***Update*** This property has sold
In my line of work I often sell real estate and I occasionally sell homes. There is a difference. A home is a place that evokes nostalgia, a wizard-of-oz sense of place. People long to go home. Baltimore's Roland Park neighborhood is filled with homes, and it's a place that may pull at your heartstrings.
There is a noticeable divide in the history of Roland Park houses, those built before 1891 have a antique vibe that is well illustrated in the Roland Park niche neighborhood of Evergreen which was founded in 1873. The 20th century was the Oldstead era of Roland Park, which has an interesting history all its own.
Our subject property, 712 Deepdene Rd Baltimore Maryland 21210 was built in 1870.
Measuring a recorded 2,083 square feet, 712 Deepdene Rd has been listed for $384,000.
The property features three bedrooms with two full bathrooms in a colonial style home that has expanded flex space in the form of enclosed front and rear porches. This home has been well cared for. If the sellers were not relocating I doubt they'd ever consider selling. Over the past ten years the roof has been redone with 40 year shingles and the windows have been upgraded. French drains have been installed in the basement and the sewer line has been fully replaced. Hardwood floors have been refinished, fencing has been updated, and new walls + ceilings have been installed in the living room and on the entire top floor of the house. With this care and attention, you can move right in.
The first space you encounter is the enclosed front porch. The former exterior windows remain in place and have a decorative component in their current usage. These are the windows on the left side of the picture within the yellow wood siding wall. The enclosed front porch wraps the living room and gives the home a quasi beach house vibe. Its flex space that has been used as a home library.
Here's another view of the enclosed porch from a different angle:
The living room is the heart of the home. In showing this property, I've had more than one person exclaim that they "really appreciate" that the stairs are unobtrusively located along the furthermost wall.
The layout on the main floor of the home is traditional, however, wide squared arches and interesting lighting give the space an airy open feel. This image shows the flow between the living room, dining room, and kitchen.
Those gorgeous barrister bookcases do not come with the house, but I must comment that they are exactly right for the space. The owners are avid readers and I've seen so many books on the shelves I'd love to peruse. Local auction houses have a good selection of antique furnishings, if this house were mine the joy I'd have in antiquing to find just the right furniture is palpable.
Another surprise space you'll enjoy is the home office on the main floor off the dining room (although I suppose it could be transformed into a wet bar). Most of us need a work space and you'll find this room to be a perfect fit. Again, the original exterior windows give the room unexpected character and light.
Upstairs the three bedroom are in great condition. Freshly painted walls, updated molding, and replacement windows make this space primed for a good night's sleep. Each bedroom either has a view of the front or backyard, both of which offer lush green views out the windows in the Spring and Summer and a colorful sensation when the leaves change in the Autumn. There is no substitute for mature landscaping. Its one of the many qualities of Deepdene Rd in Roland Park.
I'm certain the new owners will live in their backyard this Summer. Wide slate pavers create an outdoor dining room for dinner under the stars or a weekend brunch in the garden. Its a large backyard and this pictures shows only a glimpse of the well manicured lawn.
If you're not already familiar with the location, the walkable neighborhood amenities will definitely make it stand apart. This is the beautiful stone-clad Roland Park branch of the Enoch Pratt Library. It's one block from the property. Along the walk to the library you'll pass the Roland Park post office, Starbucks, a hair salon, an acclaimed children's bookstore, a florist, three different banks and a pharmacy. You're also a very close proximity to Roland Park Elementry / Middle, which is thought to be the best public school in Baltimore. Live at 712 Deepdene Rd and you can walk to Roland Park Elementary / Middle School without having to cross a single street. Parents will love love love this detail.
The best grocery store in Baltimore is also walking distance from 712 Deepdene Rd, Eddie's of Roland Park. This is the type of place where people still have house accounts (aka "tabs"). The prepared food department has all sorts of local treats like sauteed soft-shell crabs. The in-store butcher shop is top notch and the sandwiches made by the deli cause locals to gladly wait in line for a delicious creation.
Its the combination of sensational home, antique charm, mature landscaping, and walkable amenities that make 712 Deepdene Rd a real home, a place where one can live permanently. Yellow houses are the happiest houses. If you're ready to experience this home first-hand get in touch for an appointment to preview. But hurry, this one's not going to last....
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