Real Estate & Home

Lawmakers to introduce housing justice package this legislative session


As Maryland’s annual General Assembly session opens Wednesday, a coalition of lawmakers and advocates are pushing a package of bills that would provide relief to tenants and homeowners hurt by the pandemic.

Hot House: Elegant, historic Knabe House in Mt. Vernon hits market for first time in 21 years


829 Park Avenue, Mt. Vernon, Baltimore

Hot House: Historic Knabe House once the home to the Knabe family, who owned the house from 1885 to 1906. Seven bedrooms, six baths, 12,670 square feet. Totally restored. Asking price: $1.2 million.

Former home of Indigma and Tony Cheng’s sells to mystery buyer

801 N. Charles St. Photo credit: Alex Cooper Auctioneers.

A Mount Vernon landmark with a colorful history appears destined for a new use, after several years of dormancy and a recent sale.

In the 1990s, 801 North Charles Street was the home of Tony Cheng’s Szechuan, a cornerstone of the restaurateur’s D.C.-Baltimore empire and one of the best Chinese dining spots in the city. In the 1970s and 1980s, it housed the Chambord and Uncle Charlie’s Bistro, owned by car dealer Harry Gladding. Before that, it was the University Club, a haven for Johns Hopkins University faculty members.

According to Alex Cooper Auctioneers, the building was sold in an online auction on December 4 for $1,018,500, a figure that includes a buyer’s premium. Company vice president Paul Cooper said the actual bid price was $970,000.

Baltimore County task force looks to change law favorable to developers

Towson High School trailers.

While Baltimore County’s classrooms are empty now due to COVID-19, many of its 163 schools will be crowded once things return to normal. That’s because its school construction program hasn’t kept up with a growing population.

There is an effort to put the brakes on proposed developments that would send more students to schools that are already full.