Irene's New York Adventure!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

Ranch home living roomMy friend Irene is going on a New York adventure. We've been friends for a long time, and many years ago I helped sell contemporary ranch home that I just loved; you could tell it was owned by an artist.

After a bit of searching we found the perfect condo, the perfect size, and the perfect location. Again, after Irene finished with it, this home had the unique style and flair of a very special artist.

 You see we met through our artwork - we once did a show together with her stone sculptures and my free form ceramics. On the coffee table are two of Irene's sculptures and my porcelain bowl.

What fun we had!

Time has passed and Irene has just moved to the Big Apple. We now have that special condo on the market: 111 Hamlet Hill Road #1007-Village of Cross Keys-Harper House Condominium.

I love seeing her work and mine together again!

Condo living room MRome bowl







It's a big change for Irene and leaving the place you have lived for years is never easy. But I am choosing to call it "Irene's Adventure." She will have time to make new friends, and will be near her daughter, son and favorite granddaughter, Jessica.

 When I asked, "What will you miss the most leaving Baltimore?"... her answer without hesitation was      "my friends." 

   But New York is only a train ride away and that train goes both ways. Her friends can visit New York and she can visit Baltimore. And just think of all the adventures for Irene that are there for the taking... the museums, the galleries, and the artists who make the city a lively place.

A few months ago, Irene and I had our own adventure spending a lovely afternoon
together. We had lunch and visited the weekly Farmer's market that is right where she lives in the Village of Cross Keys. You can see by the photos the fun we were having with artistic gourds and broccoli bouquets. Here's one of "my" apples for the lady who is off to the Big Apple.

Artist and gourds  Artist and broccoli bouquet   A Rome apple for the artist

Here's one of "my" apples for the lady who is off to the Big Apple.

Let's all wish Irene lots of luck on her New York Adventure!



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Margaret Rome
HomeRome Realty

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Comments (21)

Edward & Celia Maddox
The Celtic Connection Realty - Queen Creek, AZ

Thanks for Sharing.  We learn a lot of good information from Active Rain Blogs. Best Regards,

Dec 17, 2009 02:38 AM
marti garaughty - Montreal, QC
a highly caffeinated creative type...

Mmmmmargaret, I love the Rome apples pic. Subliminal? ;-)

Dec 17, 2009 03:50 AM
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

You should write a short story with that title.  Let's hope Irene finds herself that perfect home in New York.

Dec 17, 2009 04:52 AM
Josef Katz
Digital and Direct Response Marketing - Manhattan, NY
{Marketing Maestro}

If Irene likes farmers markets we have a few in NYC...  I am sure her friends and family will be a great help but please let me know if I can help you or her in any way as she starts her adventure.




Dec 17, 2009 06:28 AM
June Tassillo
Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty - Franklin, NC
Let me help you with the next phase of your life!

Margaret ~ Thanks for a great story.  It is a Next Newest Phase of her Life that's all.  Good luck with the condo. 

Dec 17, 2009 06:45 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Margaret, I believe Irene is going to love it here, surrounded by other artists and this special City.  Tell her she will never be bored, that's for sure!  Some day when she moves here and I'm in the City I would love to meet her after a consultation.  She's really a friend of a friend :)

Dec 17, 2009 10:07 AM
Elizabeth Bolton
RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA - Cambridge, MA
Cambridge MA Realtor

Hi Margaret ~ What a fun place to move to! And you'll have fun visiting I'm sure.


Dec 17, 2009 10:52 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Liz, I agree! NY is a fun place to visit.

Carole, Irene moved this past weekend. That would be awesome to have my friend visit my friend!

June, Just need the right person to visit the condo.

Josef, Thanks for the offer. We may just  ask for a tour of those farmer's markets.

Jane, I will be calling Irene soon to find out about her new home.

mARTi, Knew you would like the Rome apple!

Edward and Celia, Thanks for stopping by.

Dec 17, 2009 12:19 PM
Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor
Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC - Mesa, AZ

Margaret, "Rome" apples? I noticed that....what a delightful story. Moving to New York! I'd love to visit that town again...;-)

Merry Christmas

Dec 17, 2009 04:06 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Margaret, when I was about 19, I ran away from home in Topeka, Kansas for my big adventure in New York.  Your friend Irene's story has touched my heart, and I wish her a fabulous adventure!  I know she will have one.

And you, by the way, are a woman of many talents!

Dec 17, 2009 05:13 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Teri, Make that visit to NY happen when you visit us in Maryland.

Pat, Have you shared your NY adventure with us yet? Enjoy your time away. Thanks for the call back.You sounded so good in that convertible!

Dec 17, 2009 08:59 PM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

It's fun being a part of someone's new chapter in life....enjoy and best of luck with this listing !

Dec 17, 2009 10:29 PM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495


What a good friend you are!  Change can be bittersweet, but there are so many ways to stay in touch now that it really will be an adventure.

Mike in Tucson

Dec 17, 2009 11:46 PM
Christine O'Shea
Christine E O'Shea Broker - Naples, FL

Hi Margaret, Happy Holidays!!!  Love the Rome Apples, moving away is hard but that is a quick trip between Baltimore and NYC and I am sure you will both see a lot of each other!

Dec 18, 2009 01:00 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Sally, Good talking with you today! Thanks for listening.

Mike, had a conversation with Irene earlier today. She has started her adventure.

Christine, Glad you like the Rome apples.

Dec 19, 2009 12:25 PM
Elyse Berman, PA
LoKation Real Estate - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824

Margaret,  Lots of luck to Irene.  I was born and raised in New York.  My family stiil lives there, so we travel back quite a bit.  It's a wonderful place with so much to do and see and eat.  If I can help in any way, please let me know. 

Dec 24, 2009 02:32 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Elyse, Enjoyed speaking with you. Thanks for the offer to help.

Dec 27, 2009 09:30 PM


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