Stunning historic mansion designed by top architect for sale in Guilford

One of the last remaining residential designs in the U.S. by famed architect John Russell Pope stretches across 3 acres in Baltimore

Published 11/26/2022 8:30 a.m. EST

You could be the next owner of one of Baltimore’s most notable and remarkable homes — Charlcote House. The home, built 1914-1916, provides unparalleled architectural detail, designed by one of America’s most outstanding architects. The current owners have lovingly preserved and restored the home, while also thoughtfully updating some spaces for modern living.

A large entrance hall with marble tile, ornate decorative moldings and Corinthian columns welcomes you to the grand home. The main level of the home offers formal living spaces with stunning decorative moldings and 13-foot ceilings. A spacious living room overlooks the outdoor terrace and 3-acre property. The library features rare mahogany paneling with hand-inlaid details and a wood-burning fireplace. A beautiful dining room connects to the kitchen through glass French doors and a hidden service door. The gourmet kitchen is completely updated, and a wall of windows provides a bright and relaxed breakfast room. A sun porch, family room, and study are also on this level, as well as an elevator, mudroom, back stairs and powder rooms.

Up the ornate staircase, the second level contains most of the home’s bedrooms. A luxurious primary suite features a bright, spacious bedroom, multiple walk-in closets and a stunning bathroom. Three additional bedrooms, each with their own bathroom, are also on this level.

The third story, previously separated into several small rooms as servants’ quarters, has been converted into a modern and informal family area, with an open media lounge, art studio, playroom, office and gym. An additional powder room, and a guest bedroom with an en suite bathroom, are also on this level. Finally, an upper terrace provides beautiful neighborhood and city views.

The house was masterfully designed by John Russell Pope, a leading architect of the day who designed several notable landmarks and a few residential homes. In Baltimore, he designed the Baltimore Museum of Art and the University Baptist Church. In Washington, D.C., he designed the Jefferson Memorial, Constitution Hall, the National Archives building and the National Gallery of Art. Charlcote House is one of the few remaining residential homes Pope designed in the country, and the only remaining one in Maryland.

The home is situated on 3 acres in a prominent location in Guilford. Originally planned as six separate parcels of land, the home — which is surrounded by a wrought iron fence and brick wall — offers unique privacy. At the same time, it’s conveniently located to Guilford’s beautiful Sherwood Gardens, Loyola University Maryland and the Johns Hopkins University. In addition to the large yard dotted with mature trees, a coach house, courtyard and terrace complete this one-of-a-kind property.

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