July 22, 2014

Jenkins Mansion: A Gilded Age Beauty

I said on Monday that I would be touring an old mansion in Baltimore on Monday afternoon, but there was a mix-up with the date of the tour, and I can’t make the new date, but I thought you’d like to see the pictures anyway. Although it doesn’t look like anything spectacular on the outside, the inside is filled with rare and exotic hardwoods, numerous varieties of marble, gold leafing and leaded windows.IMG_1452

Let’s take a look…

The Entry Hallwayimageimage

The Front Parlourimageimage

The Dining Roomimageimageimage

Kitchen with the requisite granite and stainless steel.imageimage

Media Roomimage

Bedroom filled with light. image

Another bedroom, the detail is amazingimage

Dear real estate photographers: please put the lid to the loo down before you take a picture. K?image

More of the stairway… There’s also an elevator.image

Even though this house is in the heart of the city, it’s got some great outdoor space.image

The house is on the market for $2.4 million and has five bedrooms and five baths. Click here for more information.

23 comments:

  1. You're going to think I'm crazy, but I don't like it. It seems like a department store that's been decorated... the rooms are all too uniformly huge to feel comfortable to me. Even the outdoor space... it looks like a hotel patio. With the kind of money that went into this place, the media room looks like something you'd see in a Long Island condo. I would have made a great old movie theater room... with dark walls, red velvet plush seating, wall sconces, and a much larger TV screen framed with theater curtains.

    ReplyDelete
  2. So sorry you won't be able to make the tour. But why would they put a big honking black treadmill in a lovely bedroom in a house they are trying to sell? Makes no sense to me.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. And why would they leave the toilet seat up?

      Delete
  3. To each his own, said the old lady as she kissed the cow, but I think the bones are extraordinarily beautiful and it's obvious a lot of care has gone into the reno, even though we may not share the same taste in furnishings.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. He's done a couple of other houses as well... would love to see them!

      Delete
  4. Replies
    1. and very inexpensive in comparison to dc!

      Delete
  5. I agree the structure of this home and the details are incredible. As far as the decor, not my choices, i can see all of the potential though!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

    ReplyDelete
  6. why did they furnish the rooms this way + to each his own + love the outside. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. no accounting for some people's taste!

      Delete
  7. That is a very interesting pattern on the front entry hall. Is that octagonal tile? I've never seen it used like that before.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Looks like octagonal tile. We had some great tile work in our front hall in Cardiff.

      Delete
  8. My goodness. The click here reveals so much more it seems as if this person either ran a business from the house or was a chef that owns restaurants. hence the tread mill lol

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Think he ran his business from the house.

      Delete
  9. Don't much care for the kitchen, but the rest is at the very least spectacular.

    And of course would cost $6M in my neck of the woods. Or more.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Your neck of the woods is 5 times more expensive than mine!

      Delete
  10. Reservoir Hill and Mt. Vernon are full of these deceptively sumptuous piles from their heyday as the fashionable addresses of the city's elite before they abandoned downtown and lived in their country spreads full time. Sevenoaks, George Jenkins's former estate in the Valley that's now part of the dubiously named Stevenson University, was something special a long time ago as well.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Some of the places in Reservoir Hill are drop dead amazing. You can only hope that they aren't ruined.

      Delete
    2. Bolton Hill is lovely but most of the housing stock can't compare, with a few exceptions. It's a shame fortune favored that enclave and not it's uptown neighbor. North Avenue was too wide of a gulf to bridge unfortunately.

      Delete
  11. Great post! These are some incredible houses. Keep up the awesome work on this blog!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Thanks for this post! My wife and I have been considering designing our own new home, and we couldn't be more excited about it.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for reading and commenting on Pigtown*Design. I read each and every comment and try to reply if I have your e-mail address.