Good Deal or Not? “Wedding Cake House” edition

by Prince Of Petworth June 9, 2014 at 12:55 pm 12 Comments

3225 Highland Place Northwest

This house is located at 3225 Highland Place, Northwest. The listing says:

“The “Wedding Cake House” is situated on almost 1/4 acre landscaped corner lot on one of the most coveted streets in Cleveland Park. Built in 1898 this impressive Victorian boasts fine architectural detail including an expansive porch and entry hall with columns. Carefully restored it features 7 bedrooms, 3-zoned HAC, Close to school, metro and shops. A lifetime location in the heart of the City!

You can see more photos here.

This 7 bed/3.5 bath is going for $5,250,000.

Sorry I couldn’t wait ’till Wed. for this one…

  • Anonymous

    this is a lovely home and the photographer did a great job of making it look bigger than it actually is. but a $5 million dollar house it aint. it is only 4600 square feet and 1/4 acre is not large. the outside of the home is very beautiful, the inside is nothing special.

  • Anonymous

    Does the golden retriever convey?

  • Anonymous

    why don’t these listings show the psf?

    why did they put the w/d in such an odd location?

    • The owners might be from the UK or Europe, where it’s common for the washing machine to be in the kitchen.
      It does look a bit odd here, though — the machine on the left seems to be blocking access to the adjacent cabinet.
      If the washer and dryer were previously in the basement, this would be somewhat more convenient… but usually when owners change the location of the w/d from the basement to somewhere else, they put it on the floor with the bedrooms (or one of the floors with the bedrooms), to avoid having to take dirty clothes downstairs and clean clothes back upstairs.

  • This is definitely a beautiful home, but I agree that I would prefer a bit more land for $5M+.

  • JJ

    A very beautiful home.

  • Jay

    Not even close to how I’d spend $5 million. That’s mad cheddar.

  • Anonymous

    Minor point but do you really only get three full baths for 5mil. I’m sorry but I need each million to at least buy me a bathroom.

  • Maire

    This is random but I HATE how the curved front porch/entryway isn’t centered below the second story! Ack. That is driving me nuts from a purely visual standpoint. Otherwise, the house is beautiful but I agree with others that it’s overpriced.

  • Ryan

    What people don’t realize is how incredible this little neighborhood is. I stumbled upon it one day a few years ago just randomly riding my scooter down back roads and alleys and couldn’t believe it existed. All the homes were built 100 years ago and the neighborhood feels like you’re walking into another place entirely. I love showing this neighborhood to people who’ve never been here before.

    • sproc

      Concur. That whole section of Cleveland Park is astoundingly beautiful. It’s hard to believe you’re still in the city, let alone a block or two from the Metro and some good restaurants. If I had a family and fat pockets, it’s exactly where I’d want to live.

  • Swimmer

    For 5 mil, the house needs a pool.


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