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GDoN “Stunning” edition (reader request)

by Prince Of Petworth February 16, 2017 at 12:00 pm 24 Comments

2023 Park Rd NW

This house is located at 2023 Park Road NW. OP writes: “I’m not looking to buy right now, but holy cow, this is the stuff of my dreams (taking into account location, design, curb appeal, and layout)” The MRIS listing says:

“Stunning Mount Pleasant home! Bright, open floor plan, designer kitchen with high end black stainless appliances. Generously-sized bedrooms, tranquil bathrooms, and basement one-bedroom in-law suite. Detached garage and large, private back yard backing to Rock Creek Park. Cool tech features that let you connect your house on a smartphone including keyless entry, nest, samsung family hub etc.”


You can see more photos here.

This 6 bed/4.5 bath is going for $1,500,000.

  • Formerly ParkViewRes

    Yeah, I like it A LOT. I love almost all the finishes–not a fan of those “window” cabinets in the kitchen. What is on the fridge, touch screen? I’ll also never need this much house, but for someone who does I think it’s a good deal.

    • Tsar of Truxton

      It is a touch screen that has camera’s inside so you can look inside your fridge without opening the doors, tells you weather, etc. It also let’s you access the cameras remotely, so if you are at the grocery store and can’t remember if you need milk, you can look to see if you do. Obviously, it is a bit over the top, but still kind of cool.

      • Formerly ParkViewRes

        OMG, that is crazy. Technology never ceases to amaze me.

  • mtpresident

    Wow. Between the list price here and the sales listed from the January sales listing, I’m not surprised I periodically field emails and cold calls from real estate agents wondering if we are interested in selling. Yikes!

    • JoDa

      God I hate those calls. They’ve stopped, though, since I completely lost my solid food waste products on one guy who called me at 7:30 AM. I think I heard him crying a little before I slammed my finger forcefully into the end button (slamming a phone down is a sorely missed victim of technology).
      (I normally just hang up and block the number, but waking me up 15 minutes before my alarm is a capital offense in my book)

  • jf

    Really good job! All of the Mt.P houses have the same floorplan so I have a good idea of what it used to be. It looks like they made the dining area smaller to increase the size of the kitchen. I love the dining room spaces in these old houses so I probably would have extended the kitchen back rather than forward. Other than that, it’s very lovely.

  • TinkerTaylor

    Too much space for me too. I like most of the choices – copper in the kitchen being a significant exception.

  • NorthByNE

    I went to the open house on Sunday. The renovation was good, but the pictures are more impressive than the reality, IMHO.

    That said, it is a good sized house on the family-friendly side of Mt. P, so I’d expect them to get at least asking price for it.

    • mtpresident

      As opposed to the non-family-friendly side of Mt P?

      • Anon

        Poor people along the western side of Mt P just hate, HATE families?

  • Anon

    I’d probably prefer to be on a quieter street, but that’s a really nice house.

  • soozles

    Too bad Mt. Pleasant’s historic district requirements don’t apply to interior spaces to prevent the ghastly remuddling that was done to this house. This is a huge house, and thus, there is no reason to rip out the walls and soul of the first floor leaving, among other detritus, that dreadful dead space between the kitchen and living room that can be called a “dining area.” What a shame also that they replaced the classic Mt. Pleasant-style trim (which is in many other areas of the city as well) with this generic boring substitute and chose to use non-traditional replacement windows. I have come to accept that developers will gut average size houses to create these soul-less spaces, but I would expect better in these larger homes. I guess I’m just a traditionalist, but I’m sure this house will sell for more than that price.

    • minimalist

      I agree. I love that my 131 year old house has so much original charm.

      • soozles

        Mine too. I just had a major reno, moved a wall or two, but had all the wood cleaned up and restored.

        • Rach

          random question- but did you hire a specific contractor to restore your wood trim? My house still has the original trim and it could use a little TLC! Trying to decide if I could DIY it or if would be better to hire someone

          • soozles

            It was part of the larger renovation. To save a little money, though, I did most of the stripping myself but under his tutelage. Old wood most likely is coated in shellack, which is easy to clean off with denatured alcohol. We had to fill some holes, do sanding in some places and then stain it. It’s beautiful. If you want to get in touch, get Pop to put you in touch with me.

    • MM

      Agree – they took out the charm and replaced it with sterile

      • Annamtpleasant

        I agree. Bland and blah. Wish all these flippers would just scale it back. This one actually leaves me cold.

    • Shebamarie

      Agree! Especially about the dining area dead space

    • LNontheHill

      +1000 Also, those clawfoot tubs in nearly every bathroom. So not very functional for anyone who would actually like to take a shower. We’re casually starting to look at places to buy, and while renovated HVAC, kitchens, and bathrooms are nice, the over-flipped places are a huge turn-off.

    • Janie4

      Agreed. I’m not a fan of herringbone patterns for tile laying, and I don’t like the wavy tile in the master bath. And I like walls. And original trim.

  • DowntownDweller

    On the MRIS page, it looks like this is listed with DC Home Buzz, who is owned by the folks on the DC Flippers show. Any idea if this one of their projects? Or if the show has been picked up?

    • G

      Yes, this is definitely one of their projects.

      • Anon

        Given the bowling alley main level, it’s pretty clear that neither one’s an architect.


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