What you can buy for $650K in Howard County

There’s a mid-century modern home, an updated townhome for modern living and a charming split level home with multiple decks

Published 1/22/2023 9:57 a.m. EST

Howard County is known for its unique towns, green space and parks, and a convenient location between Baltimore and Washington, DC.

Here are three real estate listings ranging from $575,000 - $649,900, chosen by Historic Homes of Baltimore creator Jason Freeman.

Mid-century modern home in Ellicott City

Built in 1948, this mid-century modern home in Ellicott City offers unique one-level living. Off the foyer, is the heart of this home, a large great room. This shared living and dining room features a stone fireplace and large windows overlooking the patio and backyard. The eat-in kitchen is off the great room and provides plenty of storage. The home has three bedrooms, one of which is currently being used as a den. The bathrooms feature original, colorful tile. A lower level includes a “rec room” with a billiards table, which comes with the house.

The home is located on nearly an acre. A covered patio perfect for entertaining or dining al fresco overlooks the private backyard. A two car attached garage is accessible from the lower level.

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2000s townhome with community amenities in Laurel

This three-story townhome, located within the Emerson Community in Laurel, is updated and ready for its next owner. The first floor of this home, built in 2004, has a spacious bonus room, full bath, and laundry room. The main floor features a bright and spacious living room. An updated kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a breakfast bar is also on this level, and opens to a dining area and family room with a gas fireplace. On the third level, a large primary bedroom features a walk-in closet, a sitting area and an en suite bathroom with soaking tub and separate shower. There are two other bedrooms and another full bathroom on this level.

The home has a small deck off the main level. As part of the Emerson Community, you have access to a community clubhouse, community pool, tennis courts, playgrounds and walking trails.

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1970s split-level home perfect for outdoor entertaining in Ellicott City

This split-level home, built in 1977, provides unique outdoor spaces in Ellicott City. The main level of the home features a warm living room, cheery kitchen, and small dining area. There’s also two bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The primary bedroom has a private walkout to a huge multilevel deck. The lower level opens to a family room with a fireplace and built-in storage. It also has two additional bedrooms, one of which is currently being used as an office, a bathroom, and a laundry room.

The fenced-in yard has several decks, including a multi-level deck off the primary bedroom and a screened-in deck, perfect for entertaining or relaxing.

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