Listing Appointment..Miniature Village..a Fun Afternoon in Baltimore!

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

Today I went on a listing appointment and found this miniature Village. These homeowners are in the process of getting their home, of 42 years, ready to go on the market. It will take a bit of time to decide what to do with everything, divide it up among the family and what to take with them. One of the things that will not be moving is the room below full of eye candy. Not sure if I will get the listing..they are interviewing another agent or two.


But I had a fun afternoon in this former bedroom which now houses this complete train garden in a miniature village setting. It is a wonderful collection by a couple who have worked on this in partnership. He built the suspended railroad bridges and she hand painted all the buildings. There are many stories that go with this amazing collection.

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       Train Garden HomeRome 410-530-2400     Train Garden HomeRome 410-530-2400     Train Garden HomeRome 410-530-2400


Much of the exhibit is motorized. Take a close look at the bumper cars in the picture above. They were all moving!


                     Train Garden HomeRome 410-530-2400                     Train Garden HomeRome 410-530-2400

  The same for the ride above..notice that the umbrellas are down near the ground and then again up top.



           Train Garden HomeRome 410-530-2400        Train Garden HomeRome 410-530-2400

                           The buildings were all painted by hand. Lots of eye candy in this collection.


Train Garden HomeRome 410-530-2400    Train Garden HomeRome 410-530-2400   Train Garden HomeRome 410-530-2400

The swings on the ride above are moving. We had to stop the prop on the hot air balloon above to see it...and yes those teacups are going round and round.


                        Train Garden HomeRome 410-530-2400         Train Garden HomeRome 410-530-2400 

                                                                               Same for the Ferris wheels above.



                                                      Train Garden HomeRome 410-530-2400


                                    And what village can be complete without a First National Bank?


When I get the listing, I will show you the house but for now... the miniature village will be my treat for tonight.


Comments (15)

John Durham
Durham Executive Group - RE/MAX/Results - Woodbury, MN



Feb 10, 2011 10:28 PM
Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Margaret, very entreating for all! I bet the kids love it as much as you!

Feb 10, 2011 10:59 PM
John Combs
Alan Deblat Real Estate Corp. - Oceanside, NY

Looks like a  fun discovery. Never know what you  will find on a listing.

Feb 10, 2011 11:01 PM
Margaret Woda
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Crofton, MD
Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation

My husband and I have often talked of doing something like that if we ever fully retire, but this looks like a lifetime hobby... 'couldn't assemble that in just a few years.  If the property owners put half that attention into their home (and I'm betting they have), I'm betting they won't have any trouble selling their home at a fair market price.

Feb 10, 2011 11:04 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Margaret what can one say I agree with John

Feb 10, 2011 11:10 PM
Jay McHugh

Very well your insight and your discovery....continued health and happines.....



Feb 10, 2011 11:30 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Margaret.....what a spectacular find.....packing that incredible display will be a major project.

Feb 11, 2011 12:47 AM
Tish Lloyd
BlueCoast Realty Corporation - Wilmington, NC
Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches

Margaret ~  What a wonderful find -- can't begin to imagine the work which will be involved in packing this spectacular display.

Feb 11, 2011 01:32 AM
Julissa Jumper
Select Properties of Fayetteville, LLC - Fayetteville, NC
Fayetteville, NC Real Estate

Hi Margaret: WOW! I don't think I would have been in any hurry to leave--what a great job they have done. I love all the ways people have to express themselves and enjoy their lives. It's the spice of life and sharing in it is one of the joys of being a service provider.

I'm sure you'll get this listing--how could you not? Your experience and character shine through to anyone who meets you, and are proof that you put the same level of detail into your work as they have in this.

Feb 11, 2011 02:13 AM
Dan Quinn
The Eric Steart Group of Long & Foster Real Estate - Silver Spring, MD
Dan Quinn

Hi Margaret.  Sure looks like a display fit for a museum!  I hope the sellers give you the listing, I know you will get it sold for them!

Feb 11, 2011 02:19 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

John D. Thanks for being the first to comment.

John, I needed to photograph this with or without a listing.

Ellen, If I bring kids in...the house will be sold for sure.

Margaret, You are so right. Attention to detail is evident through out this home.

James, Good morning to you.

Jay, Thanks for stopping by.

Barbara, Will try to sell the display.

Tish, Don't think there will be room in their new home for this display.

Julissa, Glad to see you. This is a special couple and a special home with more eye candy for more blogs.

Dan, This display was fit for a museum.


Feb 11, 2011 03:26 AM
Lizette Fitzpatrick
Lizette Realty - Richmond KY - Lexington, KY
Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes

Margaret, this is a great find and surprise.  Thanks for sharing this with us!

Feb 11, 2011 04:08 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Lizette, It was my pleasure. a little kid discovering a treasure.

Feb 11, 2011 04:14 AM
Steve Scheer
Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers - Highlands Ranch, CO
Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate

Wow Margaret, that is quite a collection.  We set up a small village at the holidays, but it is nothing like that.

Feb 11, 2011 02:51 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Steve, This one is large and complete.

Feb 12, 2011 02:40 AM