GDoN Revisited by Hipchickindc – 2100 1st St NW

by Prince Of Petworth May 27, 2011 at 11:00 am 5 Comments

Voted one of the best real estate agents in DC by the Washington City Paper Readers’ Choice Poll in 2009, hipchickindc aka the not-so-hip Suzanne Des Marais is the Principal Broker (DC) for Urban Pace, LLC. 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: 2100 1st St NW

Legal Subdivision: LeDroit Park
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: LeDroit Park

Original List Price: $899,900.
List Price at Contract: $899,900.
List Date: 03/08/2011
Days on Market: 22
Settled Sales Price: $850,000.
Settlement Date: 04/25/2011
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No
Type Of Financing: Conventional

Original Good Deal or Not post is: here

The listing can be seen: here. To see pics, open the listing link, click on the listing then scroll through from the main pic.

Although many aspects of this home are not to everyone’s taste and some may seem dated, what you can’t tell from the pictures or the listing comments is that this property was immaculately maintained. The recent owner, an architect and his wife, bought the property something like twenty years ago. At prices twenty years ago, I imagine this grand corner home must have been an architect’s dream.

At the peak of the market in 2005, 2301 1st St NW, one of the grand corner houses in Bloomingdale edged into the 7 figures with a $1,050,000. purchase price. Since then, the prices for large houses along the impressive First Street NW corridor have ebbed and flowed. As Bloomingdale continues to develop in both recognition and commercial amenities, it’s not surprising that the prices are back on the rise. These are the top sellers over the past year.

  • Angry Parakeet

    I’d say a fantastic deal considering on this blog’s sidebar is an ad for condos for $700K. Also I like the spiderweb pattern door burglar bars – you could stand in front of it and say “Help Meeeee! Help Meeee!”

  • Bloomingdude

    Seems like a fair price to me. The house is grand, well-maintained and has tons of potential. The downsides are the freakish interior that will need to be redone and the yard being right on busy first street. If the inside weren’t so “unique,” it could’ve fetched a lot more. Let that be a lesson to you people who don’t watch HGTV and like country chicken borders in your kitchen.

  • Anonymous

    yeah the inside is a little scary, but i think just starting with some warmer paint could go a long way. terrible shame to think of all that money going down the drain. maybe the new buyers love it just the way it is though!

  • Anon

    Good god, an ARCHITECT was partly responsible for that interior?! Then again I suppose I wouldn’t want my interior designer drawing up schematics for a new kitchen either. The yard/garden is nice, though.

  • JenDC

    I don’t care for the decor either, but the house is amazing. I will never, ever live anywhere near as nice as this. I hope it will stay a house, and not become condos/apartments….


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