Owner of Frederick Douglass property incorporates Baltimore history, African-American artwork to continue abolitionist's legacy

Dream Home: Owner of Frederick Douglass property incorporates Baltimore history, African-American artwork to continue abolitionist's legacy

Dream Home: A Columbia sunroom with a St. Michaels feel

When Doreen Harwood thought about redoing the combination family room-sunroom that's long been the hub of her Columbia home, she knew she wanted it to exude

Baltimore dream home: Homeland house was filming location for 'The Wire'

Annie and Neal Goldman discoved when they closed on their new home in 2012 that they were buying more than a pretty four-bedroom house in Homeland. They learned the house, built in 1920, was used as a filming location for "The Wire," HBO's critically-acclaimed television show that chronicled Baltimore's drug trade and other societal problems. It appeared in several episodes during seasons three and four as the home of Tommy Carcetti, who rises from Baltimore City Councilman to mayor to governor,

An Italian garden oasis in Fells Point

Hidden behind Vincent Peranio and Dolores Deluxe's home is a lush garden that looks like it belongs to an Italian villa and not downtown Baltimore.

Dream Home: Design update in Columbia started with a window

A Columbia widow wanted to update her Oakland Mills home with better views of the outdoors and more natural light inside. And fresh colors. And new furniture. She made it her own.

Pikesville couple create a weekend waterside getaway

Landlocked in their Pikesville home, David and Jennifer Landsman couldn't escape onto the water as easily as they wished, so they acquired an aging Middle Rover cottage and converted it into the weekend getaway of their dreams.

Living and working in style, a Baltimore throwback

Michael Wright and Seth Barkman recently finished their new home above the furniture store they opened in Fells Point.

Dream Home: Home is useful for young, active Columbia family

When Paola and Matt Treese decided to update their Columbia home, they knew they wanted it to match the lifestyle of the family they'd become: a busy one, focused on two active sons, and with growing need for useful storage space.

Blending old home with the new in Ellicott City retirement living

When the Laraine and Bob Hards, married nearly 55 years, decided to downsize last year from their longtime Columbia home to a senior community nearby in Ellicott City, they wanted to use their own furnishings — though fewer of them. But they also wanted to freshen the look for their new digs.

Couple remade new Laurel townhouse to suit their young family

While many people buy new houses because they are ready to live in, literally turn the key, move in and live your life, the Billy and Faryn Carr wanted to make their new space their own for their young family and embarked on a minor renovation and repainting before they even moved in.

Broadneck dream home brightens owners' lives

Couple turns colonial home on the the Broadneck Peninsula near Annapolis into a light-filled, child-friendly space where they can live, work, entertain and grow as a family.

Dream Home: Clipper Mill townhouse blends couple's modern, glam styles

When Rebecca Bell Echols met her future husband, his Clipper Mill townhome had "a tremendous amount of Ikea." After their engagement, they created a shared space that combines their styles for a look that's "sophisticated classic meets modern."

Dream Home: Odenton townhome offers a bright, open space for relaxing

Hands down, Tammie Francis' favorite room in her Odenton townhouse is one that has only three walls

Dream Home: Furniture maker's reclaimed creations add charm to his Riverside home

Jim Klausmeyer adores things old, vintage and collectible, and he's been gathering them for a decade. Now he lives surrounded by those objects.

Reisterstown home is designed for entertaining

Instead of downsizing, empty nesters Paula and Dennis remade their Reisterstown home to suit a lifestyle in which barely a week passes without entertaining.

Pikesville home a warm oasis for blended family coping with loss

After the death of her husband, Beth Gansky created a warm, welcoming space in Pikesville to bring together two families under one roof.

Ravens player Brandon Williams, fiancee find winning space in Pikesville

As a newly drafted rookie in the summer of 2013, Ravens defensive tackle Brandon Williams was too busy learning plays and practicing to spend a lot of time searching for a house. When he heard then-teammate Ray Rice telling other players he was selling a townhome in Pikesville, Williams decided to check it out.

