Popping Up on the 1400 block of Shepherd St, NW


A reader writes:

“Sold for $590,000 in June of 2013. They beat out more than 10 offers (sold in 3 days!), offered all cash and paid more than $120,000 over list. The house had been owned by two families since it was build in 1922.

The house needed significant repairs (new electrical, plumbing, some structure work on the sleeping porch, etc), but had gorgeous woodwork (immaculate floors, gorgeous pocket doors, trim, etc). It has since been gutted, basement dug down, and now a third story added. The permit reads:

“Renovation of a single family dwelling and convert it into three apartment units, Remove all interior partitions and exterior rear wall, Install new partitions, new electrical, new plumbing and new HVAC systems as per plans.NEW REAR 3RD FLOOR ADDITION,ROOF TOP DECK WITH SPIRAL STAIRS,NEW EXTERIOR CO”

Neighbors are not pleased as this kills the symmetry of this beautiful block.”


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