Ellicott City, Maryland
AT A GLANCE
The Ellicott family searched for a lush spot along the Patapsco River to open a mill and landed on the industrious area now known as Ellicott City in the late 1700s. The city is also closely tied to railroads, as the Ellicott City Station is the oldest remaining railroad station in the United States. This Baltimore and Ohio Railroad terminal was built as a base for the first 13 miles of commercial track ever constructed in America. The station now serves as one of the city’s museums, along with a historic fire station and a former finishing school for girls.
This home is a completely refinished and restored French Chateau. Known as Castle Angelo or Angelo’s Cottage, this 1830s replica of Angelo’s Castle in Southern France has been the source of mystery in Howard County and Ellicott City over the past 20 years. Having undergone extensive restoration, refinishing and improvement, Angelo’s Cottage has three finished levels.
This cottage-home features an entry foyer with French Gothic-peaked entry doors and windows. There is a sun-filled, center gathering room, with a French marble fireplace, which leads into a formal dining room with a crystal chandelier and French casement windows overlooking the wooded rear landscape and Patapsco River. The foyer, gathering room and formal dining room all feature heart pine flooring. The main level library or family room features an over 12-foot coffered ceiling, an antique crystal chandelier and an original two-story window feature with built-in bookcases.
The gourmet kitchen has 42-inch cabinetry with crown caps, a light rail and glass doors, granite counters with a built-in breakfast bar and a prep and coffee bar. There is an undermount porcelain sink, Viking appliances including a 42-inch refrigerator with custom panels, Designer series gas cook-top and warming drawer and a built-in microwave and oven. The kitchen also features a single-lite French door that leads to a covered side porch and slate patio.
This home has two master suites, one on the main level and one on the second level, that have partial walk-in closets with built-in California Closets shelving and hanging systems. The master bedrooms have new garden bathrooms with heart pine flooring and custom tile work. There is also a lower level bedroom suite with textured carpeting, a partial walk-in closet, a sitting room or den and a full bathroom with ceramic tile flooring and a 5-foot walk-in shower.
Additional features include a detached two-car garage, slate, flag and cobblestone retaining walls, a stucco pillar and iron gated entry. There are pathways and lush landscaping beds, including upper and lower garden areas.
For more information, call Kimberly Kepnes of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage at 443.250.4241 or visit kimberlykhomes.com.
Location-Ellicott City, Md.
Housing Type-Contemporary French Castle c. 1830