Northeast Baltimore home blends traditional, contemporary

On a quiet, tree-lined street in Northeast Baltimore, one particular home possesses a dual personality, proving that it is possible to satisfy the completely opposite design tastes of both its owners.

Gibson Island summer home returns to midcentury modern roots

In August 2014, Cara and Luis Medeiros purchased a summer home on Gibson Island in Anne Arundel County and decided to restore the structure to what the original designer envisioned.

Cross Keys condo a modern, artistic oasis

Jenny Wohl tells the story of sitting on her condo balcony in Baltimore's Village of Cross Keys not long after she purchased it. She was drinking her coffee that warm June morning, mulling over her art collection, when the reality of what she had done hit her.

Federal Hill home packs a sparkling, pink punch

One thing you don't see every day among Federal Hill's beautifully renovated, traditional brick rowhouses is a front door painted cotton candy pink.

Butchers Hill home features traditional furnishings, eclectic art

After living in Rye, N.Y., for many years and raising three children there, Geoff and Betsy Wadsworth wanted to retire in a city with a harbor on the Intracoastal Waterway. The couple, both 72, have not been disappointed with their decision to purchase a home in the East Baltimore neighborhood of Butchers Hill.

Towson condo has compact character

When Frank and Sandy Gurchik decided on a completely clutter-free lifestyle in their 830-square-foot condo, they discovered the feeling of total liberation.

Butchers Hill rowhouse features pops of color and vintage touches

The journey from a ranch-style house in the suburbs of Kansas City, Kan., to a three-story rowhouse in Baltimore was a move worth taking for MaryAnn and David James.

Trading traditional for bold and funky in Pikesville

Joann Levy's spontaneous and edgy style is a big shift from that of her former house, which she refers to as "conservative, filled with antiques; pretty, but boring."

Narrow is no problem in this Butchers Hill alley house

Remington Nevin can stand midway into the first floor of his home, spread his arms and touch the walls on either side of him. No, he's not a giant. He owns an alley house in Butchers Hill that measures 70 feet deep by just 10.5 feet wide.

Home along the South River has tropical getaway feel

Along the South River's Broad Creek inlet, the neighborhood of Broadview Estates is a study in stark architectural contrast.

Reservoir Hill rowhouse is owner's latest classic find

Zachary Lingeman has always been a fan of traditional furniture, antiques and antique reproductions. It was with that fondness in mind that in June 2014 he purchased his circa 1923 two-story rowhome in Baltimore Reservoir Hill — a historic neighborhood burgeoning in restored turn-of-the-century homes and buildings.

A smooth, clutter-free transition from Hong Kong to Towson townhome

In this high-tech age of virtual experiences, it is not unheard of to buy a house and professionally decorate it, room by room, from over 8,000 miles away — and then be completely pleased when walking into it for the first time.

Eclectic Mount Vernon apartment filled to the brim with character

Patricia Field's bold home decor matches the ex-CIA worker's personality.

Creating a classic cottage in Lutherville

Jack and Tracey Santry proved it is possible to go home again when they left their longtime home in Ellicott City and moved back to northern Baltimore County, where they both grew up.

Ocean City condo's breezy, nautical feel matches its location

Mary Widomski's decorating scheme for her Ocean Place condo was focused and simple. Her plan was to give the entire space a nautical, Hamptons-style look.

Finding a haven on the harbor

Dr. Regina Anderson and her husband, Dr. Jim Campbell, designed their condo in Baltimore's Ritz-Carlton Residences around one magnificent point — a Steinway & Sons baby grand piano.

Creating a family space in Perry Hall

Like many couples, Kiriakos and Chrissy Nikoletos had their children in mind when they bought their home, a two-story brick Colonial in Perry Hall.

Bel Air house becomes a dream, one room at a time

Jeffrey and Kasha Gutowski became the third owners of their Colonial-style home in Bel Air when they purchased it in July 2009 for $292,000. They decided to renovate one room at a time while taking their time to enjoy life.

