There is no mistaking the pedigree of the fine stone home on Ellerslie Avenue.
Chestnut Hill, the 19th-century residence within the Ednor Gardens-Pen Lucy neighborhoods, has all the lines associated with the tastes and pocketbooks of Baltimore's merchant and industrial elite.
This is a true Gothic Revival-style home, where those who could afford it once spent their summers on a hilltop observing ships in the harbor from afar.
The home, built in 1825 and rebuilt and enlarged about 1840 by architect Robert Carey Long, has a fascinating history to reveal.
It has a future, too, standing resplendent after $750,000 in renovations and repairs — including its first...