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GDoN “Located on historic Logan Circle” edition

by Prince Of Petworth August 18, 2015 at 12:45 pm 21 Comments

This unit is located at 27 Logan Circle, Northwest. The listing says:

“FABULOUS NEW LISTING! Dazzling Two Level 3BR/2BA + Den + LOFT and PARKING at PN Hoffman’s Logan Mansions! Flows & feels like a Townhouse with Soaring 22 ft ceiling, LR w fireplace, W/D, hi ceilings, gleaming wd floors, large terrace, pets ok. Located on historic Logan Circle Logan Mansions was built in 2000 and is located just 1 block from the exciting 14th Street Corridor.”

Living Room -

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $949,000 ($358 monthly fee.)

  • HaileUnlikely

    I don’t want to like this but I can’t help it, I do.

  • Anon

    Looks like a straight-up tenement from the outside. But I guess such was the style at the time.

    • ExWalbridgeGuy

      I mean, it’s not a great exterior shot but this residence is literally on Logan Circle… it doesn’t look like a tenement when you’re walking along the circle at all.

      • Anon

        It does when compared to other houses on the circle built a century ago. That entire row looks rather pathetic by comparison.

  • Anon

    Biggest drawback is that the main level is below street level. But I think it’s reasonably priced for the neighborhood. I predict it will sell for a bit above asking.

  • Aglets

    I wonder what this building use to look like inside. I don’t understand the point of pulling any and all character out of a house (i mean, that porch finish….woof).

    I wanted to like this and i didn’t.

    • JS

      I think this particular unit is part of the more recently developed southern side of the circle and as such, there wasn’t any historical interior character to begin with.

    • nate

      I believe this was just a vacant lot prior to the construction of these units.

      • Aglets

        So is the cupola on top of the building on another building behind it? I thought this place looked like new construction on the outside, but the upper windows and cupola were throwing me off.
        Also, there’s one slender newel post and banister that looked as if it could have been original so i wasn’t sure

  • Eponymous

    Oh goodie. I always wanted my dining room to look like the Parthenon.
    Also, I had no idea that 1500 sq ft now qualifies as a “mansion” in D.C! Makes me feel like I got such a great deal on my house.

    • Caroline

      More like a McMansion in Loudon. They love those cheesy pillars out there.

      • JS

        I’d bet that any time you see columns in a rowhouse flip there’s a 99% chance the developer hails from Nova.

        • Eponymous

          +1. I can’t think of any architectural element I hate more than indoor columns. Especially in an old row home like this. It just says “tacky 1980’s wedding cake” to me.

          • anon

            Yep, hate new columns in old row houses (and not so crazy about the interior of those that have them as originals.)

          • Anon

            This building and its neighbors is actually the perfect embodiment of a “tacky 80s wedding cake”. It’s not an old Victorian – it was built in 2000 by some hacks from NoVa or MoCo.

  • DC dreamer

    That’s not a million kitchen. Unbelievable

  • Planner

    I really want to like this place, but I just don’t. I think I will have to spend my imaginary million dollars elsewhere.

  • I Dont Get It

    I wanted to love this but…meh!

  • ExWalbridgeGuy

    Is it really a 3 bedroom + den + loft? Or are they double counting a den as a 3 br? Or the loft as a den? It looks like there might be a den off the kitchen but I can’t really figure out the layoff. Doesn’t seem, from the photos, like there’s three bedrooms AND a separate den AND a separate loft.

  • textdoc

    Not digging those columns.

  • Dee

    Under $700 per sqft. Good deal. If you understand the current market, things in A locations are moving really fast. I’ve seen similar condos that include below grade living space go for over $1M.

    It may not be everyone’s cup of tea but it will sell.


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