Contemporary duplex offers panoramic views

You might pass by 1352 Key Highway thinking it just another high-tech Inner Harbor office building. Slow down next time and take a good look at what might be one of the most unusual residences in Baltimore.

The property, notable for its opaque glass exterior, is a show-stopper with five levels, four of which feature floor-to-ceiling windows. As one-half of a townhouse duplex built in 2009, the east-facing structure is constructed of stucco, metal, brick and, naturally, glass.

"It shows like a model home. It's not professionally staged, but you would never know it," said William Ganz III of Exit Results Realty, who has listed the property for $785,000. "It has automated blinds on every window, operated by the push of a button, so privacy is no problem at all."

The 3,475-square-foot interior is completely contemporary. High-end finishes throughout include charcoal hardwood flooring, a stainless-steel Thermador refrigerator/freezer, a Marvel wine cooler, Bosch cooktop and Bellini cabinets.

The three-bedroom home features an open floor plan, a street-level foyer, a full-floor master suite, storage room and workshop.

"There's an indoor waterfall in the stair column, along the wall as you're going up and down the steps to levels two, three and four," Ganz said. "This home also has some of the best views of any properties I've seen in Baltimore City."

A panoramic view of the harbor, downtown and beyond can be enjoyed from the rooftop deck, which features an enclosed space that harks back to the era of wheelhouses on riverboats. Parking for two cars in a tandem garage and ample street parking adds to the value of the property.

"When you take all that's in this house and compare it to the cost of what it would be in some of the other communities downtown, I think it's one of the best values around, Ganz said. "And there are no condo fees."

The specs

Address: 1352 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD 21230

Asking price: $785,000

Taxes: $11,410

Listing agent: William Ganz III, Exit Results Realty

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