Ever stroll down East Capitol Street, oohing and ahhing over the spectacular “Grand Dame” Victorian houses while practically foaming at the mouth with longing and envy? I know I sure do. I’m always able to console myself by thinking, “No doubt it’s a complete wreck inside”. Or, “It’s probably nice but boring. There’s no way it still has all the original details.”
Well, foam away, Gentle Reader. The elegant and sublime 1008 East Capitol Street , listed at $1.399M, is open this Sunday from 2-4. Lovingly restored with all its original details including: mantels, trim, pocket doors, gorgeous heart pine floors, and tall ceilings. It’s even retained the original fretwork, for cryin’ out loud. Large separate living and dining rooms, gorgeous stainless steel and Carrara marble kitchen with double pantry & window seat. 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths including a sybaritic MBR suite. A romantic 3rd floor treetop balcony, screened in porch, a rental unit with C of O … I could continue but I think I need to just go slash my wrists instead
Another open house of note – 710 4th St, NE has just had its price dropped to $649k. A great price for a super 3 BR, 1.5 BA house with fabulous outdoor spaces, only 1/2 a block from the happening H St Corridor. Open on Sunday from 2 – 4.