Robert Gurney-Designed Chinatown Loft Asking $600 a Night

  • Sep 4th 2012

by UrbanTurf Staff

Robert Gurney-Designed Chinatown Loft Asking $600 a Night: Figure 1

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.

Robert Gurney-Designed Chinatown Loft Asking $600 a Night: Figure 2

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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