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“Is this the new bistro in Bolton Hill?” questioned a few half-serious people strolling by Jake Boone’s home on the evening of his “Welcome Spring” party last year. It’s no surprise they mistook the party tent in Boone’s tiny front yard for the outdoor seating area of a charming restaurant. …

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Steffi and Andy Graham purchased their three-story brick townhouse in the new development Canton North Shores because they loved its location. Perched on a pier that juts into the harbor, it’s closer to the cries of seabirds than the traffic noise of Boston Street. And the home’s many east-facing windows …

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“Then, three years ago, the couple transformed their “passageway” into an airy, 1,200-square-foot, outdoor courtyard that not only boasts horticultural splendor but also provides an extra room for living and entertaining. During excavation to create the multi-level garden extension, which was designed by landscape architect Mark Willard Associates, and constructed, …

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In 1993, when Shahab and Syed Abidi relocated to Baltimore from New Jersey, they had trouble finding an open, modern floor plan amidst the classic architecture that comprises so many of the city’s neighborhoods. Shahab was seven months pregnant at the time and Syed, a doctor, was busy launching his …

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Elegance and fantasy… with a few surprises. That describes not only Mary Kay and Chuck Nabit’s new home, but also their May 10, 2003, wedding held there as well. In fact, you can’t talk about one without the other. The massive renovations the couple undertook at the 40-room Roland Park …

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Stefanie Paterakis wanted a traditional wedding. And she wasn’t against a traditional Greek wedding. But being a scion of one of Baltimore’s high-profile Greek families, and the first grandchild of its patriarch, John Paterakis, to marry, Stefanie didn’t want the guests to start drawing the inevitable parallels with the farcical …

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A jumble of the architectural history of this swath of the Eastern Seaboard is piled into a few beat-up warehouses in an industrial wasteland behind the Baltimore Ravens’ stadium: leaded-glass windows; claw-footed bathtubs; barn doors; benches from duckpin bowling alleys; cabinetry from an old convent; and the likeness, painted on …

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“I was looking for something different— somewhat vintage, cozy and fun,” says Leslie Lewart of the house hunt that landed her an 1850 stone-and-clapboard millhouse and barn in the eclectic enclave of Oella, Md. Following a divorce in 2000 from her husband of 21 years, Lewart found the recently renovated …

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