GDoN “1915 Victorian maintains historic details” edition

by Prince Of Petworth September 23, 2016 at 12:25 pm 8 Comments


This house is located at 619 12th Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“This 1915 Victorian maintains historic details while offering modern updates. Open layout with separate/distinct living areas are spacious+inviting. Updated kitchen with quartz counters opens to gracious dining room. 3 BR on the upper level & LL with additional rec room, laundry & full updated BA provide space that offers room now & to grow. Deck, patio, yard, parking!”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $865,000.

  • Honest Abe

    I’m not super familiar with the market in this neighborhood, and I hate the exterior color of this house. That said, my instinct tells me this is a great deal and will sell very quickly..

    • LedroitTigah

      agreed that I don’t know the area, and also hate the exterior color. but the inside is lovely.

  • anon

    Great deal!

  • Anon

    Nice house. I think the exterior color is fine – I like that is has some personality instead of another contractor grey. I live nearby and think this area is awesome, although I note that this house is on the “wrong” side of 12th for the purposes of the school zones (i.e. it’s zoned for the less popular elementary school)

  • textdoc

    I don’t like the exterior color at all, but I LOVE the original woodwork — especially that magnificent mantel!
    Less enthused about the kitchen. I was a little surprised to see nobody carping that the cabinets/tile looked “dated,” but I guess there are fewer carpers around on a Friday afternoon.
    The placement of the fridge on an exposed-brick wall that’s otherwise empty except for shelves (that don’t appear to be built in, and thus wouldn’t convey) is weird. The shelves are also weird. If there’s additional need for storage, seems like more kitchen cabinets would’ve been better. (Obviously shelves are waaaaaay cheaper, but…)
    I’ve never understood the appeal of that much “open storage” in a place like a kitchen. Things are going to get soooo dusty, soooo fast.
    I’m a little disappointed that the upstairs is carpeted, but I guess you can’t get everything.

    • textdoc

      Exterior color of the house, that is. Not the stain of the woodwork, which I like. :)

  • textdoc

    I am puzzled that in a place that otherwise appears so carefully staged and photographed, there’s a roll of toilet paper on top of the toilet tank in one of the bathroom photos (makes me wonder whether’s there no wall-mounted TP holder), and there’s also a tall rack thing propped against the wall in the laundry room. Those should’ve been moved out of sight while the photos were being taken.

  • ‘Victorian’ and a building date of 1915? Get it together real estate agents! And, you might be opening yourself up to false advertising, too. The house was actually built in 1879, a full 36 years older than they stated. We’ve been consulted in legal cases with similar falsehoods!


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