Hot House: 551 S. Paca Street, Ridgely’s Delight, Baltimore

The Lighthouse, a three-level row house within cheering distance of the two stadiums. Four beds/3.5 baths with parking.  Asking price: $699,900

Hot House: Are you a huge Ravens and/or Orioles fan? This is a great house if you want to walk to either of the stadiums within five minutes. This newly constructed rowhouse, from the architecture firm of PI.KL Studio is filled with spare Scandinavian style and Japanese materials.

What: The Lighthouse, in the Ridgely’s Delight neighborhood, is brand new construction, with three levels containing four bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms. The first floor is an open-plan space with a polished concrete floor and large sliding glass doors that open to a back patio. The gourmet kitchen features a ten-foot island, perfect for entertaining your “pod” at a social distance. There are custom cabinets, stainless steel appliances and sparkling quartz countertops.

The end-of-group house is filled with contemporary details, including the main staircase. The ten-foot ceilings and strategically-placed windows ensure that there is plenty of light, something not always common in rowhouses.

The top floor of this house features a guest room, playroom or party area with a kitchenette, and the roof-top deck offers incomparable views of Camden Yards, M&T Bank Stadium and downtown Baltimore. Another plus is the two on-site parking spaces, which are more valuable than gold during a normal football season when parking is at a premium. Along with your neighborhood guest passes, you and some friends can walk to the stadiums without worrying about ticketing or towing. Ridgely’s Delight features an active neighbors group, which sponsors music and other events in the Conway Street Park.

Where: Ridgely’s Delight is a quiet, historic, self-contained neighborhood, with streets lined with mature trees. It is just across Russell Street from Camden Yards and a block away from M&T Bank Stadium. The neighborhood is within easy walking distance of the University of Maryland’s downtown campus with its professional schools including medicine and law.  It is a short drive to the BW Parkway and I-95. Harbor East and Fells Point are a ten-minute drive along Pratt Street.

Final Appraisal: The Lighthouse will be a beacon if you appreciate modern architecture, new construction, city life and the Ravens and Orioles. If you commute to DC, the Camden MARC Station is a five-minute walk from the house.

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.

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