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GDoN “Gorgeous 2010 Victorian Reno” edition (reader request)

by Prince Of Petworth July 19, 2016 at 12:12 pm 9 Comments

1205 Lamont Street Northwest

This house is located at 1205 Lamont Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Gorgeous 2010 Victorian Reno in heart of Columbia Heights. Elegant mix of orig hdwd floors & millwork w/ modern finishes. CAC, chef’s kitchen and plenty of entertaining space. Master bedroom suite w/ upper lvl laundry, separate in-law suite w/ its own kitchen and bath. Gated two car parking. Steps to 11th Street dining. Walk Score 98! **Check out 3D Tour, Click on Virtual Tour**Open Sat/Sun 1-3*”


You can see more photos here.

This 5 bed/4.5 bath is going for $1,275,000.

  • CarlG

    Overpriced but a handsome, well staged house. Just curious, why are closets never photographed?

    • Closet Enthusiast

      As a fellow closet enthusiast, I completely agree! My favorite is when they do one of those 360-degree-view type of things in a closet to really put you in the middle of the action – you can almost smell the mothballs with some!

  • soozles

    Not a million dollar kitchen, IMO. The rest is pretty nice.

  • Who cares

    I do appreciate when anyone renovating a home respects all characteristics of an older home, such as original doors, moldings and windows (though some molding and windows were removed/replaced here). Removing these featurs robs the house of its soul and beauty.

  • neighbor

    Wow. Somebody really loves Bokharas.

  • Grady

    Having lived in CH for a decade, I am always newly surprised when a condo sells there for 800K+ or townhouses go for a million (or more) but it seems to happen with some frequency now. Nice renovation and on a per square foot basis it seems to be in line with the comps of townhouses that have sold within a couple blocks in the past couple of months.

  • CoHi resident

    I really like the original woodwork throughout. Most renovations strip home of their character, so I like that this one has combined a modern layout with the original woodwork and fireplaces. Given the stellar location (half a block from 11th street?!), size, and recency of the renovation the price seems right or even a little low.

  • abdc

    The in-law suite does not appear to be pictured…I suppose that’s the 5th bedroom? Do we know if that’s finished?

  • Anon

    While they kept some of the original woodwork, the renovation fails to retain the original character. The woodwork is beautiful, but now looks out of place alongside a bunch of smooth drywall and soffits added to accommodate modern HVAC. A more thoughtful renovation would actually have added additional wood trim, maybe some beams stained the same color as the original work, to tie the old with the new. Instead, it’s very obvious when you are looking at an “old” section of the house or when you are looking at something brand new. It just looks disjointed. That said, it’s a huge house in a popular neighborhood, with parking and modern updates. So the price is about right. The reno design is amateur, though.


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