Colonial-style home in Sudbrook Park
Pikesville neighborhood was designed by noted architect Frederick Law Olmsted
A Colonial-style home in the Pikesville neighborhood of Sudbrook Park is on the market for $649,000.
Sudbrook Park 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 in North Carolina.
“Most people who live in Baltimore don't even know it's here,” said listing agent Elise Brennan of Hill & Company.
The home, at 704 Cliveden Road, has 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.
Hardwood flooring stretches throughout the great room, down hallways, across the living and dining room, and into the kitchen.
Renovated three years ago, the kitchen features glass-front, birch cabinets, Carrera marble countertops and a Sub-Zero refrigerator.
Doors lead from the sunny eat-in kitchen to the 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 views of the landscaped property.
An unfinished third-floor attic is perfect for storage.
Built in 1929, the house sits on 1.23 acres designed by 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 other items in the house.
Other amenities include French doors leading to a basement with washer and dryer, a full bath with a clawfoot tub and another room for storage. A renovated half-bath with pocket doors can be found on the main floor.