Hot House: 6400 Old Harford Road, Baltimore 21214
Sweet farmhouse Victorian in the young and trendy neighborhood of Lauraville/Hamilton: $225,000
What: Sunny, charming and recently updated, this three bedroom, two-bath Victorian was built in 1920, when Hamilton was a making the transition from farmland to suburbs. After years of decline from its working class roots, Hamilton is now one of the city’s great comeback neighborhoods, ethnically diverse and authentically Baltimore. Restaurants, art galleries, yoga centers, natural food and nightlife abound (checkout the Hamilton/Lauraville Main Street blogspot). And 6400 Old Harford Road is an easy walk to everything. The house features 9 foot ceilings, big windows, crown moldings and a wraparound porch. At 2,902 square feet and .3 acres, it’s one of the largest houses around–you’ll be the envy of the neighbors, always a plus, and the large attic gives you potential for an easy 6 bedrooms. Updated kitchen with breakfast nook, modern baths, new siding in’06, new roof in ’08.
Where: Hamilton/Lauraville is in the northwest corner of Baltimore City, bisected by Harford Road, and west of Northern Parkway. 10 minutes to Herring Run Park .
Why: young community, a real house in an up-and -coming hood with fun shops and great restaurants–walk to Hamilton Street Tavern!
Why not: Great public schools? Not so much. Young families will need to check it out.
Would suit: yoga teacher, college professor, hipsters with a heart.