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Good Deal or Not? Weekly Wed. House Porn “Character Laden Spanish Villa” edition

by Prince Of Petworth — February 27, 2013 at 1:00 pm 15 Comments

This house is located at 2441 California Street, NW:


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The listing says:

“OUTSTANDING RENOVATION OF THIS CHARACTER LADEN SPANISH VILLA IN THE HEART OF PRESTIGIOUS KALORAMA. TRUE VAULTED CEILINGS, DESIGNER FINISHES THRUOUT, OVERSIZED PICTURE WINDOWS, GOURMET KITCHEN, & STUNNING BATHS. SEPARATE CARRIAGE HOUS W/2-CAR GARAGE & BEAUTIFUL STUDIO APARTMENT – SPECIALLY PRICED FOR TODAY’S MARKET”

You can see a virtual tour here.

This 4 bed/4.5 bath is going for $3,195,000.

  • Can I buy that carriage house and share the outdoor space?

    Beautiful kitchen. If I had $3 million to spend on a home I would certainly consider this.

  • crazz

    Where are the pics of the pool?!

  • Anonymous

    Eh, there’s a few to many remnants of the 80s for me to think $3.2M is a good deal…This place needs some work. And some personality.

    • We must recall a different 80s. Some of the furniture and fabrics are outdated but guess what, the owner is taking them with him.

      • My thoughts, too. Throw up a little paint and furnish to your tastes, this place would be very nice.

  • TG

    I think it is pretty cool and unique house for this area. I agree that I would be interested if a number of things that are unlikely to happen to me ever happened and I could even fathom purchasing a house that costs $3 million.

  • Anonymous

    Why is there a pool house but no pool?

  • I like it. I could decorate it like the Walsh house. The only question is pre or post Hong Kong.

    • Pre, I don’t trust Jim and Cindy enough to think they’d come back with anything decent.

    • cp

      Pre-Hong Kong and pre-Steve throwing a party just as the house goes into escrow.

      Plus, post-Hong Kong, there was that tacky pinball machine right in the foyer, which isn’t a good luck unless you’re living in a frat house.

  • Anonymous

    this place just reeks of poverty

  • For 3.2 million couldn’t you buy a 1 million house in your desired swanky location then tear it down and build something really interesting for the extra 2 million?

    • Yes. But this is Embassy Row – housing stock is limited and you’re competing with the unlimited purse of a government buying the house for one of their top officials. I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s who the seller is, considering the furnishing appear spartan and transitory. The house is laid out so that’s lot of different people can live in it – hence the separate “pool house”, the carriage house, etc.

      A small, poor country will probably swoop this up and put some of their embassy management in it.

      • I don’t think poor countries have that kind of money. That’s why they put their embassies in places further afield, like the Central African Republic buying an $800,000 rowhouse in Adams Morgan.

        https://www.popville.com/2011/08/central-african-republics-new-embassy-opens-in-adams-morgan/

        • LOL, I always wondered what that building was. The flag looks out of place.

          Ok, maybe not a hyper impoverished country like the CAR, but the vast majority of governments – even in the 3rd world – could afford to buy this place. Look at the Swaziland and Eritrea embassies – really nice places in Dupont on NH Ave, but they’re poor as dirt.

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