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The Ivy: Elegant New Digs In Baltimore’s Mount Vernon

Visitors to Baltimore’s Mount Vernon can now dwell in the small, luxury Ivy Hotel that in June opened in a turreted Gilded Age mansion on Mt. Vernon’s Biddle and North Calvert streets. The property happens to face a fine, modest house in which Wallis Simpson lived as a child. No details were spared in the makeover of the mansion: a local craftsman, after all, cleaned every inch of original dark wood by hand—and toothbrush. And how fortuitous after years of house neglect that several Louis Tiffany stained glass windows have survived in one of the Ivy drawing rooms.