CALL THE OFFICIAL LISTING AGENT ELLIE McINTIRE 443.418.7668 EPIK HOME GROUP OF KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY CENTRE 410.312.0000.
Home sweet home 21228
Tucked away on a sleepy Catonsville street, 227 Gralan Rd welcomes you with an abundance of charm and character. Right in the sweet spot. this enviable location provides a convenient short walk to the excellent public schools, the trolley trail and the BEST little Italian market and pizza in the area (Scittinos) – You really can have it all!
Offering plenty of parking, this home graciously sits back from the road with a stunning mature tree as a focal point. Step over the threshold and it will feel like a gigantic hug embracing you. Oozing with warmth and rustic creativity, this enchanting home is obviously loved and cherished. Shockingly spacious this beautiful bungalow offers in excess of 3000 sq feet inside on the main level and a delicious half acre of mature trees and country living too.
4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and delightful abundant spaces for entertaining and relaxing. “If these walls could talk” The sunken dining room is ideal for wonderful gatherings that feel just a little bit more special in this surrounding. The generous living room is exactly where you want to be on a frosty winter night, enjoying the wood burning fire crackling and dancing.
The upgraded kitchen really is the heart of the house. Plenty of storage and counter space and seamlessly connected to the large family room that boasts huge windows overlooking the outdoor oasis.
If you are looking for unique rather than ordinary, this desirable residence will check all of your boxes.
Here is what the sellers want you to know.
When we found our home at 227 Gralan Road, we first fell in love with the huge beech tree giving us an awesome welcome, and the beautiful shady wooded lot! We imagined the privacy and natural canopy we could enjoy year round.
We were so attracted to the clean lines of the architecture with all its perfect simplicity. What we love about our home is enjoying meals in our family room with the large picture window looking out over our big yard, and having coffee or wine on our stone deck. It sometimes seems like a nature preserve here with all the beautiful birds and wildlife.
Our lower patio has hosted many family crab feasts, where it always feels about 10 degrees cooler than the rest of the world in the summer!
The rooms are generous, but the house has a cozy cottage feel.
And I love my large kitchen looking into the family room, where I can be part of the energy and conversation happening there while I cook.
Here are some of the upgrades we have completed.
Outdoor shed – 10'x10'
Stone terrace and patio
Wooden double gate to backyard
Replaced kitchen steps to driveway
Developed perennial garden
Exterior basement doorway
“State of the art” upgraded refrigerator
Additional Refrigerator in basement
Dual zoned HVAC units
Hot water heater
Washer and dryer
Under cabinet kitchen lighting
Ceiling fans in two bedrooms and kitchen
Paint and artistic fatures throughout the house
Enlarged master bedroom into master suite (removed wall)
Closet system in sewing/dressing room
Basement window well covers
French doors to patio
Custom draperies in living room
Window shades and blinds throughout
Our street is very friendly with lovely neighbors and lots of pools and swimming invitations in the summertime.
We're close to the Trolley Trail which is great for biking and walking. Some of the things we love about Catonsville are the small town feel of a large town, great schools, proximity to DC and Baltimore, good restaurants, our wonderful State Parks, and our awesome Farmer's Markets.
In the village are numerous restaurants-Catonsville Gourmet for seafood, Sea Hut Inn for the best crabs ever, Franco’s for good Italian, Jennings for bar food, and of course, the nationally famous SugarBakers for pies, cakes, and goodies! We love the Asian grocery here for fresh fish, seafood and great produce and you cannot beat the selection at Trueths (it’s an experience in itself) The Breadery is close by too which is our go-to for fresh artisan bread.They recently expanded their offerings. We've been in Catonsville since our college days, many years ago. We came for school and stayed because it's a great place to raise kids and we loved the homes and strong feeling of community. It's safe and convenient and life has been easy to maneuver from here. Catonsville is home to the Community College of Baltimore County at Catonsville. UMBC, very good public elementary, middle and high school, as well as Catholic grade schools and high schools.