“This is a wonderful house in a unique neighborhood,” said Majid Vaziri of the couple’s 82-year-old home, now on the market for $1.25 million.
It’s across from Sherwood Gardens, a public park filled with 80,000 tulips in spring and now awash in fall colors.
Coldwell Banker listing agent Azam Kahn called the place a “Cotswold castle plucked from the English countryside.” Characteristic of the style are the home’s thick slate roof (in excellent condition, by the way), tall and narrow stone-rimmed windows, arches, solid brick façade and decorative stone trim.
During eight years here, the Vaziris have been busy, adding an electronic iron gate to an arched breezeway, through which cars drive to reach the attached two-car garage and beautifully landscaped backyard. A new turnaround driveway accommodates six cars.
They also replaced every bit of wiring plus heating and cooling systems, as well as each ceiling, behind which they blew insulation to save energy. And they renovated all five full baths and two powder rooms. Three, the master included, are marble-tiled and now have bidets; all others are ceramic.
On the first floor, where all rooms are 9 feet tall, several ceilings are elegantly coffered like those in a castle. Gleaming mahogany wainscoting graces the dining room and 21-by-9-foot foyer. Off the living room is a sunroom that catches light all day long.
In the kitchen, highlights include stainless appliances and Corian countertops, with an airy adjoining breakfast room and pantry.
On the second floor, find four large bedrooms, two with their own bathrooms; the third floor adds three bedrooms and two baths, all nestled under the eaves with glimpses of the ancient trees outside.
Rich random-width oak floors throughout are what you’d expect in a house of this vintage and quality, Khan said.
The house is “perfect for people working at Hopkins or downtown,” he added. “It would accommodate a large family or lots of visitors.”
Numerous Charles Street restaurants and shops are a short walk away, according to resident Lynda Riley, head of the civic-minded Guilford Association, who added, “Guilford’s varied architecture is beautiful and creates a desirable place to live.”
AT A GLANCE
- Property: 4303 Underwood Road, Baltimore
- Description: Built in 1926, this brick and sandstone house has seven bedrooms, five full baths and two powder rooms. It’s on a half-acre in Guilford, a premier close-in residential neighborhood.
- List price: $1.25 million
- Contact: Listing agent Azam Khan, The Mak Team, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 38 Village Square, Village of Cross Keys, Baltimore 21210
- Phones: 410-235-4100 (office); 410-375-7748 (cell)
- Web site: themakteam.com
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