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GDoN “maintaining its period charm” edition

by Prince Of Petworth April 20, 2016 at 12:25 pm 6 Comments

1331 21st Street Northwest

This house is located at 1331 21st Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Built c. 1893, this elegant and bright bayfront townhouse has been thoughtfully updated while maintaining its period charm with original doors, hardware, molding, hardwood floors, and architectural details. It features high ceilings, new kitchen, master suite with private deck, lovely rear garden, and a separately accessed in-law suite. It is walking distance to metro and has parking for one car.”


You can see more photos here.

This 5 bed/3.5 bath is going for $1,995,000.


  • JS

    The kitchen looks like it’s from a completely different house. It’s very jarring. Love the pocket doors, though.

    • anon

      I had the same thought. I LOVE the house- it’s absolutely gorgeous. Some of their tile choices are a little interesting though. I think if they had just chosen a different floor tile in the kitchen (something less modern) it would have fit in better.

    • Sheik Yerbouti

      Agreed. Not sure why they didn’t at least try to match the hard wood floors to the rest of the house.

    • textdoc

      Agreed — same with the bathrooms.

    • anon

      I agree, but it seems like a good choice from a resale perspective. People are always saying they want old houses with original details and character, and then they’re like, oh but it has to have modern kitchens and bathrooms, lots of entertaining space, etc. So this house is a nice mix of old and modern in that respect. Not my taste, but I’d imagine it appeals to a lot of buyers.

      • Cassie

        At least for me, I just want modern wiring, plumbing, toilet, shower, fridge, oven, and stovetop. Every thing else (tiles, fixtures, cabinetry, etc.) should be historic. And all the wood trim needs to be natural (even though that’s not technically historically accurate).
        I’d even consider a historic oven and stovetop if the temperature settings were consistent. And a historic shower with a modern valve.
        Anyway, the kitchen and bathrooms look like my friend’s condo in Clarendon. Even if they are expensive materials, they still look cheap.


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