Monday, December 30, 2019

Classical Baltimore pied-à-terre for sale

One of my many hobbies is tracking real estate (yes they are all architectural!) so when a friend sent me this apartment for sale in the Mt Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore I knew immediately I would have to share it here with you!
My first condo was a studio and I look fondly back on that time as maintenance is so easy.  There is something to be said for 1 room living -all of your favorite things are right there at all times!
This studio apartment has it all: location, charm, and space.  One of the great things about this apartment is the separate gracious entry hall which features much needed shelving and closets but also beautiful moldings and a window seat before a Palladian window.  The door to the bathroom is located to the left of that dresser.
Looking back towards the front door.  I think a curtain pulled back along the door wall would hide the asymmetry and undersized door which doesn't fit the scale of the space.
 Book storage is always needed and these deep shelves would hold a lot of design books!
The moldings are even more impressive in the main living space including a bay window AND a fireplace!
Notice the trimwork making 3 arched 'openings' along the inside wall with the kitchen to the left and the entry hall to the right. While I don't show the bathroom and kitchen they are totally nice spaces and wouldn't need much (the real estate listing includes those photos).
 Antique marble surrounds the firebox with lovely plaster moldings as mantel and overmantel.
 The moldings all appear to be restored and in good shape, not over-painted through the years.
 I even like the yellow wall color so move right in! (If only I had a reason to live in Baltimore)
 Close up of one of the pilasters with fretwork chair rail.
 Imagine the detailed overmantel picked out in more than 1 color....
I have nothing to do with the sale of this unit but if you want to check it out it is located at 8 W Madison Street, unit #25 in Baltimore, Maryland - REDFIN listing HERE.
All images courtesy of the MLS listing and not my own.