The Tree-house in Baltimore's Lake Roland Neighborhood

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Guerilla Realty 628217 & 35816

Baltimore’s Lake Roland neighborhood is a great place to buy an extraordinary residence. Lake Roland is a 100-acre reservoir in Baltimore County – just outside the city limits. We had a lot of rain here in Baltimore last week, so the grounds were looking lush and the water level was to the brim. The Temperature was a perfect 75 degrees as I watched the cloud reflection on the water.

Lake Roland

Lake Roland is part of Robert E Lee Park, I've got a lot of happy memories of walks with friends in this park. In particular it's a favorite of dog lovers who are always out and about on the trails.

Robert E Lee Park

Another park feature that we Baltimoreans all enjoy are the waterfalls from the Dam. There is an c.1860 commemorative plaque on the terrace overlooking the scene where you can see someone attempt a bit of fishing. These falls are an important detail of the magical property I previewed this afternoon - I could hear their sound as I took in the private 1.25 acre yard.

Dam at Lake Roland

Located on a hilltop above Lake Roland, 6029 Hollins Ave Baltimore MD 21210 is a property listed by Karin Batterton of the Coldwell Banker Roland Park office. It is fresh to the market and priced-to-sell at $1,035,000. The property was originally built in 1965, and it has since been remodeled and updated by the current owners to reflect a 2012 lifestyle. This is a perfect home for a buyer that appreciates a hidden gem. Here is view from the front door of the bridge leading to the entrance.

Entrance bridge

The property feels like a Tree-house, nestled in the woods. The 4,000 sq. feet of living space unfolds as you explore the property. From the front entrance, its hard to gauge what lies beyond.

Hollins main

There is a flexible floor plan with a significant amount of entertaining space both inside and out. Here's a view of the rear deck that overlooks Lake Roland. I'm certain this space is spectacular in the autumn when the foliage changes colors.

                            Hollins rear deck

While we are focusing on the rear deck, here's a photo that gives you a better sense of the contemporary construction. 

                            Hollins exterior

There are four bedrooms and five bathrooms housed in their own private wing. It would be easy to put the kids to bed and entertain on the main level without worrying about anyone being disturbed. I especially liked the wrap windows that make the most of the "tree-house" experience. The location is so private you can forego window treatments!

Hollins corner windows

The main level has an open concept Great Room that has both formal and informal spaces united by a double sided wood buring fireplace. The overall experience is loft-style living on the main floor, something that can be hard to find in this part of Baltimore. Here's a sneak-peek photo that shows the Den on this level.

Hollins Den

 6029 Hollins Ave is a home that brings the outdoors indoors. Bathed in light with an incredible amount of privacy, this blog post has only begun to describe the features.

Hollins Ave street view

We'll leave this blog tour with a photo of the street view. Can you see the house? Exactly. Its completely jungled. 

The Treehouse in Baltimore's Lake Roland neighborhood is a must see for unconventional buyers. So many of the best homes in and around Baltimore are off the beaten path. Get in touch if you'd like to explore, I like nothing better than helping people discover the premiere properties in my community.

Posted by

Rachel Rabinowitz

Broker / Owner Guerilla Realty  and

Vice President Tranzon Fox Auctions

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