Restored rowhouse offers space and scenery

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Three-story former rectory among the largest homes in Otterbein neighborhood

  • This home in Baltimore's Otterbein neighborhood has five bedrooms, four full bathrooms and two half-baths.
This home in Baltimore's Otterbein neighborhood has… (Courtesy of Hometrack,…)
September 24, 2014|By Marie Marciano Gullard | For The Baltimore Sun

The three-story brick townhouse at 115 W. Lee St. is one of the largest in Baltimore's Otterbein neighborhood. A former rectory for the long-since-gone St. Joseph Catholic Church, this end-of-group home has been meticulously restored by its current owners and is for sale for just under $1.3 million.

"This house is on one of the most beautiful streets downtown," said listing agent James Baldwin of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. "Lee Street is classic, tree-lined and broader than most [in the area.] Behind the house there's a beautiful park, Otterbein's largest, which is called Concert Park."

Surrounded by trees, the home has ample green space — a big draw for downtown buyers.

There are five bedrooms, four full bathrooms and two half-baths. An open kitchen features granite countertops, a breakfast bar and separate breakfast room. Heart pine floors are found throughout all three stories, and four wood-burning fireplaces keep the home cozy all winter. A large family room on the third level showcases exposed beams, skylights, a wet bar and French doors opening onto a terrace that overlooks the park.

A three-level addition has been constructed on the back of the house. The first level features windows on two sides, while the second and third levels have windows on three sides for abundant natural light.

Modern amenities include three-zone heating, ventilation and air conditioning, an intercom and a security system. There is also a finished basement and play area.

"Because a family lived in the house ... they modernized it wonderfully," Baldwin said. "It's got everything families are looking for that they can't typically find in a smaller home."

The specs

Address: 115 W. Lee St., Baltimore 21201

List price: $1.295 million

Year built: 1847

Square footage: 4,476

Taxes: $14,087

Listing agents: James Baldwin and Andrea Griffin, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty

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