If you love city living, but still want access to nature and open space, here are four real estate listings ranging from $275,000 - $625,000.
Classic row house in Canton
This bright and updated rowhome is just a block away from Patterson Park. The home features exposed brick, hardwood floors and unique stained-glass windows. An open concept main level contains a shared living room, dining room and a large kitchen. Upstairs, a large skylight and new flooring create bright and welcoming spaces. There are two bedrooms, including a primary room with a walk-in closet and a full bath. A finished basement offers space for a family room or playroom, and a back room is used for laundry and storage. A parking pad is available in the back of the house.
Patterson Park boasts miles of walking paths, a pool, boat lake, dog park, recreation center, an ice skating rink and two playgrounds. It’s perhaps best known for the Patterson Park Observatory, also known as the Pagoda, an iconic Baltimore structure that provides beautiful views of the city. The park hosts numerous events throughout the year, including a concert series in the summer, The Great Halloween Lantern Parade and Winter Lights.
• Address: 607 S Decker Ave.
• List price: $275,000
• Two bedrooms, one-and-a-half bathrooms (1,208 square feet)
• Agent: Emily Trageser, Compass
Beautifully updated rowhouse in Hampden
This 1925 rowhouse has been tastefully updated and is located a block from Wyman Park and the Stony Run Trail. An inviting sun porch welcomes you inside the home. The attractive living room and dining room feature beautiful inlaid hardwood floors. A cheery kitchen, with blue cabinets and a subway tile backsplash, opens to the dining room. A convenient back pantry is hidden out of view. There’s also a deck leading to the backyard (spacious enough for gardening, playing or a firepit) and a detached garage. Upstairs are two bedrooms, each with their own bathroom. There’s also a finished, walk-out basement with a family room, additional bedroom/office and bathroom.
Wyman Park has numerous playgrounds, playing fields, and space to picnic. The Stony Run Trail is a three-mile wooded walking trail from Roland Park to Remington, and provides a surprising escape from the hums of the city on what was once part of the Ma and Pa Railroad.
• Address: 3435 Keswick Rd.
• List price: $405,000
• Three bedrooms, three bathrooms (2,181 square feet)
• Agents: Allie Strovel, Cummings & Co. Realtors
Unique townhouse in Federal Hill
A spacious townhome with a unique layout provides close proximity to Federal Hill Park. The living room features a wall of built-ins, gas fireplace and original wood floors. A large kitchen is fully updated, with stainless steel appliances, a large center island, and a breakfast bar. The kitchen opens to a charming dining area, with two-story windows and sliding doors leading to a bluestone courtyard. Upstairs, the home has a unique second-story family room that opens below to the dining area. This level also has the primary bedroom, with a fireplace, custom built-ins, and bathroom. The third level features two more bright bedrooms and an additional bathroom. A rooftop deck provides beautiful skyline views.
The home is a block away from Federal Hill Park, which provides some of the best views of downtown Baltimore and the Inner Harbor. This small but lively park features a walking path, playground and benches to take in the city views. Federal Hill overlooks Rash Field Park, which recently underwent the first phase of its multimillion dollar renovation, with new kid spaces, a skate park, and an overlook. Phase two promises a rejuvenated beach volleyball area, a community lawn, plaza, and gardens.
• Address: 827 William St.
• List price: $599,000
• Three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms (2,283 square feet)
• Agent: Holly Winfield, Monument Sotheby’s International
One-of-a-kind historic townhouse in Bolton Hill
A stunning Bolton Hill townhouse, facing the Eutaw Place gardens, provides a rare opportunity to own one of the city’s grandest homes. This unique home is full of jaw-dropping architectural details, including ornate fireplaces, custom woodwork and plasterwork, parquet flooring and a beautiful stained-glass skylight. As soon as you step into the entry hall, you’ll recognize the uniqueness of this home. Through massive pocket doors, you’ll enter the front parlor, which features floor-to-ceiling windows, a beautiful fireplace and unique details on the ceiling.
Pass through a smaller, but still ornate room, to reach perhaps the most stunning room in the house, the dining room. This room features beautiful parquet wood floors, a charming fireplace, and a masterful, ornate ceiling that is layers of silk-screened designs and custom-carved plaster and wood moldings. There’s also a large kitchen, with attached sunroom on this level.
Upstairs, the second-story rooms are similarly ornate, providing three bedrooms, a sitting room, and two bathrooms. A third level, which could be converted to a separate unit (or the lower level could be, the building is licensed for two units), provides a similar layout to the second story, with three additional bedrooms.
The home faces Eutaw Place, and the median park, which stretches nine city blocks. The promenade gardens, designed in 1854 as one of the country’s first landscaped parkways, feature fountains, monuments and seasonal flowers. They are unique spaces for the community to gather and enjoy the outdoors.
• Address: 1718 Eutaw Place
• List price: $624,998
• Six bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms (5,802 square feet)
• Agent: Jaime Gervasi, Keller Williams