HOT HOUSE: 622 Ponte Villas N. Baltimore, 21230
Luxury double townhouse, newly built, in brick and pre-cast concrete, situated at the end of a pier in the Inner Harbor: $8,500,000
What: Billed as “Baltimore’s most extraordinary property,” it must be said that this is also Baltimore’s most expensive property. Whatever. This is truly an amazing home. Jutting out from a pier of high-end townhouses in the Inner Harbor, this double-sized home sits like an ocean liner at rest, surrounded on three sides by water. Light pours in from giant windows, boats sail by, and at night skyline and water reflections are jaw-droppingly beautiful. Built in 2007, 622 Ponte Villas really feels more like a large yacht than a house. 9.060 square feet, state of the art systems, smart house technology, home theater, sauna, five-stop elevator, deck upon deck, gorgeous view upon gorgeous view — all culminating in a 75 foot roof deck and spa with hot tub. Six bedrooms, including a master suite like a Hollywood set. Seven full baths, three half-baths, gourmet kitchen, the list goes on. The complex has a private marina, indoor and outdoor pools and countless other amenities.
Where: Ponte Villas is part of a luxury development called Pier Homes at Harbor View. From the Key Highway, it is just past the Visionary Arts Museum, a stone’s throw from Federal Hill and the Inner Harbor.
Why: Because you’re ready to change your life — and not in a shy way.
Why not: No helipad. Seriously, this development was conceived during the go go years of Baltimore real estate, but came to market just as the market started to sour. Take a close look at the asking price, and wonder.
Would Suit: Saudi sheik, recovering at Hopkins, sick of the desert. Retirees who haven’t lost their sense of adventure/their fortune…