Good Deal or Not? “Queen Anne Victorian farmhouse” edition

by Prince Of Petworth November 30, 2010 at 1:00 pm 12 Comments

This home is located at 2021 Klingle Road, NW:

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The flier says:

“Unique opp. to own this beautifully updated 1870’s Queen Anne Victorian farmhouse on Rosemont Triangle in Mt. Pleasant. Enjoy tree lined views of Rock Creek Park from your wraparound porch and upstairs veranda. Light filled formal dining rm, lvng rm w gas frplce, kitchen w heated flrs, master suite w sep shwr, & spa tub. All perched on 6200 sq ft lot! Tons of space for entertaining or gardening.”

You can find more info here and a virtual tour here.

What do you think of the house itself? This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $850,000 – sound realistic?

  • 3rdStreetDesign

    how can they tell it’s a queen anne victorian when the ENTIRE thing has been shrink wrapped in vinyl siding?

  • WDC

    I looked at that house the last time it was on the market, maybe 5 years ago. It was going for just over $700k, if I recall correctly.

    Wasn’t worth it then. The layout of the ground floor is kind of terrible, the finishes are cheap, it’s a longish walk up a hill to get to Mount Pleasant Street, there’s no parking, and that sloping front yard is the worst of both worlds– a pain to mow, and no good for recreation. The only possible upside is the butler’s pantry. I’m a sucker for a butler’s pantry. Which wasn’t even featured in the slideshow.

    • C

      I saw this house a few weeks ago, and it doesn’t sound like it’s undergone much improvement since you saw it. The cheap/outadated finishes persist throughout the house. I didn’t see a bulter’s pantry though… maybe they removed it?

  • anan

    taking it at face value,a detached house in MTP, it certainly seems like a good deal. Lacks curb appeal. I would plant the sloping front hill with a lot of shrubs and trees. No need to mow and it would shield the view of/from the street. A little exterior paint and you’ve got a nice house. would def be a deal with parking but parking on rosedale is probably abundant.

    • Kate

      I was just about to comment the same thing. Some shrubs or ivy would spruce it up and you wouldn’t have to mow that terrible hill.

  • rockcreek

    I’ve always wondered whether there is still a really interesting house buried under all of that cheap siding.

  • Anonymous

    Looks like it would sit nicely at the foothills of some West Virginia Mountain and sell for about $75,000. Totally not worth it, nothing noteworthly.


    Not worth it. It’s on a busy corner with the bus right outside so it’s noisy. Plus, the current owners bought it 3 years ago for $699k. Unless they gutted it and redid it top to bottom, I guarantee it hasn’t gone up that much in this economy. Not to mention you can get a much bigger house for the same price at Lamont and 17th. Personally I think that’s a better location anyway.

  • Exceptional location, high on a bluff with a view of Rock Creek Park, quick access to Beach Drive and Connecticut Avenue. The real estate market in Mount Pleasant seems to be picking up, and I think they’ll get what they’re asking. You won’t find many such quasi-suburban houses this close to downtown.

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  • Garth

    I had to stop by and have a look at it too.

    Both the porch and being so up high = great. No sane person would mow a hill like that. Ivy it or pay $50 every few weeks for someone to do the grass.
    No butler’s pantry I’m sure. Architect bought it in 2006 and added kitchen, redid the inside just fine. My guess is the pantry was where the washer/dryer now are.
    VHF + UHF antenna = just funny.


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