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GDoN “One of the few free-standing homes of Mount Pleasant” edition (reader request)

by Prince Of Petworth May 15, 2017 at 12:00 pm 16 Comments


This house is located at 1729 Park Road, NW. The listing says:

“One of the few free-standing homes of Mount Pleasant, this beautiful property offers grand proportions, elegant period detailing and top quality renovations and updates. A unique offering, the home features 6 bedrooms and 4.5 baths, a new slate roof, free-standing garage, in-law suite, third floor master suite, a private garden and careful attention to detail throughout.”


You can see more photos here.

This 6 bed/4.5 bath is going for $1,685,000.

  • JS

    I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a radiator *in* a shower before, so that’s something.

    • anon

      This shower is so stupidly oversized that you probably will need the radiator in there to keep warm in the winter while showering (showers with windows in them that are likely uninsulated can be cold even with hot water running over you.)

    • above7-11

      I think that’s a towel warmer/dryer.

  • GBinCH

    Spectacular. I’m not a fan of the decor, but the bones of this house are great. Normally I complain about the decor, but if ‘m paying $1.7m for a house, I can afford to make cosmetic changes.
    No clue about whether this is a good deal or not.

  • Ben

    That front porch!!!

  • Rich

    It’s largely free of renovation cliches, although I suspect one doesn’t want to get up from the wrong side of the bed–attics were used for storage, not living space for a reason. The rooms all look decent sized and the floor plan flows well. I think the kitchen has formica—I’m sure that someone will clutch pearls over that. Compared with the house near me with a similar asking price (a row house with gut renovation, little original character, and some odd spaces), it’s probably a good deal.

    • MHillPark

      I actually think the counters are gray quartz, but I also thought they were formica at first.

    • anon

      Counters are easy to change – that unfortunate choice of kitchen floor and backsplash tile will take a little more work to get rid of. (As will the wallpaper in the living room.)
      I’d be happy to live on the second floor, and leave the eaved third floor, with its doorless bathroom, recessed lights, and vessel sinks (renovation cliches all) to my occasional guests.

      • cachito

        I second this. Every time I see a doorless bathroom I want to scream, “LET ME POOP IN PEACE.”

        • anon

          You’d be OK here – as there is a sliding door to the crapper, just not on either of the doorways to the bathroom itself.

        • textdoc

          LOL! That makes a great rallying cry.

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  • John B.

    That is one sweet house and honestly, not a bad price given the location. I live a few blocks over in a renovated rowhouse valued at 1.1 million (at least according to the city’s tax office and Zillow), and my house isn’t half as nice as this one.

  • ehdc

    I saw this at the open house this weekend (and heard there is a neighbors open house tonight monday 5/15). It is lovely and in great shape. Garage and yard, too. It is more than I can afford but seems fairly priced and great for a large or perhaps multi generational family. (Or what I’d like to see – an urban kibbutz!)

  • MK

    Saw this yesterday. Pictures don’t begin to do this house justice. Everything (except the kitchen counters) was renovated. Only thing I wished is that the backyard was not so small. An apartment building is right smack behind it but the foliage hides it.

  • textdoc

    I don’t like the glass-fronted and open upper cabinets in the kitchen, and I don’t like the vessel sinks and cabinets in the master bath… but I covet pretty much everything else about this house.
    On a curb-appeal note… the Boston ferns add a nice touch to the front porch. Makes me think I should install more hooks — and hang more ferns — on my own front porch.


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