Edgar Allan Poe

Estate with ties to Baltimore literary legend Edgar Allan Poe to open as Designer Show House

Estate with ties to Baltimore literary legend Edgar Allan Poe to open as Designer Show House

The annual Symphony Designers’ Show House, where interior designers use an elaborate home as their canvas, returns this Sunday in its 41st year, and this time, the house — with its Flemish bond red brick, detailed arched windows and ties to a Baltimore literary legend — is an attraction itself.

Hosted by Baltimore Symphony Associates, the volunteer arm of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the show house will be hosted in the 13-acre “Oakland” estate, once owned by the descendants of poet Edgar Allan Poe, said Marge Penhallegon, the chairperson of the Designers’ Show House.

The four-story Owings Mills home will be open starting May 27 through June 10 for paying guests to see...

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