131 11th Street SE
Sometimes a house that is truly a piece of history comes on the market in DC, and that is what happened today on Capitol Hill.
Just steps from Lincoln Park, the property at 131 11th Street SE (map) consists of a house and a carriage house that were originally constructed in the late 19th century. This is the first time that the properties have been on the market in 40 years.
Living room bay window
131 11th Street SE is currently on the National Register of Historic Places and has been owned by people ranging from a seamstress to an employee of the Bureau of Printing. During the era of construction, the house had no gas, plumbing and interior bathrooms, and relics of this era remain in details like the cast-iron stove in the kitchen.
The properties at the address spread over 8,000 square feet, from the 24 foot-wide main house to the 2,000 square-foot carriage house.
The structures boast a mix of architectural styles that were popular in the neighborhood at the time of construction. Second Empire style can be seen in the partial mansard roof, while the Queen Anne style is evident in the bay of the front of the house and the straight- and arch-topped windows, many of which are six feet in size and are present on all four sides of the house.
The High Victorian Gothic style is seen in the complex line of the roof and the mix of brick and carved stonework on the home’s exterior. The iron railings along the exterior staircase and the fanlight-carved detail above the front door can be attributed to the Federal style of architecture.
The interior of the house has largely been preserved, with original heart pine floors, ornate custom millwork, an interior stair with an intricate newel post at its base, and detailed door casings and plinths throughout the first floor.
More images and details are below.
- Full Listing: 131 11th Street SE (map)
- Price: $2.8 million
- Bedrooms: Six
- Bathrooms: Five
- Listing Agents: Tom Faison, RE/MAX
Living room bay window
This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/four_architectural_styles_and_over_8000_square_feet_in_lincoln_park/12283.
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