GDoN “Sumptuous MBR suite w/Calcutta gold bathroom” edition

This house is located at 1016 East Capitol Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Stunning renovation in prime Cap Hill location! 6BR/4FB/2HB. Main level features 10′ tin ceilings, stenciled HW floors, LR, DR & gourmet Kit w/top-of-the-line appliances. Sumptuous MBR suite w/Calcutta gold bathroom. LL w/limestone floors, 1BR/1.5BA suite, LR, kitchenette, large storage room & sep entrance. Multiple screened porches & deep, front and rear garden. 23 solar panels on roof.”

You can see more photos here.

This 6 bed/4 full/2 half bath is going for $1,995,000.

23 Comment

  • Oh yea, that’ll do it!

  • I Dont Get It

    This is so lovely that I’ll forgive the vessel sink!

  • I hate that pattern on the floors on first floor. The cool factor for me is that house fronts and backs onto a actual street and not an alley in the back.

  • I actually think this one is underpriced. Curious to see what it goes for.

    • Years ago (pre-latest-boom, post-crash), while walking by an open house nearby this, I popped in (why not?). It was nowhere near as nice (old, gaudy finishes; only one rear balcony and it was kind of meh; plus no in-law) and was listed at $2.3M (the open house was BUSY, too…I’m sure some were just curious onlookers like me, but there were a lot of people actually speaking to the Realtor). I think the non-master bedrooms were just a little bigger, but not a substantial difference. Based on that experience, this is underpriced.

      PoP, make this a follow up once it sells!

      • Mine’s worth close to $1 million, and it’s 1/3rd the size of this one, with no balconies, no in-law suite, and on a not-as-nice street. I guess most buyers in this price range would want an end unit and dedicated parking, but I’m sure it’ll appeal to someone.

    • Not for Capitol Hill. You’d be surprised, but they don’t sell for the outrageous prices in Northwest.

  • justinbc

    Only $2M for that level of detail, finishes, location? Seems underpriced to me.

  • I pass by this house all the time and have always wondered what it looks like on the inside. Stunning.

  • Anonomnom

    This was just gorgeous. I love the designs in the wood, and EVERYTHING about that kitchen! Not usually a fan of brick floors, but… Yes.
    Also I thought the basement unit was very nice. I’d rent it, especially if I got use of that back outdoor area!

  • Real, not snarky question, even though it’s a digression for sure: Why do you think so many staged houses have circular mirrors in them, sort of like the one above the fireplace here? I don’t think I have ever seen a circular mirror like that in a single friend’s home but they seem to be in almost every house staging.

    • justinbc

      I had a circular mirror in my last house, and have an oval one (does that count) in our bedroom now. My guess would be that the curves help break up otherwise sharp design edges.

    • I had a circular mirror above my old (non-working) fireplace mantel a few homes ago. Not sure it was like this one (too lazy to look back at the photos) – was an old one, frameless, just a beveled edge on the mirror. When I saw someone selling it at a stoop sale, I knew immediately it was the perfect thing to hang in that spot. Probably because everything else in the room was so square.

  • this house rules

  • I could work with much of this house … but I find these stenciled wood floors to be such an eyesore.

  • 23 solar panels on roof and it has tool room. My daughter would say this house is ‘giving me life.’

  • Lovely! Doesn’t seem to have central air/heat or maybe the radiators and a/c unit are to preserve the historic air? That might account for the seemingly underpricing

    • Most people prefer radiators to central heat.

      • saf

        Radiators are central heat.

      • You mean forced air hear. Radiators, especially with Pex are the best for heating. Mini-splits are the best for cooling, except that unless you can fit them in the ceiling, they’re hideous.

        • In the U.S., “central heating” typically refers to forced-air heat. In the UK, “central heating” means radiator heat.
          Many people who’ve experienced both radiator heat and forced-air heat prefer radiator heat, but I don’t think it’s accurate to say that “most people” — who may or may not have experienced both types — prefer radiators. I remember my parents being a little alarmed when I was house-hunting in D.C. and told them about a house I was looking at that had radiators.

  • The listing is gone!!!! Sadness.

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