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N. Baltimore property features beautiful home and lush backyard

A gracious two-story, Georgian-style home cradled in a 2-acre pastoral setting right off Baltimore's North Charles Street almost seems like a contradiction.

Not, however, when speaking of 17 Blythewood Road.

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Constructed of brick in 1952, the home — and its symmetrical design with a center gabled entrance supported by columns — is on the market for $1.315 million.

"This house is oriented for privacy," said listing agent Diane Donohue with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. "There is a brick wall in the front of the house [that is] set down from the road. Not only is there the beautiful property, but it also backs to the Stony Run Park."

The four-bedroom, 31/2-bathroom Colonial has been impeccably restored, with attention to the original wood moldings, pine floors with random widths, and a balcony with an intricately designed railing overlooking the foyer. The large living room boasts a barrel ceiling. French doors off of the dining room lead to the patio. There is also a den, kitchen and family room on the first level.

The home's large country kitchen features glazed maple cabinetry, granite countertops and stainless-steel commercial-grade appliances.

Outdoors — in addition to a three-car garage — the backyard is an oasis with lush landscaping and a covered 18-by-55-foot patio overlooking an in-ground pool.

A carriage house on the property (designed by renowned Baltimore architect David Gleason) provides a spacious guest area complete with living room, kitchenette and bedroom.

"There is a private gate to get into the woodland path of the park that allows you to walk to the village center of Roland Park," Donohue said. "This is a very special property."

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