A 'new' 100-year-old home in Roland Park

The Naylors bought their 3,400-square-foot house in 2004; eight years later, they hired David Sutphen of Southfen Restoration Home Builder to design and manage a restoration project that would clean up the house, while maintaining — and in some cases, uncovering — its historic roots.

Parkton home is perfect space for family to grow and play

Sometimes it takes a long while to find the right home for a family of five — especially when it includes three growing, active children.

Custom Owings Mills home is spacious and warm

An impressive stucco and stone, Mediterranean-inspired home exudes a dignified presence on 2 acres that back to woods in Owings Mills. With an exterior style resembling a European country retreat, its three-level interior encompasses 7,520 square feet of living space.

Canton rowhouse transformed from 'dump' to its original 1911 charm

Bob Kean has been restoring old houses his entire adult life. So when he moved from a large home in Baltimore's Roland Park to a two-story rowhouse on Eastern Avenue in Canton, the change was far more than downsizing his space.

Fresh start in Fells Point offers perfect, practical fit

When Peggie Pendergast moved to Maryland from a four-bedroom, Colonial-style home in Syracuse, N.Y., it was for love and practicality.

Federal Hill rowhouse is traditional on the outside, modern and minimalist within

Federal Hill residents are increasingly breaking from the expected historical restorations, and behind their Federal-style front doors are 20th- and 21st-century modern interiors.

From summer family heirloom to year-round home

Like so many new waterfront homes found on the banks of eastern Baltimore County's rivers, the Wrights' cottage on the Bird River sits on inherited property.

Modern home in Lutherville is classic fit for these architects

A boxy, rectangular house built of stucco and clapboard sits at the end of a declining driveway. Nestled into a hillside and surrounded by woods, the home's facade — white except for the lime green door — is like a blank screen, where branches of the tall trees move light and shadow across it.

An urban apartment is a natural fit for these Ohio transplants

When Dale and Christi Schmidt moved to Baltimore from Columbus, Ohio, in 2013, they knew city living was the only way to go. All of the other details, such as the neighborhood and furniture, would eventually fall into place.

After rebuilding from a fire, Balto. Co. home has same roots, different look

Lisa Lockwood used to think that house fires happened to other people. That was before Jan. 25, 2013. On that unforgettable day, a wood fireplace insert installed the year before shot flames up the flue, catching the attic on fire. It spread quickly to the rest of her northern Baltimore County home, leaving only a burning pile of rubble.

Nouveau co-founder's professional touch adds pop to his Canton home

Most homeowners are familiar with the hassles that a brutally cold and snowy winter can suddenly deliver like a one-two punch.

At this Towson condo, a few tweaks became a total transformation

A funny thing happened to Lynn Ridgely several years ago when she decided to make a few changes to her two-bedroom condominium in a downtown Towson high-rise. It all began with a mattress and snowballed from there.

North Baltimore Victorian offers a cozy, historic feel

One would never think that Jeanie Libutti considers her stately Victorian-style home in North Baltimore a downsize. With stone steps leading up to a wraparound porch supported by seven columns, it is easy to imagine the elegance (and space) within.

Surrounded by family, a place to call his own

Billy Hicks' house is an unimposing framed Colonial with a center bay gable built of stone at the end of the long, tree-lined family driveway. Small and compact, it was originally a garage, renovated over the years for several members of the Hicks family at various stages of their lives.

After a fire, Butchers Hill homeowner renovates for the better

While the fire destroyed a large portion of the home's interior, the memories of good times spent there with family and friends would remain unscathed. She would rebuild, saving as much of the home's original features as possible.

Burleigh Manor is part historic mansion, part animal sanctuary

Smack in the middle of an upscale Ellicott City housing development is a surprise. A sign at the head of a long driveway signals what lies ahead: "Burleigh Circa 1810."

