Just Listed: Huge Roland Park Condo In 1920 Beaux Arts Building

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6 Upland Road, Unit S-4, Baltimore, MD 21210

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Large apartment in European style brick and stucco Edward Palmer building, circa 1920. Four bedrooms, two baths over 2,585 sq. ft. Entrance foyer, 30’ living room with wood burning fireplace, formal dining room, 33’ glass sunroom with marble floor and views over Roland Park. Hardwood floors throughout, large bedrooms, updated baths, kitchen with butler’s pantry. Two storage bins, one deeded garage parking space, elevator building: $374,900 (+ $1,851/mo. HOA fee) Offer pending

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What: This apartment in the Roland Park Condominiums (formerly the Roland Park Apartments) has just listed and has an offer pending. It is one of the group’s rare four bedroom units — in Manhattan real estate terms, “a classic seven.” Formal living room, formal dining room, kitchen, four bedrooms and two baths. The long, west-facing, glassed-in porch adds several hundred square feet of space, and provides a wall of light that streams into the high-ceilinged rooms. Kitchen and baths are updated, and the floors have been refinished. For anyone who loves Roland Park but has no interest in maintaining one of its big old homes, these apartments are the natural choice. In addition to possessing all the charms of the houses, it has a beautiful courtyard garden for communing with nature and pulling the occasional weed.  There are five buildings that make up the Condominiums, at five stories each. Designed by Baltimore architect Edward Palmer and built in 1920, the style is reminiscent of the French Renaissance with its embellishments, arches and courtyards. They were designed with detached stables, since converted into garages, which are of architectural interest themselves. There are no amenities of the type you would find in Harbor East — gym, common rooms, swimming pool — but there is the architecture, the neighborhood and the two foot thick walls. There is a little office under the archway,  open 8:30 -5PM, for mail and package delivery and security. The residents here are a diverse group, who like to socialize. That said, it is a perfect location for people who travel. Just turn the key and go.

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Where: Upland Road runs west down the hill from Roland Avenue to Club Road. These apartments are on the corner of Upland and Club, across from the clipped hedges and stone walls of the Baltimore Country Club. The nicely maintained acreage of the Club’s former golf course creates a greenbelt in the surrounding neighborhood, and there is an idyllic feeling to these winding streets,  with their tall trees and old homes. It is a perfect walking neighborhood, with wide sidewalks and multiple destinations. The picturesque Roland Park shopping center, with Petit Louis and Johnny’s restaurants is at the top of the road. Eddie’s grocery store, the library and post office as well as St. David’s Church are a short walk away. The Roland Park Pool opens early Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays for lap swimmers.

 Would Suit: Young professionals, shopping for “the big house.” Older professionals who have left “the big house.”

 Why: Best apartment building, in best location, in Roland Park.

 Why Not: No central air.

 NB: Be sure you are comfortable with that HOA fee. It’s pretty steep.

 

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