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Armchair Open House: Freshly Renovated Dupont Rowhouse
Each week, we’ll be peeking inside a drool-worthy property currently on the market. Up first—a swanky rowhouse in the heart of Dupont. By Kathleen Bridges
Comments () | Published March 13, 2012

Photographs by Chris Zimmer Photography.

Address: 1618 Corcoran St., NW

Price: $1,699,900

Details: Approximately 3,000 square feet. 3 BR, 3 BA in main house; 1 BR, 1 BA rental unit on lower level.

Listing Agent: Jennifer Myers, RE/MAX Allegiance

Maybe it's the lure of a floor-to-roof renovation. Perhaps it's the prime location just a few blocks off Dupont Circle. Or maybe it's because we're currently crushing on designer Lori Graham, who helped outfit the interior of this swanky three-story space. In any case, we were chomping at the bit to get a peek inside.

"It was completely gutted--from the floorboards to the walls to the ceilings," says Myers. "It is like-new construction, but still keeps those period details. That's hard to find in Dupont." The home's 127-year-old facade was kept intact, and the moldings, staircase, and fireplaces within were modeled after the originals. "The owner wanted to modernize the space while still remaining faithful to its 1880s style," she says.

We think it worked.

Off the entry, you walk into a sweeping living room, which opens onto a dining room, an open kitchen, and a family room. Dark-stained floors, custom millwork, and ten-foot ceilings unite the spaces. The islanded kitchen features thick-cut marble counters, a Viking range, and a Sub-Zero fridge.

Off the family room, you step out onto a large wraparound patio. The property also features on-site parking for one car.

Upstairs, you'll find an airy master suite--complete with a full bath and a walk-in closet--as well as two additional bedrooms.

 And--bonus!--the lower level is an income unit, a one-bedroom, one-bath apartment with a separate entrance.

For more information, check out the virtual tour, or contact Jennifer Myers at 202-905-4335.

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