Friday, April 9, 2021

On the Market: 3700 Greenway

I have written about the Gateway Houses, the addresses of which are 3701 St. Paul Street and 3700 Greenway before, but now Greenway has gone on the market, so I am writing about it again.

This house was last on the market in 2013, and I wrote about it on my old blog, Pigtown*Design, here.

The same realtor is selling the house, and here's what he has to say about the house:

Situated at the entrance to Guilford, this stunning Palmer-Lamdin designed home makes quite the statement. Surrounded by 4 acres of park, it gives you the sense of being in a private estate, yet you are conveniently close to Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood Campus, the BMA, Union Memorial hospital, the shops and restaurants of Charles Village, the Rotunda and so much more. A walled front garden greets you as you approach this classic Guilford home. Enter into the two-story foyer with curved staircase and then on to the generously proportioned living space with large living room, huge sunporch, elegant dining room and remodeled eat-in kitchen. The second floor offers you a generously sized main bedroom suite with walk-in closet and private full bath, plus there are an additional three bedrooms and another full and remodeled bathroom. The lower level has ample storage and space for a fifth bedroom. Plus a two-car attached garage! A rare gem!

I love this sweeping staircase, and the fanlight over the front door. This house has about a dozen sets of French doors, which are wonderful. (But if you want to be taken seriously as a reader, don't shelve your books by color.)
The two Gateway houses share a center parking area, each house with its own garage. So you better hope that you and your neighbor get along well. 

Do you like the house painted white, or in the original brick color?

The listing is here

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

No. 4 Millbrook Road

No. 4 Millbrook Road is probably one of Palmer & Lamdin's least interesting houses, as far as I can discern. It's basically a four-square Colonial design, with none of P&L's trademark details. It was built in 1926, the same time as they were building some of their spectacular houses including 231 Chancery Road, the Gateway Houses, and 3707 Greenway

I am wondering if the first floor windows were originally casement windows. And do you think that the sunporch on the left side of the house needs more windows?

There's a curious addition on the back of the house that I am still trying to understand. 

This might help a little. 

Anyway... not their best work. Here's the listing for the house from 2018.