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Good Deal or Not? “100+ year old Heart Pine floors” edition

by Prince Of Petworth April 26, 2012 at 1:00 pm 24 Comments

This house is located at 1409 Ingraham St NW:

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The listing says:

“Available for the first time in over 30 years this architectural gem has been carefully restored. Matchless original elements like 100+ year old Heart Pine floors blend seamlessly with updates like Carrara marble in the new baths. Critical updates have been painstakingly integrated, including completely new 200 AMP electric; new copper plumbing;new zoned heat and A/C.”

You can see a virtual tour here.

This 6 bed/3.5 bath is going for $749,000.

  • ET

    I am surprised there isn’t an offer(s) on this already.

  • Anonymous

    I love it. It has a very pleasant, suburban style to it.

  • HouseHistoryMan

    Curious to see heart of pine floors advertised that are 100+ years old, when the house was built until 1915. I guess they mean the age of the tree itself…

  • It was designed by architect George P. Hales

    • Brian Cusick

      Househistoryman. Can you tell me anything about 1412 Ingraham St NW? Who built it? Architect? etc?

    • maria

      Hi househistoryman.
      where can I find more info about the architect George P. Hales?

  • LOVE this house! love. love. love.

  • Absolutely love this house, it’s so charming! Love the big front porch and the balcony off the master. Beautiful fixers, tons of space, really nice kitchen and baths. Love it.

  • anon

    two downsides for me – the first is the lack of a bathroom on the top floor. i’m sure it was going to be a pain to put one in, but one bathroom for five bedrooms?

    the other downside is just me being a baby, but that basement looks like it would be bug city. obviously there are ways around that, but i am such a scaredy cat when it comes to bugs, i don’t think i’d ever go down there.

    • Keith

      There are 3.5 bathrooms in this house. A full bathroom in the basement, a powder room on the main level, then two full baths (including a master) on the second level.

    • Rich

      The top floor is basically an attic and destined for storage or perhaps a home office in one of the rooms.

      The house is attractive, with a well proportioned design and a nicely done (not overdone) renovation.

  • Anonymous

    this is lovely.

  • NiKoLaSm

    I dunno about the kitchen. I see a lot of wear on the island in the picture, plus I don’t see any sort of vent for the stove. Still, a pretty neat house.

  • Annonny

    Good deal! It’s huge, beautiful, and pristine. I have never seen a basement in a house of this age that is in such good condition.

    If I were to buy this house, I’d convert the top floor to a master suite and make the smaller room a huge bathroom. Hopefully the plumbing for that project would be easy.

  • classic_six

    It’s a sweet and charming home. The list price seems low, now how often do I get a chance to say this around these parts. The one thing that I’m not loving is the painted what-looks-like-rough (or texturized)-cement in grey. The photos of the front porch – those cut-outs make me think of stencils.

  • TY

    BEAUTIFUL house! I wonder if they take Visa? : )

  • Seems like a great deal to me. I would think it would sell in the $800s, but my sense of house prices tends to be pretty poor, I’ve noticed. That’s also a really great part of town.

  • love it.

  • Anon

    Seems like a great deal! Updated, not overdone, plenty of space, cute place. Love it.

  • Anonymous

    Looks like a good price. Probably need to replace a bunch of windows sooner than later, but that’s not a deal breaker. Now, if only the public elementary school serving that neighborhood were competitive :-(

  • it’s MINE!

    I’m glad people like it. So did my wife and I so we went out on a limb and made an offer — we got it! We hope to move in on 5-25. It really is a spectacular house. We spent hours walking through it checking out the renovation. Pretty well done.

    Now we just need to rent our house around the corner on Hamilton Street….

    • Congratulations!

      Just be careful with the heart of pine floors.

      I have them too, and had them recoated (they were borderline not thick enough to be refinished) before moving in. In hindsight, I wish I had put down area rugs, etc. ASAP. Those floors get scratched and dented REALLY easily.

      • all mine…

        very helpful advice. the main floors are new laminate flooring, so i think investing in area rugs is a smart idea. expensive, but wise…


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