Lurman Estate part 1

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juliannh
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Lurman Estate part 1

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A few months ago I got an opportunity to look around the Lurman house (1886) & jumped at the chance. This house was once part of the Lurman estate, which stretched across much of Catonsville, MD. The last family who lived here donated it to the local school system to be used for special needs children, however, the narrow stairwells weren't wheelchair accessible. So, they used the house for a special education office, until a few years ago when they moved everyone into the carriage house. It needs a lot of work, but you can still tell that it was once (and still is) spectacular. It has a beautiful library, an abratraium, a billards room, a ballroom, marble fireplaces in almost every room, etc.

If only I were a millionaire- I'd LOVE to restore this place!
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Look at that ceiling!
Look at that ceiling!
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Main staircase
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juliannh
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Re: Lurman Estate part 1

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Lurman house cont.
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juliannh
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Re: Lurman Estate part 1

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Lurman house cont.
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juliannh
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Re: Lurman Estate part 1

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Lurman estate cont
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Upstairs bedroom fireplace
Upstairs bedroom fireplace
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juliannh
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Re: Lurman Estate part 1

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Lurman estate cont
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Claw-foot tub
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kooly76
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Thanks for sharing...Amazing pics

MattStiltner
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Re: Lurman Estate part 1

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kooly76 wrote:Thanks for sharing...Amazing pics
Yeah, that is some amazing stuff right there.
My Home's Website - Finally back up and displaying pictures. Hooray for time to do something with it

carmenjames
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Re: Lurman Estate part 1

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juliannh wrote:A few months ago I got an opportunity to look around the Lurman house (1886) & jumped at the chance. This house was once part of the Lurman estate, which stretched across much of Catonsville, MD. The last family who lived here donated it to the local school system to be used for special Paris Airport Private Transfer needs children, however, the narrow stairwells weren't wheelchair accessible. So, they used the house for a special education office, until a few years ago when they moved everyone into the carriage house. It needs a lot of work, but you can still tell that it was once (and still is) spectacular. It has a beautiful library, an abratraium, a billards room, a ballroom, marble fireplaces in almost every room, etc.

If only I were a millionaire- I'd LOVE to restore this place!



Nice i was actually looking forward to it.

johnabraham
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jeez just think about all that history within those walls..amazing.

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