Bonus GDoN because this house is pretty freaking sweet

4826 7th

Thanks to Phil Di Ruggiero for sending us this super cool listing from Petworth:

“OPEN SUN April 6th 1-4PM
4826 7th St, NW – $699,900
Petworth DC
4BR/3.5BA Loft Renovation w/In-Law Suite & Secure Parking

A spacious and full sized rowhouse reimagined and delightfully remixed. A bold combination of reclaimed and rustic styled elements with modern details. Everything has been reconsidered for the discerning urban home buyer. If you are looking for something sophisticated, unique and with a modern edge then look no further.

Re-purposed original 100 year old beams formed into a dramatic open riser stair
– Exposed ceilings reveal the ribs of this restored beauty
– Barn doors tastefully divide spaces
– Urban kitchen w/carrara marble-clad island & cut-glass pendants, gas cooking
– Integrated indoor & outdoor speaker systems
– Fully separate dining room at the rear
– In-law suite w/separate entrances, custom and recessed shelving & full wet bar
– Large master suite w/open concept bath, glass & wood pro-creative shower
– Expansive custom deck, yard & parking for 2 cars

4826 7th Street is another amazing project by Global Street, LLC”

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  • Suddenly I’d rather spend my imaginary $700k on this house instead of the QT Brookland bungalow. This place IS super cool.

  • Very cool place. Love that places 2 blocks from my house are selling for $699,000. When I bought for mid 200’s in 2010, I did not think that would happen to say the least.

    • How so?

      • I think Anon x2 took this as Kyle-W patting himself on the back. Seemed more like a simple observation on his part to me, not smug.

        • It seems more a commentary on how much Petworth has changed in the past four years.

        • Not patting myself on the back, just happy to see the neighborhood continuing to change for the positive. Anon’s definition of positive and mine may be a bit different, but that’s just fine.

          I still think the neighborhood is undervalued. People are paying this much to live way outside the beltway. That and this is perhaps the nicest (non end-unit) house in Northern Petworth, so yes, I am reasonably happy to see prices continuing to rise.

    • To the guy with the “I know you don’t mean it” of course I mean it. Why would I say it if I didn’t? I made an investment in my neighborhood, I have put a lot of money and time into my house, and I am happy to see it has appreciated in value.

  • I want to know who did the exposed duct HVAC work. Somebody else was asking about that a few weeks ago.

  • Definitely a creative renovation, though I prefer the character of the Brookland bungalow – just a matter of taste. I do really like the open staircase though, I think that’s a smart way to bring the light through the house. A glass door on the toilet area though….uh, no thanks!

    • I COULD NOT agree more – especially with no door between the rest of the bathroom / bedroom??????

      • Yes. Anything that happens in the bathroom will be entirely audible in the bedroom. Fun times!

        • Why is this an issue? I’m assuming a couple would live in the master suite together – you’re already all up in each others business as it is.
          Or are you in one of those cute relationships where the female half “never!” poops or farts?
          I honestly don’t see the big deal, especially when there’s 2.5 other bathrooms in the house. Guests should never be in the master suite bathroom anyway. That’s just rude.

          • EXACTLY. This is a surefire way to prohibit guests from doing (leaving) something they shouldn’t in the master bath……… I like it!

          • Sure, you’re up in each other’s business, but do you really want to see the other party using the toilet?
            I think they must’ve gone the glass-door route because otherwise the bedroom wouldn’t receive as much light, but putting a door on the toilet area would’ve provided some privacy without sacrificing light.

          • I think we all understand that other human beings poop and fart, the bigger is issue (for me) would be seeing someone oh, I don’t know, wipe their butt crack or pull out a tampon or puke. Guess I’m just a crazy female like that!

        • I like to continue to have a door between me and my boyfriend before I pee, or poop, or do other things required of my lady bits. Open concept living is generally a big ‘ol + for me, but not when I’m trying to take care of that kind of business. My boyfriend knows me well, but I’m just fine maintaining a little mystery as far as toilet activities are concerned.

  • I really like this house! The video made me dizzy – wish it were slower (and without music!)

  • Awesome renovation, but watching the video made me dizzy. I was longing for still pics way before I made it upstairs. It’s beautiful though. I now have a new dream house standard.

  • Forced air heat? Blegh. And your neighbors will probably dislike you if you use the outdoor sound system.

    But the rest of it is really nice.

  • Wow, amazing house! That’s a helluva renovation – great job Global Street, LLC. Wish there were more developers like them.