In West Friendship, a perfect family space — and lots of it

Megan McSally and her fiance, Joe Marino, had one very important reason for purchasing their 4,800-square foot Colonial-style home on 1 full acre in West Friendship — the two have a combined seven children.

In Federal Hill, total rehab is a perfect fit

After renting a unit in the Harborview community for four years, Bryan Lucas was determined to take his time finding the perfect house in Baltimore to make his own.

Fells Point home shows off its true colors

Bright hues are the focal point of Sanja and Zeljko Vujaskovic's interior design

Towson split-level houses owners' artistic passion

Fe T. Reyes-Dollete is an ardent collector of decorative arts, a traveler and a member of a ballroom dancing group. The Towson home she shares with her husband, Rudy Dollete, is the ideal venue for all three pursuits.

Otterbein home is tranquil, with a focus on art

In the heart of Otterbein, just a few blocks west of Baltimore's busy Inner Harbor, sits a three-story brick home on a quiet street of similar structures where tranquillity rules.

Art and a view are the focus of this Ritz-Carlton condo

Dream home: This Ritz-Carlton condo focuses on art and a view

Dream home: Hereford property highlights the benefits of going rural

Cindi and Chad Seitz traded in city life for a two-acre property in Baltimore County

Dream Home: Washington Place apartment exudes elegance and history

The white beaux arts-style building in Baltimore's Mount Vernon neighborhood, known simply as 700 Washington Place, is considered by many one of the city's most elegant addresses.

Federal Hill home is a family oasis

Instead of moving to the suburbs, Ann and Dominic Wiker are raising their children in the neighborhood they loved as young adults

Silo Point condo takes industrial living to a new level

Matt Nickasch's home is anything but typical — he lives in the tower of a repurposed grain silo in Locust Point. His condo on the 18th floor is marked as a "bin" instead of a unit, a nod to industrial days long gone.

A vacation cottage turned year-round home

The story is a familiar one for many Maryland homeowners living along eastern Baltimore County's shoreline: The appeal, initially, is in having a summer vacation cottage. That is, until the inhabitants realize that with a bit of remodeling and updating, they can live in their dream home on the water all year long.

Interior designer brings work home with Ruxton townhouse

To this seasoned interior designer from New York City, there was no reason not to create everything in her style — one she calls "country French in an eclectic, sophisticated approach."

Eastern Shore home is beautiful in any season

Former Bostonians find 'urban oasis' in Baltimore

Tim Nelson and Kathy Edin fell in love with their Butchers Hill rowhome, and the city

Greektown home is full of contemporary glamour

Just east of Highlandtown in Baltimore's Greektown neighborhood, the exteriors of the two-story brick rowhouses all look pretty much alike. It's the creative details — a painted front door, window trim or stained glass transoms — with which the owners state their individuality.

Butchers Hill home tour opens door to couple's renovation

MICA professor and husband have artsy space

Second time's a charm in this Catonsville home

What would compel a person to buy the same house twice? For Reggie Sajauskas, the answer can be found in her 1918 traditional clapboard home in Catonsville, one she would not walk away from a second time.

Custom-built Stevenson home charms down to the details

In a clearing off of a wooded lane in Stevenson is a white stucco, Tuscan-style villa with ornate cast-iron window boxes spilling summer vines, looking like the subject of an impressionist painting.

Harford waterfront property provides a getaway close to home

Wayne and Wende Allen found a second home, their vacation escape, in a convenient location — 24 miles from their Harford County home.

Couple's home becomes more perfect with every year that passes

Compact downtown condo is packed with personality

Jennifer Etheridge has more than a city view from her 12th floor condo at 414 Water St. She is in the heart of downtown Baltimore's business district — any more of a cosmopolitan feel would have her perched on top of City Hall, whose dome she sees from her bedroom window.

In Reservoir Hill, an instant home attraction

A funny thing happened to Joe and Morgan Horvath on their way to a community art show in Reservoir Hill a few years ago.

