The venerable 1774 Hammond Harwood house in Annapolis is graced by a doorway designed by William Buckland and once noted as the most beautiful door in America. Architect William Gordon Beecher faithfully adapted this doorway for his 1931 design of 100 Saint Albans Way. A fitting entry to this beautifully proportioned home whose design combines the best of Maryland’s Colonial tradition. All brick construction laid in Flemish bond including water table and stringcourses contribute to its authenticity. Considered by many to be the “Cornerstone of Homeland”, this distinguished home commands the flagship lot of this esteemed planned community, designed by the Olmstead Brothers and noted by Worth Magazine as one of the top 50 urban neighborhoods in America.
Passing through the elegant front door a classic black and white checked pattern floor welcomes visitors to the wide center hall, flooded with natural light from the Palladian window on the landing of the gracious low-rise staircase. Beautifully appointed architectural portals lead to the Living Room and Dining Room, both formal and balanced. Windows with custom drapery treatments grace both back and front walls of the Living Room complimenting the Georgian mantel of the wood burning fireplace. French doors open to a brick walled bluestone patio while beyond another set of French doors lies the Library. Serene and comfortable, the Library is the perfect spot to enjoy a good book or catch up on the day’s events. The wood burning fireplace with Georgian mantel, custom built-in bookcases, two picture windows and French doors leading to a Patio are found here. Imagine Holiday gatherings or glittering dinner parties in the banquet size Dining Room where one of the most striking features of this remarkable home adorns the wood burning fireplace, the Georgian mantel richly inlaid with Wedgewood plaques. Wainscoting and wall panel moldings, French doors to a Patio and French doors to the Kitchen are also featured here. Gleaming hardwood floors and eleven-foot ceilings trimmed with crown moldings further enhance these beautiful rooms. Travertine marble floors, custom oak cabinetry and granite counters fit out both the Kitchen and Butler’s Pantry. The oversized gourmet Kitchen additionally has a large matching granite table in the breakfast area in front of the French doors to a Patio, perfect for morning coffee. The large Butler’s Pantry serves well as a catering Kitchen to accommodate any event. Two Powder Rooms and a back staircase complete the Main Level.
Two Bedroom passages radiate from the Hall at the top of the main staircase awash with light from the Palladian window on its landing. The Master Bedroom Suite includes a Sitting Room, spa Bath & additional access to a Shared Bath. Five large Bedrooms, two Hall Baths, Linen Room and Laundry Room with a full Kitchenette finish the Second Level. At the top of the back staircase is an amazing Third Floor space with pine flooring and six dormer windows, a perfect Playroom or Recreation Room.
Entertaining possibilities or family activities continue into the Lower Level in the pine paneled Club Room with its large stone fireplace, four full-size windows and Wet Bar with a whimsical walk-in safe/wine room. A wide hallway with a black and white ceramic tile floor includes a Powder Room and open oak staircase to the Main Level.
Sited on a beautifully landscaped one-plus acre lot, one of the largest residential parcels in Baltimore City, with a deep flat back yard. Two matching brick-walled bluestone Patios on the front facade enhance its balanced proportions and allow outdoor access through French doors from the Living Room, Dining Room, Library & Kitchen. An expansive bluestone Patio, level with the back yard, graces the back of the house and is surrounded with border gardens. A large parking pad sits adjacent the two-car attached Garage. An elegant and historic house that several distinguished Baltimore families have called home, 100 Saint Albans Way has been lovingly maintained, renovated and redecorated.
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Above Grade, Below Grade
Central Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fan(s)
Natural Gas, Electric
Forced Air, Baseboard
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