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GDoN “renovated historic property along the C&O Canal” edition

by Prince Of Petworth August 31, 2016 at 12:10 pm 14 Comments

3069 Canal Street Northwest

This house is located at 3069 Canal Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Newly renovated historic property along the C&O Canal features recessed lighting, exposed wood trim, & stone & brick walls throughout. The kitchen has top of the line appliances w/ a Wolf oven, Bosch dishwasher, & other modern amenities. The home has 3 bedrooms flooded with light, 2.5 baths, and off-street parking in the rear. Over 1,600 square feet with new addition. Zoned commercial as well.”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $1,995,000.

  • mmm

    pretty great if you can afford it!

  • Rich

    It’s a shame it has so little historic character—seems to defeat living in a historic property.. It’s possible to blend modern where you might want it (kitchen, bathrooms) with traditional architecture elsewhere.

    • shmoo

      you mean like keeping the original stone walls and exposing the hundred year old wood beams on the ceiling? Yea, i wish they had kept that also.

      • Tim

        Sarcasm aside, even with the original stone walls and beams, the design is so modern in every other sense that I’d find it hard to describe it has having “historic character.” I’m not into the retro modern styling, especially in the living room, looks really cold.

      • Rich

        the big picture here is a place that looks like a condo that was built yesterday (and not very well). the beams don’t come off as historic and having token exposed wall is very 1980s.

  • prgkmr

    absolutely gorgeous. Too bad I ain’t got a couple Million bucks to drop on a pad…

  • hungeegirl

    $1544 per square foot? Are you kidding me? No deal.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed. This is way overpriced, even by Georgetown standards.

  • Light

    Not many windows in my opinion.

  • Emily

    Not A Good Deal. It’s a 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath! The reno left the two interesting features (wood beams and exposed stone), but everything else is generic “luxury” flip. The second bedroom is tiny. There is very little light on the ground floor. The front exterior is bland. The patio and garage are nice, but I’ve seen better for half as much.

    I assume the price is based entirely on location and the historic nature of the property. And sure, if you want to pay a ridiculous mark up for those things because living in Georgetown is that important to you, you do you. But this amount of money would buy you more light, space, and quality virtually anywhere else in DC, including other upscale neighborhoods. The days when a Gtown address automatically equaled prestige are over, at least among people under 50, and if you aren’t paying for prestige with that asking price, what exactly are you paying for?

    I haven’t been this baffled by a real estate listing in DC since those godawful 5-story, tacky as shit, rowhouses at 12th and K NE came on the market 1M apiece a few years ago. Just… why?

  • Sean

    I love everything about this. I would trade my current house, car, savings, and one kidney for this place.

  • houseintherear

    YAY this reminds me of my tiny house in BDale!! Of course mine is worth a small fraction of what this is going for… and my stove was $395.00… and it’s in BDale and not Georgetown… but it’s inspiring at least! Also it reminds me of olde Baltimore for some reason.

  • lawderly

    The listing should feature some shots of the view of the canal out the windows!

  • vanya

    I don’t know many buyers willing to pay this much of premium for a smallish nice place in Georgetown. At least it is staged by the seller. While there are two bedrooms w/parking, there seems to be minimal storage in the kitchen and bedrooms. That could lend itself to a minimalist lifestyle. But with room for two cars? Your parking space is through the lot of some restaurants and I don’t how the activity in that lot will affect the quality of life. At the two million dollar price point the market in DC is soft – especially for 2 bedrooms. Better deal in the 1.7 million range.


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