UPDATE 7/24/10: This property has been reduced again. Click the MLS number at the bottom.
I've seen some top shelf rowhouse renovations over the years.
Far too often the folks doing renovations take a short cut in at least one area of the redo. If there's was a single short cut taken here I sure can't find it. (And, from hands-on experience Jacob and I know our way around the rehab -- the renovation -- process.)
Walk through the foyer and feel your jaw drop. This Baltimore rowhouse, with wainscoting even lining the stairways, is a solid, visual treat.
If you think a rowhouse equates to cramped, dark stairways, think again. A quad skylight floods the airy, sweeping stairs with light. Imagine these handrails and balusters decorated with ropes of garland and wreaths for the Christmas holidays.
OK, it's a rowhouse and you don't like street parking. Not a problem. 1311 W Lombard has parking for two cars. But the basement is probably dingy and unusable. Nope, the lower level is huge and fully outfitted with all of the amenities the rest of the house has including the wainscoting detail.
Just so you know, the only affiliation that Jacob and I have with this property is that if we could swing it at the moment we'd have an offer in and be moving soon. I think it's the very first rowhouse that we both agree on completely. By the way, did I mention the price reduction of nearly $100k? Yep, 1311 W Lombard is on the market for $239,900. Here's a photo slide show of the property.
Could it get any better? Of course it could. @MissMktr and her husband, @OneEyedCarmen, live right across the street. And, word has it, they are pretty spectacular neighbors.