Desirable spaces: Colonial cedar shake home in Roland Park

Desirable spaces: Colonial cedar shake home in Roland Park
This house on Midvale Road in Roland Park is on the market for $799,500. (Hometrack / HANDOUT)

A Colonial home with cedar shake siding in Roland Park is on the market for $799,500.

Built in 1907, this three-story, six-bedroom home with three full bathrooms and two half-baths is on a quiet cul-de-sac in one of the more desirable areas of Baltimore. The exterior has a white portico, white shutters and dormers on the top floor.


The foyer has a black-and-white diamond pattern. A white curved staircase with a middle landing continues to the third floor.

To the right of the foyer is a living room that features built-in bookcases around a window seat and a fireplace with a white mantel. French doors next to the fireplace lead to a screened-in porch that offers views of the side and back wooded yards. Another set of doors leads to a tiered deck with views of the backyard.

In the back of the house is a modern eat-in kitchen with tile floors, granite countertops, wood cabinets and a large island in the middle. The kitchen also features a gas range and a side-by-side refrigerator. A large picture window provides views of the backyard, and French doors on the side open to the tiered back deck.

One wall has the original butler's pantry cabinetry with plenty of storage space, and a back staircase leads to the second floor.

"It presents itself in a grand way," said listing agent Nina Boykin Tracey of Hubble Bisbee of Long and Foster real estate. "But once you get inside, you feel immediately comfortable."

A swinging door from the kitchen opens to a dining room with hardwood floors and plenty of natural light.

The second floor features a master bedroom with a full bathroom that has a tub and shower and an attached sitting room with some storage. The other two bedrooms have hardwood floors and built-in bookshelves, and they share a full bathroom that also has a tub and shower.

The third floor has a yellow laundry room with a blue-and-white diamond-pattern floor. There are three more rooms with hardwood floors that share a full bathroom.

The outside features a fenced-in yard with mature trees and landscaping.

The specs

Address: 9 Midvale Road, Baltimore 21210

Year built: 1907

Square footage: 3,115

Taxes: $13,388

Acreage: 0.46