Sunday, August 07, 2011

Your Next Place


By Franklin Schneider

While millions of Americans were off in the Civil War, shooting muskets at each other across muddy pastures and having unanaesthetized limb amputations, others were building this house. Now you can own this monument to their unpatriotic levelheadedness for just over a million dollars. (Contrast this with the product of my father's draft-dodging – a totaled motorcycle, several “bad trips” and … me. Pathetic.)

Located in historic Naylor Court, just a stone's throw from downtown, this restored antique rowhouse exudes more class than a sackful of duchesses. Heart pine floors, an amphitheater-like living room, an elegant family room with french doors opening onto the backyard, one of the largest kitchens I've seen in a while, with a granite-topped island that seats four. A sinuous staircase leads upstairs, to four spacious bedrooms and four baths.



The impeccable master bath could probably hold thirty people (just stating a fact, not making a suggestion). The two-car garage in back has custom mahogany doors that are probably worth more than my last two cars. There's a beautiful deck overlooking the backyard, and a huge magnolia tree in the front yard. If the magnolia market takes off, you could be sitting on a veritable gold mine.

937 N St. NW
Washington DC 20001
4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths
$1,124,999






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