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1445 44th Street Northwest

This house is located at 1445 44th Street, Northwest:

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The listing says:

“FABULOUS DETACHED HOME BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED W/ CONTEMPORARY FLAIR. VAULTED + WOOD CEILINGS, OVERSIZED PICTURE WINDOWS, OAK + BRAZILIAN CHERRY WOOD FLOORS, GRANITE COUNTERTOPS AND GORGEOUS BATHS. SENSATIONAL LL WALKOUT W/ REC ROOM + IN-LAW SUITE W/2ND KITCHEN + FR. EXPANSIVE DECK OVERLOOKS LARGE PRIVATE LEVEL BACKYARD.”

You can see a virtual tour here.

This 5 bed/3.5 bath is going for $1,650,000.

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  • Really fun, liveable house. I love the open concept and the amount of LIGHT in every room. Even the basement level apartment is light-filled. Awesome!

  • A slightly bigger kitchen in the main part of the house and that place is my dream home.

  • 1.6 million and the washer and dryer are in the kitchen? seriously?

  • justinbc

    Love it! I really cannot find a bad thing to say about this place.

  • I guess I’ll be the first to dissent, but I’m not actually that big of a fan. Most of your $1.6 mil is going toward the real estate. This is an okay rehab. Love the openness, LOVE LOVE the light, but there is zero charm, no ornate details, or nothing really individual about the house. Everything is pretty boxed in, basic granite and fixtures, nothing that jumps out as individual or upscale DC living. Not even an attempt at crown moulding or any dimensional height in ceilings? It’s nice, don’t get me wrong, but it’s uninspired. Though it does look pretty from the back in those night shots.

    And what’s with the random single kids soccer goals separated and dumped in the staging? One in the basement and one randomly on the back deck?

    • The lack of ornate details is actually what drew me to this place. I hate all that fussy stuff. The beautiful, natural finish, almost craftsman/prairie style woodwork is what I LOVE about this. The details in the windows in the dining area? Ugh, love it so hard.

      • To each their own. It actually reminded me of a lot of houses we looked at when considering a move to Grand Rapids, MI. Except of course this house in Grand Rapids would be about $495k.

      • Ditto. I want some classy and nice, but I HATE ostentatious details.

        And yes, those windows are divine. Very much Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired and I’m sure they cost $$$$.

        • Yup, windows are great. Ornate does not mean ostentatious. IMO – There is a lot of room to mix in some detail, even with the contemporary design, that would make it more attractive to me at that price point. I like the bookshelves, there could be more build outs like those in a few spots, some moulding in a ton of spots, possibility of recessed ceiling designs to add depth/height/detail, more thought given to the fireplace treatment, and just a my own matter of taste I’m not a fan of their granites as they feel very 2005. Clearly I guess I’m not a huge contemporary style fan.

    • epric002

      i’m a fan of character and charm, and yet i really liked this one too, despite the lack of it. i just think they did a really nice job with it. but i disagree that they had any professional staging done.

      • I agree wasn’t professional, but someone staged it. A pro would not have a Redskins hat hanging in the entry way, or a rumpled bed cover in one of the bedrooms, so I agree. But I just found it funny that the second soccer goal was just randomly placed on the deck. It looked so lonely.

  • I appreciated how spare and unfussy it was. So much light, such huge windows, built-in storage and so much space. I would buy it tomorrow if I could afford it. And a short hop from Georgetown, no less.

  • For $1.6 million in Foxhall Village, you’d kind of expect parking . . . but gorgeous house!

  • Very nice. “Details” would detract from the contemporary vibe. My only concern is that if the windows aren’t really first rate, it’ll be drafty in winter and the doenside of lkight is needing to keep it out to keep the a/c bills down in summer.

  • Looks like the kind of house where it’s impossible to get warm on those damp November days just after the clocks change. Maybe that’s just the decor.

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