Thursday, January 16, 2020

On the Market: 3707 Greenway

The listing for 3707 Greenway says this:
      One of those houses you have always admired and now is your opportunity! Designed by renowned arhitect [sic] Edward Palmer, this is a rare opportunity to purchase a Baltimore gem. Elegant & stately Guilford home situated on double lot. Stone exterior with distinguished turret, Over 5,300 square feet, the house offers hardwood floors, gracious rooms, 2 zoned central air & loads of potential. Come make this your dream home in a most ideal urban location. Estate sale being sold "as is".
It's true! I have always loved and admired this house on Greenway. It's nestled into the landscape at the south entrance to Guilford. I am partial to stone houses, having lived in one when I was a child. This one always intrigued me because of the small turret, which is hard to see in the listing. 
It took me a few minutes to figure out what the turret housed, but after looking through the listing's pictures, I realized that it's the staircase. 
My understanding is that this house hasn't been on the market for several decades. An elderly person lived there and the house hadn't been updated at all, except perhaps for the addition of an elevator (in the living room?!?).
There is a copious amount of wallpaper in the house, including in the bathrooms. 
I love the steel casement windows in every room, and seriously PRAY that the new owners keep them. P&L loved these windows and used them in a lot of their designs. 

There is just a little over an acre of property that comes with this house and the house has a private driveway and a two-car garage... not that on-street parking is any problem. 

The house is priced at $795k, with the extensive renovations in mind. It's an estate sale, so there may be some room for negotiations. 

The house was built in 1930 and sold to an "unknown party,"
which was quickly revealed to be the local vicar.
While he died in 1955, his wife lived in the house until 1962! The house sold in 1974, and then again in 1977 which looks like the last time it was on the market. 

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