Hot House: Four Seasons Residences, 300 International Drive, Unit 2207, Baltimore, MD 21202

Photo credit: Christian Horan

One bedroom, two bath, 900 sq. ft.  condo at Four Seasons Residences. Open plan layout, glass walls with harbor views, herringbone walnut floors, waterfall marble counters and Miele appliances in kitchen. Washer/dryer, marble bathrooms, glass shower, custom walk-in closet, smart screens, shades, fully wired. Access to private residents floor and amenities: $799,000

What: Imagine this. You swoop around the circle at the end of President Street, pull up in front of the Four Seasons Hotel, toss your keys to the valet in full view of a prosperous-looking tourist clientele, and head into the Private Residents Entrance — where you live. For some people, that adds a lot of value. Ditto access to the newly finished, residents-only amenities that take up the whole 28th floor and are pretty jaw-dropping. Indoor heated infinity pool? Yup. Sauna with views? Uh huh. Room service and 24-hour concierge? Mais oui. Dog park? Woof. Plus access to private gym, entertaining and conference rooms, and a huge balcony, with grill and fire pit, that runs around the entire 28th floor and overlooks Pier 6.

Unit 2207 is the starter home at the Four Seasons Residences. There’s no private balcony on this one, but there are decent water views and floor to ceiling windows. It’s sleekly designed, and the walnut floors are beautiful. You can have a boat slip, a personal trainer, a dip in the pool and a massage, all on the premises. Dine at Wit & Wisdom, the new rooftop bistro The Bygone, and the chic Japanese sushi spot Azumi. The world is your oyster.

Where: International Drive leads off the circle at the end of President Street in Harbor East — across from the T. Rowe Price Tower, right on the water.  Harbor East has arguably the best street life in Baltimore, second only to Hampden. It promises to own that title for quite a while, with high-end restaurants, condos and retail scrambling to service both tourists and well-paid young professionals (Excelon, Under Armour, T. Rowe Price…)  living downtown. Good access to I-95, I-83 and BWI airport.

Would Suit: Brand loyalists. Yo pros.

Why: Listen to concerts at Pier 6 Pavillion free, from residents-only balcony.

Why Not: Hear concerts at Pier 6 Pavillion, whether you want to or not, from residents-only balcony.

NB: HOA fee is $1,230/mo.