The Baltimore Maryland Agent: May 2014

Exceptional Home For Sale in Charles Village

***UPDATE*** This property has sold



Exceptional home for sale in Baltimore's Charles Village neighborhood.


Welcome to 2719 N. Calvert St Baltimore, Maryland 21218. This c.1900 grand "painted lady" is sure to please the most discerning buyer. Dear reader if you're in search of your Baltimore City dream home, you've come to the right place. The property measures nearly 3,0000 sq. ft and features an unexpected three story interior atrium, historically accurate appointments, and a charming garden. Right-priced at $349,000, acquiring this home is a limited opportunity. It was last on the market over twenty years ago.


2719 N. Charles St Baltimore Maryland 21218



I'm told only two residences in Baltimore's Charles Village have a three story interior atrium. It is an architecturally significant innovation that allows natural light to enhance the central column of the property. The luxury of open space combined with a traditional floor plan is a rare find.



Interior Atrium at 2719 N. Calvert St


Overlooking the gated front yard, past the Catalpa tree, above the brick walkway, you'll love the breezy front porch. The capital has just been repaired, the porch floor has been repainted, the downspout was improved, and a new period porch light was installed.



Front porch at 2719 N. Calvert St


Step inside the entrance hall and into the front parlor. The finishes found throughout the home include hand painted Anaglypta wall coverings, Bradbury and Bradbury hand silk screened wallpaper, delicate plaster work, and new-meets-historic light fixtures from Rejuvenation of Portland Oregon.



front parlor at 2719 N. Calvert St


The dining room is luxurious, you'll be delighted by the butlers pantry just off the hallway that has liquor dispensers and wine racks. Beyond the butlers pantry, you'll find the upgraded powder room. Entertaining in this home is a joy.



dining room at 2719 N. Calvert St


The kitchen is located at the back of the first floor. The windows face east and overlook the private garden. The floor is cork - which is an ideal shock absorbing material for serious cooks. The faux tin ceiling is a luminous gold. The new exhaust hood over the gas stove has an elegant Bradbury and Bradbury backsplash.



kitchen at 2719 N. Calvert St


Beyond the back porch which has new double pane windows and new supporting beams, descend down the custom designed steel staircase by G. Krug and Son into an enchanting back yard. Professional landscaping by Greenfields Nursery is designed to attract butterflies and provide food for birds. The stamped concrete patio is by Artistic Stamped Concrete. The gazebo is by Smith and Hawkin. Have a challenging schedule for watering your garden? Not to worry, there is an automated and timed drip water system by Dripworks. Speaking of water, rainwater from the main roof is diverted into an underground pipe that exits out to the alley. Rainwater from the porch roof is diverted into rain barrels. The rear wall of the garden is the oh-so-essential off-street garage. When you drive home, open the automated garage door, park your car hassle-free, and enter into your backyard paradise.



garden at 2719 N. Calvert St



Back inside at 2719 N. Calvert St, we'll head upstairs to a sunny open-plan family room. The Sanyo split air conditioning system was installed throughout the home in 2006. The built in bookshelves provide a special space to show off your collection(s). On both the second and third floors the original hallway and atrium lights have been professionally rewired. The second floor includes an updated master bathroom that features a reglazed clawfoot tub. There are 2.5 baths total, one on each floor of the home.



second floor at 2719 N. Calvert St


Here's an additional view of the second floor family room. My colleague David Tomasko and I concluded that this space will be a favorite gathering place for the new owner.



family room at 2719 N. Calvert St



2719 N. Calvert Street has five bedrooms, three of which could qualify as master bedrooms. On the front of the second floor, a large bedroom faces west to allow for ample light at the end of the day as well as good sleeping in the morning. The elegant wooden windows and their accompanying shutter panels have been stripped and refinished. The transom glass and mechanical hardware have been restored. The built in wardrobe has has period glass drawer pulls.



Master Bedroom at 2719 N. Calvert St


We'll end our tour on the third floor. The large bedroom (one of 5!) has three curved windows that provide classic Charles Village views. The owner uses this space as a studio / rec room. It would be a wonderful home office. Truly, there is more space in this home than you may have been anticipating. Imagine having spare rooms for all your hobbies, interests, and guests.




What else? What else? How about a brand-new programmable gas furnace that heats the home through radiator steam heat. The roof was fully replaced in 2003 and has a transferable warranty. Alum room coverings were applied in 2007 and 2011. New galvanized gutters and downspouts have been installed. The large full basement (not even included in the 3,000 sq. ft estimate) has a 2009 Maytag clothes washer and a 2005 GE gas dryer. It's easy to keep this beautiful home clutter-free because of the extensive storage space in the basement.


This property is located in the Charles Village Special Benefits District and is a close proximity to The Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus.


Exceptional home for sale in Baltimore's Charles Village neighborhood. This property is listed by Rachel Rabinowitz in cooperation with David Tomasko of the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Roland Park Office. Previews are available by appointment 410.235.4100.

Equal housing opportunity.


Rachel Rabinowitz

Broker / Owner Guerilla Realty  and

Vice President Tranzon Fox Auctions

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Comment balloon 1 commentRachel Rabinowitz • May 10 2014 02:49PM
Exceptional Home For Sale in Charles Village
***UPDATE*** This property has sold Exceptional home for sale in Baltimore's Charles Village neighborhood. Welcome to 2719 N. Calvert St Baltimore, Maryland 21218. This c. 1900 grand "painted lady" is… more