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  • BDC seeks bids for historic Mayfair Theatre

    BDC seeks bids for historic Mayfair Theatre

    The city is looking to sell the former Mayfair Theatre and an adjacent lot for redevelopment. The Baltimore Development Corp. opened the properties at 506 N. Howard and 300 West Franklin streets to bidders on Tuesday. The city started tearing down much of the 112-year-old Mayfair this year after...

  • National Aquarium taps two Baltimore firms to design new animal care center

    National Aquarium taps two Baltimore firms to design new animal care center

    The National Aquarium said it will work with Baltimore-based firms Design Collective and Plano-Coudon to design and build the planned Animal Care and Rescue Center in Baltimore's Jonestown neighborhood north of the Inner Harbor. The facility at 901 East Fayette Street will focus on care of current...

  • Parking garage dispute holds up work on Mechanic theater site

    Parking garage dispute holds up work on Mechanic theater site

    Crews started to rip up the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre more than two years ago, taking down the hulking concrete building in anticipation of two soaring apartment towers supporters said would strengthen downtown's renaissance. Instead, amid a legal dispute over access to the over entrance to an...

  • Plan calls for razing, rebuilding Lexington Market

    Plan calls for razing, rebuilding Lexington Market

    Baltimore's historic Lexington Market would be razed and rebuilt under a plan announced Friday by the board overseeing the market and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, as her administration aims to set in motion the transformation of the city's public markets in the final days of her term. The proposal...

  • Rebuilt Lexington Market would be latest transformation for 234-year-old landmark

    Rebuilt Lexington Market would be latest transformation for 234-year-old landmark

    When Revolutionary War general John Eager Howard donated land for a market on the western outskirts of Baltimore in 1782, it was intended as a meeting point for residents of the young city and rural farmers. Since then, what became known as Lexington Market has undergone repeated metamorphoses as...

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  • Inside chef Cindy Wolf's country retreat

    Inside chef Cindy Wolf's country retreat

    Cindy Wolf spent 22 years looking for her dream home on long Sunday drives down the curvy roads of Baltimore County’s countryside. After six-day work weeks, the drives were relaxing for the celebrated chef, best known for her flagship restaurant, Charleston. One spring day in 2015, Wolf wound her...

  • 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...

  • Bold homes: Curb appeal that takes risks

    Bold homes: Curb appeal that takes risks

    We’ve all driven past them: those homes that grab our eye, make us pause and make us ask, “What is that doing there?” Despite Baltimore’s reputation for the funky, the artistic and the uncommon, homes in the region generally play it safe when it comes to curb appeal. These are the exceptions. We...

  • Home additions: What you need to know

    Home additions: What you need to know

    Whether it’s a mudroom, bathroom, bedroom or closet, an addition can add aesthetic, functional and even monetary value to a home. But the trick is to make the new space fit with the rest of the home. To do that, homeowners should consider scale, proportion and materials, says Eli Northen, a licensed...

  • Turning functional bathrooms into luxury living spaces

    Turning functional bathrooms into luxury living spaces

    For Michele Guyton, the bathroom is more than a functional water closet; it’s a place to escape. So when she and her husband, Greg, renovated their Phoenix, Md., home, a luxe master bath was a priority. “It’s one of my favorite spaces as a retreat,” she says. “I have three boys and we have very...

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