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Homeland property is elegant link to past

Designed by the influential Baltimore architects Edward L. Palmer and William D. Lamdin in 1925 and built in 1928, the home at 101 Witherspoon Road is one of the premier properties in Homeland.

This North Baltimore home is built of local stone with a Vermont slate roof, and it has over 7,000 square feet of living space. The property is being offered by Hill & Co. Realtors for $1.25 million.

"It's a unique property with one of the largest lots in Homeland," said Mary Lynne Mullican, the listing agent for Hill & Co. "The wrought-iron work on the back loggia is beautiful. There is the number '28' that is part of the scrollwork that represents the year it was built."

The two-story home was designed with seven bedrooms throughout three second-level wings.

The master suite, sitting room and full bathroom is located in the south wing; the west wing has two large bedrooms, a full bath and two wide hallways full of closets. Four more bedrooms, two bathrooms and two of the home's three staircases are in the east wing — one set of stairs accesses the kitchen and the other leads to a mudroom off the kitchen. There has been a complete kitchen renovation.

The house also features large windows, hardwood floors and two wood-burning fireplaces. A dance/exercise studio has mirrored walls and dance bars. A lounge area features built-ins and an entertainment center. Other rooms include a formal living room and dining room, a recreation room, sitting room, family room and a laundry and sewing room.

Other amenities in the Witherspoon Road home include a center hall and two-story foyer, crown moldings, glass doors on one of the fireplaces, a breakfast bar in the kitchen with granite countertops and a six-burner stove.

The front of the home is surrounded by a stone wall. A stone patio with a Gothic-inspired covered roof serves as a loggia off of the living room.

Before the owners chose to downsize, the home was perfect for a family of five.

"One of the nicest things about the house is that it looks out on two equally beautiful properties," Mullican said. "The Cathedral [of Mary Our Queen] is just across the street, and the bells can be heard when the dining room's French doors are open. It's like being in another country."

The specs

Address: 101 Witherspoon Road, Baltimore, MD 21212

Asking price: $1.25 million

Taxes: $21,334

Listing agent: Mary Lynne Mullican, Hill & Co. Realtors

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