The Baltimore Maryland Agent: Baltimore's Charles Village Victorian "Painted Ladies"

Baltimore's Charles Village Victorian "Painted Ladies"


Allow me to share with you a bit of Baltimore neighborhood eye candy; here are some wonderful examples of Charles Village “Painted Ladies” that I captured on my walk this morning.



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Charles Village is a dynamic neighborhood in Baltimore City that is home to Johns Hopkins University. Many of the streets are graced with Victorian row homes.  


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The Charles Village Community Foundation is sponsoring a 2011 “Painted Ladies” of Greater Charles Village House Painting Contest. The contest is open to property owners, residents, landlords, or business owners. Eligible structures must be located within the Charles Village Community Benefits District. For a map of the district go to  



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Only external paint projects that contain three or more building surface colors will be considered. Ace Hardware in nearby Waverly is offering a 10% discount on Ace Brand Paint. The Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative will fund up to $250 of paint and painting supplies (restrictions apply).



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Deadline to enter the contest is 5pm November 15, 2011. Cash prizewinners will be announced in December. 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes will be awarded for Best Facelift, Best Door and Trim, Best “Show Piece House”, Best Healthy Neighborhood Home, Best Business Entry, and Best Project Documentary Video.



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Charles Village has a Berkeley California vibe and is home to both colorful homes and colorful personalities. Grand Victorian homes are available beginning at $250,000 and up. Neighborhood amenities include: The Baltimore Museum of Art (which is free admission!) Wyman Park, Union Memorial Hospital, and Johns Hopkins University. You’ll enjoy being able to walk to coffee shops, bookstores, and restaurants. Charles Village proves to be a stable on-going investment as there is a continual need for rental properties to support the Johns Hopkins University community.


Rachel Rabinowitz

Broker / Owner Guerilla Realty  and

Vice President Tranzon Fox Auctions

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Comment balloon 7 commentsRachel Rabinowitz • July 12 2011 11:29AM


Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures.  I have never seen anything like them.

Posted by Marnee Gonzalez - Old Republic National Title - Colleyville, TX ((817) 428-0888) almost 8 years ago

Wow Rachel those look fantastic! I was last in Baltimore in 1986 and sure don't remember those looking like that!

Posted by Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida (Beachfront Realty) almost 8 years ago

Marco, I am told that they really got going with the "Painted Ladies" program in Baltimore City beginning in 1998. Southwest Airlines offers great affordable non-stop service between Baltimore and Ft. Lauderdale. An ideal existance is a having a residence in Baltimore and a vacation home in Ft. Lauderdale!

Posted by Rachel Rabinowitz, The Baltimore Realtor (Guerilla Realty) almost 8 years ago

These pictures are unbelievable - the houses remind me of a box of crayons. The view down the length of the porches is stunning. Eric Cooper, who teaches us photography tips , would be proud. Take the time to look him up. Well done!!

Posted by Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate (Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500) over 7 years ago

I don't know if it's too late to suggest, but I did it anyway.

Posted by Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate (Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500) over 7 years ago
That is an interest project/ contest. Thanks for sharing the neighborhood.
Posted by Mike Yeo (3:16 team REALTY) over 7 years ago

Beautiful homes and wonderful that the owners have that pride of ownership.  San Franciso has always fascinated me and I was not aware there were other just as colorful locations. 

The porch view is fantabulous.

Posted by Faye Y. Taylor, Homes for Sale Floresville, La Vernia & San Antoni (StepStone Realty, LLC ) over 7 years ago