702 William Street, Baltimore, Md. 21230
Brick townhouse, built in 1980, 2,340 sq. ft., with views of the Inner Harbor from large roof deck. 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, private courtyard, finished basement, modern kitchen and baths: $399,500
What: A nicely renovated townhouse in Federal Hill, with lots of mod cons and a good price. A two-story bay window distinguishes the entrance, and the brightly painted rooms are cheerful. Hardwood floors, crown molding, built-in bookshelves are high-end touches, and there’s attractive modern lighting throughout. Front door opens into a small vestibule with dining alcove on the left, stairs on the right. Walk straight through to the good-sized modern kitchen and small outdoor courtyard. Upstairs is a big living room with a big bay window and a cozy, family room with fireplace. All the rooms get lots of light. Bedrooms are fine, the master is en suite, bathrooms are new. Higher up (house is very vertical), just under the roof deck, is a glassed-in study with balcony, which makes a great office. Designer spiral staircase leads from here to awesome rooftop deck. Central air, forced air and radiant underfloor heating.
Where: William Street is just across Key Highway from the Science Museum and Rash Field. You can walk to the Inner Harbor, all the shops and restaurants of Federal Hill, O’s games, Ravens games, Hooter’s … You can take a water taxi (or free Charm City Circulator bus) to Harbor East. Join the cool, laid back, fun-est swim club in the city — the Otterbein Swim Club, on Sharp Street. William Street is a one-way street, not accessible from Key Highway. Take Light Street across the Key Highway, and take the first left on Montgomery. Go one block on Montgomery, William Street is immediately on the left and 702 is on the corner.
Would Suit: Science loving harbor-master.
Why: Watch the harbor action — 4th of July fireworks, Blue Angels, etc. from your rooftop deck. Walk everywhere. House in perfect shape, nothing needs doing.
Why Not: A little close to the Key Highway.
NB: Current owners have painted walls in unusually bright colors, but it works.