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House for sale in Homeland has classic charm

A traditional English-style country home in the Baltimore neighborhood of Homeland is on the market for $829,000.

Designed by renowned Baltimore architect and preservationist Laurence Hall Fowler and built in 1929, this all-brick home is emblematic of Fowler's great love for the Georgian and Italianate styles of design.

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The exterior opens to an interior that is at once elegant and charmingly homey.

"When I first saw it, I thought it was an Old World gem, timeless [and] never going out of style," said listing agent Joanne Archibald of Chase, Fitzgerald & Co. Inc.

This is due, in part, to the high ceilings and graceful arches throughout the rooms, along with architectural details that include built-in bookshelves and china cabinets, crown molding, three wood-burning fireplaces and original wavy glass windows.

Hardwood flooring is found throughout the living room, dining room, foyer, library and kitchen on the first level. Natural light splashes through the large dining room windows, and a Dutch door opens onto a patio, gardens and a fountain. The traditional layout flows from one room to the other, making it ideal for entertaining.

"Off the front entry hall is a small powder room [with] a phone alcove and a large coat closet," Archibald said.

A total of eight bedrooms are located on the home's upper two floors, along with five full bathrooms.

Other amenities in this classic interior are a butler's pantry, a cedar closet and fireplace mantles.

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