Uncle Fun’s Mt. Vernon Fun House For Sale

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1002 N. Calvert interior hallway

Ted Frankel, art collector and owner of Sideshow, the more-than-a-gift shop at the American Visionary Art Museum, has listed his house in Mount Vernon for $565,000.

 

1002 N. Calvert exteriorFrankel moved to Baltimore more than 10 years ago after running similar shops in the Chicago area, including a Lakeview toy store that closed in 2014, called Uncle Fun. He is married to Bill Gilmore, executive director of the Baltimore Office of Promotion + the Arts.

1002 N. Calvert kitchen

The house at 1002 North Calvert Street house, originally a single family residence, is part of a row of Queen Anne-style residences known as Belvidere Terrace. Dating from the late 1800s, it had been converted to apartments when Frankel bought it, and he took it back to a single-family residence. He included many one-of-a-kind touches, including a third-floor bathroom with coins embedded in the walls, the work of local artist Loring Cornish.

1002 N. Calvert fireplace

Frankel is also selling his extensive art collection this spring in an invitation-only sale. For more details, send an email to [email protected].

Ed Gunts

Ed Gunts

Ed Gunts is a local freelance writer and the former architecture critic for The Baltimore Sun.
Ed Gunts


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