Baltimore’s Hampden neighborhood has a new landmark building at 3400 Roland Ave.
The Courtyard at 3400 Roland Ave has an architectural design that takes inspiration from the adjacent Salvation Army and US Post Office buildings with a nod to the factory aesthetic you’ll find along Falls Road. The height and placement of the building takes the iconic Hampden rowhomes into consideration. The building operates as a peninsula with frontage along Roland Avenue, Hickory Avenue, and 34th Street.
Once you enter the building you’ll enter the interior courtyard and social space. Each of the nine apartments has a private entrance off the courtyard. The courtyard design allows natural light to flow into spaces from multiple sides. Residents can enjoy the courtyard year-round.
A daytime view from the courtyard illustrates the overall exterior size of each apartment. Measuring an average of 1200 sq. ft each apartment has two floors. The two-story design was done with the idea of a contemporary Hampden rowhouse in mind. Residents have two side-by-side private entrances off the cypress wood deck.
The douglas fir front doors are substantial and serve as the entrances to each apartment. As a bonus each unit has a second front door with a large frosted glass panel. These special doors have a three-part function; they open to allow furniture to be easily moved upstairs to the second floor, they allow additional natural light into the interior staircases, and at night they illuminate as lightboxes giving the courtyard a lovely atmosphere.
How do we live these days? With a lot of time spent in our kitchens. Large islands are the perfect place to hang out and unwind after a long day. You’ll find multiple usb outlets and tons of space to enjoy whether you’re making dinner, instagramming your dinner, or entertaining friends. True luxury = never been used. Not just clean, brand new.
The hardwood floors are heart pine and done with a matte finish. Your furnishings are guaranteed to look great in these rooms. A large open plan living room flows off each kitchen. Sophistication is yours with recessed lighting, nine foot four inch ceilings, and a wealth of windows. Zoned heating and air conditioning have thoughtfully been installed in the ceilings so you never have to worry about blocking vents.
A peek of one of the upstairs bedrooms, like the first floor they are finished with recessed lighting and zoned heating and air conditioning in the ceiling. You’ll get a good night sleep with insulated windows and even airflow. The second floor of each apartment has two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and a laundry area. The bedrooms are designed as a master suite and secondary bedroom (illustrated in this picture). The master suite + secondary bedroom is perfect for residents who might use the second bedroom for a home office or guest room. Soft gray carpeting helps soundproof the space. Each bedroom room has a large closet complete with sliding pocket doors.
There are two full bathrooms on the second floor of each apartment. The fixtures are just what you want; stylish, contemporary, and neutral. The master bathrooms have large showers and the second bathrooms have large bathtubs + shower combinations. Three-way lighting, vent fans, and privacy windows make these spaces more than utilitarian. They’ll add glamor to your day.
The garage component of the development was crucial, as Hampden is a popular destination. Never worry about where you’ll park or having to face the elements as you pack up your car. The entire apartment building is elevated over the parking garage. As you drive through the garage motion sensors will light the way to your private assigned space. The automatic garage door will close behind you, and once inside the garage no other party will be able to gain access without passing through a secure door.
The Courtyard at 3400 Roland Ave was developed by Joseph Rabinowitz of guerilla / architecture. The project’s careful execution was done to a standard beyond what you might encounter in the average Baltimore City apartment. It was paramount to the developer that the residents feel their lives are enhanced by the spaces. Not just a place to hang your hat, a special place to call home.
The Courtyard at 3400 Roland Ave Baltimore, Maryland 21211, is an Equal Housing Opportunity.