Your country cottage in the city, combining quaint charm with the best of urban living. Perhaps the oldest,and largest, surviving wooden house in Baltimore, this home was built in 1787 and completely restored in 2011 with additional improvements in 2014. Once the home of Nicolas Leeke, a schoolmaster, and later of the famous privateer of the war of 1812, Captain Thomas Boyle, this house was awarded The Preserve America Steward Award, signed by Michelle Obama, in 2012. Step through the front door of this charming, light filled home, and discover the historic entrance stair hall. The cozy living room features a 19th century decorative mirrored fireplace. The open kitchen and dining room floor plan adds a modern feel to this period home. The updated kitchen has marble counters and custom cabinetry. The first floor powder room is right off the kitchen. Step through the back door onto a landscaped brick patio with plenty of room to entertain. The second floor master bedroom includes a built-in dresser with marble top. A second floor full bath has a skylight and built-in storage under a marble counter. The laundry and a generous walk in closet are located in the center of the home. The second bedroom is currently used as a sitting room. A third room presently functions as an office, and could be used nursery or sewing room. This home is ideally located just steps from the Fell's Point waterfront with its many dining and entertainment options, and is within easy walking distance to Harbor East and the new flagship Whole Foods market. The new North Market food hall and South Market Choptank crab house are just around the corner, while the elegant new Pendry Hotel is three blocks away. The home has a 10 year CHAP tax credit that commenced in May 2014.