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Patterson Park Perfection

Baltimore is a rehab city and there are tons of housing stock available and ready to be transformed.  But it’s not easy to turn a caterpillar into a butterfly.  It takes drawings, permits and the whole permitting process to contend with – waiting for multiple inspectors to show up at various stages of the project.  Many give up or, worse, take short cuts.  So when a project starts with walls that aren’t quite DSC_1558square or floors that slope like a ski trail, it takes skill and a dedication to excellence to overcome these obstacles.   It takes time and it takes money.

The owner of 2816 E. Baltimore Street spared no expense getting this one not only right, but perfect before bringing this home to market. First, the location: facing the quiet side and the canopy of Patterson Park; walkable to restaurants and bars yet shielded from them; and in a neighborhood designated as a historic district.

Presenting 2816 E Baltimore St-MLS_Size-017-17-3rd Floor Master Bathroom-2048x1536-72dpiThe kitchen is both sleek and user friendly, with ample soft-close cabinetry and a built-in buffet.  The bedrooms are larger than average for a home of this size.  There are hand-scraped wood floors in a hue that perfectly complement the timeless, light-gray walls that pleasantly blur the   line between old and new.

Every bedroom has its own bath, and they are all modern classics.  My favorite feature is the multi-head showers.  I don’t know if I’d ever use them, but I like knowing they’re there.

With two decks, you can enjoy a glass of Malbec after work, and (if you acquire it in time) an elegant mayoral fundraiser at sunset.  There’s a room with a wet bar and wine refrigerator leading to the first deck, perfect for large-scale entertaining.  No running up and down stairs for hors d’oeuvres or another bottle of Salon 1996 Blanc de Blancs.

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With the CHAP tax credit, property taxes are quite low.  This house is also conveniently located, with a short drive to Harris Teeter and Safeway, and an even shorter drive to the sprawling Johns Hopkins medical campus.  As for restaurants, they’re all a walk- through-the-park away.

I want this house.  I can’t have it, but I want it.  Maybe it could be yours.  It’s not my listing, but I’d love to show it to you.

Third floor lounge>>>>>>

2816 E. Baltimore Street a nutshell:

  • Parking Pad (Utility pole should be moved shortly).
  • Two decks overlooking the city.
  • 1797sf taxable living area; approximately 2500sf finished area.
  • 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms.
  • 10-year Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation (CHAP) tax credit (this is major).
  • Within JHU “Live Near Your Work” boundary.
  • Located across from the historic Patterson Park.

I’m Greg Bridges with Long & Foster Real Estate.   I sell and write about real estate in and around Baltimore. Contact me at 410-377-2270, my mobile at 410-215-0565 or





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