Hometown general store becomes home

Keith Kratz turned a former White Hall general store into a home for himself as well as commercial space for his successful landscaping business, Outdoor Expressions

Abingdon home built upon Southern elegance

Abingdon home holds antiques and memories

Fells Point home has historic exterior, modern interior

Davis family embraces city living in its renovated alley home

Acton Hall is ideal historical home

Annapolis officials know that local homeowners who restore and preserve their historic properties play a vital role in the city's architectural legacy.

Condemned frat house becomes rewarding restoration

Ron Tanner and Jill Eicher made it their mission to save the home from further destruction and restore it to its 1897 glory. Tanner even documented the process in his book "From Animal House to Our House: A Love Story."

Old Parkton schoolhouse now a cozy historic home

In the usual course of life's events, most people go to school. Very few people, however, buy a schoolhouse and call it home.

Baltimore condo is cure for hectic days

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A house built with family in mind

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Captain Steele House in Fells Point pays homage to its history

Nicolas Jabko did little to improve upon activist Jean Hepner's restoration

Childhood home in Canton renovated for the next generation

When a home has been the center of a happy childhood, it can often come to represent a happy and hopeful future. This is certainly the case with Mike and Jocelyn Szymanowski's Canton rowhouse.

For Baltimore County couple, ideal space was right under their noses

Like more and more homeowners these days, Ron Brown and his fiancee, Susan Powers, have discovered their ideal living space hidden within the same walls they have been calling home for quite some time.

Nesting in simple family-style home

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Lakeside home in Annapolis offers a natural tranquillity

The Weiss family's brick contemporary rancher, built in 1973, sits on the banks of Lake Ogleton, which opens out to the Chesapeake Bay.

Canton rowhouse combines urban with rustic

Just how long can it take to find the perfect, not run-of-the-mill rowhouse with a nontypical layout among hundreds for sale in the Southeast Baltimore neighborhood of Canton? For Chrissie Davis, a 39-year old health care consultant with Huron Consulting Group, the search took more than two years.

Ruxton restoration is couple's 1920s love affair

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Clean and bright Canton home gives owner a fresh start

Laura Mooney's second Canton home since 2003 is a symbol of her newfound liberation.

Butchers Hill townhouse transformed from 'disaster' to delight

Marianne Fishman's three-story townhouse in Butchers Hill is an elegant reflection of her life's work as an interior designer while also giving credence to the design company she owns – Row House Interiors.

A renovation gives a Cross Keys home British style

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Starting over but keeping the memories close

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A vacation 365 days a year at Bowleys Quarters dream home

Sue and Tom Graham found their dream home, a traditional Maryland shore-style home on one acre at the edge of Seneca Creek in the Baltimore County area of Bowleys Quarters.

Cross Keys condo is anything but typical

Brian Dermitt completely renovated the space and added a contemporary touch

Victorian stands out in Annapolis

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Couple restores Catonsville home from the ground up

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Owners wax poetic about their home

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Cozy Towson Green townhouse offers a bright new beginning

Deb Moriarty downsized after her husband died and her daughter went to college

Windows on the water give home its balance

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For couple, Fells Point townhouse is like retreat in the city

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Renovated garage gets couple in gear for move to Baltimore

No longer vacant, Baltimore home is where couple's heart is

City homebuyer program helps couple purchase Johnston Square property

Couple makes a dream move in Middle River

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Journey to 'Jubilee' leads to peaceful place in the woods

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Renovated Fells Point rowhouse offers lesson in commitment

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Fulton home is meant for family

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Designing the perfect downsize in Bowleys Quarters

For the Condons, their new home is all about the view of the wildlife, weather and water

Family enjoys park setting in midst of urban environment

Baltimore's Bolton Hill

For former Texan, Reservoir Hill is now deep in his heart

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Dream home: Renovated home gathers family to the farm

Downsizing looks beautiful for one Canton couple

When Gunther and Linda Than moved into their one-bedroom unit in Canton's Anchorage Tower condominiums, they really downsized.

