3402 Gough Street, Hughlandtown, Baltimore

Hot House: Located in Highlandtown’s Arts District, the former Sons of Italy building has three residential and two commercial spaces, plus a bar.  7,200 square feet. Asking price: $1.25 million.

Hot House: If you have always fantasized about opening a shop or gallery of your own, this is your opportunity. Located in the up-and-coming Highlandtown Arts District, this building can be a shop, a studio, and a residence. Plus, there are two income-producing apartments to rent or use as an Airbnb. With more than 7,000 square feet on two levels, plus a garage and basement, this house holds endless possibilities, limited only by your imagination. Combine spaces or open them up to make it whatever you want.

What: Highlandtown’s Arts District, anchored by the Creative Alliance on Eastern Avenue, has become a hotspot for both seasoned and emerging artists. This space, formerly the Sons of Italy Lodge and then the Y-Art gallery, is ripe to start anew. The double-width building, which extends nearly the depth of the block, fronts on Gough Street, just off of Eastern Avenue.

The first floor has a huge art gallery, a sunny retail space with wooden floors, an in-house bar, studio space, all of which lead to the owner’s residence, filled with quirky charm, loads of space and light, a fireplace and a private patio. There is also a private garage so that you never have to worry about parking.

There are two apartments on the second floor. Both are currently leased, providing a regular income stream. All three of the residential spaces have private laundry facilities.

Where: Highlandtown is just east of Patterson Park, and is home to numerous ethnic restaurants and bodegas, the Creative Alliance, small mom & pop shops, and much more. It’s about ten minutes along Eastern Avenue to Fells Point and Little Italy to the west, and to the east, ten minutes to I-95. All that Canton has to offer is just south of Highlandtown.

Final Appraisal: A space like this doesn’t come along very often. All of the renovation and heavy lifting have already been done for you, and now all that’s needed are your ideas for what to do with the space.  Take advantage of this unsettled time and change your life! The property has also been listed as a business opportunity. The listing is here.

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Meg Fielding

Meg Fielding writes the local interior design and lifestyle blog Pigtown Design and is the past president of the Baltimore Architectural Foundation. She enjoys dual citizenship with the US and the UK.