Sweetheart staircase is picture-perfect

The Baltimore Sun

What do you do after you've married off your daughter, watched her glide down your oak-floored foyer's sweeping Gone With the Wind staircase and through the glass-paneled double doors? Well, if you're Sharon and Bob Yellon, you sell the house.

No, not to pay for the wedding, but to move on to other challenges - and other homes.

The Yellons built this custom, executive estate home off Falls Road in 2005. It's not the place where they raised their family, but it is the place that upped their interest in planning and designing new homes.

"We were the first house in here," says Bob Yellon, a general contractor, about the Medford development where the nearly 1.5-acre property sits. When finished, the community will have about 15 homes. "It's still being built out," he says.

About the house --The brick and stucco Georgian-style house has an open floor plan with detailed moldings, columns and a sweetheart staircase.

"The house has been built and designed around this staircase," Bob Yellon says, adding that he and his wife always envisioned it as the focal point for the home's entryway.

It certainly was on his daughter Paula's wedding day last June. "She came down [in her dress] and it was really lovely," says the proud father.

Address --13113 Pendleton Court, Reisterstown 21136

Asking price --$1,995,000

Taxes --$16,893; HOA fee is $600 annually

Size --About 9,200 square feet, including finished basement

Features --The house has three finished levels, including six bedrooms, six full baths, two half-baths and a four-car garage.

Bluestone tiles line the front porch entryway. A coffered ceiling is in the family room, along with a stone fireplace. The kitchen has professional appliances, including a Wolf range, cherry cabinets, granite countertops and a 20-foot island with space for dining. The home office offers built-in cherry cabinetry as well.

The spacious lower level has a full bar with granite countertops, an exercise room, a rec room and a media room with projection screen and recliner seating for seven. A bedroom and full bath are also on this level.

The master bedroom suite on the second level has a sitting room with a fireplace and an octagonal, double-tray ceiling. The master bathroom's marble floors are heated.

A laundry room is also located on the second level, as is an au pair suite, which has a separate entry.

Listing agent --Heidi Krauss, Krauss Real Property Brokerage, 410-329-9898

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