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In the foyer of Amanda Austin’s rowhouse in Federal Hill hangs an unusual bell jar chandelier depicting a nature scene— a bird perched on a branch— on a reverse mirror background. It’s the perfect introduction to this home created by a woman who has great reverence for the natural world …

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so12_September blooms

As he walks through grass glistening from an early morning watering, Johns Hopkins physicist Bruce Barnett explains that the prime time for Guilford’s historic Sherwood Gardens is the last week in April, when the tulips are at their peak, and the first week of September. Yes, September. Since 1989, when …

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so12_Great escape

Steve and Bonsal Brown wanted solitude. Room to breathe. High ceilings and horse country. So in 2007 they left their condo in a Baltimore City high-rise for a six-acre property adjacent to Prettyboy Reservoir in Hampstead. There, Steve, a Baltimore-based architect, designed a 2,000-square-foot modernist-inspired home that blends seamlessly into …

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ja_12 Beachy keen

It all started with a rug. On one rainy day in New York City in 2010, interior designers Cinnie May and Rachel Pohlner of JBM Designs looked at fabric for hours with their client. By the end of the day they were exhausted. They had a slew of different swatches …

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The natural

Typical tends to become boring quickly, so when planning the construction of their new house, this Baltimore County couple knew they wanted to change up things dramatically. “We spent 15 years in a contemporary home, and we were done with predictable drywall and moulding,” says the husband. “Plus, we wanted …

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home_A clean slate

When Adam and Dana Pariante decided to take the leap from New York to Baltimore, they wanted a living space that would re-create the urban atmosphere of their hometown. “We settled on Silo Point because it had that New York feel to us,” says Adam, who is originally from Brooklyn …

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home_Halcyon Holidays

Traditions run deep in Halcyon Farm’s six decades of Christmas parties. Interior designer and former Baltimore Museum of Art board chair Stiles Colwill, along with Jonathan Gargiulo, a director at New York’s John Rosselli Antiques, invite friends and family to a celebration Colwill’s parents began in the 1940s. In the …

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Hidden treasure

Drew Rieger can date his passion for old houses to the 1980s, when he’d ride the Hopkins shuttle bus downtown as a JHU engineering student minoring in music at The Peabody Conservatory. From the vantage point of his bus seat, he peered into the parlors of the once-grand 19th-century townhouses …

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