Real Estate

Listing We Love: This Porch Is the Most Adorable Thing, Ever

Like a slice of New Orleans in DC. All photos courtesy of MRIS.

There’s curb appeal and then there’s pull-over-the-car-and-run-up-to-hug-the-house-appeal. This adorable (really, we cannot stress that word enough) house currently on the market in Capitol Hill is made for iced tea sippin’ and crossword puzzlin’. With ornate woodwork, a cheery bright yellow paint job, and classic black shutters, it’s a late Victorian dream.

So if you’ve ever fantasized about country life in the big city, get yourself over to this little gem in two shakes of a lamb’s tail.

Address: 517 7th St. SE
List Price: $1.1 million
Square Footage: 1,862
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1.5
Amenities: original heart pine floors, walking distance of Eastern Market, 3 fireplaces (2 with gas), 2.5-car garage

Another view of the chipper exterior, including a gateway arch for rose-growing.
The home’s detailing extends to fireside built-ins and an elaborate mantel.
Rounded doorways are a nice touch.
Bonus points for a bedroom fireplace.

For more photos and information, visit Compass.

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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.