Thursday, February 20, 2020

On the Market: 4100 Greenway

Brand new to the market is the gorgeous house at 4100 Greenway, directly across from the famed Sherwood Gardens.
From the listing:
Magnificent Georgian colonial meticulously maintained while updated to showcase its original grandeur. This brick six bedroom, four full and two half bathroom home overlooks Sherwood Gardens and features a fully finished basement, 12 foot ceilings, grand moldings and architectural detail.
This impressive home boasts six gas fireplaces with beautiful mantles.
Gleaming hardwood floors on the first and second floors highlight these generously sized rooms.
The arched entry ways are composed of the original walnut moldings. The kitchen and bathrooms have all been updated. There are closets galore offering ample storage in all of the rooms. An expansive glass sunroom opens to stunning manicured and landscaped yard with a slate patio; the private backyard is perfect for entertaining.
Zoned central air and radiator heat offer the best of all worlds. The large, finished lower level presents a workout room, hangout room, and even more spaces and storage. A two car detached garage with original upstairs living quarters further enhances the appeal of this special property.
The convenient location gives you the opportunity to walk to the shops and restaurants of Charles Village and The Baltimore Art Museum, or take in a game at Johns Hopkins University. Built with the quality and style of a bygone era.
The listing is here.

Monday, February 10, 2020

St. Casimir's Church in Canton

Interestingly, there are several churches designed by P&L, or in this case, P, Willis & L. Although St. Anthony's is more of an abbey than a church, there is a chapel on the premises. They did part of Second Presbyterian Church in Guilford, as well. But the church that is probably most well-known is St. Casimir's in Canton. 
From Wikipedia: St. Casimir's was established as a parish in 1902, and was established to serve the needs of the growing Polish-American community.
The building was erected and dedicated in 1927. In less than a year, another Polish Catholic Church was established in Patterson Park, as there were more than 11,000 Polish immigrants living in Baltimore at that time. The church is designated as a Polish parish and is administered by the Conventual Franciscans.
In the early 2000s, an extensive restoration of the church was undertaken, with the building envelope being stabilized and restored first. Then the roof was restored, followed by the tower domes, masonry and statuary.

In 2005, the portico doors, terrazzo lamps and vaults were completed, followed by the removal and restoration of the stained glass.
The interior work began in 2008 and was completed in 2010 by JRS Architects. 
St. Casimir's is still an active church with more than 1,000 members. 

You should visit.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

4315 Underwood Road

I have never been entirely convinced that this is actually a P&L house, as it lacks many of the characteristics and quirks that their houses usually had.
But the advertisement says it is, so I will go along with that until I find otherwise.
Interestingly, there is a copy of the original plan in with the real estate listing pictures, but I can't see the architects' names on it. 

Miss Gertrude Nickerson was an active community volunteer who frequently appeared in the paper as being chair of one group or another. Later in life, she moved to the apartments at 100 W. University Parkway. 

Here's what the listing, from several years ago, said about the house:

Classic 1919 Palmer & Lamdin colonial, facing Guilford's prized Sherwood Gardens. Renovated with three-story addition. Stunning Trish Houck-designed kitchen.
Large master. Finished light-filled lower level with wine cellar. Two car garage. Thoughtfully designed landscaping with colorful foliage in all seasons.

An edible oasis with fig tree, berry canes and vegetable gardens. Easy living in a historic Baltimore neighborhood.
Here is the original listing. See what you think, and if you know anything about the architects, please let me know!