After not faring so well on the market, this four-bedroom, four-bathroom Colonial is gearing up for the long, lonely march to the auction block. Currently listed for $2.5M, the house, built in 1925 and located on an eight-acre estate some 10 miles northwest of Baltimore, "features incomparable custom finishes, handpainted details, beautiful views from every window throughout," according to the brokerbabble. Also of note: velvet upholstery, epic window treatments (the curtains, valances, and passementerie of yesteryear), marble statuary, crystal chandeliers, tromp l'oeil wall finishes, and, of course, an abundant array of stuffed animals perched here and there. If the property doesn't sell, it will be up for grabs at a public auction starting Oct. 26.
· 111 Woodholme Avenue, Pikesville MD [Trulia]
· 111 Woodholme Avenue, Pikesville MD [Homes Database]