Built circa 1870-1871, representing what were probably the first two properties to be constructed on Peabody Heights Company land. They were intended to serve as a model to other rowhomes being built in the future per Jacques Kelly’s book titled Peabody Heights to Charles Village. This did not come to fruition as new developers aimed to maximize profits, making this rowhome one of a kind.
Offering peace and privacy, a nearly 30’ setback provides for a beautifully landscaped front space with a brick walkway. While a 184’ deep lot allows for a wrap around deck & courtyard. The landscaping was expertly designed by Higgins.Lazarus Landscape Architecture. All this with room to spare for a large parking pad with enough space for multiple cars. You can enter from Lovegrove Street, near the entrance to Johns Hopkins Press.
Only three families have owned the home since its construction nearly 150 years ago. The current owner has undertaken renovations to the kitchen, bathrooms, plus refinished floors, while adding appropriate accent pieces, most of which received approval from the Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation (CHAP).
Step inside and you will find interior wallpaper based on historically accurate designs by Charles Locke Eastlake (Dining Room) & William Morris (Living Room). These from the British Aesthetic Movement in the 1870s - 1880s.
This home also includes original crown molding plus an original fireplace surround in the living room. Several period lighting fixtures also adorn the home.
Charles Village was once said to be "A Victorian Neighborhood in a Contemporary City" and this still holds true today. With European-styled ambiance, the area features corner-store markets (like Eddie's), local weekly Farmer's Markets and boundless foliage present nearly year-round.
The home stands on a location well serviced by public transportation, including easy access to Penn Station (good for DC commuters), city bus routes downtown, the Johns Hopkins Shuttle & Charm City Circulator, as well as ample bike lanes.