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DC’s Hidden Places: Dent Place

by Lark Turner

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In Hidden Places, UrbanTurf takes a look at some of the charming but lesser-known one- and two-block streets in the District. This week, we check out Dent Place NW, a two-block stretch of eclectic houses in Georgetown.

Dent Place (map) sits between 33rd and 35th Streets NW, north of Q Street and south of Reservoir Road. Its homes are a mix of architecture from just about every era, from Victorians to federal-style rowhouses to clearly modern interpretations of rowhouses. There’s also a corner store and a firehouse estimated to have opened around 1900.

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Prices around here are what you’d expect in Georgetown. One of Dent’s more historic homes, a four-bedroom built in 1910, recently went under contract. The asking price: $1.4 million.

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There are also several smaller condo buildings on Dent, most built in a traditional red-brick style. One newer building that looks like a condo at first glance, seen below, turns out to be a 1941 single-family home with six bedrooms and 4.5 baths. It last sold in September 2008 for $2.65 million.

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There’s another very modern interpretation along Dent: a three-bed, 3.5-bath townhouse. It was built in 1968, and you can tell from the funky exterior.

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Some of the homes are the sort of thing you’d mostly find in northwest DC.

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But in one stretch full of traditional Victorian rowhouses, a visitor could be almost anywhere in the District.

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