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Roland Park house was once home to railroad tycoon Daniel Willard

A homebuyer in Baltimore certainly doesn't need to leave the city limits to live in the lap of luxury. One of the area's finest homes is found at 206 Goodwood Gardens in Roland Park.

This magnificent Colonial Revival, built of stucco and featuring a side porch that wraps around to the rear of the home, dates to 1907 and was once home to Daniel Willard, who served as president of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad for 31 years. Located on almost a half-acre of manicured lawns and gardens, this property is being sold for $2.2 million.

"Although the exterior is stately and commanding, the interior of this prestigious home allows a warm, friendly, family flow," said J.L. Polovoy, the co-listing agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

The home, with an interior designed by Patrick Sutton, offers 6,940 square feet of living space on three above-ground levels, as well as a basement level. Under a covered front portico, double doors open onto a foyer with a parquet floor and an eight-light pendant chandelier. An arched opening leads to an elegant staircase.

A spacious living room, dining room, family room, paneled library and a kitchen (with two marble-topped islands and Viking appliances) are on the main level. These rooms feature ornate crown and chair moldings, hardwood floors with inlay, and 12-over-12-panel double-hung windows with deep windowsills. Other features include four wood-burning marble fireplaces, two second-story decorative fireplaces, built-in bookcases, tray ceilings, mahogany and walnut pocket doors, and two sets of French doors leading to the wrap-around porch.

"The wrap-around porch reminds you of days gone by," Polovoy said. "It's hard not to think of a better place to relax with a sweet tea, all the while admiring the gardens."

Three bedrooms and three full bathrooms make up the second level, and on the third level, dormers define two additional bedrooms, two full baths and a great room.

The lower level boasts three wine cellars, a recreation room, a workout room and a home theater/game room.

This home, like all of Roland Park is part of an area listed on the Natural Register of Historic Places.

The specs

Address: 206 Goodwood Gardens, Baltimore 21210

List price: $2.2 million

Year built: 1907

Living space: 6,940 square feet

Taxes: $33,050

Listing agents: J.L. Polovoy and Whit Harvey, the Whit Harvey Group, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
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