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Listing We Love: This Dupont Circle Condo Represents the Platonic Ideal of a Home Library

You could totally reenact Beauty and the Beast in here.
Listing We Love: This Dupont Circle Condo Represents the Platonic Ideal of a Home Library
This place will have you swinging from the rolling ladder. All photos courtesy of Washington Fine Properties.

Even among non-readers, a house full of bookshelves holds a special appeal. First of all, it makes you look smart and accomplished, attributes we’re all striving for without necessarily putting in the hard work. Secondly, it adds that oh-so-slippery “character” we’re constantly told to fill our houses with if we want them to look inviting and lived-in.

In the case of this Dupont Circle condo—listed by Washington Fine Properties—you get that dose of character in a sleek, modern setting with plenty of light streaming in for good measure. What’s more, the space isn’t a giant rectangular box like far too many new developments seem bent on churning out. Instead, it’s a home filled with lots of odd shapes, small nooks, and little surprises. We’ll take it (books included, please).

Here are the details:

Address: 2000 Massachusetts Ave. NW, #R4
List Price: $2.25 million
Square Footage: 2,200
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 3.5
Amenities: wood-burning fireplace, two patios, parking, master suite with two bathrooms

A view of the loft-style condo from the other side.
A view of the loft-style condo from the other side.
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The bookcases wrap around the entire lofted second story. A beautiful wood ceiling mimics the grids of the shelves.

 

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The modern but still warm kitchen has room for an island, if you’re so inclined.

 

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There are Circle views from the kitchen table—and a patio just off to the side.

 

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A tucked-away television keeps the living room focused on the fireplace and shelving.

Correction: We formerly indicated the address as 200 Massachusetts Ave. The correct address is 2000 Massachusetts Ave. We regret the error. 

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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.