This Week’s Find: The Little Yellow House on 12th Place

by Mark Wellborn

2255 12th Place NW

This Week’s Find is a bright yellow two-bedroom house on 12th Place near the U Street Corridor. 12th Place is a short two-block street known for its colorful houses that is just around the corner from the Florida Avenue Grill. Aside from the renovations, hardwood floors and exposed brick, the things we like about this house are the second bedroom, which has a cool office area attached to it, and the fenced-in patio off the kitchen. The seller priced this house well, particularly considering an almost identical home down the street is listed for about $530,000 and has been sitting on the market for over a month. We give this home through the weekend before it is under contract. More details and photos below.

  • Address: 2255 12th Place NW (map)
  • Price: $485,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Square Footage: 954
  • For the full listing, click here.
Living Room
Second Bedroom
Back Patio

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  1. jon said at 1:21 pm on Thursday September 9, 2010:

    looks great inside, I bet it will be under contract in less then a 2 weeks. 12th place is a very cute street.

  1. DG-rad said at 1:26 pm on Thursday September 9, 2010:

    the exterior is a bit Redskinsy, but seems like a great house otherwise!

  1. Ellis said at 3:15 pm on Thursday September 9, 2010:

    Love this block! Definitely a cute house for a Skins fan.

  1. spjulep said at 3:21 pm on Thursday September 9, 2010:

    Great price! This part of 12th is really adorable. I walked by the other weekend and it was closed to cars for a block party.

  1. Brendan said at 10:51 am on Friday September 10, 2010:

    I was looking at this listing thinking what a great little place this looked to be, but then i noticed the bars on all the windows.  What’s everyone’s take on this?  Necessity in town? if you see this should you worry?

  1. molly said at 9:49 pm on Sunday September 12, 2010:

    I saw the place this weekend- really sweet!  I happen to love this street and the neighborhood.  Bars on the windows are pretty typical in DC- certainly in the U street area, the hill, even dupont.  Nothing to worry about, in my opinion.  Not being a football fan, I did not notice the Redskins colors- just a happy, bright yellow . . .

  1. Nick said at 11:04 am on Monday September 13, 2010:

    Brian, Many DC properties have bars on the windows, you will even find them in Georgetown. In the past ten years the need for them has dropped dramatically, they are largely a holdover from the years when riots and crime spiked as urban decay set in. Now that DC is emerging as one of the top cities in the country the motivation to have security bars is greatly diminished.

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