Hot House: 1200 Steuart Street, Unit 1413, Baltimore, 21230
Penthouse condo in the architectural award-winning Silo Point condominium complex. Contemporary industrial style, built in 2008. 1,788 sq. ft., with one bedroom and two baths. Hardwood floors, 16’ ceilings, gourmet kitchen w/ granite counter and s/s appliances, open floor plan with huge terrace overlooking waterfront. Master bath has separate glass shower, tub, large walk-in California closet. Building amenities include 24-hour security, fitness center, basketball court, game room and sky lounge. Two deeded parking spots included: $519,000
What: A sexy bach pad. The Silo Point complex is nothing if not high style, and the quality of design and materials is obvious, with the added appeal of repurposed industrial space. From the massive and beautiful lobby, to the light-filled hallways, the impressive fitness center and the apartments themselves, these are luxury residences. For those who don’t know it, Silo Point is the large scale luxury condominium complex built in Locust Point by Patrick Turner’s development company in 2008– just as the real estate market was tanking. The design incorporates a re-purposed grain silo, originally constructed in 1923 for the B&O railroad, once the largest and fastest grain elevator in the world. It has won numerous architectural awards, but until recently had been plagued with vacancies related to the real estate market dynamics. As the market comes back, Silo Point has been filling up fast. At $519,00 this is no one’s bargain, but if this is your lifestyle and you can afford it — then consider that the Zillow thinks it’s worth $542,000 and that Locust Point is one of Baltimore’s hottest (and safest neighborhoods). Chances are you won’t regret it.
Where: Locust Point, a peninsula in South Baltimore that juts out into the Patapsco River, surrounded by the Locust Point Industrial Area, and home to Fort McHenry. It is one of Baltimore’s most charming and authentic neighborhoods — hauntingly beautiful in an edgy sort of way. It also houses two marine terminals (prominently featured in the second season of the Wire), the Domino Sugar Factory, and the Under Armour campus at Tide Point, a 2002 Struever Brothers historic redevelopment. Tiny brick houses line streets that are named for many of the heroes from the War of 1812. Local bars are slowly giving way to more upscale places like In Like Flynn, Miguel’s Cocina y Cantina and the Wine Market. The McHenry Row shopping center with a Harris Teeter grocery store as its anchor has been a huge addition to life in Locust Point. The Under Armour campus is minutes away. Latrobe Park is nearby, and has a nice dog park, playground, soccer and baseball fields. There is a farmers market here, spring through fall.
Why: Safest neighborhood in Baltimore.
Why Not: From some angles, the large concrete columns are a bit Flintstone-esque.
Would Suit: Graphic designer, creative director — Under Armour.
NB: Terrace views of Fells Point, Key Bridge and Fort McHenry are amazing.