Tag: open houses
Saturday, October 14th 12 – 2 pm
In the heart of up-and-coming Pigtown is a house carefully designed to maximize every inch of its 900+ sq ft of indoor/outdoor living space! Includes stylish, modern amenities & tons of natural light. In addition to beautiful hickory hardwood floors, a spacious kitchen, ample built-in storage solutions & rooftop deck, this stunning renovation used sustainable building practices & materials. NOW w/ a $3k buyer bonus!
Sunday, September 24th
7 Beds | 6 Full Baths and 1 Half Bath | $1,500,000
It’s the doldrums of February in the real estate market and this week yielded slim pickings in the open house department. Looking not to waste your time and gas, I only listed the two worth the drive. Happy looking.
4613 Roland Avenue
6 br/3.5 ba
This victorian in Roland Park has a nostalgic “faded southern belle” vibe. Just check out the dining room. Can’t you picture the dinner party in “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” taking place right there? Unfortunately, along her many charms (the curved leaded glass window, herringbone parquet floor, and original tiling in the baths to name a few) this lady is bound to be high maintenance. Be prepared for plenty of expensive upkeep. But don’t be too hard on the old gal, at over 100 years old, she’s earned a little pampering. Visualize: sipping sweet tea on the generous front porch.
801 Key Highway
2 br/2.5 ba
Come on, aren’t you a little curious? Just what does a “Ritz Carlton Residence” look like? Well grab your chance to take a tour at the Inner Harbor location this weekend. The condominium style homes are lovely in photographs and their beauty appears to be more than skin deep. For example, kitchens are appointed with Viking appliances, custom European cabinetry and a dedicated service entrance though the pantry (creepy but cool?). Beyond the front door, the amenities of the development are endless: a marina, pool, fitness center, board room, lounge, private gardens, screening room, game room, concierge, doorman and valet parking. Kinda reads like a description of a five star hotel. Weird. On the negative side, all this luxury does not come cheap and depressing rumors of low occupancy were rife when the development opened a few years ago. I’m starting to hear, however, a buzz and that makes me think that now is the perfect time to take a peek. I’ll meet you there. Visualize: The doorman carrying in the groceries as you check on your Cinghiale reservation with the concierge.
Are you in market for a new home? Are you thinking of selling your house and need some price comparisons? Are you a house obsessed lookey-loo? Well, grab a Starbucks and power up the GPS. We have your Sunday afternoon covered with our picks of the best open houses this week.
3415 Woodberry Avenue, Baltimore MD 21211
Hip builder’s model contemporary at “Clipper Mill.” Look past the uninspired decor to see its industrial chic potential. Surroundings include fab community pool, artists’ studios and Woodberry Kitchen. Visualize walking to lively Saturday brunches with yoga toned artsy friends.
911 South Decker Avenue
2 br/1.5 ba
Everything about this Canton townhouse says “OMG! it’s sooo cute.” Therefore, if you are a twenty-something single girl who can swing the mortgage, this one might be for you. Alternatively, if you’re looking for an investment property to rent out, this one is guaranteed to attract plenty of twenty-something single girls. Visualize: Walking home form the St. Patrick’s day festivities in Canton without fear of a DUI or depositing a rent check.
12 Saint Martins Road
This Guilford home strikes an undeniably pretty curb-side view. Sure, the interior decor is wacky but that is exactly why it is worth a visit, to see how much work is needed to get down to the original bones. The good news is that it all looks to be scrupulously maintained so the home’s systems are bound to be in good shape. Visualize: pruning roses in that fairytale-like walled garden in the back.