Hot House: 1001 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
Three-story, brick, corner townhouse, circa 1900, with double bay windows at side and back. Complete 2013 historical renovation designed for office or residential use. Six bedrooms, two half and two full baths, 6,300 sq. ft. Large open floor plan. Original architectural features include 10′ ceilings, exceptional carved wood trim, marble fireplaces and hardwood floors. Sixty windows in total, double paned and insulated. Large main floor rooms, dining room, industrial style kitchen and bathrooms. State-of-the-art HVAC, lighting, many technological upgrades. Central A/C. Separate, lower level, above ground office space, additional 1,000 sq. ft., with separate entrance. Ten to 12 car parking lot. $1,300,000 (reduced from $1,499,950)
What: A city mansion, once derelict, beautifully renovated by Steve and Linda Brown Rivelis. The Rivelises are founders of Baltimore based digital media companies Campaign Consultation, Inc. and Eyte Byte Solutions, as well as owners of the Mt. Vernon Restaurant, Elephant. They renovated the place to house their own digital media businesses, so it has been fully wired. There are soundproof studios, plug and play, and a photo lab. It has a similar feel to the offices of Agora, who have repurposed many of the old mansions on Mt. Vernon Place into workspace. Leaving intact the ornately carved ceiling rosettes, moldings, french doors and fireplaces, they have installed modern lighting, skylights, multiple phone lines and given it a bold paint job. It seems safe to say that there was more spent on the renovation than you will pay for the property, so there’s that.
Where: The northeast corner of Calvert and Eager Street, about a half mile from Penn Station. Nearby restaurants include Brew House No. 16, Argosy Cafe, the Prime Rib, Minato Sushi Bar, Elephant — and lots, lots more. Dooby’s Coffee, Nina’s Coffee Bar and Starbucks will keep you caffeinated. Movies, museums, music, Station North event spaces will keep you entertained. Good access to I-83.
Would Suit: WeWork.
Why: Definitely not a cubicle.
Why Not: Unless you get one of the 10-12 spots, parking in this neighborhood will be a challenge (see below).
NB: This part of Calvert Street is among the top three locations for parking tickets in Baltimore City, with 1,154 tickets handed out in the first half of 2017, according to this article in Baltimore Business Journal.