The Colonnade is home to many condos, but not many like the one owned by Rosemary Nicolosi of Baltimore.
The building itself, located in the Tuscany-Canterbury neighborhood, is from the 1980s and its units typically reflect '80s interior design, including white carpet and plenty of marble.
But Nicolosi tossed all of that out the window when she bought her condo a few years ago.
"She re-did everything," says Realtor Kelly Stucker of Yerman, Witman, Gaines and Garceau LLC. "It took a year to finish it."
Nicolosi used the well-regarded Ilex construction firm to renovate the unit from top to bottom, transforming a second bedroom into a den that can easily convert for overnight guests, and creating a large gourmet kitchen with an eat-in area and custom cabinets.
"When [other residents] see it, they just ooh and ahh," says Stucker.
About the condo --The unit is on the sixth floor and includes two underground parking spaces. The Colonnade has an indoor pool. From its tiled patio, the condominium offers views of Hopkins Homewood field and, in the distance, the Rotunda in Hampden. It has 9-foot ceilings, crown moldings and hardwood floors throughout.
Address --3801 Canterbury Road, #618, Baltimore, 21218
Asking price --$585,000
Condo fee --$621.58 monthly
Size --About 1,500 square feet
Features --The renovated master bedroom suite includes a bathroom with a walk-in shower with rain-shower head. The guest bathroom is tiled with marble. A wet bar area off the den has a wine cooler, ice maker and a hammered copper sink. In addition to professional appliances, the kitchen has a glass-tiled backsplash and cabinets that were designed and handmade by Amish artisans. A laundry room is off the kitchen. A separate dining area, which has built-ins and a banquette, separates the kitchen from the main living space.
Listing agent --Kelly Stucker of Yerman, Witman, Gaines and Garceau, 410-583-0400 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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