What were you drawn to when you bought the property?
This house makes a statement! When I first walked in I was astounded by the size of the open great room and kitchen. The ceilings were 10 feet! The almost black, expresso hardwood floors were set off by the bright walls, woodwork and the crystal lighting. And windows, windows, windows - everywhere you look there are huge windows flooding the space with natural light. The kitchen was designed for a gourmet cook who likes to entertain. There is a huge 12 foot granite island with a bar sink, a 5 burner gas cook-top with pot filler, two wall ovens, stainless appliances and a butler's pantry. There is plenty of storage and I really liked the espresso cabinetry which echoed the floors. At this point I hadn't even viewed the 3rd floor Master Suite and Studio with its view of the Baltimore Harbor. The attention to detail and comfort on every level jumped out at me. Honestly, this house looked like it should be showcased in Architectural Digest. For entertaining, raising a family, a sense of community, and enjoying Baltimore City I knew that this was the house for me.What are some things you have done to the home, which you really like?
When I moved in I didn't need to do a single thing except buy furniture, arrange my clothes in the custom closets and stock up on groceries. Everything was totally brand new because this property was a complete rehab, and I mean complete rehab - new plumbing, electric, dry-wall, lighting, roofing, decks, windows, HVAC. The Contractor thought of everything - coffered ceilings, wainscoting and crown molding, 2-zone heating and cooling systems, an elevator to all 4 levels, a bathroom for every bedroom, floating vanities, vessel sinks, jacuzzi tubs and radiant floors in every bathroom. And he even left a little bit of that Baltimore feel with exposed brick in little pockets throughout the house.What is your favorite feature of your house?
There is so much to love about this house it's hard to just select one thing. The roof top deck is pretty amazing. I can see the Harbor, the pagoda in Patterson Park and the gold domes of St. Casimir's Church. Whether I am up there entertaining my friends or having a cup of coffee in the morning I always think what a WOW factor this view is. But I can't answer this question without also mentioning how much I love the of size of the rooms, the big, big closets, the designer bathrooms, the wrought iron railings and the dark floors.What are things you love about your town?
I'm not originally from Baltimore. I come from a more buttoned-up area. I fell in love with the people - every one in Baltimore is very relatable. Living here is not about income or professional status, As long as I had on my Orioles hat and clothes, I was in. I like that I can walk into any restaurant in shorts and have a conversation with the guys in suits sitting at the next table. Having Patterson Park so close by was great for taking my 10-month old to feed the ducks or for me to do my daily run. I love living in the city where I can walk to the grocery store, restaurants or right down to the water.What about restaurants, grocery stores and other conveniences?
The Safeway is a great grocery store and there are really nice people working there. Within a short driving distance to Fells Point is Whole Foods and they have good parking there. I eat most of my meals out so having great restaurants nearby was a big plus for me. This area is the home to many independently owned restaurants. I like Simply Maries for breakfast - I get the large biscuit and sausage gravy and home fries. On the Square in Canton I like Mama's on Half Shell for their Chicken Chesapeake and oysters. The mahi-mahi sandwich and crab dip are great at The Tavern, which is also on the Square. But I have to say, I ate a lot of meals at Ronnie's Food Mart - a one stop shop. It's right across the street and I think I kept George, the owner, in business getting breakfast, sandwiches, and toilet paper. I will really miss the convenience of that place.What hobbies do enjoy because of the area?
I'm a athlete so having Patterson Park nearby is great for pick-up games of basketball and tennis. The Baltimore Sports & Social Club has a big presence in Patterson Park - soccer, wiffleball, football, broom ball, and kickball are just a few of the intramural leagues they run.What other things do you love about the area?
Baltimore is a sports town so if you are into sports it's a great city for that. But if you are into more cultural venues, such as art museums, live theater, the Symphony, Opera or Broadway Shows you will find plenty of that kind of entertainment in Baltimore too. If you are a dog person there are lots of dog owners here and dog parks. The City boasts two world-renowned research hospitals - University of Maryland Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Hospital. There are lots of employment opportunities and good educational institutions. If you like to bike to work, you can easily do that in Baltimore.
What question didn't I ask?You didn't ask about the specific location of Butcher's Hill. This is a great section of the City. The resale value of this area is really good. It's a very diverse part of the city and I feel very safe here. Butcher's Hill is good for families, couples, singles and dogs. It's close to Johns Hopkins Hospital, the Inner City and 95. It is very centrally located for going both north or south from Baltimore. I have loved living here and I would recommend it to anyone.If you are interested in selling a property, please fill out our seller information form. You can also browse homes for sale now in Baltimore or email me at [email protected] for your complimentary FREE buyer consultation appointment!!IMPORTANT
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Alexander Necker is a licensed Realtor in the State of Maryland.Broker: Keller Williams American Premier Realty, 2021B Emmorton Road, Suite 110 Bel Air, MD 21015 Office: (443) 512-0090 Office Fax: (443) 512-0054
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About Alexander Necker, Real Estate Sales Consultant
I specialize in selling the Baltimore Metropolitan’s Premier Homes.
I am an Eagle Scout. I mention this because the process of becoming an Eagle Scout provided me with the foundation by which I live my life. The values of trustworthiness, integrity, and helpfulness have allowed me to become the man I am today.
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After graduating college and starting a career in my field of study (agronomy), I quickly rose to the position of assistant and then superintendent of private golf courses. After 17 years in the golf business, I decided it was time to change to a career where I would not be at the mercy of the uncontrollable forces of sun, wind and rain. I chose a field where I would be the master of my fate, where the hard work and the long hours to which I am accustomed would be the determinant of my success.
The primary reason I am in the real estate business is to help people. A real estate transaction is one of the largest financial transactions you will ever undertake. Everyone deserves a real estate partner that understands and appreciates that fact. My focus on integrity, trust and communication are nothing less than I would want for myself, my family or friends entering into a large financial proceeding. I am committed to being the one real estate agent that keeps my client's best interests front and center.
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