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GDoN “Enjoy the lazy summer days on the lrg front porch & rear deck” edition

by Prince Of Petworth March 20, 2017 at 12:00 pm 22 Comments

1407 Delafield Pl NW

This house is located at 1407 Delafield Place, NW. The listing says:

“Lovely 16th St Hghts detached beauty has everything. This light filled home will become your haven. The home feats. 4 brms, 3.5 baths.The lrg LVR w/ fireplace & DR are ideal for entertaining. Enjoy the open KIT w/ SS appliances & granite countertops. Hrwds throughout. MBR suite has lrg bath & walk-in closet.Lower lvl has BR & full BA. Enjoy the lazy summer days on the lrg front porch & rear deck.”

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You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $969,500.

  • HaileUnlikely

    Slant of roof looks weird; not sure if it is photo or roof.
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    Otherwise, this is f*cking beautiful, and I have always loved these blocks between 14th & 16th. I would buy this without a second thought if I could afford it!

    • Ben

      Looks to be distortion from the wide angle lens they use

  • jonah

    Is that a wine rack on the bathroom wall?

    • Bloomy

      It is… but I’ve seen people use them for towels, too.

    • Deebs

      Came here to say the same thing. So handy!

  • Moe

    Deal zoned. Interesting.

    • Anonymous

      Not anymore. I think existing kids are grandfathered, but new kids got chopped out along with Crestwood in the re-districting.

      • tacopuss

        I believe that there was a seven year delay; however, whether that is for kids who are already of age, or kids who were in the neighborhood before then, I don’t know.

  • wdc

    Hm. I think if I’m going to live close enough to my neighbors that I can smell what they’re cooking, I’d want the insulation benefit of a rowhouse.
    Otherwise, it’s very nice for the most part.

    • Elkhaert

      Maybe, but what you lose in insulation you gain in not being structurally supported by buildings you have no control over. They could still dig out your foundation, but there are less ways your neighbors can screw you through neglect.
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      I’m not a huge fan of the kitchen (between the cabinets, counters, and floor, and paint, I am gonna guess the current owner likes yellow. Unfortunately only one of those is easy to fix). But otherwise I like it, particularly the porch. Street view shows a flowering tree in the next door neighbor’s lawn and a gorgeous large tree (I think a Scarlet Oak looks like) out front.

      • Elkhaert

        Nope, just looked up on the registry, it is a Ginkgo according to them. Hard to see the leaf shape from google streetview, but I can believe that.

      • Truxtoner

        Street view actually makes this house seem a great deal nicer than the realtor photos.

    • soozles

      Ah, but so much more light with windows on the side.

  • Anon

    What an ugly facade, but at least it’s big?

    • Elkhaert

      Disagree. I like the brick, and the shingling on the awnings is unique. The exterior is my favorite part of this house.

      • stacksp

        Power wash the stone and lock it up with some drylok, some paint and a new room when finances permit and she will shine like new…

        • stacksp

          *roof

      • Anon

        The brick itself is fine, but the building seems under-fenestrated. Proportions seem really off to me. The second story windows also seem to be at odds with the first story. The awning looks rather cheap as well.

    • bricks

      It’s standard brick–looks a little distorted in this photo, but if you click through to the listing, it looks like regular DC brown/yellow brick.

  • anon

    Good looking house in a great neighborhood! I don’t think it’ll go at $970K, but not too far off. Maybe $930-950k after a few weeks.

  • lizcolleena

    This is pretty much exactly what I would love, with a few minor cosmetic changes. Unfortunately there’s no way I can afford it :(

    • AMDCer

      Seconded.

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