Baltimore at Home

Featured

PRESENTED BY
This advertiser has no influence over Editorial decisions or content.
  • Why Christopher Schafer added a miniature skate park to his backyard

    Why Christopher Schafer added a miniature skate park to his backyard

    On any given day, the backyard of Christopher Schafer’s Perry Hall home resounds with laugher, chatter, and a repeated rolling and rhythmic clank. About 75 feet downhill from his midcentury rancher, the 45-year-old men’s clothing designer has his own miniature skate park, where he and his three...

  • A lush Ruxton garden that's always growing

    A lush Ruxton garden that's always growing

    The welcoming evergreens and flowers in the front, the backyard pool enveloped in gardens, the views of the lush landscape — that’s not how the grounds looked when Bruce and Polly Behrens bought their Ruxton home in 2001. Before they renovated the three-acre landscape, the backyard was largely...

  • Trendy uses for tile in Baltimore kitchens and bathrooms

    Trendy uses for tile in Baltimore kitchens and bathrooms

    Easy to clean and often waterproof, tile is a natural choice for kitchens and bathrooms. But its appeal is more than just practical; it can make or break a room. Here, local kitchen and bath design experts share what’s new in the world of kitchen and bath tile, from shades and shapes to textures...

  • This is one of the most striking pieces in Patrick Sutton's Fells Point home

    This is one of the most striking pieces in Patrick Sutton's Fells Point home

    The Fells Point home of Baltimore-based interior designer Patrick Sutton is filled with attention-grabbing decor. Sutton, who designed the interiors of such luxury establishments as the Sagamore Pendry hotel and the Charleston restaurant, had to ponder a moment when asked to choose one piece from...

  • Sykesville author's tips on gardening in harmony with wildlife

    Sykesville author's tips on gardening in harmony with wildlife

    Nancy Lawson and her husband transformed their two-acre property outside Sykesville into a wildlife-friendly oasis. Now, Lawson is teaching others to do the same. The former Humane Society editor is the author of “The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife.” Published last spring,...

  • At home with WBAL anchor Deborah Weiner

    At home with WBAL anchor Deborah Weiner

    According to conventional wisdom, life in the country is simpler than in the city. But for Deborah Weiner and her family, it’s the opposite. Weiner, a longtime news anchor and investigative reporter for WBAL-TV, spent nearly two decades living in a large home in northern Baltimore County. Two years...

  • This Clarksville home is a love letter to the environment

    This Clarksville home is a love letter to the environment

    Originally, Ed Gaddy just wanted an environmentally friendly house. He was starting a job at the Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel after retiring from the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. He wanted to find a house within walking distance that reflected his passion...

  • How a Canton garage inspired a home designed for hospitality

    How a Canton garage inspired a home designed for hospitality

    The story of Bob and Pat Lippert’s Canton home begins in the garage. Bob, a one-time racer and longtime collector of British sports cars, needed a place to keep his four-wheeled darlings. A neighbor’s house happened to have a large garage, and the couple seized the opportunity to purchase the corner...

  • Inside a 'House of Cards' home with a deep history

    Inside a 'House of Cards' home with a deep history

    As a child, Jim Fielder knew Sophia's Dairy as the big house he couldn't enter. "The farm I grew up on is three miles from here," says Fielder, a Harford County native who is now Maryland's secretary of higher education. "It was always a really neat property and I've known it all my life, but we...

  • Upperco gardener finds beauty, success with peonies

    Upperco gardener finds beauty, success with peonies

    Towering trees preside over a Baltimore County hillside with hundreds of blooms that nod in the breeze. Invisible from the road, the spring vista has a timeless look. It's been evolving over more than four decades as Carol Warner of Upperco fashioned her home gardens around what appeals to her...

  • South Baltimore's Terraza Stained Glass breathing new life into old artform

    South Baltimore's Terraza Stained Glass breathing new life into old artform

    The words "stained glass" for most of us conjure the beautiful but stoic images glimpsed from pews. Terraza Stained Glass can make that sort of thing if that's what you want, but the company's pieces tend toward what owner Donna Terraza calls "funky." You'll find hanging in Terraza's Brooklyn,...

  • Textures give walls a wow factor in Baltimore-area homes

    Textures give walls a wow factor in Baltimore-area homes

    When Kathryn Schroder's interior designer, Elizabeth Reich, suggested they lacquer the walls of her husband's study, Schroder had to hit up Google to see what that meant. "I started seeing these articles pop up about it being used in trendy Manhattan restaurants and apartments in Brooklyn," says...

  • A professional organizer's advice for spring cleaning

    A professional organizer's advice for spring cleaning

    Soon it'll be time to open the windows, let in the fresh air and start spring cleaning — except that pile of school papers in the kitchen keeps getting in the way. So do the stack of books in the living room and the mound of shoes and jackets in the hallway. It's easy for this kind of clutter to...

  • 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...

More Home & Garden

More
73°