Hot House

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.

What sold and what didn’t: A 2020 Hot House round-up


If you don’t already know, the real estate market is hot right now, due to a number of factors. Interest is near historically low rates, sometimes as low as two percent.

People have been stuck at home for almost a year and have realized that they either don’t have enough room or have too much room. Or else they are just sick of their living spaces. The forced togetherness has exposed cracks in relationships and couples are splitting up and one or both need a new place to live.

As the year comes to a close, we take a look at the hottest of the Hot Houses we profiled in 2020 and bring you up to date on what’s happened to them.

A Hot House, and more, in Highlandtown, hon


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: A double row house on a beautiful street in Otterbein


149 W. Montgomery Street, Federal Hill, Baltimore

Hot House: Tucked away in downtown Baltimore’s Otterbein neighborhood, this double row house has lots of space and loads of light, and it’s a short walk to the stadiums, MARC station and downtown. 3 beds/4 baths. Asking price: $619,000

Hot House: 1902 Lutherville farmhouse offers modern amenities and plenty of space


1301 W. Seminary Avenue, Lutherville, MD 21093

Hot House: A 1902 house for a 2020 lifestyle. Bell Gate is a delightful house set back off of a long driveway with three bedrooms and three bathrooms, mature trees and gardens, a pool and a pool house. Asking price: $1.15 million.

Hot House: A Fell’s Point penthouse with spectacular views


960 Fell Street, Unit 705, Fell’s Point, Baltimore

Hot House: A gorgeous penthouse, in the middle of everything with spectacular panoramic harbor views.  Two beds/2.5 baths. Asking price: $1.02 mil.

Hot House: A sweet carriage house in the heart of Mt. Vernon


13 E. Branch Lane, Mt. Vernon, Baltimore.

Pied-à-terre in the heart of Mount Vernon, one bedroom, one bathroom, great detail. Asking price: $190,000

Hot House: A ‘gingerbread cottage’ in historic Dickeyville


Hot House: 2332 Pickwick Road, Dickeyville, Baltimore

A historic cottage in historic Dickeyville. Three beds, two baths. Party pavilion. Move-in ready. Asking price: $430,000

Hot House: Palmer & Lamdin semi-detached house that backs up to park


6 Englewood Road, Roland Park, Baltimore

Hot House:  Semi-detached Palmer & Lamdin house on a private park in Roland Park. Five bedrooms, four baths. Asking price: $749,000

Hot House: If you know early 20th-century residential architecture in Baltimore, then you understand the special place that Palmer & Lamdin have in shaping the look of Roland Park, Homeland, Guilford, and Original Northwood. Their houses are sought after and treasured by architectural aficionados for their thoughtful details and signature touches.

Hot House: “The Palace on Dallas” offers quirky charm


414 S. Dallas Street, Fell’s Point, Baltimore

Hot House: “The Palace on Dallas” home to legendary set decorator, Vincent Peranio and vintage clothing purveyor, Dolores Deluxe. Two bedrooms, two baths, well-established garden. Off-street parking. Asking price: $549,000