Good Deal or Not? “complete house sound system” edition

This home is located at 1949 Biltmore St, NW:

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The flier says:

“Beautiful top to bottom renovation! Great open space on main level for entertanining, gourmet galley kit. w/ breakfast area, 5BRs, 4.5BAs, 3 fplcs, Stunining 2 story family room w/ loft, lower in-law suite, complete house sound system, parking and much more!”

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

It’s been a while since we had a good mouse on house tour – what do you think of this reno? Think it’ll go for $1,659,000? Nearby there is also an interesting one for sale (1922 Biltmore St NW) going for $1,625,000.

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  • Biltmore is one of the prettiest blocks in a great part of the city. Quiet, tree lined street and you could drag yourself home from Madam’s Organ by your elbows if you had to. Also it’s in the Oyster school district. Would love to be able to afford a whole house with parking.

  • Owning this place is my dream.

  • That’s a really nice renovation. I dig the concept of the top floor media room/loft. No idea whether it’s worth $1.6M, but nothing about the choices makes me cringe. My only real criticism is the laundry — you have that much space in a SFH and still choose to have stacked machines in a basement utility closet?

  • I live on Biltmore and both of those have been on the market for a long while (much longer than 18 days). It’s a shame, they are both gorgeous. And to have a parking pad off the street? I would die. If only I wasn’t $1,658,000 short 🙂

  • A beautiful home in a beautiful area, and STILL walking distance to the metro!

  • yea, well, no wonder — at 1.6 million!

  • drools over Kalorama Park neighborhood. definitely one of the prettiest neighborhoods in the city… at a cost.

    how much did that large reno a few houses west, closer to calvert (on same side of the street) go for a couple years ago?

  • Love. It. Wow.

    Not sure about the price but great reno!!!!

  • Emmaleigh504

    Biltmore is my favorite street in the city. Well worth the price.

  • This is also my dream house.

    I love the tasteful mix of old and new. All the built ins and closets were so well thought out — down to that seat opposite the walk in closets off the 1st level masters. The loft space is brilliant.

  • Something few people notice until you’ve lived there:

    If you want some sunlight, this is on the wrong side of the street.

    This tall row house at 1949 Biltmore lies pretty much in a shadow of itself, the narrow face of which receives the only direct sunlight.

    There’s a complete difference with an even numbered Biltmore Street address like the 1922 in this post.

    • good point. there is absolutely no view from the dining room either and the master bedroom, as you noted, probably doesn’t get that much sun in the morning. I like the master suite, but think the front room on that level has more charm (if only the fireplace).

      you might also want to add that it has a lot of stairs.

      and only one parking spot.

      and could use some landscaping to enhance curb appeal.

      too picky?

  • This is a great reference for my version of what a renovation should be! It’s apparent that a lot of thought went into how the spaces would be used day-to-day. Great flow and the design choices should survive changing tastes for the next 20+ years!

  • I hate the modern elements (look like a college dorm built from a grant) and don’t think they mesh with the gorgeous old ones, and it makes me mourn the other old finishes that they destroyed. Though it looks like that’s a minority opinion.

  • I agree with you Anon. And I don’t think the space flows at all. Really strange layout. Plus, the entry foyer looks like a hospital. The kind that you might get stabbed in if it were in a horror flick. No thanks.

  • novadancer

    am in the minority here… hate this renovation! am really really surprised by the + especially at that price. Media room is up 3 levels? the master bedroom is poorly designed – not sure how you fit a bed to view the tv, no closets in the room, cheap w&d, etc etc. I have seen much better renovations…

  • Am I crazy or is the master bathroom toilet not in the master bath, but across the hall between the two closets?

  • I think that side of the floor is designed to be a master suite. The closets and bathrooms in the hall are able to be closed off by a door located at the steps.

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