1927 City Home

ceiling  medallion
Lovely old design painted a million times.
Here are some photos from my first home at 2920 Pinewood Avenue in Baltimore, Maryland 21214.  My home in Baltimore was built in 1927. When I lived in it, it had the original hardwood floors, tiled kitchen walls, plaster all throughout and old wooden trim. I simply loved this place from the minute I walked in, it was my first home and I stayed there for 20 years .


Victorian 1927 Home
I loved these hardwood floors. They are now covered over. 

I have a funny story about how I found it.  I made friends Ed when I worked at MCI. I was actually his supervisor at one point.  We became fast friends. We went to lunch, hung out, hand long talks over shrimp tempura, and hit the thrift stores. I was in the middle of my first divorce. I actually thought he was "crushing on me a bit."  He was nice, handsome, polite, and smart. So when he brought me home to THIS VERY HOUSE to introduce me to his male roomate Patrick, I was thinking I was really getting somewhere.  Was this like a date?

I left the wallpaper as is from Patrick's taste, and found things from curbside Baltimore to furnish the home.

More trashy finds.

Stained Glass Window

Nautical Stained Glass Window found in trash

Vintage Tiled Kitchen
The old picture frame looks great overtop the window. 

Vintage Tile Kitchen
Tile kitchen I loved it . I decorated the windows with old picture frames.

I was shocked that the first words out of Patrick's mouth was joking "So you are the B****TCH that's been hogging up my boyfriend!"   Woopsie!  So this was the start of a beautiful friendship that lasts until this day.  Soon, the show Will and Grace was my life.I realized the blonde hair dye really was sinking into my brain. I had no idea but this has been a 20 year joke and running.  When I walked into this home about 20 years ago, not only did I quickly fall in love with Patrick and Ed as a couple, but also the home itself. I really wanted to buy it.  A few years later, it was for sale.


1880's General Store Cabinet
I never did find out what this was, it was circa 1880's, the bottom to a cabinet.

Unusual Relics Found a home in a wall nook in living room -  Broken things were cherished there.
The very old organ does work, but you really have to get your feet moving.
It was already promised to another person, and it was under contract. For whatever reason, I was meant to have this house. When the settlement was delayed and the financing fell though, and I ended up buying it and decorating it with then bulk trash finds. Baltimore has since discontinued the bulk pickup every month, and I made great scores, like the stained glass window below!  I really didn't change a thing, just a wee bit of paint to the home and called it my own.


Asbestos Tile
Old Tile Floor in Basement, Not Sure if  it was Asbestos, but it is long gone.

Funny thing, I had no intentions of living in or around Baltimore City but there I was for two decades.  It got to be a little much when the police helicopter frequented the neighborhood just about every neighborhood in Baltimore City--no one is spared.  Sadly, I lived a few doors down from the Fire Department. Though the City is full of good and cool places to visit, lots of history, but also bullets, gangs, and murderers live there.  I'd have to say my neighbors were the best, and we were only a few blocks inside the City limits, but once my own neighbor lost his life, I had to move.
View from the window of my Baltimore "hood".

My best friend lived with me there, RIP Buford 

♥  My house was remodeled and put up for sale in 2016, for me to move to my country home in Hedgesville, WV.

2920 Pinewood Avenue
Bye Old Home.