Here Comes the Sun
Meandering past Judson and Marya Flanagan's charming garden—with its riot of roses, row of espalier pear trees, and herb garden rife with rosemary and lavender—a passerby might think they're in...
The wave of foreclosures is helping nonprofit rehabbers.
The bad news first: The rising foreclosures that are the fallout from the housing crisis are forcing millions of Americans from their homes. The silver lining: In Baltimore and other cities, it's...
Birds of a Feather
As two hummingbirds lap up sugar water from a bright red feeder adjacent to the screened porch of their mid-century Mt. Washington home, Tony and Patsy Perlman marvel at the miracle of nature.
No blinged-out crib for this Oriole. Nick Markakis prefers a house as quiet and low-key as he is.
When Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis went looking to buy his first real house in the Baltimore area, he wanted to purchase something that reminded him of his beloved home state Georgia. Having...
The Bloom Is On
Even before passing through Barbara Taylor's garden gate, visitors are drawn in by the sweet smell of white hyacinths, over-sized pink hydrangeas, and delicate daffodils. Once inside her gates, they...
"I see people craning their necks to look into our yard all the time," says Erwin Hubbard.
He's referring to the circa 1790 Ellicott City home he shares with his partner of 17 years(and the property'...
With a life steeped in the arts, the Baltimore Opera's Michael Harrison can't help but to put on a show-even in his own home.
When a reporter knocks on the massive front door of Baltimore Opera Company director Michael Harrison's stately brick colonial residence in Kernewood, it's not Harrison, but Deborah Goetz, the...
Some enchanted garden.
With her picturesque Catonsville garden--filled with winsome fairies, winged Lilliputians, and miniature, moss-covered castles and cottages--Sheila Heinze has created a true fairy tale tableau for...
When a cool pool meets a great patio design, it instantly becomes the favorite space of your home.
Building a pool is a big step that takes careful research, weeks to complete, and a lot of cash. But the rewards can be tremendous, especially if the surrounding patio, landscaping, lighting, and...
In 1995, after looking at more than 50 properties, newlyweds Ann Hagerty and John Boyce had all but given up hope on finding their dream home.
“I had looked at so many houses that had tiny doorways...