3703 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218.

Hot House: Classic Georgian in Guilford. 6 beds/5 baths. 5,093 square feet. Asking price: $1,648,000.

What: When you hear the expression “they just don’t make them like that anymore” this is the kind of style, elegance and craftsmanship of which they speak. The details throughout this house are rare in newly built residences. From the layered and extravagant millwork in almost every room, to the porte cochère leading to the old-school “motor court,” to the beautiful grounds to the myriad details, you will find many hallmarks of the architects, Palmer & Lamdin, who designed this house in 1922 as part of their expansive portfolio in Guilford.

As you enter through a double set of beautiful double doors, you’re greeted by a wide center hallway leading to a gracious living room with a beautiful fireplace, and a bright, sunny sunroom beyond that, accessible through two set of French doors. On the other side of the hall, you will find a cozy study with a fireplace, a powder room, the entrance from the porte cochère and a back hallway and staircase.

The dining room is accented by detailed millwork, and beautiful, deep bay window which overlooks the gardens. A classic swinging door leads to the kitchen which was completely renovated in 2016 with professional-grade appliances, marble counters and a large butler’s pantry.

The second floor features a large main bedroom with en-suite bath with heated floors, two walk-in dressing rooms/closets and a fireplace. There are two additional bedrooms and baths on the second floor, as well as an all-weather glassed-in sunroom, with a wall of bookcases that could be used as a home office or a playroom. The third floor has three additional bedrooms, as well as two full bathrooms and a dressing room with wardrobes for storing out-of-season clothing.

As you move outside, the motor court leads to a large two-car garage with a second floor that could be used as an exercise area or an in-law or au pair apartment. The grounds of this house have been beautifully landscaped which are completely private for playing or entertaining.

Where: This house is tucked in between Bishop’s and St. Martin’s Roads, which are basically the same street. There is ample private parking on the property for you and your guests, because this is a house made for entertaining. It is close to the Hopkins Homewood Campus and Union Memorial Hospital, as well as all of the fun restaurants and shops on St. Paul Street, just below 33rd Street and the Waverly Market.

Final Appraisal: This is a house that makes a statement. It would suit a family with lots of friends of all ages and who love to entertain. It’s convenient to uptown and downtown, and as it’s been for the past one hundred years, the prestige of an address in Guilford. The house goes on the market on September 14, 2022. The listing for the house 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.