GDoN? “wrap around porch” edition

DC8547776 - Exterior (Front)

This house is located at 4306 New Hampshire Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“Come Home to This Gorgeous End Unit. Pride of ownership & updates are evident throughout this 4 lvl home. Masterbdrm w/sitting rm & walk in closets, refinished hdwd fls, stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, state of the art surround sound & security systems, garage, wrap around porch, dual zone a/c, sound proof energy effec. windows, roof deck plans.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $839,900.

Normally I only sample one – but had to highlight the sweet front door too:

DC8547776 - Front Door

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  • epric002

    good deal? yes. i love it, save the counter top/cabinet colors- i don’t like those tones together.

  • I don’t really understand the point of a “sitting area” in a master bedroom. If you’re alone and wakeful and need to read in the middle of the night, you can do it in bed. If you are with a partner, you can’t just go sit in the sitting area a few feet away without waking your partner. But I’m generally puzzled by giant master bedrooms anyway.

    • This is a result of the layout of the Petworth row houses. There’s a sleeping porch on the back that joins the two bedrooms. A frequent renovation is to put a wall all the way back through the sleeping porch to divide it into two long rooms. But the rear of the part that’s internal to the house is a brick, load bearing wall. To take it out is a huge pain and requires expensive structural modifications. So people just use the portion of the sleeping porch that they’ve walled off with that room as a “sitting room” or something equivalent.

    • I wish I had a sitting area in our master bedroom. The wife sometimes (usually 😉 ) takes longer than me to get ready when we’re going out to dinner or whatnot, so it would be nice to have somewhere to sit and talk to her while she’s doing that.

    • The “sitting area” is probably the “bump-out” portion of the master bedroom. They can’t claim it’s a separate bedroom, but I guess they feel obligated to call it something.

  • I’m a little skeptical of the claim that this is a “4 lvl home.” Are they trying to count the attic as a fourth level? If so, they really ought to include some photos of the (presumably finished) attic.
    The soundproof windows are a good thing. This house is directly on Grant Circle, and it’s also right across New Hampshire Avenue from the proposed building project at 16 Grant Circle.

  • The backside of the house seems very exposed.

  • Love the front-door gate and matching transom!

  • I love this house. I live a little bit up NH and have been wondering about this house. It is an awesome location and I wish I had all these windows. Totally a good deal. And yes, I am not crazy about the kitchen cabinets. That’s easily fixed though; the location is unbeatable.

  • If anyone goes to see the house, will you let us know how effective the soundproof windows are? I’d be interested to know that.

    • I got new windows about 5 years ago (used Andersen) and the difference amazed me. I could no longer hear conversations and footsteps to the degree I did. If they are yelling then I still do though hear them but what is being said is less distinct. Also, the decibel level on sirens went down. Again, I still hear them but they aren’t as strident.

      • Who installed them for you? Was it Anderson? I’ve heard that installation is a big factor in how well the windows work.

  • I wanted to buy this house in 2010! I bought close by, but I still covet this house… and the location, and the garage, and the light, and the yard, and the porch.

    • And the width… I live a few blocks away and this house is considerably wider than mine. I’ve been in a few end units like this in petworth, and the side windows + the width just make the rooms feel much bigger

  • Wow, I love the house. Some questionable paint colors (the kitchen), but otherwise very nice, and I suspect a decent price for the area. Whoever “staged” this place, however, may want to consider another profession. Otherwise, very nice.

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