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Good Deal or Not? Weekly Wed. House Porn Edition

by Prince Of Petworth November 10, 2010 at 1:00 pm 14 Comments

This home is located at 2823 N St, NW:


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The flier says:

“One of Georgetown’s most beautiful properties. 1850’s Greek Revival House with columned porches. Double drawing room with fireplaces, powder room, dining room, table space kitchen. Master bedroom and bath with sitting room, additional bedroom and bath on second level, two bedrooms, two baths on third level. Adjoining one bedroom apartment. Pool and landscaped garden. Parking for two cars.”

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

Well, this is the first time I’ve seen a built in book shelf, a floor to ceiling built in book shelf, in the kitchen. Sweet. What do you think of the house overall? It’s yours for $6,600,000.

  • Shaw Parent

    Ron Jeremy this ain’t. Porn fail.

  • photodork

    There is some hideous decorating there…yikes.

    Does the Corgi come with the house? (Peeking in photo of the kitchen bookshelf)

  • wow

    The place is pretty tacky, but I think I saw a Modigliani on the wall which is gorgeous.

  • MC

    This is one of those cases where I simply can’t get past the decor, but even so, it does not hold a candle to the Columbia Heights home that was profiled recently and was less than $2M.

    • LE

      Nothing does. That is a dream house.

    • anon.

      I think you are reacting to the decor of this house and The house on 13th & Fairmount (or is it Fairmont?)
      was done up very nicely. This Georgetown house is an example of redesign from an era when redesign was considered unusual. It has not stood the test of time. HOWEVER. As houses go the G-town house is much much bigger and has better public rooms. The CH house looks nice but suggests a boarding house environment when you look at the the rooms.
      The G-town house is a much better house.
      Four million dollars better. Not in my opinion.
      Like it or not the CH house is a wannabe compared to the G-town house.

      • Tres

        Well, each speak to decidedly different tastes. A pool is nice, but I think most PoPers prefer roof decks and functional balconies — as well as diverse, more dynamic neighborhoods. To me, the trappings of suburban wealth seem wasteful, in a way that doesn’t align with my values.

        Given sudden wealth, I’d prefer to live in a swank house in Columbia Heights as a young retiree, than in this impractically spacious house and work another few decades. It offers too much and not enough of what I want at the same time.

        • anon.

          OK. But the house in Georgetown is a better house.
          No argument there.

  • LE

    I want their art. Wow.

  • Charle Nelson Reilly

    I viewed this on my mobile phone and therefore my eyes were somewhat protected from all the pink and salmon.

  • DCFast

    Solid bones, incredible location and unheard of lot-size for DC. It’s a winner for the right price.

  • Smilla

    The house has excellent bones, but damn, the decor is fug. It’s hard to see past it. Most of the artwork looks too big for the space they’re in/on, and the art pieces clash with the hideous, dated, mismatched furnishings.

  • This house was on the Georgetown house tour last year and is really gorgeous and charming! The interiors feel ‘old’ -like it’s been in the same family for 100 years and have a mix of new and old things. It MIGHT be a BIT of a fixer upper -but no one is mentioning the main selling point. Double lot -HUGE – with a POOL. Not just any pool – we’re talking pool PORN.

  • bogfrog

    + 1 Architect Design.

    Lovely house, lovely and gracious owners. I remember how my eyes popped the first time I went to a party in the garden. Didn’t realize they were selling the house, which seems heartbreaking, but a wise decision. Maybe a new family will live in it for the next hundred years!

    Sending love to the __ family, if they’re reading this

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