Musing over your next chapter? Sometimes a fresh start in an exciting city is just what you need. Whether you are returning to the downtown area from the surrounding counties, or perhaps Baltimore is a new destination, our clients engage us to make the transition seamless. We enjoy our role of opening doors and introducing you not just to real estate but also to the town. Our guide Next Chapter Baltimore will provide insight to the cultural landscape and real estate opportunities in Baltimore. How you live is as important as where you live. We think your passions should lead the way. Next Chapter Baltimore is the guerilla guide to the good life in Charm City.
|Next Chapter: The Fashionista|
The Village of Cross Keys is a Fashionista’s haven. Located in northern Baltimore, The Village hosts a collection of luxury boutiques and amenities. An early design by James Rouse, The Village was built with a community concept in mind; there’s shopping, cafes, condos, and a hotel, truly creating a little town center. It’s easy to spend the better part of a day wandering through the shops, chatting over a coffee, or enjoying an afternoon lunch date.
The Store LTD, founded by Betty Cooke, is a distinct staple at the shopping center. Cooke is a legendary force in the jewelry design community. Her work’s aesthetic was born in the modern era of design, and today she is an internationally recognized and museum collected jewelry designer. A true powerhouse, she’s worn many hats over the years, from operating her store for over fifty years with her husband, to teaching at the Maryland Institute College of Art for almost two decades. Needless to say, she’s maintained her status as a coveted jewelry designer to collect.
While at The Village, you can also visit Ruth Shaw and Octavia Boutiques, specializing in designer fashions and a personal experience. Harper’s Bazaar recognizes Ruth Shaw for it’s continued excellence in fashion, offering designers like Derek Lam, Helmut Lang, and Moschino. Octavia Boutique has been family owned since 1965 and “is the go-to stop for women with impeccable taste, who appreciate top-notch service” according to the current owner Betsy Wendell.
Easy access to the highway yields a quick drive to Towson Town Center, where the Luxury Wing of the mall will satisfy any lingering wishes. You’ll find stores including Burberry and Louis Vuitton.
In the mood for more fashion? It’s Baltimore Fashion Week, running from August 6-13, 2017. BFW is a week of events including fashion shows featuring designers from Baltimore to Couture from Uganda. It’s an exciting week to get acquainted with designers you might not know of, but will want on your radar. Hosted at the Columbus Center in downtown Baltimore.
|guerilla’s real estate pick:|
111 Hamlet Hill Road, Baltimore, MD 21210
Harper House is an early Frank Geary design. The high rise condo building has 14 floors and both 1 and 2 bedroom units that range in size and layout. Many have walk out balconies with stunning views, hardwood floors, and large windows, among other features. All of the must-have amenities are included at Harper House, like a pool, 24/7 desk services, doormen, tennis courts, parking spaces and extra storage options. Plus, you’re in the heart of The Village of Cross Keys, so there’s direct access to boutiques, cafes, and restaurants.
Unit # 903 is currently on the market for $349,000. This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit has a sleek kitchen, built in shelves in the living room, and spacious floor plan. The master suite includes walk in closets that have been custom built, maximizing closet potential and providing a luxurious experience. Enjoy the southwestern exposure off of its private balcony, or walk down to the pool for a refreshing dip.
Interested in Harper House, or condos of a similar nature? Contact Rachel Rabinowitz to schedule an appointment.