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Good Deal or Not? “a careful renovation by a noted designer” edition

by Prince Of Petworth May 13, 2011 at 1:00 pm 32 Comments

This home is located at 1758 Church St, NW:

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The flier says:

“Rare opportunity to own a fully renovated townhouse in Dupont. This stunning 3 Bedroom 3 1/2 Bath house has undergone a careful renovation by a noted designer. Enormous entertaining spaces, Kitchen w/ Subzero, Wolf. Family Room off Kitchen. All Bedrooms have En-Suite Baths with Waterworks and Ann Sacks tile. Imported chandeliers and Ironwork throughout. Huge deck & 2 car Garage! A must see!”

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

I feel like this Wed.’s house porn post was a bit of a bust so I wanted to end the week with a good one. Plus this is one of my favorite blocks in the city. I was psyched to get a look inside one of the houses. What’d you think of this one?

It’s yours for $1,749,000.

  • Dustin

    BEAUTIFUL home, great space, and outstanding location but I can think of better ways to spend $1.7M. For that amount of money I’d buy a fixer upper for half the price in a good neighborhood with even more potential and make it just as beautiful.

  • cahbf

    wow, that’s about as good as it gets. I love the all-white. Off the hook. I also love Church. Who is the noted designer? Anyone know?

    • Anonymous

      all white is off the hook?
      is that as opposed to all beige?

  • Caroline

    The bathroom!!! Other than my not liking the banister, it’s damn near perfect.

  • Anonymous

    “a careful renovation by a noted designer.”

    really? that furniture is a hot mess. you can’t just pick well-known pieces and mash ’em up in a white space and call it design. whew.

    • Mony

      “designer” does not equal the furniture/layout

      • Anonymous

        usually it does.

  • MichelleRD

    Beautiful. And on one of my favorite blocks in the city.

  • hashbag

    They might want to powerwash the outside steps. They look pretty damn dirty….wipe your feet before entering the all white house. Awsome deck.

  • MC

    I hope the new oweners of the place won’t have any little ones. They would have a field day in that house. Perfect for a fastidiously clean couple.

    • MC

      Gah…that should be ‘owners’

      • Formerly of Capitol Hill

        and yet “oweners” describes it perfectly!

  • Denizen of Tenallytown

    This is ideal if you want a nicely renovated space in the middle of a well established, safe neighborhood. But you’re paying through the nose at $700psf. And I’m sure somebody with too much money will snap it up.

    But… A recent foreclosure just a few blocks away sold for $1.35M, and is a nine bedroom, 4200 square foot house. With $400k to spend on renovations, you’d have a stunner.


    • Denizen of Tenallytown

      Wow, that WILL be a stunner… Although if I had my way, I would have rehabbed the existing units and rented those out. If a shoebox on an efficiency – complete with loft bed over the fridge – can go for $1500 a month, imagine the income off four or five nicely sized units in that place!

  • LisaT

    Ooh! Want!

  • CheeseTriangle

    I like it, personally. But it seems WAY overpriced and small-ish for the “enormous” description.

  • SK

    I wish I could buy this..perfect house and location.

  • caballero

    Purty house with purty stuff.

  • Anonymous

    I like the negro modelo in the lower level hallway

  • dude in yo face

    Great deal if you don’t mind being so far from the subway and in such a high-crime neighborhood.

    Oh wait, wrong post.

    • whoa_now

      speaking of crime..I lived on 19th and T..and had more issues with crime there than any other neighborhood. my car/my house/mugged all happened within two blocks of this-well the house happened within one block :)

      But true, this is an awesome area. just pointing out that crime happens everywhere in this damn city. Damn why do I love you DC.

  • CE

    Oh, that’s lovely.

    This is so far out of any price range I’ll probably ever be able to afford that I can’t really comment on its value. But damn, is it pretty.

  • Anonymous

    Noted designer not noted enough to be noted by name.

  • greent

    If I were rich, I would be taht person who pays 700$/SF for it.

    Damn near perfect in my mind (furniture not included).

  • Andy(2)

    Cool space and layout. The skylight in the dinning room is great – and not something most row houses have.
    The location is good but for that kind of money I think I’d want a wow factor – roof deck, garage, midnight kitchen…
    Great house but if I had that money there’d be others in the neighborhood I’d buy over this.

    Also – too many clear plastic tables for my taste.

  • ZZinDC

    The base reno looks good, but the decor is a little much for my taste – it looks like Bettina and Max would live there. So for that price, you’re getting a great location and a major aesthetic re-do. But if I had $2m I might go for it …

  • Julie

    This house is amazing. Wow. I thought I would have to go to NYC to get a product like that. Chic and sophisticated yet totally livable. This thing will go fast. I think it might be open this weekend from 1-4. Anyone know who the designer is????

  • Brother in Cincy

    This house is amazing with a top down renovation using first class materials and contractors. Not a detail missed. I had the pleasure of staying here in March. Great street, great location (close to Metro station and Starbucks!!).

    The “noted designed” is my brother-who has been featured in design magazines from LA to Miami. Way to go bro!!!

  • victoria

    Love to see sibling fealty – but really – what in the world did your brother “design” here? It is white on white on white with standard ceiling pot lights, general knock out the walls design and general non-offensive non-crappy finishes. Nice. Fine. But one could do a lot of really cool stuff with a million dollar shell in Dupont and $700,000 to reno.

  • Xm

    Greg Brennan

  • Amy

    Incredible – the floors are gorgeous, light fixtures amazing, woodwork perfect. I love the baths – attention to detail and clean lines – nice! Great use of space – feels so much bigger than it is. Keep up the incredible work! Greg Brennan is one incredible designer…

  • Christa

    Wow! spectacular! I hope I know the new owner so I can stay in the lower level. This will go fast – it’s beautiful, different and very elegant.
    Nice job!


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