• 512 South Ann Street, Baltimore, MD 21231
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$412,000

3 Bedroom |  2 Full Bath  |  1 Half Bath

Welcome to Fells Point! The neighborhood is walkable, diverse and always entertaining. Enjoy walking around the harbor on the Promenade, take a stroll down Canton or Little Italy for a delightful meal. This updated home was the first house built on this block reportedly as early as 1765. Although all appliances, woodwork and painting are new, the home retains the architectural feel of an older home. The original beams and cooking fireplace in the kitchen exude charm. The main level includes a living & dining space, as well as a large family room complete with wood stove. You won’t have to go far for a powder room or laundry as these are also on the 1st floor. Upstairs you’ll find 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths – including a master suite complete with 2 closets (one a walk in!) and working fireplace. The top level is another bedroom, or maybe an artist studio with it’s dormer windows. The garden is large compared to most other Fells Point homes and was featured in Baltimore Magazine. The gorgeous four-season garden is certified Baywise and tended by a Master Gardener. A stunning home in the perfect location!

Read what the Seller Says:

Baltimore is a wonderful town, very charming and quirky. We have wonderful restaurants, theater, art museums as well as the Ravens and the Orioles. Sometimes the reputation is one of a dangerous place, but we have found people here to be very friendly, good neighbors and interesting people. The city offers a number of fun festivals throughout the year for families and has a great nightlife for singles. Baltimore has the most hospitals of any city and is a center for financial business.

Fells Point is an historic neighborhood that used to be a stop for privateers in their Clipper ships. Thames street is cobblestoned and has a row of old buildings that are now hot spot restaurants and bars. The brand new upscale Pendry hotel anchors the main street. Fells Point offers a few festivals throughout the year including Privateer Day and the Fells Point Festival in October. Excellent restaurants are scattered throughout the vibrant neighborhood. Within three blocks of our home are two community theaters, Vagabond Players (the oldest community theater in the states) and Fells Point Corner Theater. Anything that you need is available within walking distance.

The best place to eat in Fells Point is Peters Inn, just three doors down from our home. It is a quirky restaurant owned by native Baltimoreans and offers a very creative cuisine. We also enjoy getting oysters at Lobos on Aliceanna and Rye on Thames Street has the best cocktails. The neighborhood is walkable, diverse and always entertaining. There is blues music nightly at The Cats Eye and you can grab a drink at the Waterfront, the same bar that the Privateers frequented. New restaurants are always something to enjoy … recently Duck, Duck Goose came to the Fells Point Square. The historic Broadway Market is being renovated and will become a hub of interesting food stalls and restaurants. Whole Foods is located a few blocks away in the neighborhood to the west of Fells Point, Harbor East. They are actually building a new, larger Whole Foods! To the east, in Canton, grocery shopping is available at Safeway, Harris Teeter and BJ’s. Canton Crossing also has a number of stores including Target and is expanding to offer a Nordstrom Rack.

Patterson Park is just a couple of blocks away. This is a large green area that is also home to migratory birds throughout the year. It has a large pond with herons, egrets, and a variety of ducks. The Friends of Patterson Park offer bird walks and there are a number of festivals and events held at the park. In October they hold a wonderful family event, The Lantern Parade and in December the Lighting of the Pagoda is another fun neighborhood event.

We were drawn to the historic feel of the home as well as the garden. It was the first house built on this block reportedly as early as 1765. The garden is large compared to most other Fells Point homes. In the 1800’s it used to be a Coopers Factory (barrel making factory) and three walls of the factory remain in place, giving the garden a courtyard feel. The fire place and windows of the factory still stand today. We were also drawn to the hardwood floors. The second and third floors are original and made of red pine with hand-forged nails. The floors in the family room, which was added on in the 1990’s come from the closed Seagram’s plant in Dundalk. The home has four fireplaces (two functional) including the original cooking fireplace in the kitchen. The kitchen and one bedroom both have exposed hand-hewn beams. The home is a larger then most Baltimore townhomes with three bays in the front. We were happy that the home had a dining room which is unusual in these historic homes. We liked that a working fireplace was in the master bedroom. Although all appliances, woodwork and painting are new, the home retains the architectural feel of an older home.

In 2014 the Garden was featured in Baltimore Magazine as part of a piece on Master Gardeners. It has also been on a garden tour in 2009. When we bought the house it had some good bones but was overgrown. We cleared out much of the dead debris and began to plan native plants to encourage pollinators and wildlife to enjoy the garden. All through the spring, summer and autumn, the garden is full of birds, butterflies and other pollinators encouraged by the native plants. The garden is Baywise certified as organic gardening practices have been used.

We enjoy walking around the harbor on the Promenade. It runs from Canton, all the way around the harbor almost to Locust Point. There is always a place to go for a drink, or a delicious dinner, or music. Another neighborhood that is nearby is Little Italy with a number of excellent authentic Italian restaurants.

Merritt Fitness Center is nearby. This is a newly renovated fitness club with a rooftop pool that is gorgeous. The home is within walking distance to Camden Yards and the Inner Harbor. Highlandtown is a nearby neighborhood that includes a lot of artists and art related activities, especially at the Creative Alliance. The Canton Library is newly renovated and has children’s programming as well as adult programming. The waterfront park in Canton has exciting First Thursday concerts all throughout the summer and often national acts will play. We are also close to Pier Six which has outdoor concerts throughout the summer.