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Desirable Spaces: Restored Otterbein home fits neighborhood's historic feel

Desirable Spaces: Restored Otterbein home fits neighborhood's historic feel
This four-story Otterbein home features five bedrooms (including two masters) and two decks. (Courtesy of Ron Solomon, Handout photo)

Otterbein, a three-block neighborhood just west of the Inner Harbor, has been a certified Baltimore City Historic District for the past 30 years. The property at 111 W. Lee St., on the market for $1.15 million, is a fine example of the meticulously restored Federal-style homes that are common in the area.

"With over 3,700 square feet of living space, this four-story, end-of-group rowhouse has an abundance of windows that fill this magnificent home with light," said Kevin Cornes, its current owner. "High ceilings and a two-story great room add to the sense of grandeur."

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Equally grand are the spacious rooms on the main level, which feature original hardwood floors, exposed brick walls and a wood-burning fireplace. The five-bedroom, 41/2-bath house has two master suites, one with a sitting room and a second wood-burning fireplace.

A carpeted recreation room on the fourth floor can be used for relaxing or exercising. It also could make a great playroom for children.

There is a breakfast bar in the home's kitchen, along with appliances that include a dishwasher, ice-maker, six-burner stove, a refrigerator and water dispenser.

Of particular interest are amenities such as ceramic tile bathrooms, built-in bookcases, crown molding, granite counters, a cedar closet, drapes, shades and blinds. There are also two rooftop decks — one at the rear of the home overlooking a landscaped park, and one at the front offering views of the city skyline.

"This rare home on the park harkens to the past but provides everything to live in today's world and provide for future dreams," Cornes said.

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