2958 Bay St.
The first house is perhaps the cheapest in the lot, and hardly typical. It’s at 2958 Bay St., a 1950s tract house near Paver Park (just east of downtown). It’s a good, solid, 1,600-square-foot, four-bedroom, two-bath home, with a remodeled kitchen. In its favor: It’s a nice family home in a middle-class neighborhood with a great location. Drawbacks: The rooms are a little small and it still needs some cosmetic work.
The Bay Street home’s remodeled, brightly-colored kitchen.
1644 Dolphin Lane
Next is 1644 Dolphin Lane in Laurel Park. This is a brand-new town house in the fancy (though eclectic) part of downtown. It is top-of-the-line everything – 3,400 square feet, four bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, two-car garage, caged pool, elevator, great custom woodwork. Original list price was $1,495,000. It is one of the top two or three houses for sale in Laurel Park at the moment and is competing with a lot of other new construction, ranging all the way down to $500,000.
Living room of 1644 Dolphin Lane.