Good Deal or Not? Weekly Wed. House Porn “sauna” edition

This house is located at 2126 R Street, NW:


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The listing says:

“2011-2012 full renovation of prominent Kalorama single family residence. Excellent neighborhood location, steps away from countless embassies, restaurants, shops, etc. Built 1905, all brick 4-story home features 5-6br, 5.5ba, 2-pkg, table-spaced chef’s kit, elevator, sauna, high-ceilings, lots of light, roof deck, and more, all packaged w/ modern comforts. Shows very well.”

You can see a virtual tour here.

This 5 bed/5.5 bath is going for $2,747,000.

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  • binpetworth

    An elevator AND a sauna?! Oh, hells ya!

  • Great house. Love the kitchen and bedrooms. Too much gray paint for my taste, but I guess if I can afford the house, i can afford to hire painters. And right across the street from Nora’s!

  • The family room has its own kitchen??

    I actually think $2.7million is a pretty good price for this amount of space in this neighborhood. With parking to boot!

  • Another wrong built date….it was actually built in 1897 for Judge William H. DeLacy. He was a member of the anti saloon league, so I’m guessing he would find the wet bar disturbing! Built for just $7,500, or half the annual taxes today!

  • Amazing! But there are not window treatments. I cannot even imagine how expensive blinds and curtains would be for that house. However, if I had a few million to be buying a house in the first place I migth not find it that stressful.

    • I thought the exact same thing. It would cost thousands to hang curtains in that place!

      • those bedrooms seem awkwardly shaped, and with all those awesome windows i’m left curious whether there’s room for a dresser or other furniture?

    • I was particularly surprised that there weren’t even any window treatments in the master bathroom.

      I guess it hasn’t been lived in since it was renovated?

  • as featured on Biz Markie Celebrity House Hunting — they said he bought it!

    http://www.biography.com/tv/celebrity-house-hunting/videos/biz-markie-new-house-2223819131

    • How old is that episode? My guess is that he’s the one selling it now.

      Also, I’m not sure how The Biz ever fit into that bathtub, hahaha!

      • I think it aired about a month ago

      • Doubt he’s the current owner, he probably took a look at it, when it was a pocket listing (just for the purposes of the show) or it’s been on the market for a while, but it’s really cool the house was blessed by him!

  • The PERFECT dwelling for anyone who enjoys showering in front of a large picture window!

  • novadancer

    sigh… if only I had $3 million. Love everything except the master tub (jacuzzi kind of girl)!

  • Seams like a deal – if only I had a spare $3M.

  • The price is decent for that neighborhood and for that amount of house.

    That said, there are some downsides:
    1. FLA Ave is a very busy street. R Street is likely pretty noisy on that stretch as well.

    2. Walking past the place during renovations, I noticed some pretty questionable workmanship (e.g., repointing brick mortar using caulking). I’d insist on an iron-clad multi-year home warranty.

    • On one hand, the photos make the space look terrific and a bargain at the list price. So kudos for fixing up the place. I used to walk by this place all the time and I remember it being pretty run down. I was glad to see it bought and fixed (up), as it needed, but your raise a good point about the potential workmanship. Lots can be covered up with “new” paint and stuff.

  • yes please, with a few caveats.

    the few drawbacks for me:

    (1) lack of secure parking
    (2) lack of some sort of green space (even just a bit!) – though the roof deck is sweet.
    (3) while i love the master bath, i could see myself eating shit on that little step – i can only imagine how wet that area gets.
    (4) i don’t like the stvle of the kitchen cabinets.

    but i guess if i have this kind of coin to throw around on a crib, these things are all very fixable.

    though based on annonny’s comments, i would certainly require an incredibly thorough inspection and would definitely get a warranty.

  • Watching it get renovated, I was certain it would be broken up into condos. I’m so glad to see it preserved intact and I hope it finds a nice family!

  • Wow, that’s a great job. The roof deck is great too. No complaints here. I’d start around $2.1 though, citing the current economy.

  • Very high end. I’m not sure about the overly open space design. I realize that this is “modern” but I’m not sure I want to live in a huge fishbowl, esp. at +$2.7M.

  • Sigh…I wanted to hate this for the usual House Porn reasons, ostentatious decor, tacky art, kitchen from the 60s etc but it is lovely.

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