Exquisitely appointed and light-filled, 2 Hillside Road is a Roland Park gem that offers timeless elegance. This beautiful Neo-Colonial home has been tastefully restored and meticulously maintained by its current owners with the highest attention to detail and an eye toward preserving the home’s important architectural features. It is grand, yet warm, with beautiful proportions.
Offering 6 bedrooms and 6 1/2 baths, and several additional versatile office/family room areas. You will appreciate the functional living areas that promote gracious daily living, and also allow for private family spaces – so important for today’s lifestyles. There is a wonderful flow throughout with direct access to the two large side yards from the primary living areas. Another distinctive feature of this gracious Roland Park home is how beautifully it is sited on a corner lot surrounded by mature trees, so you feel as though you are in a private oasis. This home is perfect for entertaining, both on a large and small scale. Imagine hosting guests on a lovely spring or summer evening on your expansive side porch, overlooking the beautifully landscaped gardens and sweeping lawn.
Classic architectural features include a gracious main entrance hall, well-portioned rooms, high ceilings, built-in window seats, 4 fireplaces, 4 first-level French door exits, pocket doors, original cypress siding, heart pine flooring, and a well-maintained peaked slate roof. All original features are circa 1901.
The welcoming front iron gate provides a gracious entrance between historic elm trees and tall trees all providing shade. The 1st and 2nd floors have west exposure open porches, both from the living room and primary bedroom, and look out onto the beautiful green yards below. You’ll love the extraordinary views from the home of Rusty Rocks, the original Roland Park estate home once owned by Edward Bouton, the founder of the Roland Park Company. In addition, an interesting historical note is that the Deed owner in 1918 was listed as Emily H. Symington, Mother of W. Stuart Symington, US Senator, and US Democratic Presidential Candidate in 1960.
Additional features and important updates include a gourmet kitchen with a Wolf stove, Sub Zero refrigerator, a Bosch dishwasher, and marble counters, a newly renovated primary bath, central, zoned A/C and dual heating (both radiator and forced air), updated electrical and plumbing, plus many more, making this home turn-key. The clean large basement offers so many possibilities with 10-foot ceilings, an exercise/billiard room, a full bath, a workroom, and 3 storage rooms which would also be perfect for a wine collection.
Be prepared to fall in love with 2 Hillside Road and the lovely landscape that surrounds it. This is a home you must experience in person to fully appreciate.