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Livin’ Easy in Canton Cove

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Featured Hot Listing:  2901 Boston Street, #410, Canton 21224

If you’re in the market for a water front condo with spectacular views and a passport to the Canton lifestyle, better hurry…this one’s going fast.

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Many condos have come on the market lately, especially around the water. According to local agents, active buyers abound, too, with money in their pockets and time on their hands in search of the perfect place.  Often the hunt is halted by the old Goldilocks scenario: either it’s too big, or too small, or lacks a great view.

Not this time. This condo’s just right.

What the listing doesn’t show…

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Featured Hot Listing:   2515 Boston St. #P8  Canton, MD 21224

OPEN HOUSE  SUNDAY  2/10  12:30-2:30

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There are lots of Baltimore condos near the water these days — so buyers have plenty to chose from — but none offer the vantage point of the Anchorage with its breathtaking views of the harbor, Ft. McHenry and Key Bridge, nor the custom touches of this unique penthouse.

The open floor plan offers 2100 sq. ft. of living space, made larger with plenty of natural light from harbor-facing windows and a generous footprint that provides plenty of options for your personal feng shui.

Baltimore Police Helicopter Assists in Chase Through Canton

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If you were in Canton yesterday around 4:30 p.m., you might have witnessed a police chase. Officers pursued a stolen vehicle for half an hour mostly through the streets of Canton, with assistance from a helicopter. And that’s really where they get you, and why eluding police in a car usually only if you’re driving the Batmobile — the helicopter. Once the helicopter is out, it’s over — it becomes an inevitable, slow-speed chase.

Recreational Residential Real Estalking

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Are you in market for a new home? Are you thinking of selling your house and need some price comparisons? Are you a house obsessed lookey-loo? Well, grab a Starbucks and power up the GPS. We have your Sunday afternoon covered with our picks of the best open houses this week.

 

3415 Woodberry Avenue, Baltimore MD 21211

$529,000

3br/3.5 ba

Hip builder’s model contemporary at “Clipper Mill.” Look past the uninspired decor to see its industrial chic potential. Surroundings include fab community pool, artists’ studios and Woodberry Kitchen. Visualize walking to lively Saturday brunches with yoga toned artsy friends.

 

911 South Decker Avenue

$ 249,000

2 br/1.5 ba

Everything about this Canton townhouse says “OMG! it’s sooo cute.”  Therefore, if you are a twenty-something single girl who can swing the mortgage, this one might be for you. Alternatively, if you’re looking for an investment property to rent out, this one is guaranteed to attract plenty of twenty-something single girls. Visualize: Walking home form the St. Patrick’s day festivities in Canton without fear of a DUI or depositing a rent check.

 

12 Saint Martins Road

$955,000

4br/2.5 ba

This Guilford home strikes an undeniably pretty curb-side view. Sure, the interior decor is wacky but that is exactly why it is worth a visit, to see how much work is needed to get down to the original bones. The good news is that it all looks to be scrupulously maintained so the home’s systems are bound to be in good shape. Visualize: pruning roses in that fairytale-like walled garden in the back.

Trophy Loft in Canton

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HOT HOUSE: 1023 South Curley Street, Baltimore 21224

An 1880 Federal style townhouse, recently resurrected as a glamorous, industrial style loft space.  6,800 total square feet  (including 2,800 square feet of unfinished garage). Three bedrooms, two and a half baths, with hot tub, roof deck and open fireplace on three levels: $1,100,000.

What: Behind the polished, brick façade of an old Canton townhouse, lies this huge, ultra-hip loft — completely and beautifully finished, with custom designed staircase, flooring, lighting and furniture.  Offered for sale by Drew McQuaid, for whom it was “a batch pad,” this property appeared last August in the Wall Street Journal’s “House of the Day.”  Downstairs at street level is the unfinished garage, which looks like it could hold three cars and then some.   Upstairs is a sleek, confident lair — masculine in feeling, but warm and refined in taste. High-end everything. Steel and concrete furniture, which is more comfortable than it sounds, sets the tone for a cool, laid-back aesthetic. The top floor contains the bedrooms, including a large master bed and groovy bath, as well as the sliding doors that lead to the roof deck and hot tub. Views are nice, especially at night.  Heating is natural gas and solar.

Where: South Curley Street is a quiet side street just off pleasantly bustling O’Donnell Square in Canton. Number 1023 is six blocks south of Patterson Park and three blocks north of the waterfront. It’s a great location — just a dash over to the bank, dry cleaners and a wide range of bars, from the Claddagh to the Elvis Lounge and Looney’s. St. Casimir is your local parish.

Why:  1.  It’s a house  that can easily accommodate your “big” furniture. 2. An historic tax credit makes your taxes a shockingly low $3,775 a year — at least for the next five years (as of 2011).  3. There are just not many properties this stylish in Baltimore.

Why Not: 1. You are intimidated by 20’ ceilings. 2. In a million years, you would never use a  hot tub on a roof.

Would Suit: Daniel Craig.

NB:  You are not really on, or even very near, the water here, which for some people is the appeal of the neighborhood.

Cool Cat

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Challis Bruce is the kind of guy who makes it all look so effortless. How many men can pull off accessories like his? The cap, the cross, the tattoos, the well-groomed facial hair–even the red phone cover–combine for one eye-catching look. Thankfully, he shared some of his style secrets…

We have been looking for some well-dressed men here in Canton, and we finally found one. Tell us about your fashion sense.

I like to mix grunge with conservative…like boat shoes with ripped jeans.
 

What are your favorite places to shop?

I like Urban Outfitters, H&M and Zara’s. The hat and shoes I have on are from Urban Outfitters. The H&M in New York has a more European line which I like to get when I am there because not everyone has that here.

Where do you work?

I am a stylist at Zina’s.

Are you from Baltimore?

No, I grew up in South Carolina but live here now.

Tell us about the star tattoos.

They are only four months old. They go across my chest; they symbolize, you know, the idea of “reaching for the stars.”

I notice your necklace–is that a fashion statement or a religious one?

No, it is not religious. I just love the rosary shape. I have about 13 of these in different colors and sizes. I got them at Aldo.

Beating the Heat in Summer Cool

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Lauren Mallon exudes quintessential Baltimore stylishness: funky but cute, off-beat but approachable. Love her summery green dress and the non-matching red shoes. It all works but in a not-trying-too-hard way. 

Her black lab Spencer is the perfect accessory for strolling Canton’s O’Donnell Square, where we spotted the savvy frockstar. 

 

 
We spotted your dress from across the square, where did you get it?

Every year I go on a business trip to Rhode Island. I got the dress at a little shop there called C.K. Bradley.

What business are you in?

I am in sports marketing so I have boxes and boxes of athletic apparel but I really love fashion.

Describe your personal style.

I love comfortable, classic clothes. I like fun prints. I love Trina Turk. My friend just sent me a box of Trina Turk dresses. I really love dresses. I also love a statement necklace. I wear a lot of J. Crew but I don’t like to wear things that everyone wears.

We were also digging the red shoes with the dress.

Actually these are my dog walking shoes!

What is your dog’s name? 

Spencer

Where are you from?

I grew up in Towson but I live right here in Canton.

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