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Today’s Rental “was the carriage house for the Argyle/Miller house next door, and was the first automobile house (aka garage) built in DC”

by Prince Of Petworth April 3, 2018 at 1:55 pm 0

This rental is located at 2201 Massachusetts Ave, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$2650 / 1br – 600ft2 – Furnished house in Dupont/Kalorama for rent with private garden

The house is located in Dupont Circle/Kalorama right on Embassy Row, steps from the metro. It has a private garden, dishwasher, washer and dryer, and lots of storage. Built in 1901 by Paul J. Peltz, who designed the Library of Congress, it was the carriage house for the Argyle/Miller house next door, and was the first automobile house (aka garage) built in DC. Olga Hirshhorn made it her Washington home after her husband, Joseph Hirshhorn (of the Hirshhorn Museum), passed away. She dubbed it the Mouse House due to its tiny size and because a cat carved into the facade of the building above faces the house. There is a replica of the house in Naples, Florida that contains the artworks that Olga (unfortunately) didn’t leave in the house. There is a mural by artist Dana Westring in the bedroom.”

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