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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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  • Owner of Frederick Douglass property incorporates Baltimore history, African-American artwork to continue abolitionist's legacy

    Owner of Frederick Douglass property incorporates Baltimore history, African-American artwork to continue abolitionist's legacy

    After years of living away from his native Baltimore, Gregory Morton was looking for a hometown haven. Little did he know that his search would lead to a property so filled with history that he would be proud to share it with the world. Today, home for the 35-year-old Morton is 524 S. Dallas St....

  • Dream Home: A Columbia sunroom with a St. Michaels feel

    Dream Home: A Columbia sunroom with a St. Michaels feel

    When Doreen Harwood thought about redoing the combination family room-sunroom that's long been the hub of her Columbia home, she knew she wanted it to exude an atmosphere of relaxation. That brought recollections of a decade of family vacations in St. Michaels on the Eastern Shore. "I have a hectic...

  • Baltimore dream home: Homeland house was filming location for 'The Wire'

    Baltimore dream home: Homeland house was filming location for 'The Wire'

    Discovering something new about a home during the closing process is often a cause for concern. Not so for Annie and Neal Goldman. When the couple closed on their home in 2012, they found out that they were buying more than a pretty four-bedroom house in Homeland. Turns out their new home is a...

  • An Italian garden oasis in Fells Point

    An Italian garden oasis in Fells Point

    Tucked away on a quiet street in Fells Point stands a collection of ivy-covered rowhouse that have been merged over the years to become a sanctuary for married couple Vincent Peranio and Dolores Deluxe. Deluxe, 67, and Peranio, 70, bought the first of the four rowhouses, which date to the 1830s,...

  • Dream Home: Design update in Columbia started with a window

    Dream Home: Design update in Columbia started with a window

    Bluebirds, woodpeckers and other colorful birds provide entertainment outside the new bay window as they dart around while nibbling at the feeders. Betty Crader delights in the sight, whether watching from the kitchen counter, dining area table or her comfortable black chair. "It started with the...

  • Pikesville couple create a weekend waterside getaway

    Pikesville couple create a weekend waterside getaway

    David and Jennifer Landsman spend as much time as they can on the water. But their landlocked Pikesville home didn't offer an easy way for the couple to escape onto the Chesapeake Bay in their 37-foot center console powerboat. So, in August 2015, the couple purchased a 2,400 square-foot four bedroom,...

  • Living and working in style, a Baltimore throwback

    Living and working in style, a Baltimore throwback

    Michael Wright points to the old black-and-white photo, a man in a white shirt and black pants standing outside a brick building. Behind him is a hand-lettered sign with the word "leather" visible in the window. "This is probably from the late 1800s when the building was a store," Wright said....

  • Dream Home: Home is useful for young, active Columbia family

    Dream Home: Home is useful for young, active Columbia family

    When Paola and Matt Treese decided to update their Columbia home, they knew they wanted it to match the lifestyle of the family they'd become: a busy one, focused on two active sons, and with growing need for storage space. "I feel like the boys are our life," Paola said. The three-bedroom home...

  • Blending old home with the new in Ellicott City retirement living

    Blending old home with the new in Ellicott City retirement living

    The plush light brown sofa, French country tables and ivory rug come from their old family room; the earthy salmon chairs are from their former living room. But the accent pieces — the couch's throw pillows in blues and the turquoise accessories on the tables in Laraine and Bob Hardy's new living...

  • Couple remade new Laurel townhouse to suit their young family

    Couple remade new Laurel townhouse to suit their young family

    Billy Carr, the grandson of a Columbia founder, is something of a Howard County pioneer himself. Carr, with his wife, Faryn, and their two young children, were the first to move into townhouses in a new development in Laurel. While many people buy new houses because they are ready to live in, literally...

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