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GDoN “finest finishes” edition

by Prince Of Petworth June 22, 2016 at 12:25 pm 18 Comments

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

“NEW LISTING-Dupont Circle! Beautifully renovated 5BR, 4.5BA home w/ finest finishes, soaring ceilings, & hardwood floors! Sunlit & practical floor plan w/ DR, spacious LR, renovated kit, master ste w/ den, dressing rm,& bath, optional in-law ste or family room, entry terrace, spacious deck, & a 2 car garage w/ separate tax id: 0134//0158 w/ potential for carriage house expansion!”

You can see more photos here.

This 5 bed/4.5 bath is going for $1,849,000.

  • Lucy Chong

    Did anyone else notice the CGI furniture??

    • +1. For $1.8 million you’d think they could a) pay for staging or b) get a better Photoshop designer.

    • GBinCH

      I was wondering that myself! The furniture looks so fake on the deck, and there’s something about the sun-room that doesn’t add up.
      Also, question about the lack of an external handrail on the stairs. Is that up to code?
      There’s a lot to like about this house though, especially the location.

      • textdoc

        Whoa! Usually when we see stairs without railings like that (which somebody confirmed last time are indeed against code), at least they’re stairs to the basement and it’s a comparatively short distance to the floor if one (or, more likely, one’s small child) fell.
        In this house, it looks like there might even be enough room to fall into the stairwell of the stairs that _do_ have a railing. Yikes!

      • Anon

        Pretty sure those are CGI stairs. There’s no code to follow for CGI stairs.

        • GBinCH

          I wish they’d photo shopped in a handrail.

        • I Dont Get It

          How hard would it be to CGI in some handrails, geez?

          • textdoc


      • Renee

        What am I missing? I don’t see any stairwell without handrails in the pics.

        • Bloomy

          The main stairwell only has wall-side handrails… there is no central rail.

    • BookaholicAnonymous

      Perhaps the hologram generator conveys? Other than the wacky faux staging, though, I find this house very appealing!

    • Lucy Chong

      at second glance, the trees might also be photoshopped in?

      • Anon

        They are…I live on that street.

        • anon

          Wow! That’s dishonest. I mean, you expect to provide your own furniture when you buy a house, but not to have to plant trees all over the neighborhood to provide shade.

  • Bloomy

    I mean, the staging is cool… and green. Hope it works. And while the outdoor space could be really nice, and the inside is kinda pretty, those are hardly the “finest finishes”… lots of standard grade up in this place.

  • Planner

    To-do List:
    Add new handrails on stairs
    Replace CGI furniture with real throughout
    Replace all carpets (no light colors)

    Given all that, I’d still take it. I’d give them maybe $1.7M

    • textdoc

      Maybe the buyer can pay partly with CGI money.

  • Rufus

    Awesome location, reasonable price, but they have those cheap “boob” lights in a bunch of the rooms. Hardly the “finest finishes.”


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