First time offered, this Federal Hill home features over 4,800 square feet of living space, parking for seven (7) cars, water views and undoubtedly downtown’s most enchanting secret garden. Originally two homesites, this architect-designed home was built in 1999 as one home with a floating rounded staircase anchoring the space. There are 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths on the upper level along with another bedroom/bathroom suite in the finished lower level.
This is a unique property with a magical terraced garden all along the side and 3 gardens out front, all designed by noted landscape designer, Jay Larch. The gardens feature an irrigation system, automatic lighting at night and an extraordinary living wall, offering many opportunities for secluded outdoor entertaining and relaxation. Trees and shrubs drape over stone walls and past stone steps. The patio, with a vine-filled pergola, lights, and ceiling fan, was built 3 feet under street level for privacy. Assorted herbs fill huge terra cotta pots just outside the kitchen door. You’ll love spending warm evenings and sunny mornings with family and friends here, feeling more Mediterranean than inner city.
This house’s size and layout creates the ideal venue for not only comfortable family living but entertaining on holidays and special celebrations. Entering the main level, the beautiful staircase greets you with light from a rounded skylight above. The formal dining room can easily seat large parties with suburban proportions, while connecting with a more formal living room with custom built-ins and sliders onto one of 4 outdoor decks. A beautiful arched pocket door seamlessly connects to a more casual family room with a wood burning fireplace and water views. The expansive kitchen has extensive storage with stainless steel appliances, gas cooking, granite counters, pantry, an eat-in area with banquette seating and more views over the harbor and garden. There is a coat closet, powder room and ample storage on this level as well.
Upstairs you’ll find a large owner’s suite with 2 walk-in closets, a deck, and a large bathroom with separate soaking tub and huge 2-head shower. There are 3 more bedrooms, another full bath, and a sizable laundry room. Two of the bedrooms have water views and access to the decks. All decks feature recently replaced Trex decking and beautiful awnings allowing for summer shade from the rising sun while not eliminating views of the boats sailing by. The upper level is zoned separately for heating and cooling.
Along with a guest suite, the finished lower level features a large family room/game room with access to the garden, a full bathroom, storage/utility room, large closet, coat closet and the 2 car garage. Parking consists of the 2 garage spaces, 2 spaces behind the garage, a dedicated pad, and 2 more spaces in the driveway/lot – totalling 7 spaces in all. You’ll be hard pressed to find so much parking anywhere else in the City!
Other meaningful more recent updates include replaced roof (2019), waterproofed basement with two built-in dehumidification systems, and a new gas stove/electric oven.
At the foot of Federal Hill and a block from the waterfront promenade across from HarborView, this location is highly walkable to the Inner Harbor, Oriole Park, Ravens Stadium, Cross Street Market and the many restaurants and festivals that make city living fun. Access to I-95 is one mile away. For DC commuters, the Marc Train station at BWI Airport is a short drive with inexpensive daily parking rates.