Hot House: 114 Warren Avenue, Federal Hill, Baltimore, 21230
photos by Tyler Merbler
Three story, brick and stucco, Federal-style townhouse, circa 1900, completely renovated, 2013. 4 bedrooms, 4 full, 2 half baths, with gourmet kitchen, 2-level family room with gas fireplace, two master suites, downstairs apartment with separate entrance, roof deck. Hardwood floors throughout, high ceilings, crown molding, wainscoting. Partly finished basement. Zoned heat and central a/c, alarm system and intercom. Pre-wired for cable, Internet: $875,000*
What: With 2,148 sq. feet of interior space, and a light well at its center, 114 Warren Avenue is among the bigger (and brighter) Federal Hill homes, and it’s at the higher end of the neighborhood price range. A well-thought-out renovation, with lots of luxury add-ons (Kitchen has granite counters, large island with breakfast bar, and pantry. Baths have separate showers and tubs, all new. Master bedroom has gas fireplace, walk-in custom closets.) From the marble-tiled entrance, there are views straight back to the two level wall of windows in family room, and out onto a brick patio. At the second floor landing is an enormous 20’x14’ space which is currently a billiard room but could easily be a cool office or media room. It has a balcony overlooking the family room downstairs and a wall of glass at the back. Master bedrooms and baths check all the boxes. Metal spiral stairs lead up to the large, enclosed roof deck with panoramic Baltimore views. The in-law suite downstairs, with separate entrance, is one good-sized room with kitchenette and a second laundry closet (there’s another on the third floor) with stacked washer/dryers. Natural light comes through high windows.
Where: Warren Avenue is one of Federal Hill’s best streets, running from Battery Park on the east, over to Light Street. Historically, Federal Hill was a working class neighborhood – houses tend to be narrow and not luxuriously appointed — and there are few real city mansions of the kind you find in Mt. Vernon or Bolton Hill. But the neighborhood has lots of character and is perennially popular, with a large population of young professionals keeping the restaurant and bar scene lively all week long. From 114 Warren, you can walk to everything, take the free Circulator bus downtown, or the water taxi to Fells Point, which stops at the Science Center. This house is just one block from Light Street, a prime Federal Hill location.
Would Suit: City folk with older child, younger parent, or renter, who could use the suite downstairs.
Why: Needs no work. Perfect for someone with no time or interest in the usual Federal Hill fixer-upper. Also larger than most Federal Hill houses, with more light.
Why Not: Street parking only – with permit.
*NB: House is eligible for a significant CHAP 10 year historic tax credit.