Open House and Art Show at Newly Renovated Petworth Row House

445 Quincy Street, NW

From an email:

“You are invited to join us for an art show and open house this Sunday October 20th from 1-4pm at 445 Quincy St NW Washington DC 20011. Acclaimed local painter Regina Miele will be showcasing her urban street scenes at this stunning new residence in the heart of vibrant Petworth.

This circa 1915 Wardman townhouse priced at $899,000 is located just two blocks from the metro and has 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths with over 3100 finished sq feet. Meticulously finished with exotic rosewood hardwood floors, top of the line appliances and finishes, a separately metered lower level in law suite, a roof terrace with stunning monument views, high ceilings, and abundant natural light this home truly offers the best in sophisticated urban living.

Enjoy Regina Miele’s award winning exhibition of city landscapes, while also feasting on a delicious lunch offered by one of Petworth’s newest restaurants, The Mothership. See what makes this one of DC’s best and most vibrant neighborhoods!”

15 Comment

  • $899,000!!! Egad! Big though. I suppose the 3100 sq. ft. includes a finished basement.

  • Not a great deal. It is a nice house, but 900,000 in Petworth is just too much. Call it $795,000, with an in-law suite and a garage and I think it sells. Who knows, it could go for this I suppose though?

    • Agreed. Not to mention the fact that in my corner of Petworth, sales have come to a screeching halt. Partly, I think, due to poor quality renovations, but also I think market in general is slowing a bit.

      • Not in my corner of Petworth! Homes are still selling fast for as high as $730k. Petworth is such a big neighborhood and distinct from corner to corner. I looked at this house while it was being built- I do have to say that I thought it would be priced at $800, but who knows.

    • I bet it goes for mid 800s…

  • Geez – am I the only one who is bored with these generic flips (and the descriptions that read basically, here’s “another gorgeous renovation by fabulous suburban developer!”). These old houses deserve better. I guess people keep buying the cookie cutter houses so flippers just keep making them. I’d rather find a run down house and fix it up myself than have to live with these vanilla choices. Developers that want top $$ should put higher quality finishes, IMHO. No 99 cents/SF tile and el cheapo faucets and vanities that they buy off the shelf in the builder section of Home Depot.

    • <— presses the "snooze" button…… Lalalala

    • have you ever renovated a house? try it sometime. it’s a long, painful, scary process.

    • +1000. We are renovating our Petworth house bit by bit, which is a slow and painful process, but we love the home that we’re creating. When we sell, we hope for buyers like you who appreciate individual design and finishes!

      On another note, I find the whole event kind of confusing. It seems like the goal is to (a) sell a really expensive house, (2) sell some local art, and (3) eat some Mothership food– am I reading this right? It seems a bit strange to me. If the market is really “so hot right now,” why does an open house need these other distractions?

  • Kudos to the renovator for stripping off the cancerous growth from the front of this building (see Streetview), but what a shame that that beautiful brick was painted dull gray. I cannot believe that these flip colors enhance the value of a property. It is possible that the first floor front exterior brick, which had been interior, had been painted, in which case I might hesitatingly issue a pass. (And I’m quite sure all the flippers out there care what I think.) Other mitigating factor: rear addition along 5th street of bright red brick kind of jarring to look at. Pass granted. [grrrr]

    • I’m a developer and you are right, we don’t.

    • I’ve been out of the states for a few weeks and I live very near to this house. I was shocked to see the paint job. It looks horrible next to the other homes on the block. I always find it interesting to see what kind of people by 800k flips. I don’t mean that in a bad way, I’m just really curious.

    • Had to be damaged, painted, or gone on the first floor. I can’t imagine why they would’ve otherwise, considering natural brick is a selling point. I do like how they accentuated the diamond on the front, though–missed it on the streetview.

      Looks like a halfway decent flip, though. Although those big blank windows in front, even if original, seem weird to me.

  • I don’t like the top and bottom floor front windows either. It looks wrong for that kind of building, b/c window makers could not generate such large sheets of glass in 1915. It could be that a later owner replaced the double windows with single sheets of glass top and bottom, which is certainly cheaper.

    But for the price the builders are charging they should have dispensed with that cheaper solution, and restored the double windows that were obviously meant to be there, with the mullion between the windows right beneath the point of the diamond. It would have vastly improved the look of the facade. It just looks gross now. The builder should not get that price when they’ve cut corners like that.

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