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GDoN “Handsome stone and brick colonial” edition

by Prince Of Petworth December 16, 2015 at 12:35 pm 12 Comments


This house is located at 1800 Plymouth Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Handsome stone and brick colonial in a beautiful wooded setting, with a large elevated corner lot. Refinished wood floors, freshly painted. Classic layout with 5BR/3BA up, large living room, separate dining room, powder room, and sunroom. 2 fireplaces. Partially finished lower level. Two-car attached garage.”


You can see more photos here.

This 5 bed/4 full/2 half bath is going for $1,295,000.

  • Anonymous

    Gorgeous floors. Love the built-ins and arched doorways. Some features are dated though (the kitchen, the sunroom floor tile, upstairs fireplace) and those bathroom tile colors are an awful reminder of what was in fashion 80 years ago. I’d be curious about the age/condition of the HVAC system since they’re relying on original vents.

    • textdoc

      Those bathrooms look like they’re from the 1960s (or possibly the 1970s) to me — not from 1935.

      • textdoc

        … at least the pink-and-blue one does. The one with the teal/yellow tiles looks like it might have the original 1936 tub and pedestal sink.

        • Anonymous

          Those are the same color tiles in the 1930 rowhouses on my block. The upstairs bathrooms, where still original, alternate between pink, green and yellow. (We got the green one, our next door neighbor pink, etc.) So yeah, awful taste in tile color was not limited to the 60s and 70s.

  • anonymous

    Man that’s an ugly popup. Looks like they dropped a storage shed on the top.

    • JT

      Ha! I like the proximity to the park and the neighborhood, but that addition is not attractive.

    • anon

      Agreed. Aside from the kitchen, I like most of the interior, but I just can’t get over how lopsided the front looks.

  • transplanted

    I’ll go against the crowd here and say I love the bathroom tiles. They’re well-maintained and a charming period detail. The same people who complain that every flip looks the same demand that every house be flipped to look the same. C’est la vie.

    The kitchen is a bit narrow, but otherwise I’d call this a very good deal. The buyer had better like deer, though, given the location.

    • Emmaleigh504

      I like the bathroom too. I would happily take this place as is.

    • I also loved the bathrooms. If I owned this place, I’d find some fancy wallpaper to go in the one with pink/blue accents.

    • KP

      I’m not loving the bathrooms, but I appreciate that they were well-maintained. I like that it’s not a cookie-cutter “open concept/insert other HGTV cliche” home. Would definitely buy it if I had an extra $1.2 million.

    • +100. You go in the bathroom to brush you teeth, pee and shower. It doesn’t have to be plated in gold.
      You can spend $3,000.00 to gut and replace with “modern” whatever, or you can go on a cruise to Antarctica and live with existing tile.


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