Washington, DC

In real life, hipchickindc is actually the not-so-hip Suzanne Des Marais, an associate broker with Urban Pace. Voted one of the best real estate agents in DC by the Washington City Paper Readers’ Choice Poll in 2009, Suzanne is currently Chair of the DC Public Policy Committee for the Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORS® and is President Elect of the Washington, DC Association of REALTORS®. She lives (and sells a lot of houses) in Bloomingdale, but works all over DC, with everyone from first time buyers to highly regarded developers.

Unless specifically noted, neither she nor the company that she is affiliated with represented any of the parties or were directly involved in the transaction reported below. Unless otherwise noted, the source of information is Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS), which is the local multiple listing system. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 2359 Ashmead Pl NW

Original List Price: $845,000.

List Price at Contract: $845,000.

List Date: 03/26/2010

Days on Market: 7

Settled Sales Price: $950,000.

Settlement Date: 05/17/2010

Seller Subsidy: $0.

Bank Owned?: No

Type Of Financing: Conventional

Original GDoN is: here.

Listing is: >here. To see pics, click on the listing, then click on the main pic and scroll on the arrows.

My very favorite kinds of houses are those with, shall we say, “possibility”. This sentiment seems to be shared by commenters on the original Good Deal or Not (GDoN) post, many of whom drooled over this one. This house has not only the location thing going for it, and of course, it’s humongous, but perhaps more importantly, it has that elusive indescribable thing that people sometimes refer to as character. (Not insignificant is that it is reported to be located within the Oyster school district, where Michelle Rhee’s kids attend). Clearly a grand house in its day, I truly hope that the new owner does restoration in the process of renovation.

There was some discussion as to whether the property will remain a single family or will it be converted to multiple units. The agent who represented the purchaser was Anthony Bozzi of CityLights Realty Group. I’m hoping that Anthony will check in here and give us the scoop.


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