Famed 20th century architect Laurence Hall Fowler conceived some of the most iconic buildings and residences of his day, leaving a lasting mark on the architectural fabric of the country. One such residence was a commission in 1919 for Harry Crawford Black, Chairman of the A.S. Abell Company, publisher of the Baltimore Sun. A grand, brick Tudor with stunning limestone casements framing imported leaded glass windows throughout, this incredibly special property boasts lush landscaping and stately interiors.
Meticulously designed in a traditional classic Tudor style, this spectacular 8 Bedroom, 6/2 Bath manor house captures the wonder of every passerby. Manicured hedgerows line the path to a stone archway framing a classic heavy plank entry door. A grand Foyer welcomes guests to this remarkable home. To one side, an incredible, oak Library features built-in bookcases, curved corner cases, a wood-burning fireplace with a Tudor arched limestone surround, and French doors to the covered porch. Stunning leaded glass windows look out over the surrounding gardens and a raised deep bay window with built-in seat sets the perfect scene to thoroughly enjoy any tome pulled from the shelf. Beautiful rusticated plaster walls are offset by a hardwood coffered ceiling and a corner fireplace in the adjacent Family Room. A deep leaded glass bay window boasts French doors to the formal terrace.
The banquet-sized Dining Room with fireplace and a full width oak paneled wall with tendril frieze can easily host memorable dinner parties as natural light shines in from the deep bay window and glass oak door to the adjoining Breakfast Room. Featuring original Dutch pantry cabinets, a soapstone counter and sink, chestnut island, and professional grade appliances, the extraordinary Trish Houck designed custom gourmet Kitchen is a chef’s dream. The space flows effortlessly through a wide archway to the attached Breakfast Room, awash in natural light from three tall sets of arched French doors leading out to the terrace beyond. A swinging door provides access to the matching Butler’s Pantry, also with soapstone counters and sink and original ceiling height Dutch pantry cabinets. A Laundry Room/Office with custom cabinetry and an attached, heated two-car Garage with unique leaded glass garage doors complete the Main Level.
An arcade enclosed solid oak Tudor staircase leads up to a wraparound overlook framed by beautiful decorative archways. The expansive Master Bedroom Suite enjoys abundant natural light from a six-casement leaded glass window and a wood-burning fireplace with limestone surround accents the comfortable sitting area. The adjoining passage leads to an attached Dressing Room with walk-in closet, Trish Houck designed marble Spa Bath and an inviting Sitting Room with a floor length bay window looking out over the grounds below. Three additional, spacious Bedrooms (two en-suite and one with shared Bath) also enjoy wood-burning fireplaces and large leaded glass windows. A Sewing Room, four Bedrooms and two additional Baths complete the Second Level.
Picturesque outdoor spaces abound on this extraordinary property. Accessed from the Library, a stunning columned bluestone Covered Porch is the perfect shaded locale for visiting with company while enjoying fresh fragrances from the surrounding gardens wafting through this open-air space. A stone path leads around to the extensive, professionally landscaped gardens and formal, walled Terrace. Meandering pathways wind their way through carefully maintained flora and fauna and down to the large, flat back yard with a small pond to one side. Lined with specimen trees and hedgerows, this incredible oasis provides a private, park-like setting.
Thoroughly renovated and updated, the home masterfully retains the original classic, elegant intent of Laurence Hall Fowler’s design. Sure to enchant at every turn and located on one of Baltimore City’s larger private lots, 33 Warrenton Road is a Baltimore treasure.
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