Hot House: 1318 Appleby Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21209
Cottage style bungalow circa 1930 with cedar siding, front porch, and new roof. Two bedrooms, one full bath over 1,248 sq. ft. Hardwood floors, many original architectural details. Living room with nine-foot ceilings, book and media built-ins. Open plan kitchen with granite island and counters, stainless appliances, 42″ cherry cabinetry, pantry, and mudroom. Master bedroom with large walk-in closet, second small bedroom. Updated bathroom. Covered back patio for entertaining, garden with mature trees and shed. Central air, unfinished basement: $284K
What: Nice inside, nondescript outside. But let’s take a closer look — it has potential in the curb-appeal department. A little imagination, maybe some new railings, could easily get you to here — or even here. Practically speaking, the house does not need a paint job, but if you were so inclined, it could be transformative. Rooms are cozy but not cramped, and the nice back patio off the kitchen feels like a big extra room. The master bedroom has an unexpectedly large walk-in closet, living room has space for a piano, and there are convenient little built-ins throughout the house. It’s been well maintained, it’s refreshingly unstaged and looks like someone has spent some happy years here.
Where: Appleby Road is one of the few streets in Mt. Washington that runs off of Falls Road, a bit south of Lake Falls Village. It’s a pleasant, quiet street with tidy houses and friendly neighbors, and this house is down at the end of the street near a little playground. The Old Vine, Bonjour, Haute Dog, and the Ivy Bookshop are your stomping grounds. Your local is The Curb Shoppe, a fun, dive-y bar & grill with a pool table. Mt. Washington Elementary (PK-8) is a highly rated public school. Good access to I-83 from Northern Parkway and the Light Rail is just over the Kelly Avenue Bridge into picturesque Mt. Washington Village.
Would Suit: First housers. Couple with one child (but no more, second bedroom is small).
Why: Way more than you’d get in Hampden.
Why Not: No driveway, but easy street parking.
NB: Baby’s room has Shakespeare quote over changing table — “And tho she be but little, she is fierce.”