Situated on a sprawling 13 acre property in Greenspring Valley the famous Poe family home is for sale. It’s a beautiful stately home with a Colonial Flemish bond style red brick exterior. The Owings Mills home is starting at a mere $1.5 million.
The property is still owned by the widow of Edgar Poe III who was the great-great-great-nephew of the famous Baltimorean writer. Built in 1927 and given the moniker “Oakland” the home was right out of the movies. It has a luxurious tree lined entrance leading to a grand foyer that is met with a grand staircase winding to the upper floors.
Three stories are filled with Georgia heart pine wood floors along with 10-foot ceilings, solid plaster walls transom windows with original glass and French doors in most every room. From here you are presented with a brick sun porch with a western exposure for perfect sunsets. Off the living room is the paneled library with interior shutters and an elegant wet bar.
Through more French doors is the formal dining room with a gorgeous crystal chandelier and then a charming breakfast room. Appropriate to Edgar Allan Poe there are hand-cut stones with small hand painted tiles of ravens giving the room an authentic look and feel. The arched window allows for a serine view of the expansive property.
The second story has arched framed doorways that lead to the three suites. Each suite has two bedrooms with a connecting bathroom. The bathroom in the master suite includes the original tub and a tile shower. The plumbing in the shower is situated on the outside of the shower tile, and features white ceramic handles, which give this bathroom a unique, feel.
The third story had been converted to an apartment and has an eat-in kitchen — perfect for out-of-town guests. It also features a full bath and four rooms that can be for living space or bedrooms.
A lower level also offers a two-bedroom apartment with a full bathroom. A separate laundry room is located here. Back in the day, this downstairs area was used as the original man cave where the gentlemen would smoke premium cigars and play billiards.
Address: 416 Garrison Forest Road
Year built: 1927
Square footage: 6,625
Acreage: 13 acres
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