Dream home: Downsizing to comfortable perfection

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Soothing sounds, pace of country life suit couple

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Old Catonsville is happiness squared

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Townhouse is canvas for 'labor of love'

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Living on the bay and loving it

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First-floor remodel creates 'social central'

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Downsizing to an elegant perch

Woman finds cheerful condo with a view at Ritz-Carlton in Baltimore

Dream home: Gardener's delight in Baltimore County

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Couple at home with history on storied property in Jacksonville

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Restored, restful Victorian beauty in Havre de Grace

Havre de Grace B&B Spencer Silver Mansion

D.C. transplant finds community in Canton

Baltimore Canton dream home

Chic, colorful and urban fits the bill in Locust Point

Baltimore Locust Point dream home

Clipper Mill home's sparkle spreads beyond holidays

View from the top

Living with historical quirks in Havre de Grace

Dream home in Havre de Grace

Finding comfort in cottage filled with collections

Log cabin in Howard County is dream home for collector

Dream Home: A family dwelling with kitchen at the center of it all

Dream home in Roland Park

Home for the holidays in Monkton

Monkton homes for the holidays tour

Dream home: Twin historic town houses in Federal Hill

Side-by-side town houses were joined to create the perfect home for vast, authentic collections of colonial furniture and décor.

Irish spirit warms couple's home in northern Balto. Co.

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Dream home: Luxury condo is paradise found

Dream home in Annapolis Towne Centre at Parole

Federal Hill fantasy comes true for couple

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New rehab points the way home

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Dream home: Top deck in Federal Hill

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Dream home: It's a whimsical life at Owings Mills condo

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Dream home: Finding favor in a friendly home

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Dream Home: An industrial, contemporary redo in Federal Hill

A row house gets another floor, a rooftop deck and a dramatic, floating steel staircase.

Dream Home: A former country kid finds happiness in a row house in Canton

A former country kid finds happiness in a row house in Canton.

Howard couple's beach home is like a fairy tale

Vacation dream home

Dream home: Pasadena renovation creates space for growing family

Pasadena couple's dream home is redesigned bi-level rancher

Charming changes give home personality, but family gives it meaning

Dream home in Towson has undergone many transformations

Dream home: Color-blind bachelor designs artful space

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Dream home: Sparrows Point street is window to the past

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Dream home: Kent Island couple's neighbor is Bay Bridge

Eastern Shore's Kent Island is real estate find

Deep Creek vacation home is dream of a lifetime

Deep Creek vacation home

Dream home: Westminster family enjoys relaxed country living

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Dream home: Collecting walls of whimsy in Canton

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Dream home: Creative use of space

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Dream home: Overlook Clipper Mill home is thoroughly modern

Overlook Clipper Mill in Baltimore

Making a connection between heart and home

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Dream home: Condo has waterfront view of history

Baltimore real estate find is historic bachelor's pad on Henderson's Wharf

Dream home: Southern-style with a touch of glam

Baltimore real estate: Southern-style with just a touch of glam

Designer's dream emerges from Lutherville carriage house

Baltimore real estate: Carriage house is converted to stylish space for home and office

Open for entertaining

Jodi and Brian Fader knocked down walls to open up the views in their Inner Harbor condo

Dream home: Couple puts personal touches on Perry Hall home

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Dream home: After 20 years, couple remakes their 'old shore home'

Baltimore real estate: Middle River home is dream realized

Dream home: Painted jewel in Cedarcroft

Baltimore real estate: Painted jewel in Cedarcroft is dream home

English cottage revival in Homeland

Baltimore real estate in Homeland

Historic House Tour of Fells Point features a 200-year-old mariner's house

One of the featured homes belongs to Myrna Poirier, who has created a colorful, contemporary space in a 200-year-old mariner's house.

