GDoN Revisited by Hipchickindc

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: 1641 19th St NW
Original List Price: $950,000.
List Price at Contract: $950,000.
List Date: 04/02/2010
Days on Market: 63
Settled Sales Price: $907,500.
Settlement Date: 06/29/2010
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Bank Owned?: No
Type Of Financing: Conventional

Original GDoN is: here.

Listing is: here. Here is the virtual tour.

I recently had the good fortune to get to visit this house with a buyer client while it was on the market. Truly super cute, but, as was mentioned in the Good Deal or Not (GDoN) comments, it is a bit on the petite side of things. I have to admit, though, that personally I am a huge sucker for things like it supposedly being a house that Tallulah Bankhead lived in (challenged by a GDoN commenter).

This property has the kitchen located in the lower level, which, in this case, was below grade in the front of the house but a full walkout to a lovely shady garden patio. I have shown and sold a few houses with this layout feature, which was sometimes where the original kitchen was located in these Victorian era townhomes. The basement kitchens are not terribly unusual on The Hill, but are also found scattered sporadically through pre- 1910 neighborhoods all over the city. One benefit is that they tend to be larger than main floor kitchens.

Then there’s the location, which is very sweet. This part of 19th St NW is quietly tucked away, but within easy reach of Metro, restaurants, the Phillips Collection, Dupont Circle, and I could go on. You’d probably never need a car in this location, but it even has a parking spot.

Recent Stories

“Dear PoPville, I’m trying to help a friend who has fallen on hard times with alcoholism, which has spiraled into mental health issues and homelessness. I am trying to navigate…

301 Massachusetts Avenue, NE Thanks to Jon for sending the latest “Pupatella Capitol Hill progress“… This is the former home to Romeo & Juliet which closed here back in 2017….

1406 P Street, NW Nero coming to former Bar and Lounge 54 (et al) space next to the newly opened Wiseguy Pizza on 19th Thanks to Andrew for sending:…

photo by Marjorie Rudinsky You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may…

Join local sketch comedy legends (in our own minds) Brick Penguin for an evening of live, dark, rip-roaring sketch comedy. See D.C.’s longest-running sketch comedy group do what they do best, when they’re not performing across the country in places such as the terrifying Philadelphia, the gooey Chicago, the M&M Store-y New York City, and the crunchy Seattle.

Now, our last show may or may not have mentioned Taylor Swift, and we may have gotten into some trouble from confused Swifties who thought they scored a $15 ticket to a Taylor Swift concert. So, to apologize and clear up any confusion, we’ve decided to dedicate another show to her. We promise she might or might not appear this time.

Submit your own Announcement here.



Step into the enchanting world of Giacomo Puccini as the Washington Opera Society proudly presents an extraordinary concert that brings the timeless beauty and passionate drama of Puccini’s operas to life.

Read More

Submit your own Announcement here.

PowerPoint Party in Adams Morgan

Make a funny or interesting PowerPoint presentation!

All the cool kids in DC are doing it!

Make a 7 minute or less PowerPoint presentation on whatever you want!

Read More

Authors & Insights: A conversation with author Carlos Lozada

How do people in power reveal themselves through their writings? Hear what author Carlos Lozada thinks in this upcoming discussion with Ashley Parker.
Please join us for our next Authors & Insights event, as New York Times opinion columnist Carlos


Subscribe to our mailing list