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GDoN “truly special and spacious” edition

by Prince Of Petworth May 12, 2016 at 12:25 pm 21 Comments

1826 Irving Street Northwest

This house is located at 1826 Irving Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Charming & Energy-Efficient Mt Pleasant Tudor End Unit! This truly special and spacious home is highlighted by HDWD floors, natural light from 3 exposures, LR w/ fireplace & french doors to stone patio, updated kitchen that opens to large back deck, 3BR/2BA upstairs, built-ins, dreamy finished attic space, solar panels, 2-car attached garage, & more! Close to Rock Creek, Zoo, restaurants, & Metro!”


You can and, once again must see, more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $925,000.

  • HaileUnlikely

    Wow. I really love almost everything about this house. By current DC standards, the price looks extraordinarily low.
    I must admit, though, that I would be nervous about expensive structural issues looming large in the future. The one on 19th St where the guy bought in 2007 and lost $300K re-selling in 2016 was a real eye-opener.

    • JS

      On one hand, this house doesn’t have a huge grade change immediately behind it. On the other hand, it looks like some metal bands have been used to reinforce the corners of the retaining wall in various spots, and there’s some horizontal cracking in it visible as well. Get a good engineer to inspect, I guess.
      I’d still bet this goes over ask.

    • Sean

      I wouldn’t write off all of Mount Pleasant based on the one house on 19th. That section of 19th is very steep behind the row of houses and the soil had been washed away/over excavated. This plot looks almost flat.

      • HaileUnlikely

        I wouldn’t “write it off” either, but if I were a buyer who was approaching the limit of what I could afford just to buy the house and would face real hardship if I got hit with structural issue that cost $100K to take care of, I’d be really cautious here.

  • Formerly ParkViewRes

    Wow, this seems underpriced and based on recent sales in MtP I expect this to go for at least 100k over list. I love all the details in the house, and the backyard.

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  • Pixie

    I love the tutor rowhouses on this block of Irving. And in the inside is gorgeous – the furnishings and everything. I could just move right in!

  • Anon

    This is my fucking jam.

  • jaybird

    Like the house. Don’t like the location.

  • AMDCer

    Love this!!

  • Sean

    Does anyone know about the construction of these old tudors? Are they structural stone (I imagine, unlikely) or brick with stone/stucco veneer? I don’t think I’ve seen any houses like these outside of Mount Pleasant.

  • TBD

    I love the stone, fireplace, hardwood floors, and wooden beams and accents. I also like that the walls aren’t painted gray. I see radiators but also vents for AC? That would be my ideal heating/cooling system but maybe it’s not practical.

    • JS

      It’s totally practical and I agree that it’s the ideal heating/cooling set up. Radiant heating >>>> forced air.

    • Formerly ParkViewRes

      It is practical and it’s what we have in our DC house. The company that installed our AC also said it’s the ideal heating/cooling system. I hate when I see radiators have been removed from a house.

    • Caroline

      I have that setup too. The only annoyance is that you should (ideally) go around and close the AC vents for the winter to prevent drafts. I actually didn’t bother this year (getting up into 10-foot ceilings is a PITA) and I don’t think it made a huge difference. Otherwise it’s perfect.

    • GBinCH

      I would love having proper radiators rather than forced air. I grew up with them, and there’s nothing like warming your socks on them for a few minutes on a cold winter day.

  • A. Nony Mouse

    That color scheme is like being transported to Sante Fe in the 80s. I need some neon sunglasses to even lok at the pics. Doesn’t look like there is much that can be done about it either since it’s all stonework on the outside. Also one of the rooms is just a painted attic with a built in ladder. I can see why it’s priced like this.

  • transplanted

    Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. I don’t like the ladder up to the third floor, but that’s the only thing. Seems priced for a serious bidding war to me.

  • MRD

    I love the interior, but the exterior paint job is making my stomach churn. And are they counting that attic/loft as the third bedroom?
    Still, it will go way over asking.

  • I Dont Get It

    Normally I’d be all into this house but now that I’m moving into the Spanish Steps house with Justinbc’s firstborn, I’ll let the rest of you fight over it.

  • bruno

    I live near there. It’s a nice house but Irving Street is a “major” uphill speedway for ambulances and morning commuters… just a caveat, especially if you have small kids.


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