Designed and built in 1929 and believed to be the only Cotswold design by Palmer & Lamdin in Baltimore, this magnificent tribute to the Fine Arts is a showcase of architectural features and bygone craftsmanship. Resembling a cottage in Gloucestershire, it was constructed for T. Russell Hicks by his family firm, Thomas Hicks & Sons, Inc. who was one of the foremost builders of Palmer & Lamdin homes in the area. For him, this home was to both illustrate and promote his comprehensive knowledge of his trade and his personal tastes as executed by his talented tradesmen.
This three / four bedroom, two full bath and two half bath home is cited perfectly on two lots that total just under a half acre (.0495) and the L shape design creates a front entrance that feels private yet inviting. The inner courtyard is surrounded by sloping arch brick walls with slate caps and is tastefully planted with select perennials and mature trees. The entrance itself boasts a distinctive low-slung, copper-clad roof canopy with wrought iron supports that floats above massive rough-hewn 2in. thick slate flagstones. The remainder of the high pitched roof system is sheathed in Ludowici terra-cotta shingle tile with copper flashing, gutters and downspouts. Pass-through driveway extends from Goodale Road to the back alley.
As taken directly from the original Specification Manual, other interior and exterior features of the Cotswold include a barrel ceiling and rubbed green and purple slate floor in the central entrance hall, beaded casement windows glazed in first quality Baltimore AA double thick cylinder glass, hardwood floors of tongue and groove Clear Ritter Appalachian Highland Oak, white Italian marble flooring in the Powder Room, 6in. baseboards made of No. 1 Yellow Poplar, built-in bookcases, paneled jambs and soffits, fluted trims and crown moulding, plaster walls furred with 1in. thick cork for insulation, two wood burning fireplaces, the main stairway with treads and risers made of clear heart white oak with poplar skirting and a black walnut handrail, outside doors and window frames constructed of No. 1 Gulf Cypress with heart Georgia pine sub-sills and 1 1/4in. thick black slate sills, gables filled with casements and chimneys standing in silhouette and even the original push bell annunciator in the kitchen!
In short, no granite, vinyl, Trex, engineered laminate or over-used stainless here; instead, you will have the privilege to live among the very finest original and painstakingly- crafted millwork and architectural detail in all of Homeland.
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Listing information last updated on March 6th, 2021 at 3:30am EST.