Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take what was once a commercial or public space and reimagine it as the home of your dreams? There is a lot of that going on in Baltimore right now – old mills are being converted into condominiums and warehouses are becoming artist work/live spaces. How about a decommissioned church?
When I think of Fells Point, I think of my 20s, when my friends and I would barhop, go to the Fells Point Festival, and enjoy day drinking with a view. That was a long time ago, but Fells Point is still a destination for fine restaurants, shopping and nightlife – the question is, what would it be like to live there? How’s the parking? Will I be kept up all night by noisy pedestrians?
Your realtor has just told you that you need to take down the family portrait that hangs over the fireplace. The stager wants you to remove all the wedding photos in silver frames that you have arranged on the table in the family room, and by the way, that collection of masks and embroidered wall hangings that you’ve collected on your travels also must go.
“But why?” you wail, “I love all those things. It’s what makes the house our home!”