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Hot Property: A stone stunner in Havre de Grace

The stone front on this classic Colonial suggests historic charm, but inside, it’s updated for a modern lifestyle. In the kitchen, ample storage surrounds stainless-steel appliances and an eat-at countertop peninsula. Meanwhile, built-in shelving flanks a wide stone fireplace in the wood-floored...

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  • 17 delicious recipes from Maryland chefs

    17 delicious recipes from Maryland chefs

    Need a dinner idea? Try one of these delectable dishes created by local chefs.

  • Bryan Voltaggio's asparagus and barley recipe

    Bryan Voltaggio's asparagus and barley recipe

    In his first solo cookbook, “Home,” local food superstar Bryan Voltaggio highlights the Mid-Atlantic cuisine of his youth, turning his creative precision to classic dishes using regional ingredients. This asparagus-and-barley dish, which appears in the book and is also on the menu at Aggio, Voltaggio’s...

  • Drink recipe: Azumi's Yuki Ringo sake cocktail

    Drink recipe: Azumi's Yuki Ringo sake cocktail

    At Azumi, the new Japanese restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel, sake turns up everywhere — even in the cocktails. In the Yuki Ringo, Azumi’s most popular sake cocktail, bartender Eric Smith combines the rice wine with fresh pear, lemon and Fuji apple juices, pear liqueur and spicy cinnamon syrup,...

  • Recipe: Baroak's bleu mussels

    Recipe: Baroak's bleu mussels

    Chef Teddy Folkman is a veteran of mussel preparation — in fact, you may have seen him school Bobby Flay on Food Network’s “Throwdown” with his moules fromage bleu, a signature dish of D.C. restaurant Granville Moore, where he’s spent more than seven years as executive chef. Here, he shares another...

  • Recipe: Chicken pot pie from Iron Rooster

    Recipe: Chicken pot pie from Iron Rooster

    Snowy evenings are best enjoyed by a roaring fire with a big dish of something steamy and comforting — like the chicken pot pie from Iron Rooster in Annapolis. Executive Chef Aaron Musinski’s traditional take on the wintertime favorite is chock-full of vegetables and chicken, soaked in just a bit...

Baltimore Sun Home and Garden Coverage

  • Call it tiny luxury — one bedroom, one-time schoolhouse home in Sparks on the market

    Call it tiny luxury — one bedroom, one-time schoolhouse home in Sparks on the market

    A one-bedroom, Tuscany-inspired house in Sparks is on the market for $635,000. Built in 1879, the house, once a one-room schoolhouse known as the Trujay School, has been transformed into a modern, comfortable living space by current owners Steven Schiff, an architect, and his wife, Pamela, who...

  • Pikesville couple create a weekend waterside getaway

    Pikesville couple create a weekend waterside getaway

    David and Jennifer Landsman spend as much time as they can on the water. But their landlocked Pikesville home didn't offer an easy way for the couple to escape onto the Chesapeake Bay in their 37-foot center console powerboat. So, in August 2015, the couple purchased a 2,400 square-foot four bedroom,...

  • Three's company: Singles and their coupled pals share apartments

    Three's company: Singles and their coupled pals share apartments

    When someone's significant other stays over at a shared apartment night after night, it can cause a roommate rift. But some see opportunity rather than inconvenience, easily transitioning into a new living arrangement — one where a couple and their single pal agree to save money and simply cohabitate....

  • Garden Q&A: Slugs eating peace lilies

    Garden Q&A: Slugs eating peace lilies

    I brought my peace lilies indoors last week for the winter, and now their young leaves have holes in them. I see webbing in the plant base and slime stuff as well, but I can't find what is doing the munching. Examine houseplants carefully before bringing them indoors. A sharp water spray helps...

  • Garden Q&A: Cover crops

    Garden Q&A: Cover crops

    Which cover crop can I plant in my vegetable garden now? If this is your first time planting or you want to plant early spring vegetables, consider spring oats. Oats are killed by the first hard freeze, leaving a brown decomposing mat in the spring. That mat can serve as a mulch that you simple...

  • Cal Ripken Jr.'s Reisterstown estate goes on the market

    Cal Ripken Jr.'s Reisterstown estate goes on the market

    Cal Ripken Jr. has put his 25-acre estate in Reisterstown on the market for $12.5 million, nearly five months after his divorce from his wife Kelly was finalized. The former Baltimore Orioles ironman now lives in Annapolis. The 25,000-square-foot home, nestled into a ridge near the intersection...

  • Kitchens with character: Days of all-white cabinets, standard granite are numbered

    Kitchens with character: Days of all-white cabinets, standard granite are numbered

    All-white cabinets, standard granite. Been there, done that. When it comes to kitchen design, homeowners generally play it safe. Yet the latest trends include mismatched cabinets, mixed materials and unexpected color schemes. When Nancy Wodka was ready to renovate the 35-year-old Pikesville kitchen...

  • Living small is big for business

    Living small is big for business

    WASHINGTON — The idea started on an empty alley lot in the Washington, D.C.'s little-known Stronghold neighborhood. Brian Levy wanted to show those around him the benefits of minimal and environmentally friendly living. So in 2012, he enlisted an architecture firm and builder to construct a 210-square-foot...

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