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1740 13th gif
1740 13th St, NW

Washington, DC 20009

5 bedrooms/3.5 baths

3,529 square feet/$5,556 yearly taxes

list price: $1,595,000

I haven't written a First Friday post for a couple of month because I was bored.  DC real estate is interesting and varied but it also tends to be the same.  A lot of Colonials, Wardmans, pre-war condos and coops with a couple of modern places.  But every once in a while, a house I love hits the market.  This weeks featured property is one example.

1740 13th St, NW is a house I've walked by for years.  It's interesting to me because of it's shape:  it's wide instead of deep which is really unusual.  In 2007, it was listed for sale for 850K.  It was described as an estate sale, livable but a fixer upper.  It sold for 849K.  I waited for it to be redeveloped.  Finally, in 2010 it sold for $1,472,500.  I've always been really curious to see the finishes and the space.  As you can see from the pictures, it's stunning.

The home has hardwood floors, a formal living with a double sided fireplace, a dining room, a chef's kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and 3 bedrooms upstairs including a sumptous master bedroom and bath. There's also a 2 bedroom rental in the basement.  It's located 2 blocks to the 14th St. corridor of retail and restaurants.

photos via MLS.  listing courtsey of Jeffery Lockard, TTR Sotheby's International

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