Mid Century Modern residence for sale in Baltimore's Mt. Washington neighborhood.
6101 Smith Ave Baltimore Maryland 21209 is a mint condition architect's residence.
Listed for $547,500 by guerilla realty this 3,700 sq ft. home can be yours.....if you're worthy.
Now, before any of you hard-core modernists take issue with me calling something built after 1965
Mid-Century Modern, please note that I'm aware this is late mid-century. In 1973 a young west coast
architect named Leon Bridges moved to Baltimore and built his family a residence that was an homage
to his favorite architect Frank Lloyd Wright. You can see the west coast influence in the choice of red
cedar for the exterior.
A view of the living room at 6101 Smith Ave. The home is nestled into the site rather than built on the
cleared ground. There is no basement. In fact you enter the property by crossing a bridge over a
stream. The proportions of the home showcase the natural scale of the land allowing trees to become
view-points throughout the homes. The soaring ceiling and wall of windows is dramatic.
The family room has a wall of floor to ceiling windows (sliding glass doors) that look out onto the
terrace - where you'll find an oh so delightful swimming pool. The view of the roof line along the sliding
glass doors is the classic mid-century low horizontal proportion. Note the mantle-less wood burning
fireplace. We are scheduled to host a private event for the AIA society
(American Institute of Architects)....
Lots of privacy to enjoy what's effectively an outdoor living room. I've intentionally scheduled my first
two open houses over Memorial Day weekend because even Realtors want to hang out by the pool when
we can - we just end up working most weekends.
Would you enjoy a kelly green kitchen? The bold pop of color makes me smile. Tour this house and you'll
note the owners really like the color green. This image shows a view from the kitchen into the dining
room, both of which are on the same level as the family room. In lieu of ornamentation, the architect lets
the raw materials shine. From slate, to hardwoods, to cedar it all provides a rich experience.
Natural light fills the property from every direction, although the home is officially oriented south.
In the mid-centry tradition, the architect owner has created spaces over the six split levels that meter
the transition between private space and public space. You'll never feel cramped in this home.
This image shows a landing that's used as an office / study nook.
There are four large bedrooms at 6101 Smith Ave, and this images shows the master bedroom. All four
bedrooms have a private en-suite bath. Three of the bedrooms include a sitting room. The value of these
rooms being in c.1974 condition are that no one else but the architect has influenced the space. After
forty-one years we're now looking for the second owner. There is no horrible late 1980's early 1990's
design to overcome. If you can't appreciate a little 1970's flavor, well baby you just ain't funky.
The important stuff has been updated, including the systems (we're talking central air conditioning) and
the roof. This secluded image of the pool does not give any sense of the location, the property is actually
a close proximety to the Mount Washington Village + Mount Washington Mill which features
restaurants, offices, starbucks coffee, and more. You could live here without a car.
The light rail is located at the bottom of the hill, and there is a sidewalk to lead you there. The closest
(a public school) is also easy to reach on foot. Additionally some of Baltimore's best private
schools are within a short distance.
The property is available for preview by appointment. Equal Housing Opportunity.
Mid-Century Residence for Sale in Mt. Washington, what a pleasure it is to sell an architect's residence.
Photography by Paul Burk.
Broker / Owner Guerilla Realty and
Vice President Tranzon Fox Auctions
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