Awards: 2017 ULI Baltimore Wavemaker Award, 2017 AIA Baltimore Design Excellence Award
The 350-seat R. House features a large open room with big inviting windows, food stalls up against its walls and tables, booths, and a bar dominating most of the floor space in a style that’s a touch more upscale than a mall food court thanks to the polished concrete and wooden beams that nod to when it was a car garage. It also includes high chairs and play areas to appeal to families and a large central bar that draws a crowd later at night. Roll-up garage doors from its previous incarnation as an auto showroom and colorful, comfy sofas and plants scattered throughout the 50,000-square-foot space give it a creative feel.
Located less than a mile from Johns Hopkins University in the Remington neighborhood, the $12 million market contains 10 eateries. The intent of the project was to transform the space into a center for the community and a hub for its further economic development.