The Baltimore Maryland Agent: May 2015

Mid Century Residence For Sale in Mt. Washington


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.



living room at 6101 Smith Ave



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.



family room at 6101 Smith Ave 21209



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)....



swimming pool at 6101 Smith Ave



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.



kitchen at 6101 Smith Ave



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. 



upstairs at 6101 Smith Ave



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. 



bedroom at 6101 Smith Ave 21209


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. 




swimming pool at 6101 Smith Ave



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

grocery store is the Mount Washington Whole Foods. The highly acclaimed Mount Washington School

(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.








Rachel Rabinowitz

Broker / Owner Guerilla Realty  and

Vice President Tranzon Fox Auctions

443.841.5916 direct /




Comment balloon 3 commentsRachel Rabinowitz • May 19 2015 02:02PM
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