Wednesday, July 29, 2020

On the Market: Five Stratford Road

No. 5 Stratford Road, designed by Edward L. Palmer, is a brick colonial revival house designed in the most classic style. The house was featured in a full page ad in the Roland Park Homes, Gardens and People magazine in 1927. 
It is now on the market, and here is what the real estate listing has to say:
A stunning example of Edward L. Palmer’s fine architectural detail, 5 Stratford spares no expense in grandeur and grace. 
Established wisteria greets you upon arrival as you enter the black and white, marble checked foyer.
The first floor features a formal dining room adjacent to the kitchen.Expansive family room includes a wood burning fireplace with an attached sunroom and backyard access.  
Light-filled breakfast room opens to an expanded bluestone patio and lush backyard.
A grand staircase leads you to the second floor which includes an updated Master suite with 2 vanities and glass shower. A second full bath on this level serves the remaining 2 bedrooms.  3rd floor boasts an additional 2 large bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. Basement  finished with polished concrete floors, wet bar, and half bath. Finished basement also includes an area for a gym or playroom. 

Large grass backyard, meticulously landscaped and 2 car garage. 
Thoughtful updates throughout including full HVAC system with hospital-grade filter system, updated and new bathrooms, custom storm windows, new electrical panel, new sewer, water lines and much more. 
Another great P&L house!

Monday, July 13, 2020

On the Market: 4327 Wickford Road

A few months ago, I wrote about some of P&L's houses on Wickford Road, including three that are on a curve in the road before it turns into Northfield Place. They were featured in an article in the 1913 issue of Brickbuilder Magazine. 4327 Wickford is the first house in both images.

The details about this house are extremely scant: "Large home with beautiful grounds, a two-car garage and a carriage house." And the pictures are mostly of the grounds, with few of the interiors. Of course, the listing neglects the most important fact: that the house was designed by Palmer & Lamdin!

My source says that the house is possibly owned by a Nobel Prize winning scientist. With stellar shots like this one, I am sure the house will sell quickly.
The price seem high, considering the fact that there is some work to be done (and I am presuming this is the two-car garage/carriage house).

The listing is here.