GDoN? “inlaid hardwoods, transom windows and period moldings” edition

31 Grant Circle Northwest

This house is located at 31 Grant Circle, Northwest. The listing says:

“Fully & carefully renovated grand Wardman style town home directly on Grant Circle NW! Spacious and elegant floor plan with open, sunfilled rooms, preserved architectural detail, inlaid hardwoods, transom windows and period moldings.Fully fenced rear garden w/ stone patio. Gas fireplace, 2 wine refrig, marble, granite & limestone accents, heated floor in p/r, exposed brick! Garage!!”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $839,900.

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  • And yet they haven;t done a good job on the steps.

    • +1 It seems weird that they would make the interior so pristine, but leave the concrete steps in such obvious disarray.

      • I saw the house today with my agent. It appears the photos were from before they listed the house and had final finishes to do. The front steps have been redone… Hopefully they take new photos and post them online.

      • The front steps have been redone… I saw the house today with my agent. Hopefully they take new photos and post them online.

    • And a chain link fence in the back?

      • I saw the house today. The chain link fence is gone, there is a brand new 6′ board on board fence surrounding the entire rear of the house. Just an FYI.. I’m sure they will update the photos.

  • I think it looks really nice. The second wine fridge seems excessive to me, but the layout is really nice and it would be awesome to have attic space for storage.

  • Is painted exposed brick the new exposed brick??

  • I Dont Get It

    I was relieved to discover no vessel sinks.

  • I really like it. If I had the cash I would buy it.
    I do think the powder room opposite the couch in the family room (behind the kitchen) makes for a really awkward layout. But, I love the mismatched cabinets/island and that marble counter on the island. I can’t tell if the main counters are the same, they look more solid in color. I appreciate that because marble is beautiful, but I would ruin it so fast if my main workspace and dish area was marble.

    • Emmaleigh504

      marble holds up pretty well. My grandmother had marble counter tops forever and they were indestructible. Before they were in her kitchen they were counter tops at a bank forever.

      • We have completely different experiences with marble then I guess (well, duh, I’m not your grandma). Sure, it’s beautiful, but I’ll likely go with a white quartz next go-around.

        • Emmaleigh504

          Maybe the bank broke them in for her.

          • Marble can stain and scorch. I’m the kind of person who puts the cast iron skillet next to the sink and gets to it the next day, not realizing the counter was wet. Luckily, with my beloved Silestone counter tops the rust came off, I doubt it would come off of marble.

          • Emmaleigh504

            I don’t know about rust, but all the cigarette burns came off. she also used to write phone messages and notes right on the marble. As a kid who *really* wanted to draw on the walls, that was the coolest thing ever. She also had pink linoleum tile. I loved that kitchen.

      • I Dont Get It

        Yeah we had marble counter tops for years growing up. They age with a nice patina.

  • Although the finishes and decor seems a bit like Home Depot Chic Circa 2014, I just -love- the layout of this place.

  • it’s a nice layout and renovation and all, but i would think it’s about 40-50k higher than it should be.

  • Seems way overpriced for the area.

    • It might seem that way, but I would say it is only $20-$30k overpriced, if that. It is large and looks pretty well done.

  • Aside from the painted brick, I like the renovation. I am glad they didn’t just blow it all out. I prefer this over the WSD flip job just on the North side of the circle that sold for $795,000.

  • A smaller place on Illinois on the opposite side of Grant CIrcle went for $816K last week. If it makes a difference the guys working on this house were RIDICULOUSLY hot. Every time I walked by it looked like the set of gay porn film. That probably added to the price!

    • Haha! Hilarious! The company also sold a house at 4002 ILLINOIS AVE NW, a little smaller but sold for $825K in 6 days. Though, I never saw any hot workers there except the red head one.

  • My realtor took me to see the house today. It appears the photos are from before they finished and listed the house for the open house on Sunday. The front steps have been redone and there is a nice 6′ board on board fence in the rear, the chain link fence is gone. The bathroom off the family room is cute and has a marble floor and it’s heated! The basement is also set up for an in-law suite, all the mechanicals are there for a stove, dishwasher and refrigerator. Nice house… But I can’t afford it!

  • Hmm. It looks like they did things right and took care of all of the little details. I wonder who did the reno and if they can guarantee getting the crew of hot guys if you hire them for a job? I would definitely pay for good work and a nice view!

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