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Good Deal or Not? Weekly Wed. House Porn “RENOVATED BY 21 TOP DESIGNERS” edition (reader request)

by Prince Of Petworth April 25, 2012 at 1:00 pm 18 Comments

This house is located at 3134 Ellicott St, NW:


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The listing says:

“2011 DC DESIGN HOUSE, RENOVATED BY 21 TOP DESIGNERS. THIS GORGEOUS 1925 CLASSIC TUDOR SITED ON BEAUTIFUL, PRIVATE, 1+ ACRE GROUNDS IN FOREST HILLS. MAGNIFICENT GROUNDS,STUNNING BOXWOOD GARDENS,FABULOUS SPACES,KOI POND, ENORMOUS POOL, CARRIAGE HOUSE,TRULY A ONE OF A KIND HOME! A REAL OASIS IN THE CITY!!”

You can see a virtual tour here.

This 4 bed/5.5 bath is going for $4,900,000.

  • And sure enough, it looks like each of the 21 top designers got their own room, thus reflected in the French chateau meets Savannah coastal mish-mash of styles.

  • drsnacks

    Doesn’t anyone flinch at the lack of professional communication standards for million-dollar property sales (and thousand dollar rentals)?

    • ANON

      WHAT? YOU DON’T LIKE THE ALL CAPS LISTING WITHOUT SPACING BETWEEN WORDS? WHAT’S UNPROFESSIONAL ABOUT THAT?!!?!?!? ;)

    • Agreed…

      Listings over a million bucks should come with clauses in the contract that deduct money from the commission for completely unprofessional, childish and or otherwise juvenile ads.

      The listing realtor is looking at a 150K commission off this house, yet they apparently have the computer common sense of a 12 year old.

      It blows my mind when I look at multimillion dollar listings and things are mispelled, grammar is all out of whack etc.

  • Anonymous

    Nice home, but I doubt anyone under the age of 60 would have much desire for it.

    • Anonymous

      Nah. I’m only 36, and I’d shiv my own sister if it would get me in this place. With the exception of the yellow dining room floors (which I oppose on grounds of them being garish and in poor taste) and the koi pond (which I oppose on grounds that they’re expensive as crap to maintain), this is a great place. I’d feel like the Fresh Prince of Bel Air in this joint. And 40′ x 60′ pool … just in time for the summer!

    • totally agree! I would need another million (okay, maybe not that much) to make it modern. I despise wallpaper!!

  • Nikki

    I’m sure the listing agent and seller are thrilled that the Post only missed the listing price by $1M: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/where-we-live/post/dc-design-house-for-sale-for-39m/2012/04/20/gIQASj0lVT_blog.html

    • Anon

      I think that’s a different house, right?

      • Nikki

        You are right…2011 vs. 2012…my mistake!

  • anon

    Absolutely gorgeous. I love this house and I’m so happy to not be disappointed by the house porn edition! I google stalked this and found something that said the proceeds would go to charity…I wonder if that’s legit.

  • Anonymous

    That “dressing room” is the size of my entire apartment. Ohhh to be rich.

  • Petworthian

    But is the pool heated?

  • I wish I could have seen pictures of the main kitchen, bathrooms, and the carriage house.

  • PW

    I don’t know… if you just moved a few blocks east you could buy a whole city block for that…

  • This house shows the problem of hiring decorators. Could anyone actually LIVE in one of those rooms? I’d be afraid to touch anything. But I’d buy the place for the pool and yard alone. Then I’d have a PoP party!

  • Anonymous

    Are you effing kidding me? *Gizz. (sorry, PoP, but it needed to be said – i understand if you need to delete). That place is immaculate. I would never want to leave.

  • Petworth Res

    Maybe it’s just me but fresh paint and new fancy furniture do not a renovation make. Looking at some of those HVAC vents, I question whether this house has been “lovingly maintained” to the point of requiring a major upgrade on all systems. That said, it’s a nice property and the pool is a real bonus.

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