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GDoN “Rare + unique showpiece” edition

by Prince Of Petworth April 28, 2017 at 12:25 pm 24 Comments

400 U St NW

This house is located at 400 U Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“1st WEEKEND-OPEN SAT 4/29,1-3PM + SUN 4/30,1-4PM! Rare + unique showpiece in Historic LeDroit Park! Set on an expansive corner lot + overflowing w/ custom upgrades + expert craftsmanship. Fantastic XL lot w/patio! Remodeled top to bottom – 5BR/4BA w/ LL accessory unit. Jr 1BR/1BA unit w/ sep entrance. Premium quality home on the most architecturally distinct block in LeDroit Park! Walk Score: 92!”


You can see more photos here.

This 5 bed/4 bath is going for $1,290,000.

  • LedroitTigah

    The houses on this block are going like hotcakes!

    And while I LOVE this house, it would have been great had it come with parking. What’s the likelihood the city would let them carve out a driveway from that sidewalk? The backyard is massive enough…

    • Anon

      Guessing no-dice on a curb cut here.

    • Rich

      Snowball’s chance in hell. A request for a curb cut will bring out all the neighbors. It also will undermine the curb appeal of the house.

    • Anonymous

      Street parking around here is not bad.

  • Anonymous

    Compare this to the similarly priced 2 bedroom at 14th and T…

  • Anon

    Was it earlier this week that Dan featured a very unremarkable Bloomingdale property listed at $1.35m? This one will be gone by the end of this weekend, likely going above asking. The other one, with an extra story, will likely continue to sit until a price reduction.

    • textdoc

      The sinks in this house look like IKEA. Not clear why you think this house at $1.29M is a better deal than the Bloomingdale one at $1.35M.

      • textdoc

        Although Ledroit Park is a historic district, so that does increase the value of properties in the neighborhood vs. ones in neighborhoods without such protection.

  • TYoung

    Hot off the heels of the Elm street one eh! Cant blame em.
    Best yard in LeDroit!

  • stacksp

    How much does it cost to open up a fireplace that been sealed?

    • stacksp

      Oh and I would consider a pergola in the backyard. Not sure if that would affect the “charm” or not.

      • snarbuck

        Historic board would never allow a pergola.

  • Wendy Testaburger

    Is the master bathroom shower open with no glass enclosure?

  • IDontGetIt

    Lovely. I can even overlook the backsplash tile.

    • DF

      Yep, I don’t love the cabinetry either but I really like the layout of the kitchen! This house is one of the best listings I’ve seen on PoP in a LONG time!

    • textdoc

      What is it with all of these super-busy mosaic tile backsplashes?? I know taste is an individual thing, but it’s hard for me to understand how anybody finds them attractive. To me they look really trippy when I’m stone cold sober and looking at them on a screen — I’d hate to have to deal with them in real life, especially if I were at all tipsy.

  • ArchaeoG

    Why does that basement apartment kitchen not have any upper cabinets? From the picture it seems like there isn’t anything that would obstruct them.

  • asdf

    it doesn’t really show up at all weird in the pictures, but its strange that there is a full bath right next to the kitchen on the first floor. curious to check that out during the open house.

    and yes, should go for above asking. might be a fair ask if this were a home depot-quality job. but its really thoughtfully done.

  • snarbuck

    I’m pretty sure this house has an existing right for a curb cut and a carriage house, since it originally had them back in the day.

    • ledroitlover

      actually really curious how you figured out this house had a curb cut/carriage house originally…

  • Jordan

    Sh!t, it sold already! Walked my dog past it SOLD sign on on already! Damn!

    • stacksp

      Not surprised. The yard in that area seals it

  • LMFB

    I’d say good deal. The kitchen, with the yard view over the sink and the mud room, is totally dreamy, and there is a lot of space. And if I had money to buy this house, I would also have the money to replace the backsplash. One weird thing though–it looks like the master bath has the tub, while the other bath has the shower. But I guess I could overlook that. Since it sold already (and I don’t have 1.3 mil lying around), I guess it doesn’t matter much what I could overlook, but overall a really pretty house!

    • LMFB

      nevermind, I’m blind–masterbath has a bath and open shower. Which I’m not a huge fan of, since that can get chilly, but is still pretty baller.


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