Real Estate & Home

Artist Residence: Mark Adams Studio


French chateau, mini castle, fairytale cottage – when asked what the inspiration was for his custom-built home in Sparks, Mark Adams promptly replies, “Hogwarts.”

Hot House: 1887 Monkton Farmhouse, Steps From the NCR Trail


Hot House: 16207 Corbett Village Lane, Monkton, MD. 21111

German-style Victorian farmhouse, circa 1887, in fair condition. Wood clapboard, shingle and metal roof. Four bedrooms, 2.5 baths over three stories and 1,728 sq. ft. Original floorplan, living room with fireplace, dining room, large country kitchen with gas fireplace, full bath on first floor. Original wood floors and moldings throughout. Master bedroom and large master bath on second floor. Two further beds and full bath on third floor. Unfinished basement, central a/c. .15 acre lot: $310,000 (recently reduced)

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Nelson Kohl Apartments in Station North to open next month, Wendell Pierce says

Photo by Ethan McLeod

A brand new eight-story apartment complex in Station North financed in part by Wendell Pierce, best known for playing Det. Bunk Moreland on “The Wire,” is set to open in early April.

City Council pushes General Assembly, Hogan to stick with State Center communities’ original terms

The State Center complex off of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Photo via Google StreetView.

Baltimore’s City Council is pressuring state legislators and Gov. Larry Hogan to “protect the participation and planning process” for the nixed redevelopment proposal for the State Center government complex.

Once again, the BDC is soliciting bids to redevelop the former Mayfair Theatre

Photo by Eli Pousson, via Flickr

A year after it received exactly zero bids from developers to re-do the historic Mayfair Theatre property at the southern end of Mount Vernon, the Baltimore Development Corporation is again soliciting proposals for the landmark and two adjacent lots in the 300 block of W. Franklin Street.

In ‘unsanctioned demolition,’ crews tear down historic St. Vincent’s Infant Asylum in Upton

The debris left by the demolition of the former St. Vincent’s Infant Asylum building. Photo by Marti Pitrelli.

A pre-Civil War building in Upton that once housed an orphanage and was included in a National Register of Historic Places district was completely knocked down over the last week, despite the city’s attempts to halt demolition over the weekend.

Hot House: Four Seasons entry-level condo asks $799K (includes valet parking)


Hot House: Four Seasons Residences, 300 International Drive, Unit 2207, Baltimore, MD 21202

Photo credit: Christian Horan

One bedroom, two bath, 900 sq. ft.  condo at Four Seasons Residences. Open plan layout, glass walls with harbor views, herringbone walnut floors, waterfall marble counters and Miele appliances in kitchen. Washer/dryer, marble bathrooms, glass shower, custom walk-in closet, smart screens, shades, fully wired. Access to private residents floor and amenities: $799,000

Bills Advance to Designate Two New Historically Protected Districts on Downtown’s West Side

Diagrams via Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation

While replete with vacant properties in 2018, stretches of downtown Baltimore’s west side served as a hub for shopping and other commercial activity throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Now, after years of failed attempts by developers and others to revamp the area, city lawmakers are considering two sections for Baltimore’s portfolio of protected historic districts.

Hot House: 1906 Tudor on Private, Olmstead-Designed Park, $784.5K


Hot House: 8 Englewood Road, Baltimore, MD 21210

Tudor style stucco house, circa 1906, with new architectural shingle roof. Backs to private, communal gardens. Five bedrooms, three full, two half baths over 4,473 sq. ft. Entrance foyer with three-story staircase, living room with wood-burning fireplace, sunroom, separate dining room, spacious eat-in kitchen with high-end appliances, large master suite with dressing room and custom built-ins, third-floor guest room. Hardwood floors throughout, central air, detached garage, landscaped, .33 acre lot: $784,500

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Voided State Center Plan Still Offers a ‘Competitive’ Deal for State, City in 2018, Report Says

An artist’s rendering of the stalled redevelopment design for State Center.

The master plan for Midtown’s aged State Center complex that the Hogan administration voided in 2016 is still a strong deal for Maryland, the city, state employees and surrounding neighborhoods, a new report commissioned by the developer argues.