Dream home: Couple's farmhouse celebrates fresh start

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Dream home: Family enjoys rewards of renovated Patterson Park rowhouse

Complete overhaul creates space for clever, creative touches

Dream home: Cottage is educated choice for former Goucher president

Dream home: Cottage is educated choice for former Goucher president

Dream home: Parkville condo is couple's perfect retirement plan

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Villa is perfect start to couple's second time around

Pikesville development takes care of maintenance while they take care of each other

Dream home: Drawn to water, couple finds dream home on pier in Baltimore

Inner Harbor development provides comforts from the past

Dream home: Reservoir of style and charm

With nurturing and love, couple turns sprawling Victorian into cozy city retreat

Dream home: Couple finds room to improve in Westminster

Love of the land leads to 10-year farmhouse renovations

Dream home: Foreclosure find yields cozy treasure for father, daughter

East Baltimore residence's interior is functional with flair

Dream home: Treasuring a lifelong collection

Couple finds home in Catonsville with a place for everything

Dream home: Perry Hall condo is lofty perch

Teacher's residence is spacious surprise

Dream home: Waterfront condo keeps bachelor firmly planted

Baltimore real estate: Canton Cove waterfront condo keeps bachelor firmly planted

Dream home: 'The Wizard of Oz' effect

Mark Rucci and Randall Franklin's Anne Arundel County home features a storybook setting of statues and silver.

Dream home: Carroll County split-foyer gets makeover with personality

The exterior says 1970s, but the interior shows style of another era

Dream home: Finding a hearth at the harbor

New York investor merges family and business

Dream home: Finding sweet comfort at last

Harford pastor and his wife enjoy tranquil living on bucolic acreage

Dream home: Courtyard is heart of Glyndon home

Low-slung rambler offers change of pace for couple

Couple's Howard County dream home is mission fulfilled

Dream home near Chestertown is a Colonial classic

Kent County waterfront home is example of historic proportions

Dream home: Couple goes back to the basics with Fenwick bungalow

Tiny beach house that dates to 1950s 'is what it is'

Dream home: Fantasy island in Anne Arundel

One-story bungalows are situated on property in the middle of Anne Arundel's Marley Creek

Dream home: Ocean City's Harbor Island has mayor in residence

Ocean City's Rick Meehan enjoys water views, amenities of Harbor Island

A fresh start

Downsizing after the departure of their sons, a couple finds a compromise in a Roland Park townhouse

Dream home: Delaware cottage celebrates culture of summer

Steve Appel, owner of Nouveau Contemporary, and his family share a beach house that's original in style

Dream Home: Townhome on harbor makes staying put easy

After multiple moves, couple finds a place that really fits

Dream home: Harford duo finds the upside of downsizing

Interior decorator helps couple configure new home without a lot of new furnishings

Dream home: Sudbrook Victorian is a home for the holidays — and beyond

Couple's historic property would be perfect setting for a Currier & Ives print

Hillside home has Italian villa vibe

Couple's residence was once an 'ugly raised rancher'

Cross Keys condo sparkles with personality

Owner relishes having space for favorite things

Couple gets custom treatment for Charlestown condo in Catonsville

With two apartments, downsized living doesn't have to be small

Pikesville condo is treasure trove of memories

Widow savors collection she shared with her husband

Mays Chapel townhouse is shining example

Couple summons up a little glam and glitter amid bucolic setting

Dream home: A casual, comfortable cottage on the bay

After nearly two decades, couple still enjoys Ocean City lifestyle

Former garage coaxed into cozy cottage in Ruxton

Owner took 15 years to transform tiny space into perfect oasis

Dream home: Silo Point is urban base for ex-military man

Urban chic: Former military man finds new station at Silo Point in Baltimore

Dream home: Modern remake

Waterfront townhome is transformed into modern escape

Dream Home: Creating an Ocean City oasis

Bill Allen's beachfront home in North Ocean City is the coastal living and entertaining space he's always wanted

Couple's dream home showcases French connection

Empty-nesters fly the coop, moving from countryside to cityside harbor condominium

Royal duty: Anne Arundel estate was a king's obligation

Family's Arundel estate originated with a king's obligation