House of the Day

DSCN2363, originally uploaded by Prince of Petworth.

I could only go so long before featuring this house. This of course is on Logan Circle and was built in 1877 by Ulysses Grant Jr.


Lots more photos after the jump.





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  • A great house but it sat abandoned and deteriorating for years until it was saved in the late 90s. It very much looked like the Adams family lived there!

  • Woah.. is that where they’ve hidden Dick Dickity Dick Chaney? Honestly, has anyone seen him this year?

  • I believe one of the reasons it fell into such decripitude was that it was litterally the object of a custody battle during divorce procedings. The couple who lived there/owned it were the basis for the movie “War of the Roses”.

  • So is this still a home or has it been converted to condos/an office building? I love these big old houses, but it seems like so many are no longer single-family homes (which ain’t necessarily a bad thing, I just like to imagine the life of gentility that was lived within them, and hope the interior is mostly preserved).

  • I especially love that they are supporting Obama.

  • Im pretty sure it’s a condo building now.

  • I got a real estate flier for that building a few months back, and if I remember correctly, it’s split into two big “condos”. The flier had the whole history of the house and, as Chris said, it was indeed in the middle of a divorce battle with neither spouse wanting to put any money into the house lest the other one end up getting it.

  • There are 8 condo units between the two buildings.

    The 12,000 sq foot shells (both 1&2) sold in 1997 for $250,000.

    In 1998, the 2 bedroom units were each sold in the mid-200’s.

    The most recent reported sale for an almost 1400 sq foot unit was back in June of 2006. It sold for $720,000. with no subsidy.

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