2320-2330 S Street NW
UrbanTurf usually stays away from publishing rankings or lists…except at the end of the year when we look back at what DC’s residential real estate scene had to offer during the previous 12 months. So, this week we are looking at not only the best but the most intriguing and peculiar things that came across our radar over the course of 2017. Enjoy.
Jeff Bezos is part of a very small group that could buy one of the largest houses in DC (a former museum, in fact) and refer to it as merely an east coast pied-a-terre.
Back in January, UrbanTurf reported that the new owner of the former Textile Museum at 2320 and 2330 S Street NW (map) was planning a renovation that would create one of the largest homes in DC. A few days later, The Washington Post revealed that the new owner of the 27,000 square-foot property was Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos. Bezos purchased the home in 2016 for $23 million in an all-cash transaction.
A rendering of the rear addition
The DC-based architecture firm Barnes Vanze Architects is leading the renovation of the home that will mainly include a limestone-and-glass garden room being added to the back of the property. However, DC real estate voyeurs that are hoping to one day see images of the property in an Architectural Digest spread are likely to be disappointed.
Barnes Vanze has a non-disclosure agreement in place for the renovation plans, and ANC Commissioner David Bender recently told UrbanTurf that there have been several updates to the renovation plans over the last 11 months, but that the ANC is not authorized to share the new plans. Bezos owns homes in Washington state, Beverly Hills and New York City of which there are no public interior images.
Renovations on the ten-bedroom home that spans two buildings on S Street NW are scheduled to be completed at this time next year.
The Rest of UrbanTurf’s Year in Review
- The Best Listing of 2017 (For the the Mere Mortal)
- The Best Real Estate Deal of 2017 (With a Catch)—Two Free Houses For Curbside Pickup
- Most Innovative Way to Pay the Rent in 2017—DC’s Reefer Rent Parties
- The Best Furnishings For a Studio Apartment: Automated Furniture
- The Best New Apartment Views in DC: Right Into Nats Park
- The Best Listing of 2017 (For the Well-Paid Lobbyist)
- DC’s Most High Line-Like of High Line Spin-offs — Transforming the Georgetown Canal
This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/the_best_house_transformation_that_we_will_never_get_to_see/13357
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