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Best Apartment for Aspiring Muckrakers

by Shilpi Paul

Best Apartment for Aspiring Muckrakers: Figure 1
Webster House

When Bob Woodward’s old Dupont Circle apartment hit the market in April, UrbanTurf was giddy with excitement.

Woodward lived in the studio when he was a young Washington Post reporter breaking open the Watergate scandal. As fans of All the President’s Men, staff at this online publication were envious of the eventual buyer who we imagined reenacting Woodward’s thoughtful pacing throughout the 500-square-foot during the scandal, and maybe even sticking a flag in a strategically placed flowerpot from time to time. (Woodward used the signal to communicate with Deep Throat when he wanted to have a conversation with the famously discreet source.)

The studio was not in very good shape; it was just a shell and needed a full makeover. In May, the price dropped from $215,000 to $200,000, and the unit soon found a buyer. UrbanTurf has learned that the new owner is renovating the unit, and hopefully soaking up its investigative vibes.

  • Address: 1718 P Street NW, #617 (map)
  • Original Price: $215,000
  • Sale Price: $200,000
  • Bedrooms: 0
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Square Footage: 500
  • Days on Market: 33

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This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/best_apartment_for_aspiring_muckrakers/4811

1 Comment

  1. Capital Housecraft said at 5:19 am on Thursday December 29, 2011:
    Thanks for the story Shilpi Paul! We are the aspiring muckrakers and have indeed turned this dilapidated condo into quite a little gem. You can see before and after photos of the renovation at www.CapitalHousecraft.com, under profile - 1718 P Street. Regards, Dustin Capital Housecraft

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