Improve Resale Value of House with Walkthrough Bedroom?

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Q: My husband and I bought a rowhome in the Federal Hill neighborhood of Baltimore 5 years ago. The house is over 100 years old and has a walkthrough bedroom. We have always loved the set up, as it is just the two of us but we are trying to sell now and it seems to be a real turn off to buyers. I would love suggestions on what to do with the space.

The walk through bedroom is roughly 10x16, with a large closet on the left side and an old now-decorative fireplace on that same left side. We've thought about putting up a wall, but the room would only be about 6x15. It would still have a large window, fit a full bed and have room for a desk and dresser. Any suggestions or thoughts of whether to build the wall or leave it the way it is and stage it differently?

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.