GDoN? “an urban dream” edition

1618 Corcoran Street Northwest

This house is located at 1618 Corcoran Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Stunning Dupont row home on idyllic Corcoran Street NW. Renovated to the highest standards, this modern classic is an urban dream. Gorgeous open main floor with LR, DR, family room, chef’s caliber kitchen, beautiful outdoor space and PARKING! Three large bedrooms up including a king sized master suite with spa-like bath. Lots of storage, high ceilings, flooded with light. Legal 1 bed apt in LL.”


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This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $1,950,000.

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  • It’s gorgeous – and already under contract

  • justinbc

    Great classy space, nicely decorated too.

  • Anonomnom

    See this is a reno done right. I like that they didn’t just trash every inch of separation on the first floor. Yes, it is open, but still has the extra-wide doorway between the livingroom, kitchen and dining room. Stops that cavernous, continuous ceiling feel. Love it.

    And attractive to have a 1 BR basement in that area, bet you can rent that out for pretty high if it is nice.

    • Agree that the reno is gorgeous. But if I had that kind of money to spend on a house the last thing I want is a stranger living in the basement. Would much rather have a man cave/tv room down there.

  • I apologize in advance if this is a stupid question, but I have only lived in apartments in DC. In a house like this, can you usually hear your neighbors through the walls or would there be soundproofing in the walls?

    • HaileUnlikely

      In my limited experience, you can probably expect to hear the neighbors walking up and down their stairs if they do it loudly and their stairs are adjacent to the party wall, and possibly hear then closing exterior doors. I have never heard conversations/tv/etc through the wall (though I do when they’re out on their patio, obviously), except in a house I used to rent which had a crack in the party wall which the landlord was neglecting to repair (you’d want this repaired for fireproofing and structural reasons, hearing your neighbors’ conversations is a useful early clue that a crack exists)

      • Ditto — I can hear muffled stair-creaking _if_ I am right next to the wall where the stairs are, but that’s about it.

    • Our row house was built in the early 1900s, and we’ve never heard our neighbors through the walls. No TV, no stairs, etc. The only time we hear them is when they’re ouside.

    • Thanks everyone! I guess it depends on the house. I just can’t fathom spending ~$2m on a place and having to hear neighbors. But I guess you accept it if you’re going to live in the city.

      • TooMuchTuna — Given the age of this house, I think it’s a pretty safe bet that you WON’T hear the neighbors. Plaster, lathe, and brick make for a pretty good sound barrier.
        New rowhouses that are built using drywall instead of plaster/lathe/brick to separate the houses — those are the ones where you’d have neighbor-noise issues.

    • justinbc

      I hear my neighbor playing the piano daily, but that’s it. I’m sure he hears the bass from my TV surround sound as well, so it’s reciprocal.

    • Our Petworth house was built in 1910. We can’t hear a thing- ever.

    • We own a Victorian row house on the Hill (same era of construction) and we are practically roommates with our neighbors. We can hear everything they do, and vice-versa.

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