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Hot property: Historic Cedar Top in Baltimore’s Ruxton neighborhood lists for $2.85 million

Address: 1919 Ruxton Road, Towson, 21204

List price: $2.85 million

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Year built: 1895

Real Estate Agent: Karen Hubble Bisbee of Hubble Bisbee Group

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Last sold price/date: Not available. The current homeowner purchased the property in August of 1963. According to the listing, the property has had only two owners since 1896.

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Property size: Sitting on nearly 4 acres in the heart of the Ruxton community, this 6,516-square-foot property is the site of two homes on a single parcel of land, including one of the original homes in the neighborhood. The main house (1919 Ruxton Road) and the guest house (1740 Circle Road) are connected by a shared driveway. The main house has five bedrooms and four bathrooms and two half baths. A third floor contains a full bath and space for two additional bedrooms. The guest house includes three bedrooms and one full bath and one half bath.

“It extends all the way from Ruxton Road to Circle Road and so it does enjoy both addresses,” said Karen Hubble Bisbee, principal of Hubble Bisbee Group of Long & Foster.

Unique features: This home, originally built as a summer destination, is packed with original features including a dumbwaiter, clawfoot bathtubs, transom windows and vintage light fixtures. The house also has a two-stop elevator.

1919 Ruxton Road - The library at 1919 Ruxton Road holds floor-to-ceiling built-in bookcases.

There are nine fireplaces throughout including two that feature bas relief sculptures above. The second floor includes a sleeping porch and two large bedroom suites plus two additional bedrooms and two baths. A library holds floor-to-ceiling built-in bookcases while the dining room boasts a full-width bay window.

“I’ve been selling real estate for 45 years and it has one of the most beautiful sleeping porches that I have ever seen,” said Bisbee. “Very special.”

Outdoors, a slate patio and 10-foot-deep in-ground swimming pool adjoin a bountiful garden with Maryland champion trees, which are typically described as being among the largest of their species in the state.

The guest cottage is 1,414 square feet, including a living room, dining room, kitchen and three bedrooms and a bath on the upper floor.


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