For Sale by guerilla: Hampden Gingerbread
Update: This home as SOLD
Baltimore, get back on your marks, Hampden’s newest hautebeat of 2017 is here! 1028 Union Ave is on one of the hottest blocks in Hampden, listed by Tomeka Givens for $224,000. This gingerbread style, stand-alone home sits on the corner of Hickory Avenue and has windows on all sides, allowing for plenty of natural sunlight throughout the day.
This first floor flows from one room to the next, with several architectural details delineating space, like a large bay window.
Upstairs are 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. The basement is clean and spacious with energy efficient washer and dryer and a side entrance.
The outdoor space is perfect for both entertaining and relaxing. The front porch provides an intimate setting while the concrete stamped backyard is ready for a summer gathering. It’s complete with garden beds, planters, and is fully fenced for privacy.
Snuggled against the backyard is a garage with running water – the perfect spot to designate as a studio or flex space of your choice. The garage door opens onto Hickory Ave.
This home was built in 1880 and bears what was once a common architectural feature, a witch’s spear. It sits at the apex of the roof, and is only one of 2 left in the neighborhood. At the time, when superstitions still lingered, it was said to ward off witches and protect the home. Now, it’s a cool detail that underscores this home’s unique character.