Woodlands at Coldspring
1. Struever Brothers, Eccles & Rouse Inc. is the developer at the Woodlands at Coldspring, where the firm is completing the construction of 56 townhomes and Ryland Homes is building 46 detached houses.
The community is adjacent to Cylburn Park and Arboretum and many of the homes back to forest conservation areas.
Buyers at the Woodlands can receive up to $5,941 in city housing funds when financing their homes with an FHA loan. To visit this Baltimore community, take I-83 north to Cold Spring Lane west, go one-eighth mile to a right into the development.
Ryland is offering five floor plans starting with the Stuart, a 1,700-square foot trilevel with a beginning price of $137,990.
On the entry level there is a foyer, coat closet, 11-by-19-foot living room with a vaulted ceiling and 17-by-12-foot kitchen/dining room.
Go up seven steps and the sleeping level has two 10-by-10-foot bedrooms, a linen closet, a full hall bath and a master suite with a 13-foot square bedroom, walk-in closet and full bath.
The lower level includes a 15-by-20-foot family room and a fourth bedroom or den.
Starting at $153,490, the Garnet has 1,804 square feet of living space. A 10-by-11-foot living room, foyer with guest closet, 17-by-11-foot family room with vaulted ceiling, 11-by-10-foot dining room, 11-by-11-foot kitchen and powder and laundry rooms occupy the first floor.
Upstairs, the master suite has a walk-in closet, 16-by-12-foot bedroom and full bath. Three more bedrooms, a linen closet and full hall bath complete the second floor. There is a two-car garage and an unfinished basement.
Model homes are open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.
Builder: Ryland Homes.
Phone number: (410) 542-4555.
Base price: $137,990.
Style: Two-story, split level.
Number of homes: 46.
Lot sizes: Quarter-acre.
Square-footage: 1,700 to 2,010.
Options: Garden bath with whirlpool tub and separate shower ($3,500 to $4,500), cathedral ceiling in master bedroom ($900 to $1,150), security system ($600), gas or wood-burning fireplace ($2,150 and up).
Struever Brothers has only four homes remaining. All are the two-story Ashwood model with 1,450 square feet of finished living space.
The least-expensive Ashwood goes for $121,106. A one-car garage, foyer, 15-by-15-foot living/dining room, 10-by-14-foot kitchen and 11-by-11-foot family room are on the first floor.
The second floor master suite has a 13-by-11-foot bedroom, walk-in closet and full bath. There are two other large bedrooms, a linen closet and full hall bath.
The most-expensive Ashwood includes a fourth bedroom, vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace with wood mantel, work island, concrete patio, security system and powder room rough-in for $129,317.
Builder: Struever Brothers, Eccles & Rouse Inc.
Phone number: (410) 542-4560.
Base prices: $121,106 to $129,317.
Style: Two-level townhomes.
Number of homes: 56.
Options: Alarm system on first floor ($476), 10-by-20-foot deck ($2,524), wood-burning fireplace ($979), marble around fireplace ($567).