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Good Deal or Not? Weekly Wed. House Porn – “Stone Cottage dates to the 1730’s/the house to the 1790’s” edition

by Prince Of Petworth April 11, 2012 at 1:00 pm 18 Comments

This house is located at 3501 Newark St, NW:


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The listing says:

“Once in a lifetime opportunity! The Rosedale Farmhouse, said to be the oldest home still standing in DC, is publicly for sale for the first time in recent history. The Stone Cottage dates to the 1730’s/the house to the 1790’s. Renovated & carefully restored by its current owners, it boasts stunning views of the Natl Cathedral & Rosedale conservancy. Private pool, shared tennis court.”

You can see a virtual tour here.

This 4 bed/4 bath is going for $5,300,000.

  • classic_six

    So this is what 5M and then some buys these days. I really have no idea where Rosedale is except that it looks to be near the border of DC upwards Cleveland Park? Regardless, there are some details that I think are wonderful and I really want to love that kitchen. I admire many of the qualities about that kitchen but there is one major drawback for me…the ways the work surfaces in that kitchen are chopped up. Maybe I would get used to that but looking at the photos, I think that would be really annoying. I like having uninterrupted counter space to work on, etc. so the choppiness of this kitchen design would bug me.

    • Anony

      If you aren’t familiar with the Rosedale conservancy, check it out. It’s only about 4-5 blocks from the Cleveland Park metro station and is a beautiful, quiet park. It’s close to 2Amy’s for a reference.

      I’m pretty sure that this is the house that sits in the middle of the park. So, 5M gets you (likely) the largest single family property in DC. The house is just OK, the price is based on the rest.

      • classic_six

        I’m not familiar with the Rosedale Conservancy, so thank you for this information. I will check it out. So does the 5M price tag also get you the park?

        • Anony

          Not a prob!

          I have no idea but I seriously doubt the park itself comes with the house. I think a nonprofit runs and takes care of the park. But, I also think that means it’ll never be developed into houses. So, the owner will have a giant maintenance free front lawn.

    • Anonymous

      People get out and explore your city a little more! Yes, there is life beyond Columbia Heights, Adams Morgan and U Street!

  • I think it’s a beautiful house.

  • AC

    not sure it’s a good deal, but it’s a beautiful home.

  • J

    Five million bucks and you still have to share the tennis court? Lame.

  • Sir Douchy

    $5 million and you end up with a front yard where everyone’s dogs poop.

  • Wonderful – though I’d like to see the rest of the house.
    If only my numbers got pulled for the big jack-pot, this house could have been mine.

  • All of the neighborhood dogs crap in the Rosedale Conservatory and at certain hours everyday they are allowed to run leash-free. Hope the new owners don’t mind the random unleashed dog running by.

  • The house itself is a good deal. What makes it a steller deal is you get full run of 3 acres of landscaped “lawn” that someone else takes care of, and is in a conservancy so it can’t be developed and it is definitely walkable to the Cleveland Park Metro.

    If you were in NY, it would be like buying a house in the middle of central park.

    The only resident in the District who has a bigger lawn, is President Obama.

    • Paul

      Hmmm, I’m pretty sure Sen. Rockefeller’s house at 2121 Park Rd. is quite a bit larger and definitely on a larger lot. Plus, it’s surrounded by Rock Creek Park, which beats this one-block “conservancy” any day.

      On an unrelated note: do people who drop $5M on a house really walk to the nearest Metro to commute?

      • classic_six

        If they are down-to-earth, but your point is well taken.

      • ro

        my boss is worth several hundred million dollars and takes the metro into work everyday.

  • Ward One Resident

    I believe this is the house where Elian Gonzalez stayed when he was taken from his relatives in Florida before being reunited with his father. Not certain, but pretty sure.

  • AN

    I wonder if the resident ghost conveys. I’ve stayed there when it was under the caretaking of an organization. Beautiful property, just don’t mind the bumps in the night.

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