Majestically sited on over eight acres of beautifully manicured and wooded grounds with soaring specimen trees throughout, 448 Garrison Forest Road enjoys a peaceful setting in a highly convenient locale. Built in 1900, this magnificent, gabled estate home features a deep, wraparound porch leading up from the circular brick walkway, through a double glazed entry door with sidelights and wrought-iron grillwork, and into the breathtaking Great Hall. 12 foot ceilings add to the grandeur of the main entry as it leads to a beautiful sweetheart staircase with arched casements and French doors on each side accenting the space.
A set of French doors opens to the spacious Living Room with fireplace awash with natural light from seven sets of French doors, each with leaded transoms above. Symmetrically designed to the Living Room across the Foyer, the banquet size Dining Room also boasts a fireplace and seven sets of French doors leading to the front porch. French doors lead from the Living Room leads to the long Sun Room, which opens to a porte-cochere just outside. Two sets of French doors open to the adjoining handsome Study with attached Wet Bar in the pages to the Foyer.
The nearby custom, gourmet, eat-in Kitchen boasts solid wood cabinetry, granite counters and professional grade appliances, abundant prep space, accented with a walnut island. Light abounds through this expansive space as it flows to the attached Family Room with fireplace. French doors lead into a large adjacent Play Room as well as an Office with a charmingly positioned corner fireplace and custom built-in desks and cabinetry. From this space, access leads to a Mud Room, back staircase and 3-car Garage. From the Mud Room, a private staircase leads to a fabulous guest apartment with a Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Bedroom and Bath.
Striking grand archways with fluted columns line the Second Story overlooking the dual staircase, lit by a 14-light crystal chandelier as well as four sets of French doors. An adjacent Palladian archway leads to the mahogany paneled Library with built-in shelving and cabinetry and an inviting fireplace. The light and ethereal Master Bedroom Suite enjoys five sets of French doors with transoms, allowing light to dance throughout the space. A marble spa Bath, second attached Bath, and Dressing Room complete this Suite. A second private Bedroom suite with Sitting Room can also be found on this level as well as three additional Bedrooms, two Baths and a Laundry Room. The Third Floor boasts two more Bedrooms, a Study with extensive built-in shelving and cabinetry, Bath and Exercise Room.
The tremendous wraparound porch provides access to the Pool and Tennis Courts as well as the extensive sweeping lawns and gardens. Classically built with irreplaceable architectural finishes both inside and out, 448 Garrison Forest Road is a Baltimore gem!
Total Sq. Footage
Shingle - Asphalt, Copper, Rubber
Central Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fan(s), Zoned
Forced Air, Zoned
Unfinished, Partial, Crawl Space