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A Roland Park beauty gets a major renovation

Yesterday's charm and elegance is coupled with 21st-century amenities in the restored four levels of a Dutch colonial in Baltimore's Roland Park neighborhood. A 113-year-old beauty, 16 Elmwood Road has just been listed for $750,000 after a renovation by local developers Barbara Brustein and Tom Kane, complete with all-new electric and plumbing and two-zone air conditioning.

"Now, with revitalization and the way we live [today], we want the old charm and character of these houses, but we need the functionality of open living spaces to be able to entertain within one large area," said listing agent Michael Schiff of Keller Williams Realty Baltimore.

Both are in abundance within the walls of this home. A formal entrance hall showcases an open staircase where crystal chandeliers hang over three landings. Off the hall on this main level are a formal living room and a dining room, with a leaded-glass bay window, that opens to a large gourmet kitchen. The kitchen and dining room have tin ceilings. The home has refinished floors and features details such as chair rails and crown molding.

"The living room has a wood-burning fireplace, and a coffered ceiling gives an extra dimension," Schiff said. "Off of the living room, you have a beautiful screened-in porch with ceiling fans."

Bedrooms — six in all — are on the second and third levels, including a master suite with a sitting room and fireplace. The master bath features a claw-foot tub, a large modern shower and heated floors.

A completely finished lower level features a family room, workout room and a half-bath. This lower level and the three floors above it total about 4,700 square feet of living space.

Situated on one-third of an acre, the home has cedar-shake siding and stucco construction. It has a slate roof, two-car garage and a 500-square-foot deck in the backyard.

"After one day on the market, we had two scheduled showings, just in the morning alone," Schiff said. "The market has responded well to it."

Listing agent: Michael J. Schiff, the Schiff Home Team, Keller Williams Realty Baltimore

The specs

Address: 16 Elmwood Road, Roland Park, Baltimore 21210

Asking price: $750,000

Taxes: $5,947

Square feet: 4,728

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
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