Home & Garden

Points of view

Great views, gourmet kitchens and historic features: Feast your eyes on four of the city’s top homes currently on the market. $620,880 Woodsy Wonder Bedrooms: 3 | Baths: 3/1 | Square Feet: 2,480 No, this Woodberry Ave. property isn’t a show house for Ikea, although state-of-the-art features abound. It deftly …

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Size Doesn’t Matter

In the city, space is essential, whether you’re on the interstate, in an overfilled light rail car or even at home. Interior designer Elizabeth Reich, of Jenkins Baer Associates, Inc., proves this point with her Baltimore Bachelor Pad pictured above. The 820-square-foot condo doesn’t boast an expansive floor plan and …

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Bowl Season

We’re incapable of stepping inside the Store Ltd. in Cross Keys and not grabbing up 17 gorgeous things we’ve never seen anywhere else, which makes it the ideal, last-minute holiday shopping destination if you think about it—and if you exercise self-control. Need something artful and inspired for your elegant Uncle …

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Object: Metal Heart November 2015

Even though we don’t love to cook—or know how to exactly—we’re goners for this opulent copper stove from Blue Star. In fact, the whole new (OK, century-old, now retro) trend of metallic kitchenware woos us toward becoming more culinarily aware. Blue Star’s Precious Metals Collection features appliances in six finishes: …

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Family Style

When designing a living room addition for a family in the Homeland neighborhood of Baltimore, Elizabeth Cross-Beard found the harmony between coastal and traditional styles. “The architecture in that neighborhood has so much soul,” says Cross- Beard, a designer with Jenkins Baer Associates. “We wanted fresh details that were very …

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Walnut Hill Splendor A.C. and Penney Hubbard’s Ruxton Garden Shines in Fall

Fall has come as one of the biggest surprises,” says Penney Hubbard. Over 46 years, the Ruxton resident and her husband A.C.—with the late, renowned plantsman, Kurt Bluemel—have transformed a two-acre hillside into one of Maryland’s finest gardens. Like any gardener, Penney appreciates her garden in all seasons. But she …

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Soap Opera

Ever wonder why you get all your best ideas in the shower? Bathrooms are the place of clean slates, soapy strategy sessions and imagination. No wonder when we step inside the new Kohler Signature Store by Thos. Somerville, we get a little misty eyed considering all the creative options we …

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Object: Love-A-Lamp

Just because “Mad Men” wrapped doesn’t mean we’re ready to give up our love affair with mid-century modern design. Thus, our obsession with this teardrop Hal Lamp—handmade by Slip Lighting in Hickory, N.C.—that combines the sleek elegance of mid-century with a free-wheelin’ ‘70s vibe, evident in the bohemian burlap drum …

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