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Charles Village rowhouse offers Victorian charm, original details

Those desiring the urban lifestyle and Victorian charm of Baltimore's Charles Village will find 2926 Saint Paul St. a good choice. Within the walls of this 113-year-old grande dame of a three-story brick rowhouse, the owners have undertaken a full renovation.

Listed for $549,500 with five bedrooms, two full baths and one powder room, the home offers 3,404 square feet of living space that exudes warmth and sophisticated ambience.

"Every detail in this home pops," said Chase Fitzgerald listing agent Sarah Z. Taylor. "Five fireplace mantels have been stripped and refinished. Even the radiators are refinished in high-gloss paint."

In this open layout, where rooms are defined by half walls and French doors that allow the light to filter through, the inlaid flooring and 11-foot ceilings recall a time when quality craftsmanship was at its highest.

"The [current] owners bought this house in 2005 and have spent all this time researching the Victorian period when it was built," Taylor said. "They did all of the work for themselves over a nine-year period, for their own enjoyment and out of love."

The home features refinished inlaid floors, exposed brick walls in the third-floor office and first-floor kitchen, two enclosed porches, energy-efficient windows throughout, natural cherry cabinets in the kitchen with custom granite countertops, an oversized double-door refrigerator and a gas convection double oven and cooktop.

The second-floor master bath offers features that include original tin ceilings and walls, original ceramic tile flooring and a clawfoot tub and shower.

A huge lower level offers lots of storage and access to the backyard's bluestone slate patio with a pergola and extensive landscaping. There is also a two-car garage.

The specs

Address: 2926 Saint Paul St., Baltimore 21218

Asking price: $549,500

Taxes: $8,411

Living space: 3,404 square feet

Listing agent: Sarah Z. Taylor, Chase Fitzgerald Real Estate

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