Flashback: May 4, 2010

by Prince Of Petworth April 13, 2017 at 12:00 pm 22 Comments


Good Deal or Not? “offers every modern amenity” edition (Reader Request)

This home is located at 1911 2nd Street, NW. The flier says:

“Complete custom design renovation of 4BR/4.5 BA hm. Dramatic main floor entry w/ soaring ceilings, utilizing the finest materials and smart technology throughout, offers every modern amenity with creative custom finishes. gourmet cooks kitchen and breakfast room dining area features a dramatic two level ceiling and glass block mosaic wall all leading to deck and two car parking below Au-paire suite”

You can find a virtual tour here.

What do you think of that staircase? Wow, this is definitely a wild one, thanks to a Bloomingdale resident for sending it in. Do you think this 4 bed/4.5 bath is a good deal for $1,075,000?

  • LedroitTigah

    So while I don’t think the staircase or other aesthetic choices have aged so well, I’m sure that house is worth a lot more now…(and I think its a different color on the outside as well, if my memory serves me right)

    • Leeran

      Have no idea how far off the mark they are, but Zillow estimates 1,185,000 or so.

      • LedroitTigah

        I feel like redfin is more accurate for DC – there, its going for $1.6m. given recent sales in the area, Id say it could go for that much (even with those crazy stairs)

    • Nathan

      Still the same color. Curious to see what the inside is like now.

      • LedroitTigah

        ah okay, I must be thinking of a different place. I’m not too far away…

        • Nathan

          There is one either a house or 2 down that was just painted blue and is on the market for $1.2mm

    • Anon

      “hasn’t aged well” – to be fair, a lot of people saw that coming from the get-go. It’s way overstyled and a seeming mismash of various ideas that don’t work well as a whole (aside maybe from being some seedy love shack).

      • Hill Denizen

        Oof, I don’t think those stairs ever looked good. We’re not talking black granite countertops and beige everything. Industrial stairs in an otherwise traditional row home always looked out of place. And who would not only tile a huge wall, but tile a huge wall poop brown?

  • MadMax

    That yellow house across the street from this one looks awesome (from the limited views in these photos), let’s see more of that one!

    • Anon

      It is indeed awesome! Google view is pretty up-to-date if you’re curious.

  • Idontgetit

    Reading the comments is interesting. What happened to some of those frequent commentators? Of course in my case it was about 4 usernames ago.

    • MadMax

      Gentrification and / or children pushed them to Maryland and / or Virginia suburban blogs.

      • Anon

        I bet many went straight to DCUM as well (think that one’s more regional in general).

  • Neil

    Has anyone tried to have these virtual tours and slideshows pulled down? It’s kind of disturbing that if someone Googles my address, the top hit is still a MRIS slideshow of the inside of my house from four years ago.

    • facts

      why is that disturbing?

      • MadMax

        Oh the tragedy of seeing what bad interior decorators your previous home owners were!

        • textdoc

          I imagine Neil was worried that someone could use those photos to try to figure out (say) which door or window might be a good one to break in through, and would know the layout of the home in advance and thus be able to burgle more quickly.

          • LedroitTigah

            Yep – seems like a valid concern, tbh.

          • MadMax

            I think you’re giving DC crooks way too much credit.

    • anon

      ive done it…its pretty easy for zillow, redfin, etc. MRIS is a lot harder.

  • tlindc

    The mom in me loves those stairs (no way the babe can fall through, unlike my current arrangement), but ugh, that house was designed for a specific kind of person, and that is definitely not me. It’s such a beautiful house otherwise, and probably worth well over a million now.

  • OldinAM

    Redfin reports the property sold 4 Jan 2011 for $849,500.


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