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Presidential Party Crasher’s Mount Pleasant Home Finally Sells

by Shilpi Paul

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3102 18th Street NW

For the past few years, UrbanTurf has been following the story of a Mount Pleasant home that has been on and off the market since 2008, with asking prices fluctuating between $850,000 and $1.05 million.

The five-bedroom, 2,663-square-foot rowhouse has an intriguing past. Located at 3102 18th Street NW, it served as the location of secretive, swanky parties thrown by Carlos Allen, an amateur rapper and one-time mayoral candidate in DC. The parties were hosted by a party outfit dubbed the Hush Galleria Social Club, and brought a club-like vibe to the quiet neighborhood.

Allen also made headlines in 2009, when he allegedly joined the Salahis at a White House state dinner — uninvited.

The owner has been eager to sell for awhile; the home was first listed in April 2008. It was on and off the market for the next three years with no luck finding a buyer, and was delisted in February 2011.

Now that Mount Pleasant’s housing market is heating up, perhaps the owner thought it was a good time to try their luck again. After two years off the market, the home was listed on July 12th for $969,000, found a buyer six days later and closed for $1.015 million earlier this month. No word on if the new owner will host secret parties or crash presidential ones.

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This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/presidential_party_crashers_mount_pleasant_home_finally_sells/7445

2 Comments

  1. Scoot said at 5:00 pm on Monday August 12, 2013:

    The home just does not show well compared to other $1M+ listings in the neighborhood. It’s not that the home is entirely in bad shape, it’s just a hodgepodge of different eras, styles and finishes.

    The kitchen is updated, albeit with small cabinets, low end stainless appliances and an awkward layout. The ostentatious chandeliers in the small foyer, living dining areas need to be removed, along with the fairly ugly and over-the-top faux-Victorian vanities, fixtures tub in the master bath.

    Meanwhile the other bathrooms are woefully stuck in the 1970s and 80s. None of them have overhead showers and are in need of wall and floor replacements if not total gut renovations.

    The 3rd bedroom features strange wooden paneling on the ceiling, out of character of the rest of the home.

    The 4th bedroom and guest apartment are in need of serious aesthetic updates.

    It’s a typical example of someone who went “big” with showy updates in a small number of rooms, and then ran out of money a quarter of the way through.

  1. jenna said at 5:20 pm on Monday August 12, 2013:

    smaller houses in Mount pleasant have been going for close to 1M lately, so the price seems about right for a large “fixer”.  If only I had the foresight to buy in MTP 15 years ago!

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