Fells Point home with historic charm, backyard on the market for $297,500

Fells Point home with historic charm, backyard on the market for $297,500
1711 Bank Street - Living room

If you like city living and tree-lined streets, then the rowhouse at 1711 Bank St. in the Fells Point neighborhood of Baltimore is worth a look.

On the market for $297,500, this three-story, three-bedroom, 11/2-bath home built in 1920 has many charming features and a warm, inviting exterior. The red-brick façade with green trim and stained-glass windows over the front door and window give the house personality. A matching brick planter box complements the front.


An open-floor plan gives this 1,362-square-foot space an airy feel. Exposed brick walls in the living, dining room and kitchen add coziness. Red Georgia pine flooring, original to the house, runs throughout the first floor. Plenty of light brightens the home and partial shutters provide a sense of privacy.

"It's very cute," said David Martz, listing agent for Long & Foster Real Estate, Fell's Point office. "It has a nice feel to it."

Stainless-steel appliances and oak cabinets can be found in the tiled-floor kitchen. A blue glass backsplash gives the area a dash of color. There is a breakfast nook with two windows, and off to the side is a powder room. A door in the nook leads to a brick patio in the back. A second staircase leading to the second level is close to the stove.

The second and third floors are carpeted. A large master bedroom is on the same floor, with a full bath. The third level is a finished room that has been used as a child's bedroom and a den. Its window offers views of Bank Street.

Martz pointed out that the finished basement is also the laundry room and has plenty of headroom, which he said is unusual in this type of home.

One of the best features is the paved private courtyard that includes a brick potting shed. This outdoor space is perfect for barbecues and get-togethers. And if cooking doesn't sound appealing then there are plenty of restaurants a short walk away.

The specs

Address: 1711 Bank St. 21231

Year built: 1920

Square footage: 1,362

Acreage: 0.03

Taxes: $6,105

Listing agent: David Martz, Long & Foster Real Estate, Fells Point