Colonial-style home in historic Pikesville neighborhood for sale for $649,000

A Colonial-style home in the quaint neighborhood of Sudbrook Park in Pikesville is on the market for $649,000.

The community of Sudbrook is on the National Register of Historic Places and was designed by renowned landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted, best known for his work on New York City's Central Park, the Yale University campus and the Biltmore Estate.


"Most people who live in Baltimore don't even know it's here," said listing agent Elise Brennan of Hill & Company.

The home's unassuming exterior leads to a surprisingly large interior beyond the front door. To the right, through the original living room is an expansive great room with a vaulted cathedral ceiling and skylights. The room is bathed in natural light from arched windows and a set of French doors leading to the back deck.

European brass chandeliers, wall sconces and a built-in entertainment cabinet give the room ambience.

Hardwood flooring stretches throughout the great room, down hallways, across the living and dining room, and into the kitchen.

Renovated three years ago, the gourmet kitchen features glass-front, birch cabinets, Carrera marble countertops, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, and other high-end appliances. Doors lead from the sunny eat-in kitchen to the expansive back patio, which is ideal for entertaining.

Three cozy bedrooms — one a loft — and an expanded master bedroom with walk-in closets can be found upstairs. The original hardwood floors also can be found throughout the second floor. All the bedrooms offer magnificent views of the landscaped property.

An unfinished third floor attic is perfect for storage.

Built in 1929, the house sits on immaculately maintained 1.23 acres, designed by local landscape designer Bob Jackson. A flagstone footpath leads to a pool cabana with a changing room and full bath. The pool has an electric retractable safety pool cover.

"It's very private," Brennan said. "A quiet oasis."

Some furniture can be negotiated with the seller to stay, such as a grand piano, European style wardrobes and others items in the house.

Other amenities include French doors leading to a basement with washer and dryer, a full bath with a claw-foot tub and another room for storage. A renovated half-bath with pocket doors can be found on the main floor.

The specs

Address: 704 Cliveden Road, Sudbrook Park, Baltimore, 21208

Year build: 1929


Square footage: 3,800

Acreage: 1.23

Taxes: $4,653

Listing agent: Elise Brennan, Hill & Company