GDoN “Rarely will you find a home so unique” edition (reader request)

6600 7th Street

This house is located at 6600 7th Street, NW. The listing says:

“There is a lot of ” happy living” in this one-of-a-kind corner property located in the popular area of Brightwood/Takoma Park. Near Takoma Park Community Center Swimming Pool and Tennis. Walking distance to Takoma metro and Coolidge High School. Rarely will you find a home so unique. This is an estate being sold “As Is”

inside

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3 bath is going for $650,000.

6 Comment

  • I noticed this house before. It’s definitely unique and has a lot of interesting details. It will need some work and the layout is super bizarre to me.

  • Yes, needs a lot of interior work to remove decor stuff – from the ugly kitchen wallpaper, wallpaper borders, horrible accordian doors, ugly bath tiles, mirrored built-ins, and vertical blinds. There’s so much of that that I can’t see from the photos what would be attractive about this house, or see the interesting details – from the photos anyway. When a house looks like this, I wonder about how recently the major systems have been updated.

    • We’re presently looking at houses in a smallish Midwest town and find this sort of décor in about 70% of the listings. One of the first times I’ve seen it here. Agree that it makes it that much harder to see the bones of the house and that it gives rise to concerns about underlying systems.

    • While certainly not my taste, all of that stuff, plus floors/windows/etc., appear to be in good condition from the photos. Nothing peeling/warped/stained. Only an inspection will tell, but I wouldn’t write it off as falling apart because of the decor. My mom (also in the Midwest, Tinker) still LOVES wallpaper and has pretty awful taste in paint colors (pepto pink is prominent!), but she keeps these things, plus the major systems, maintained.

  • Definitely an odd layout. It looks like they enclosed a garage to create the family room, which is why it’s only accessible from that odd rear “sun room” which just looks like an outside hallway. It would be interesting to see it stripped of all the decor so you could get a sense of the original house.

  • I went to an open house here a few weeks ago. I wanted to love it, but the smell was rough (mold), the lack of yard a bit of a disappointment and the condition wanting. It’s not just old wallpaper and cabinetry – the house has seen multiple additions, probably at different times, so we were seriously questioning the foundation. This seemed like a pretty steep price for what would probably cost several hundred thousand in updates and repairs, if not more.

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