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News and Upcoming Events

The Northrops have long supported Historic Ellicott City’s mission, as well as other causes within the community and beyond. Creig is currently a University System of Maryland Foundation board member and has been on the board of directors for the Howard County Hospital Foundation. Carla donates her time to help many local and national organizations and has been on the board of directors for the Howard County Chamber of Commerce.


Honorary Event Chairs Creig & Carla Northrop, Northrop Realty

Located at Belle Vue at The Chase
11645 Vixens Path, Ellicott City, MD 21042

Valet Parking Only

Dinner and drinks by Rouge Fine Catering
Silent auction to benefit HEC, Inc.


We are excited to announce our 33rd Decorator Annual Show House: Belle Vue at The Chase!

This year, 21 designers and artists will decorate 24 rooms and spaces in this stately French Provincial private home.

Visitors will see an impressive range and mix of styles, design techniques, ideas and themes to satisfy every interest. In addition, most designer’s accent pieces, furniture, rugs and individual elements are available for purchase throughout the show’s run.


  • Every Wednesday after the 2019 Decorator Show House closes to the public, our “Design at Dusk” experience will offer ticketed guests a private tour, light refreshments and designer presentations.
  • The Show House boutique will remain open for “Design at Dusk” guests.
  • This is a great private space for book clubs, bunco groups, birthday parties, corporate gatherings and more.
  • “Design at Dusk” tickets are limited in quantity and will be available for purchase shortly.

Proceeds from our 2018 Show House were made available to provide direct assistance for the rehabilitation and preservation and promotion of cultural resources within the Ellicott City National Register Historic District and the surrounding area in Howard County.  HEC partnered with Preservation Maryland to create and fund the Historic Ellicott City Revitalization Grant Program. This grant cycle, the recipients are:

Old Stone Tavern, Patapsco Heritage Greenway, the Howard County Historical Society, and Preservation MD for their Ellicott City Jail Project.

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