the Palladian windows. Love the grey, and the white trim. One of the things I love about this house is the sunroom on the second floor, which is probably very hot in summer, but lovely in the winter, as it’s on the west side of the house which is at the top of a hill. It’s also got an open porch on the side of it. There are porches all around the house, some sunny and some shaded. Perfect for having breakfast in the cool morning or drinks late in the afternoon. As you can see, the house is in the tree-tops and looks out over the Jones Falls Valley. The house is on the market for $1.95 million, and you can see the amazing details here or here.