If you hadn’t noticed, UrbanTurf has a slight obsession with Airbnb. And, during one of our recent browsing sessions of the most expensive DC rentals on the couch-surfing site, we came across a familiar home.
Way back in 2010, we wrote about an ultra-modern three-level, three-bedroom condo in Chinatown that was on the market. The home, designed by DC-based architect Robert Gurney, had a very specific layout and design aesthetic which we imagined would limit the buyer pool. Each floor is about 100-feet deep and the upper level has an indoor/outdoor loft space with electric doors that open to front and rear roof decks.
The unit has been on and off the market for the past two years (with an asking price of about $2.5 million), but it appears the owners have found another way to pay the mortgage. Airbnb is listing the 3,700-square foot home as a rental at a rate of $600 a night. On its face that seems expensive, but if three vacationing couples split the bill, it would work out to a $200/night stay. Not a shabby alternative to the DC hotel scene.
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This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/robert_gurney-designed_chinatown_loft_asking_600_a_night/5976
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