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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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  • Dream Home: Clipper Mill townhouse blends couple's modern, glam styles

    Dream Home: Clipper Mill townhouse blends couple's modern, glam styles

    When Rebecca Bell Echols first walked into the Clipper Mill home of her future husband, Eric Echols, on their fifth date, she says she thought to herself, "Man, this place has so much potential." She noticed the amount of space — the 2,000-square-foot, three-level townhouse was enormous compared...

  • Dream Home: Odenton townhome offers a bright, open space for relaxing

    Dream Home: Odenton townhome offers a bright, open space for relaxing

    Tammie Francis' favorite room in her Odenton townhouse is one that has only three walls. "The room that I enjoy the most is my loft," Francis said of the light-filled space that transforms from home office to a place to unwind when she turns off the computer. It's where she spends most of her time....

  • Dream Home: Furniture maker's reclaimed creations add charm to his Riverside home

    Dream Home: Furniture maker's reclaimed creations add charm to his Riverside home

    Jim Klausmeyer adores things old, vintage and collectible, and he's been gathering them for a decade. Now he lives surrounded by those objects. His Riverside home, which Klausmeyer bought last year when he tired of commuting from White Marsh for work, itself could be considered vintage. It dates...

  • Reisterstown home is designed for entertaining

    Reisterstown home is designed for entertaining

    Off and on, Paula and Dennis Henry contemplated leaving their Reisterstown home, considering downsizing as they looked to a future as empty nesters. "It's a lot of house for just the two of us," Paula Henry said of the 3,342-square-foot, two-story house on more than four-fifths of an acre. Ideally,...

  • Pikesville home a warm oasis for blended family coping with loss

    Pikesville home a warm oasis for blended family coping with loss

    When Beth Gansky began house-hunting in 2014, she sought a location with easy access to work and her children's schools -- but removed enough from the daily rush to be an oasis where a recently blended family that had been struck by tragedy could get a fresh start. She found just the space in Pikesville's...

  • 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

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