May 28, 2013

Hot House Tour

As you might know, I am the VP of the Board of the Baltimore Architecture Foundation, and our mission is to foster an appreciation of the built environment around us. Part of our remit is to host tours of significant properties, either commercial, academic or residential, around the region.

On Thursday, we’re hosting a small cocktail party and tour of an amazing house that you’ve seen on this blog before. imageI’ve always thought this was one of the most gorgeous houses in Baltimore, and in fact, I met the current residents as I was stalking it with my camera. Literally, caught in the act of snapping pictures of its fabulous details, but then we all became friends and they dropped the trespassing charges.{kidding} This house was once home to Milton S. Eisenhower when he was president of Johns Hopkins University, just a few blocks away, and while his brother Dwight Eisenhower, was the 34th President of the United States. The house was designed by architects Ellicott & Emmart. Current resident and Interior Designer, David Craig,  has transformed the home into a warm and elegant residence for himself and his family. He will lead a tour of home and show us the original architecture plans by Ellicott & Emmart, and maybe if we’re lucky, the secret rooms from the Cold War era.David has been the Principal of R. David Craig Interior Design since 1990 and Director of Interior Design at Dalgliesh, Gilpin & Paxton Architects (Charlottesville, VA) since 2004.  He has been responsible for the direction of interior design on a range of projects from farms and estates to commercial and residential properties.David’s designs draw on the European classicism of balance, harmony and scale.  Combined with his astute sense of color, luxurious use of textures and an eye for detail, his artistry has created beautiful projects in London, New York, Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Georgia and Florida.Tickets for this tour are free to Baltimore Architecture Foundation members and $25.00 for non-members. For more information, please click here.


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