This Week’s Find: The Home That John Wall Missed Out On

by Shilpi Paul

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Many homes have playrooms where kids can unwind. This Week’s Find takes it one step further, with a large, soundproofed gym, complete with a basketball court, on the fourth floor.

The original builder of this four-bedroom colonial in DC’s Berkley neighborhood was a widower with four sons. He wanted to make the house an active place, so he designed a top floor that was as close to a schoolhouse gym as possible. The wide, rectangular space has a basketball hoop hanging on one end (with enough extra ceiling height so your shot can have some decent arc), and the walls and floors are reinforced and soundproofed.

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The rest of the house is fairly traditional. It was last on the market in 1997, and has been updated a few times since going up in 1963. Attractive features include a sunroom overlooking the backyard, a sitting room off of the master bedroom, and a long swimming pool and hot tub under a pergola.

More photos and details below.

  • Address: 2000 48th Street NW (map)
  • Price: $1.795 million
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: 4.5
  • Year Built: 1963
  • Listing Agents: Hans Wydler, Long & Foster Real Estate
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