Home & Style

3 Charming, Totally Updated Older Homes with Open Houses This Weekend


Where: 23 S St. NW

How much: $949,000

When: Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m.

Why: Still a relative steal for Bloomingdale (although, yikes, anything less than a million is now a steal?), this Victorian beauty still retains some of its tin ceilings and all its hardwood floors. With three bedrooms, three and a half baths, and a rentable English basement, it’s positively massive. Plus there’s a deck off the first floor and a kitted out roof deck. If nothing else, the mantles in the living and dining rooms won me over.


Where: 3274 P St. NW

How much: $1,049,900

When: Sunday, 1-3 p.m.

Why: This house is actually the definition of adorable, like a French chateau set down on the cobble-stone streets of Georgetown. The current owners have serenely remodeled the house from top to bottom, and the brick-lined and tree-covered backyard could easily be transformed into a magical space.

Dupont Circle

Where: 1748 Corcoran St. Nw, Unit 1A

How much: $349,550

When: Sunday 2-4 p.m.

Why: Located in a lovely older townhouse, this sweet one-bedroom is one of the quietest, prettiest streets in Dupont. The 500 square feet are well-apportioned, and French doors mean a nice breeze can waft through the living and dining areas.

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