Hot House: 1101 W. 37th Street, Baltimore, MD 21211. Federal style attached row house in painted brick, circa 1900, end of group. Two bedrooms, one bath, with hardwood floors, fenced back garden and large basement: $290,000
What: Uber cute row house at the high end of the Hampden market, both in terms of price and finishes. A great exterior paint job — two shades of purple, with moldings picked out in lime green, adds a lot of curb appeal. Inside, the hardwood floors and open floor plan continue the feeling of an expensive rehab. A pretty but fairly plain living room looks onto the front porch and has stairs leading up to the second floor. A new, brightly checked linoleum kitchen floor and a view out the back pulls you through the dining room to the rear of the house. Kitchen is large (room for a farmhouse table), with high quality appliances. From here, stairs lead down to a small yard, partially paved, with a strip of lawn and plenty of sun for a garden. Upstairs are two good sized bedrooms, the larger one with nice bow windows and tons of light. Also a storage room/closet, and the one large bathroom with glass shower and separate tub. Forced air heat, central a/c.
Where: West 37th Street, at the corner of Hickory Avenue. Just a short walk down to The Avenue, where it’s all happening, shopping, restaurants, bars and more. Easy access to Jones Falls, Interstate 83, Hon Fest. Quiet during the week, busier at weekends. Driving south on Roland Avenue, take a right onto 37th Street in Hampden.
Why: Impossible to resist realtor’s listing: “Sweet! Sassy! Sexy! Savor!” (huh?) Within minutes of the Avenue.
Why Not: You might do better pricewise if you were willing (and able) to fix up a similar house yourself.
NB: Basement seems dry and has some light — it could easily be fitted out for a family room, office or third bedroom…and second bathroom.
Would Suit: Stylish young professionals.
Contact: Long & Foster Real Estate
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