October 21, 2010 Mid-Century Modern
1941 Home by Noted Baltimore Architect w/MCM Addition; $539K
Last weekend, I went to see this interesting house located in Ruxton, Md., an area north of Baltimore where the city’s rich would build their country estates. Set on a beautiful 2.15 acre lot filled with trees bursting with autumn colors, the 5 bedroom/3.5 bath home was designed in 1941 by noted Baltimore architect Laurence Hall Fowler. The house has an early European modern feel and was later expanded with a mid-century modern addition. Fowler, born in 1876 in Catonsville, designed homes for his well-heeled clients in the Baltimore suburbs. He also designed the War Memorial and the Calvert School in Baltimore and the Hall of Records in Annapolis. The house could make a nice weekend retreat.