The carriage house at 1809 20th Street NW
UrbanTurf first featured this carriage house in April 2010 as part of our Unique Spaces series. Built in 1890 as the carriage house to a mansion in Dupont Circle, the mansion was gone by the 1980s and the carriage house was an abandoned shell.
Political consultant Bill Keyserling endeavored to renovate the building into a loft-like space, initially used as a campaign office and call center for then-presidential candidate Michael Dukakis. The building then functioned as a two-bedroom plus den residence after the election.
Keyserling sold the home several years ago and it was rented and perhaps sold again before Jodie and David Slaughter purchased it and made some practical and cosmetic renovations. The kitchen was updated with granite, travertine heated floors, and new cabinet faces and appliances. The bathrooms also got a makeover.
The large upper level landing, which likely served as a hay loft above horse stalls in the building’s former life, now houses a custom walk-in closet and laundry area.
The open main floor of the home with cathedral ceilings and the adjoining outdoor brick terrace and deck space have served as good entertaining space for parties of upwards of 80 people.
“The best thing about the Carriage House is the way it takes visitors by surprise,” the Slaughters shared. “It looks cute and quaint from the outside but once inside, they’re delighted by the sheer space, the soaring ceilings, wooden beams and exposed brick.”
Other interior features include custom built-in shelving in the living room, a skylit den and wood-planked ceilings. A lounge area separates the two upstairs bedrooms. French doors in the second bedroom open onto an upper-level patio. The house also has its own garage and storage shed. The carriage house will go on the market tomorrow. More details and photos are below.
- Address: 1809 20th Street NW, Carriage House (map)
- Price: $1,450,000
- Bedrooms: Two
- Bathrooms: 2.5
- Square Footage: 2,400
- Listing Agent: Katrina Schymik Abjornson, Compass
Photos courtesy of HomeVisit.
This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/from_dukakis_campaign_office_to_dupont_circle_carriage_house/12608.
Most Popular... This Week • Last 30 Days • Ever
For this week's rundown, UrbanTurf catches up on the latest news regarding developmen... read »
The 30,000 square-foot home has been privately offered for sale since 2018.... read »
DC's Office of Planning recently looked at DC's migration patterns in 2022. Today, Ur... read »
The residential conversion at a former bowling alley in DC is moving forward, and new... read »
When interest rates doubled in the second half of 2022, activity in the regional hous... read »
UrbanTurf has compiled virtual looks at large new developments around the DC region.... read »
Why condo fees are high in some buildings and low in others can be a difficult questi... read »
Dupont Circle’s Swann House, a former 15-bedroom bed and breakfast, will be listed ... read »
The two-building project will include approximately 825 residential units, 151 lodgin... read »
The development will be located a few blocks south of the Takoma Metro station.... read »
With this weekend's DC houseboat tour a day away, UrbanTurf thought it only fitting t... read »
President Obama travels to Denver this morning to sign the stimulus bill that has bee... read »
In this week's installment of Ask An Agent, a reader wonders if there is a rule for h... read »
As The Wharf prepares to begin construction, DC's houseboat community heads to its ne... read »
In this week's installment of Ask An Agent, a reader asks a fairly common question th... read »
DC Real Estate Guides
Short guides to navigating the DC-area real estate market
We've collected all our helpful guides for buying, selling and renting in and around Washington, DC in one place. Visit guides.urbanturf.com or start browsing below!
Intro guides for first-time home buyers
Awesome and unusual real estate from across the DC Metro