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A "paradise" amid the rocks and weeds

It has been years since visitors to North Gay and Washington in East Baltimore have seen anything much but blight. Boarded-up row houses line the streets. Weeds flourish in sidewalk cracks. But Walker Marsh looked at the Broadway East neighborhood and saw possibility. Marsh, 28, has created a flower...

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  • Howard County parkland swap for Savage housing development nears finalization

    Howard County parkland swap for Savage housing development nears finalization

    Residents of the Savage community continue to oppose a new development next to the Savage Mill more than two years after the developer, Bozzuto Homes, proposed the 35-unit project on roughly five acres of land. If approved by the county, the development, called the Settlement at Savage Mill, would...

  • Lion Brothers Building to open in December

    Lion Brothers Building to open in December

    A vacant historic building in southwest Baltimore is slated to reopen in December, in what is a big step for its developer and a sign of increasing private investment in the area. Cross Street Partners, co-founded by storied Baltimore developer Bill Struever, closed on the financing and started...

  • Baltimore-area home sales fell in July; prices increased 3 percent

    Baltimore-area home sales fell in July; prices increased 3 percent

    Home sales in the Baltimore region shrank for the first time in nearly two years last month as prices inched up, inventory shrank and deals involving distressed properties, including foreclosures, plummeted. The number of home sales in the metro area dropped to 3,561 in July, nearly 2 percent fewer...

  • Despite home sale activity, new construction remains slow in Maryland

    Despite home sale activity, new construction remains slow in Maryland

    Even as home-buying activity in Maryland accelerated in the first six months of the year, construction of new houses has remained stubbornly low. Permits in Maryland for single-family homes fell 3 percent year-over-year through June, continuing to hover at less than 6,000 — about half the level...

  • Caves Valley, county negotiating to preserve Presbyterian Home mansion in Towson

    Caves Valley, county negotiating to preserve Presbyterian Home mansion in Towson

    A developer and Baltimore County officials are negotiating to preserve a hilltop mansion that's stood as a Towson landmark for at least 150 years. The Presbyterian Home of Maryland announced in the spring plans to close its assisted-living center in the 19th-century mansion off West Chesapeake Avenue,...

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  • Inside economist Anirban Basu's Indian-inspired home

    Inside economist Anirban Basu's Indian-inspired home

    Where many families would see problems, economist Anirban Basu and his wife, Debita, saw promise. In 2012, the couple was only informally looking for a new home for their family of four when Debita happened upon an open house at Devon Hill’s former carriage house. While the house had a lot of charm...

  • Baltimore at Home magazine launch party

    Baltimore at Home magazine launch party

    The Baltimore Sun Media Group celebrated the launch of its newest magazine, Baltimore at Home, at the Floors Etc. showroom in Timonium on Thursday, April 7. Guests enjoyed heavy hors d'oeuvres from Cunningham's and wine from Linganore Winecellars. Raimondi's Florist provided arrangements.

  • Baltimore's Airbnbs showcase diverse design aesthetics

    Baltimore's Airbnbs showcase diverse design aesthetics

    The vacation rental site Airbnb boasts more than 2 million worldwide listings ranging from a Scottish castle to a treehouse in the jungles of India. But you don’t need a passport or a plane ticket to enjoy a getaway in a unique home. Local homeowners are offering up stunning spaces that will have...

  • Farmhouse style meets industrial edge in Baltimore homes

    Farmhouse style meets industrial edge in Baltimore homes

    Aaron and Mallory Lembo love living in the middle of the city, on a busy street near Patterson Park. They thrive on the hustle and bustle of the urban environment and the closeness of their neighbors. Aesthetically, however, Mallory is inspired by a lifestyle with a much slower pace. She looks...

  • 10 hot home design trends

    10 hot home design trends

    What’s hot for spring 2016? We asked some of the area’s best designers what trends and concepts are on everyone’s mind this season. 1. Touchable Texture Design is inherently visual, but it’s best when it engages the other senses, too — including touch. “People have been incorporating a lot of...

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