Real Estate

Listing We Love: This Stunning Converted Stable Has a Hidden Pool

All photos courtesy of MRIS.

Imagine this. You set out after a long day in your over-air-conditioned office, take a ride as part of a human sandwich on Metro, and then endure a sticky, sweat-rolling-down-your-back walk home. But after you pour yourself a tall glass of lemonade, you slip on a swimsuit and slide into the delightful little pool hidden in your walled garden.

That’s not reality for most of us. But this phenomenal little gem (albeit one with a hefty price tag) in Capitol Hill not only has that game-changing pool in its garden, it also boasts one of the coolest interiors we’ve seen in a long while. With rough-hewn beams and a soaring ceiling, this one-time stable-turned-factory is now a chic little bungalow.

Here are the details:

Address: 111 10th St. SE
List Price: $2.3 million
Square Footage: 1,680
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2.5
Other Amenities: driveway parking, blocks from Eastern Market Metro, 26-foot ceiling in living area, exposed brick walls, built-in bookcases, mature landscaping

The dining area is tucked away an original wood-beamed ceiling.
A hidden door in the kitchen leads to a cellar. So. cool.
This view of the living space shows off how open and airy the house is.
Looking out from the loft it’s easy to see the impact of the vast ceiling.
An corner of the loft makes for the perfect office space.


The beams continue into the upstairs bedrooms.


An ironwork balcony and lush landscaping feel more New Orleans than DC.

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Hillary writes about interiors, real estate, arts, and culture. She is the former digital media editor of The New Republic, and her work has also been published in Glamour, The New York Times Book Review, and The Washington Post, among others. You can follow her on Instagram @hillarylouisekelly or on Pinterest @hlkelly.