Hot House: 32 W. Montgomery Street, R8, Baltimore, MD 21230
Newly listed second floor condo in a nicely renovated, brick Federal-style townhouse. Built in 1920, 2005 renovation. Two bedroom, 1 bath over 742 sq. ft. Hardwood floors, open-plan layout with family room, kitchen with granite counters, stainless appliances, breakfast bar. Master plus additional bedroom/office. Downstairs storefront entry hall: $194,000
What: Whether you’re new to Baltimore or new to the market, this little condo on W. Montgomery Street might be a good place to start. Flooded with light and neat as a pin, it has a street-level, storefront entry. It must have once been a shop. Now, the entrance adds security, and bumps up the charm quotient from the curb. Long, elegant, front south-facing windows lend a period feeling to the living space, which is otherwise sleek and stylishly finished. This is everything you need but not much more. On the other hand, walk out the door and there’s the Harbor, Camden Yards, M&T Bank Stadium and hundreds of bars, clubs and restaurants to explore.
Where: W. Montgomery is a one way, wide, tree-lined street between S. Charles and Hanover. It’s on the border of the Little Montgomery Street Historical district, which lies within the greater Federal Hill historic district, this is a prime downtown Baltimore location, especially popular with young professionals. This area has a 95 walking score, and while the house comes with an area 9 parking permit, you won’t need a car if you work downtown. Next door is the Ebenezer AME Church, and around the corner are the shops and restaurants on Hanover Street. It’s a walk to Federal Hill Park and the Cross Street Market, ever-increasingly a destination. The Charm City Circulator bus or Water Taxi will get you to Harbor East in no time.
Why: Awesome Federal Hill location, quiet side street.
Why Not: Bedrooms are small. Not a lot of storage.
Would Suit: Buyer on the go, willing to trade luxury and space for great location and decent price.
NB: Condo fee is $140/month