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Sun archive: Dream Home

Dream Home takes readers into the houses of Baltimore area residents who have found their ideal home, whether it be a mansion, rowhouse or two-room cabin.

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  • Ravens player Brandon Williams, fiancee find winning space in Pikesville

    Ravens player Brandon Williams, fiancee find winning space in Pikesville

    Ravens defensive tackle Brandon Williams found his dream home after overhearing a conversation in the locker room. As a newly drafted rookie in the summer of 2013, Williams was too busy learning plays and practicing to spend a lot of time searching for a house. When he heard then-teammate Ray Rice...

  • Northeast Baltimore home blends traditional, contemporary

    Northeast Baltimore home blends traditional, contemporary

    On a quiet street in Northeast Baltimore, one home possesses a dual personality, proving that it is possible to satisfy the completely opposite design tastes of both its owners. The home's framed exterior, front bay window, second-story dormer, and wooden stairs with chunky wood railings leading...

  • Gibson Island summer home returns to midcentury modern roots

    Gibson Island summer home returns to midcentury modern roots

    In August 2014, Cara and Luis Medeiros purchased a summer home on Gibson Island in Anne Arundel County and decided to restore the structure to what the original designer envisioned. Fourteen months later, the "original architecture has been accentuated … [and] a wonderful piece of history has been...

  • Cross Keys condo a modern, artistic oasis

    Cross Keys condo a modern, artistic oasis

    Jenny Wohl tells the story of sitting on her condo balcony in Baltimore's Village of Cross Keys not long after she purchased it. She was drinking her coffee that warm June morning, mulling over her art collection, when the reality of what she had done hit her. "I realized I felt home," she says....

  • Federal Hill home packs a sparkling, pink punch

    Federal Hill home packs a sparkling, pink punch

    Lauren Lucido's home fits her "contemporary glam" style

  • Butchers Hill home features traditional furnishings, eclectic art

    Butchers Hill home features traditional furnishings, eclectic art

    After living in Rye, N.Y., for many years and raising three children there, Geoff and Betsy Wadsworth wanted to retire in a city with a harbor on the Intracoastal Waterway. "I pulled out a nautical chart, looked at the East Coast and said, 'What about Baltimore? If we don't like it, we'll go somewhere...

  • Towson condo has compact character

    Towson condo has compact character

    When Frank and Sandy Gurchik decided on a clutter-free lifestyle in their 830-square-foot condo, they discovered the feeling of total liberation. "People come to visit and ask, 'Where's the stuff? Do you really live here?'" said Sandy Gurchik, a real estate agent with Keller Williams Excellence....

  • Butchers Hill rowhouse features pops of color and vintage touches

    Butchers Hill rowhouse features pops of color and vintage touches

    The journey from a ranch-style house in the suburbs of Kansas City, Kan., to a three-story rowhouse in Baltimore was a move worth taking for MaryAnn and David James. The couple chose to be closer to their grown son, a musician living in New York City. They were also eager for a change from their...

  • Trading traditional for bold and funky in Pikesville

    Trading traditional for bold and funky in Pikesville

    Joann Levy sits at her Colonial-style oak dining room table. Six high-backed Windsor chairs surround it. These pieces, along with an oak breakfront displaying crystal stemware and china, are the only traditional furnishings left over from a past life. "My decor now is like my personality," she...

  • Narrow is no problem in this Butchers Hill alley house

    Narrow is no problem in this Butchers Hill alley house

    Remington Nevin can stand midway into the first floor of his home, spread his arms and touch the walls on either side of him. No, he's not a giant. He owns an alley house in Butchers Hill that measures 70 feet deep by just 10.5 feet wide. The 40-year old doctor, a former public health physician...

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