    • Yol guess anonymous knows the developer. Ha! but I have to admit one of the best and unique propertYthat I have seen in Petworth.

      • No, I don’t know them at all. But I think it’s appropriate to give shout outs to developers/flippers who are doing top notch and creative renovations.
        I’d love to see these guys do more work in DC and hopefully they do (without cutting corners/getting greedy)

  • Wow, beautiful renovation. Love all the little touches.

  • I guess I’m the lone dissenter (so far), but I’m not really feeling this renovation, especially the idea of “Let’s import a barn and put its doors/beams/etc. into a rowhouse.”
    I’ve never liked open staircases, and the way the renovation breaks up the foyer/hallway — meaning that you have to walk through the living room to get to the dining room/kitchen, because they’ve added a narrow wall — feels very off to me.
    Digging up the front yard to provide an entrance for the basement gives the basement light, which is good… but there doesn’t seem to much plantable yard left over afterward. And (as with one of yesterday’s postings) I don’t understand the logic behind giving an “in-law” suite a fairly large kitchen area, but one without a full-size fridge and stove. Seems like it should either have a full complement of appliances, so it can be rented (albeit not as a “legal” rental), or the “kitchen” area should be smaller.

    • houseintherear

      The ceiling beams are likely original. Most DC rowhomes have similar beams under their ceiling finishes.

      • Every house in DC has ceiling joists – it’s what keeps the floor up. Without a close up, though, it’s hard to tell if these are the original joists or replacements. If the house was in bad shape pre-flip they might be new.

    • That foyer wall (or likely one without the pocket door) was probably already there. These Petworth rowhouses all started with foyer walls, because in 1925 there was no such thing as “open concept.” Gtown rowhouses typically have the same foyer wall. Mine was removed by the time I bought it, but I you with the idea of putting one back in…

  • wow, so nice to see some tasteful originality. this reminds me of the places you see in Australia and South Africa — really love it.

  • that is incredibly nicely done

  • Open riser stairs are the WORST I keep imagining somehow tripping, my leg sliding between them and snapping…

    • I think that too! Plus dogs are terrified of them. And of course there is the whole “up-skirt” display to anyone below. But I do applaud the developers doing something different. Some choices would not be my own but so what?

  • Having a minority opinion made me want to post my opinion: old houses are appealing because there’s something about them that are timeless. Hanging out in that living room is going to feel like hanging out in Mad Momos. This is what a restaurant should look like, I think, and not necessarily a house. It’ll sell, and it’s well-done. I just think these sorts of chic renovations should be limited to condos and new construction. The buyer should understand that his home is going to require demolition and full-on renovation in 2030 when it begins to feel “very 2014”.

    • Also, I assume that exterior paint on that door is “tennis ball yellow.”

      • I gotta admit, that door looks wonderful in person. I walk by this house regularly on my way home. The house is painted a dark sort of dreary color, but that door makes it pop.

  • Nice to seem something different for sure. But, a couple of things:
    1. I would be concerned about noise and insulation, with all the exposed brick and exposed ceiling joists. When someone is walking around upstairs, how loud is it? 2. that’s not how a waterfall countertop should look. and it would drive me crazy to look at that seam every day. 3. really nice deck, nice that they went with hardie plank siding, but the speakers were a bad idea. 4. the open stairs look unsafe for kids. 5. open bathroom/glass door toilet – no thank you. I do not want to listen to or smell my husband dropping a bomb. it’s bad enough WITH a door.
    I, too, live about 2 blocks away. I can’t wait to see what it sells for!

  • Kudos to the developers for not doing another cookie cutter reno!

  • Anyone know where I can score one of those glass pendant lights???

  • I’m shocked no one has yet mentioned the reference to the “pro-creative shower.” Funny man, I like it!

  • Am I the only one who things this is incredibly tacky? Way too busy. Just too many different things going on. I like exposed stuff (brick, joists, etc) and barn doors. But all of it together is too much. I think I’d be sick of the design after about 6 mos. Plus all the sound inside the house completely carries since there’s so much exposed ceiling stuff going on. I seem to be a minority opinion. Glad to see something not cookie cutter. but this still seems overdone and not all that tasteful.

  • Aesthetically I like it, but you have two homes (in-law suite) without so much as a door between them. I get that it shows way better when it’s open, but the first thing the new owner has to do is devise an aesthetically pleasing way to close off the basement and then spend more money doing it. That, or you’ve spent a lot of money on something you’re just not going to use.

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