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Desirable spaces

Stevenson house is right at home on Halcyon Road

For The Baltimore Sun
Desirable spaces: This Stevenson house is exactly what you would expect on a street called Halcyon Road

Halcyon Road is an appropriate location for this elegant, yet comfortable home in Stevenson, which is on the market for $795,000.

Sitting on 2.61 acres of tranquil, manicured property that backs to trees, the traditional architecture presents an L-shaped design. A winding driveway leads to the front entrance, where a spacious, 18-by-14-foot foyer welcomes guests with a custom-built staircase winding to the home's second level.

It was built in 1933 as a very small Cape Cod-style house, and the current owners (who moved there in 1958) gutted the structure while adding a kitchen and sunroom. Soon after, they built a two-story addition, which looks as if it could have been the original home.

"We totally reversed the look," said owner Doris Fader. "It's a wonderful home for entertaining; there is a nice flow to the rooms."

In addition to the grand foyer, the home's main level includes the kitchen, a sunroom with a wall of windows, a dining room, a living room with French doors that open to a patio, a family room, a den and a powder room. A 39-by-11-foot enclosed porch with a slate floor overlooks an outdoor pond.

Four bedrooms and three bathrooms are found on the second level. A partially finished lower level contains an office and laundry room.

Additional amenities include wood, carpeted and brick floors, built-in bookcases and china cabinet, a cedar closet, chair railings, crown molding, paneled walls, and a beamed ceiling in the family room.

"This is a lovingly maintained house that is in very good condition and shows well," said listing agent Barbara Reamer, with Hill & Company Realtors.


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The specs

Address: 3416 Halcyon Road, Stevenson 21153

Year built: 1933

Square footage: 3,818

Price: $795,000

Taxes: $4,397

Listing agent: Barbara Reamer, Hill & Company Realtors