Good Deal or Not? “NOT grandma’s Tudor!” edition

4545 Linnean Avenue Northwest

This house is located at 4545 Linnean Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“NOT grandma’s Tudor! Handsome 1930 stone classic with modern soul, flooded w/light. 6 BR, 4FBa, 2HBA. Meticulous ’05 interior redo. Open floor plan. Spa-like MBA.Gourmet Kit w/top appliances, counters, cabinets, granite. Children’s/media rm and fam rm off kit. 3 Fpls, hdwd flrs. LL fam rm+ bonus rm. Writer’s nook w/view!”

You can see more photos here.

This 6 bed/4 full bath/2 half bath is going for $1,949,000.

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  • A few dated, or soon-to-be dated choices in flooring and fixtures. But ultimately a very lovely home. Lovely blend of modern while retaining the original character of the house. Great location and big yard for the kids.

  • I would buy it just for all those windows in the kitchen.

  • Am I the only one who hates real estate agents who insist on using paid-newpaper ad abbreviations on the internet? It doesn’t help comprehension!

    “NOT grandma’s Tudor! Handsome 1930 stone classic with modern soul, flooded with light. 6 Brazil, 4 Full Bust Adjustment, 2 Hydraulic Brake Assists. Meticulous 1905 interior redo. Open floor plan. Spa-like Masters in Business Administration. Gourmet Kitty WTOP (103.5) appliances, counters, cabinets, granite. Children’s/media Regional Manager and Federal Air Marshall Risk Management off Kanazawa Institute of Technology. 3 Field-Programmable Logic Switches, hard wired Forward Looking Radar System. Lincoln Log Financial Audit Management Resource Management + bonus Rack Mount. Writer’s nook w/view!”

    • eh, i’d rather have this than the annoying exaggerated and overly descriptive write ups that some agents prefer. my guess is that if you are in the market, you’ve probably mastered the lingo.

    • Anon 1:25: I will happily join your war on acronyms.

    • HA! That’s hysterical. Thanks, I needed that. 🙂

  • I doubt the people who would like a tudor home would like the faux modern finishes inside. Doesn’t work, IMO.

    • It is a really bland decorating job that doesn’t seem to be going for any style, really. No personality anywhere. The place looks generic and impersonal enough to be a hotel.

    • I mean, I’d certainly live in it, but wouldn’t spend $2 mil for that interior in that location.

      • Probably a deal. Worth it based on location, lot size, and house size. If i have to live noflo (north of florida ave), then I want this type of yard/seclusion.

  • I don’t think that’s anybody’s Tudor

    • Agree. They took every bit of character OUT of the house before putting in the ‘standard’ finishes/flooring/etc. that so many people in this area “must” have.

  • justinbc

    Tudor is my favorite style of home, so I was really excited for this one. Then I see the inside and wonder why I was tricked so cruelly.

    • My sentiments exactly. Guess I’ll have to find something else to do with this 2-mil that’s burning a hole in my pocket (okay, that’s a bit of a stretch).

    • Ditto! Very very sad about the gut job interiors. What a waste of a beautiful home with a gorgeous piece of property. 🙁

  • I like the backyard, and the bathroom with the skylights. The rest is just blah. I’d rather spend the money on a lovingly restored Victorian in the heart of the city than a flip job on the outskirts.

    • this isn’t a flip job, nor is it on the outskirts. i won’t disagree that it is a bland but that is a matter of taste. this is an almost 6000 square foot home in one of the nicest neighborhoods in the city. great schools, safe, and a large yard (perfect for a family). it sold for $1.2 over 10 years ago. and i say this as a childless, unmarried person living in the “heart of the city”

      • Ha ha, when do rich kids ever play in the yard? I see far more kids playing outside in my inner-city neighborhood than I ever did in the ritzy suburbs.

        • i grew up in a ritzy neighborhood and basically wasn’t allowed in the house before dark during the warm months.

  • I think the outside is a bit cheesy myself.

  • Isn’t this House Porn? What’s the cut-off these days?

    • justinbc

      It’s tagged as that. I’m guessing maybe that moniker has been stripped from the headlines to avoid embarrassment for some at work who may not like that in their browser history.

  • Sparta

    Owners must spend a lot of time in the bathrooms. They are the only rooms with a hint of character.

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