GDoN “transformed into lavish residence” edition

by Prince Of Petworth February 24, 2016 at 12:35 pm 19 Comments

This house is located at 2338 Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“JUST LISTED: Grand Embassy Row townhouse near Sheridan Circle newly renovated and transformed into lavish residence. Chef’s kitchen opens to family room/entertainment center with glass doors to southern terrace. Luxurious Master. High ceilings, wood floors, and generously proportioned rooms. A delight to behold!”


You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $2,995,000.

  • kallie

    The bathtub open in the bedroom like that is really weirding me out.

    • kittycatbob

      +1 I need a little mystery in my relationship and some things need to remain private and walled off.

      • stacksp

        I LOL’d at the mystery comment

    • Formerly ParkViewRes

      Agree and I am seeing this in the more “upscale” renovations. Is this a new trend? Something buyers really love? Other than that I like this house a lot!

    • I Dont Get It

      Future entry for The 1% PoPville Photo Archives Caption Contest.

    • Irving Streete

      Not sure how tenement interior design became so popular.
      I’ve stayed in a couple of hip hotels lately and the bathtub in the middle of the floor is definitely a thing. I like to think that I’ll always be sleeping/bathing with someone who looks good in the bathtub, but I can see how a little mystery can be alluring. Even more appalling along those lines, I have twice now been in hotel rooms where the only blockage between the toilet and the rest of the room has been frosted glass, through which one’s beloved’s form, if not every crinkle and detail, is all too visible. I cringe even now at the thought.

    • ChillyDC

      Maybe the former owner was a mermaid, and that’s where she slept?

  • petworther

    How do you spend that much money on a renovation without someone saying: “Hey, that bathtub that we were going to drop in the middle of a bedroom? Let’s go ahead and put that in a bathroom with walls..”

  • textdoc

    Maybe there are fine finishes that I am somehow failing to notice, but to me the only thing that seems lavish about this house/renovation is its price tag.

    • textdoc

      And its location, obviously.

    • Anon

      You’re paying for the landscaping.

  • anonna

    Is the bathtub on wood floor too? If so, I would be worried about getting the wood wet and ruining it…

  • LittleBluePenguin

    I don’t get the whole “open concept bathroom and bedroom” look. It’ just silly. And on wood floors? Are you kidding me?

  • B

    I think this is a beautiful renovation (agree with the comments re: the tub). I do have a gripe – and it is throughout the real estate industry – that list property taxes based on what they currently ARE. There is not way this house will have $4K property taxes. Mine are well over $6K, and my house is worth a fraction of this listing price. If this house sells for listing, the property taxes will automatically increase to approximately $22,000 a year. The agents know this.

    • petworther

      That’s not how property taxes in DC work.

  • The only time you are allowed to put a tub in the bedroom is when there is a spectacular view to be enjoyed from the bedroom, but not the bathroom.
    Even in this case, the tub should be closer to the actual bathroom.
    A giant mirror is not a worthwhile view.

    • TinkerTaylor

      Speak for yourself!

  • anon

    I think it was a mistake to put the kitchen in the basement. The formal dining room is still upstairs. Inconvenient and odd.

    • soozles

      A lot of old rowhouses have the kitchen in the basement. It wasn’t meant to be a showplace


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