GDoN? “1st presentation in 23 years” edition

Exterior (Front) -

This house is located at 1616 S Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Old Castle Row can be your Home — 1st presentation in 23 years. Some original detail: 4 fpl, wd flrs, banister, moldings, high ceilings. Grand foyer; large, airy living rm; sep din rm. Lovely granite/ss/white t/s kitchen. 2nd lvl: master ste w/3-season & private living rms. LL: full 2BR inlaw ste w/front & rear entry. Deck, patio & covered pking. Superb move-in condition /As Is. By Appt.”

Interior (General) -

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This 6 bed/3.5 bath is going for $1,950,000.

13 Comment

  • justinbc

    Absolutely love it, and it’s priced great.

  • I rarely comment on these things, but this is possibly my dream house. That row has always been one of my faves – so lovely.

  • That seems very underpriced for that street and that size.

  • “1st presentation in 23 years” aka “the old person who owned it has passed away”.

  • That is lovely, and a good deal for that location and square footage.

  • I will agree with a few other comments, seems like a good deal for the size / curb appeal / location.

    The furnishings and decor look dated and may turn some buyers off.

    If it has been the same owner for that long they probably own this property outright. Perhaps they want a fast sale to head into retirement. So maybe that is why it is listed in “as is” condition; not necessarily a red flag about underlying problems.

    • It may be that they are taking their own sweet time and want a serious buyer. The decorating choices are easily be changed, esp. if someone has the resources to buy this. It’s really very nice. They’ve invested in the kitchens (although the tiny microwave seems odd), so I assume they are serious about selling.

  • I suspect we are going to be seeing more and more properties that have long ownership histories – Boomers are retiring and downsizing, retiring and moving, or just passing away. The flippers have gone after the lower end of the market and homes that were kept up less many formerly owned by African Americans this looks like the other end of the spectrum. I wouldn’t be surprised if they do own the place outright and are selling as-is – though there didn’t seem to be anything overtly wrong with it – just to get it moved because the buyers of $2 million dollar homes are not as numerous as those under $1 million. Of course people in the $2million+ end of things just hire someone to tear out whatever was there anyway regardless of the quality.

  • Ugh, that wallpaper.
    A friend used to rent in one of those castle-rowhouses on S. They’re really nice.

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