Lovely Oakenshawe, this National Register Historic District has limited inventory for the best reason, people love to call this community home. Almost 100 years ago, along University Place, a group of houses designed by Flournoy and Flourney Architects were being built for the Guilford-adjacent Oakenshawe neighborhood. These houses were smart in-town properties designed to be convenient to the booming city amenities such as the streetcar. Known as daylight houses they boasted natural daylight in every room, accomplished in middle rooms by roof skylights. The roaring twenties architects blended elements of neoclassical and colonial revival styles with arts and crafts elements.¹
Oakenshawe homes have a petite mansion feel. This gem has been updated with loving care to enhance the historic features while making it an easy-living home. Wake up each morning in one of five sunlight-filled bedrooms with a full bath on each upper level. Live your best life using these rooms in the best way you see fit - library, office, playroom, media room; the options are endless.
The main floor has an open floor plan designed for entertaining and daily living. Cook and entertain easily in your open kitchen. Updated appliances, pipes, windows, HVAC and a new boiler make this stunner move-in ready. The lower level is neat and perfect for storage or projects. Get ready to spend the summer grilling in your adorable backyard. The walkability score of this neighborhood is in the highest percentile so you can leave your cars in the garage behind the home as you head out onto the prettiest tree-lined street in the neighborhood.
Favorite nearby amenities include; the year-round Waverly Farmers Market, Sherwood Gardens, Lake Montebello, Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus, The Baltimore Museum of Art, and the numerous shopping and dining options of Charles Village.
Interested in taking this classic property to the next level? Savvy Oakenshawe homeowners can take advantage of eligible CHAP tax credits for renovations. Join the Oakenshawe Improvement Association for only $20 per year.
According to a neighborhood historian, University Place in Oakenshawe was once known as Lawyers Row due to the number of attorneys who lived there. A vote of confidence from a discerning audience! The community puts on an annual Halloween Parade, terrace party, and other seasonal events. Home to many university professors that work nearby, Oakenshawe balances a feeling of being part of the city with a sense of privacy and tranquility. An Urban oasis awaits you.
¹ Baltimores Historic Oakenshawe: From Colonial Land Grant to Streetcar Suburb, by D.J. Wilson, Arcadia Publishing 2019