Good Deal or Not? “exquisite interior details” edition

This home is located at 1820 Calvert St, NW:

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The flier says:

“Location. Charm. Character. .. Arranged over 4 Levels this 5BR, 2 1/2BA has most of the exquisite interior details intact, including elaborate trim, paneling, oversized pocket doors & 5 period mantel FP’s. Hdwd flrs, bay windows, oversized hi-tech gourmet kit w/ granite & stainless, huge family room leading to lg deck, 2-off st pkg sps, 2BR in-law-suite + more! Don’t miss this one!”

You can find more info here and a mouse on house tour here.

I have a feeling some folks who love the old school details are gonna flip over this one. I was psyched to get a peek after walking past it thousands of times. The inside far exceeded my expectations. Do you dig it? This 7 bed/3.5 bath is going for $1,095,000. Think they’ll get it?

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  • Deal.

    Buying a lottery ticket on my way home. Love every single thing about it.

  • Yeah, the heart of AM, a 4-5 minute walk fro mthe woodley metro AND the house is in that condition. Shoudl be an easy sale.

  • Nice…but is it just me or does living in the heart of Adams Morgan on Saturday night sound like a bad idea for someone, besides Paris Hilton, who could afford a million dollar home…

  • Wonderful house – terrible location (just my opinion). Too close to Columbia Rd. A million dollars to live on the Adams Morgan barf trail? Wouldn’t feel all that comfortable parking in that alley either. Terrible traffic, close but not ideal for Metro. Thanks but no thanks – I’d take my 1.1 mil to Kalorama, Logan Circle or the Hill.

    • To each his own. I’d take this location over almost any other in the city. I was one of those 25 y/o’s who moved a block from here and loved it. I never grew tired of it, just ended up requiring a parking spot as my wife works way out in the burbs now. Would move back in a second if we could afford a place with a parking spot.

      • I’m right with you. We lived closer to Connecticut for 3 years, before moving to CH, and loved it. Even now, in my mid-30s with a kid, I can see a ton of reasons to want to live here: Oyster/Deal/Wilson for school; walk to the Walter Pierce playground and dog park, and the playground on Columbia; close to the red line and easy Rock Creek Pkwy access; walkable to Harris Teeter; early morning weekend breakfast at The Diner or Open City; walk to the zoo… I could go on and on. If I had $1M to spend, I think I’d go for this place and stay out of my car as much as I could, rather than springing for the detached single family house with a yard in Chevy Chase DC. We both hate yardwork anyway.

    • Good luck finding any non condo/coop unit in Kalorama anywhere near as nice as this for $1.1 mil.

  • Great deal. I’d prefer not to live in Adams Morgan, but damn, there are 3 bedrooms in Dupont for this much. This is Brady Bunch ready. Me and my imaginary million bucks have been induced to make an offer.

  • Love it! They should def. get around the asking price. They did a great job keeping all the org. details, and that addition on the back was very tastefully integrated.

    You could have some killer parties there.

  • DEAL! Rent probably an easy $2200/mo.

    I’ll be buying a lottery ticket for sure!

    • I wonder how much you could rent each room for. If you got about $900 from each tenant (probbly not impossible for this location) it would cover the mortgage payments. Hell, you could probably rent out the parking while you’re at it.

      • I would so rent a room in this rowhouse from the owner! I’d even take a basement bedroom. It seems like a lot of light from the tour.

  • I lived in a house that looked nearly identical inside just a few doors down a few years ago – a recently divorced wife decided to turn it into a group house. When I moved out in 2007 we were paying $6200 for the upstairs and two girls were paying $2300 for the 2 BR below, plus two of my roomates were paying $150 each for covered parking. I bet she is pulling in close to $10,000 month in rent right now – pretty quick ROI for someone who has the money to spend.

  • I’ve been to MANY parties at this house back in the day (ahh the good times). The owner has put a lot of work into this house and has done a really good job at maintaining it. I’ve seen this place before and after the renovations and it is quite a change for the better. I definitely think they will be able to sell this price for what they are asking.

  • This house went under contract very quickly. It was a great price for a good house

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