Good Deal or Not? Weekly Wed. House Porn “designed by noted architect Alfred B. Mullett” edition

This home is located at 2203 Wyoming Ave, NW:


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The flier says:

“A total restoration of a truly American-style all-brick home designed by noted architect Alfred B. Mullett. A dramatic entrance hall, double living rms, large dining rm, exceptional craftsmanship throughout, elevator. Modernized, yet with many original features. Main level offers double living rooms, large dining room, gourmet kit w/ La Cornue appliances & cabinetry, spa-like Master baths.”

You can find more info here and a virtual tour here.

This 6 bed/4.5 bath his yours for $6,250,000.

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  • Ha! Saw that this was for sale this past weekend and I said to myself: Self, you should email PoP and get him to feature it on the website. I didn’t listen to myself, but I’m glad PoP posted this. I gotta say I’m a bit underwhelmed by it (don’t get me started on the window treatments). I was just expecting something different (more) from the inside.

    • “don’t get me started on the window treatments”
      hahahahahaha!

      don’t worry, we won’t. nobody wants to clean that up.

  • Alfred B. Mullett committed suicicide in 1890. This home is from 1912. ?

  • Alfred B. Mullett committed suicide in 1890. This home is from 1912. ?

    • the home may not actually be from 1912. deed records, and real estate listings are notoriously incorrect.

      and an architects designs can be built after they die.

    • His firm, A.B. Mullett & Co., also survived his death by at least 25 years, and was still designing buildings in DC ca. 1911 (here’s one of them: http://bit.ly/mmYkP7). Most likely designed by a partner or a later employee.

  • He says twice deciding to spell correctly the second time.

  • It’s a very nice house, I like it. A few things I don’t care for so much . . . the kitchem looks cramped, the gold fixtures in the one bathroom are outdated, and the drapes are way overdone and not my style). But I never would have guessed it to be listed at $6.25 million, that seems like way too much. Is the location enough to demand that kind of price?

    • Yeah, Kalorama Heights is bigtime expensive housing. That house could be a shell with nothing inside and it would still sell for 2 mil

    • +1

      I also acknowledge that it is a beautiful house and I’d be happy to live in it; however, I was a bit underwhelmed when I looked at the pictures. Has it really gone up in value almost 4 million since 2005? Perhaps if it was a total wreck when they bought it? I find it hard to believe it can demand that price….

    • This gets at my criticism. This just isn’t a 6.25M house. It’s nice, and in a nice neighborhood, but for that kind of scratch, you’re talking about foregoing some seriously much, much nicer/bigger homes in very good areas. Maybe the seller is hoping the buyer will be a foreign country looking for an amassador’s residence and priced accordingly.

      • It does look like it has a flag in the front yard, though I can’t tell what country.

      • Agreed. I just can’t see spending that kind of money on this specific house. It’s just…fine. If I had north of $6 million to drop on a house, in DC, I’d want something more than “fine.”

  • Nice house but overpriced. I would take the Kennedy house over this and is much nicer at 2416 Tracy Place NW

  • jesus god. if you offered me that house for free but said I had to live with the decor, I’d turn it down.

  • They are obviously adding the basement into the price calculus – and its not finished – strike 1.
    The kitchen has really fancy French cabinents but the layout seems not so condusive to actually cooking – strike 2.
    It has a pool – strike 1 for the realtor.

    Also it looks like the Syrians and the Algerians are neighbors. When the shit hits the fan in those countries I’ll bet they’ll treat this house like Italy and start climbing over the walls – definitelly a sketchy ‘hood.

  • Alfred B. Mullett, famous inventor of business in the front, party in the rear.

  • Why is it people with money have no taste except what they see from a magazine?

  • Money can’t buy you class..That’s what song runs through my head seeing this house. Maybe taste? I kinda like some things but others are really bad. I guess some people like this look, but just because DC has historic homes doesn’t mean folks want to live in that time period…Yikes! Maybe with the furniture out and the window treatments down the house would probably be quite nice..just getting that vision is a bit of a challenge.

  • Has a pool, but no pics of the yard – bad sign.

  • This looks like a Sears kithouse from long ago – which may have had a masterplan designed by architects but pointing out the architect in what essentially looks like a typical house you see littered throughout America hardly seems worth noting (unless I’m missing something aside from punctuation for my horribly formed sentence).

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