Hot House: 700 Washington Place, Mt. Vernon, Baltimore, MD 21201
Spacious luxury co-op in historic 1906 Beaux Arts building. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2,083 sq. ft., with floor-to-ceiling windows and bowed double living room. Views of Washington Monument, park and church. Recently renovated by architect Jim Suttner. New gourmet kitchen. New master suite with custom dressing room and bath: $850,000
What: A unique property in a coveted Mt. Vernon building. In New York real estate terms, apartment is a “classic seven” — meaning a living room, dining room, kitchen, three bedrooms and one additional room. Here, the living room is a double — the seventh room. Current owners just bought a house on Monument Street around the corner, leaving the just-completed, custom renovations for the new buyer. It was a high-end project. Kitchen and bath have marble floors and counters. Master dressing room has tons of storage in cleverly designed drawers and closets. But it’s the old stuff that really makes the place special, and it’s loaded with original mahogany carvings, decorative plasterwork, baroque doorknobs, marble mantels and chandeliers of a quality almost never found today, even in pre-war buildings. Hardwood floors, two fireplaces, central air.
Where: 700 Washington Place is on Charles Street, at the corner of Monument, directly across from the Mt. Vernon Place United Methodist Church and next door to the Stafford, where F. Scott Fitzgerald stayed while Zelda was being treated at Sheppard Pratt. Listed on the National Historic Registry, Washington Place is right at Baltimore’s cultural center. Music from the Peabody tinkles in the air. The Walters is across the Square. Shop at Milk and Honey, Eddie’s, eat at Georges, Marie Louise Bistro, the new Chesapeake, drink at Brewer’s Art, the Red Maple. “Walking score” here is 97%.
Why: Large windows and 10’ceilings make the most of the views and natural light.
Why Not: For a luxury building, the lobby staff could be more professional (e.g., maintenance guys playing phone games in lobby chairs).
Would Suit: Urban professionals, Maryland Historic Society members.
NB: No parking space with this condo, but plenty of spaces for sale or rent nearby.
Hot House is sponsored by Towson-based American Land Title Corporation, commercial and residential settlement agents.
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