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The Most Peculiar Listing To Hit the Market in 2023

  • December 18th 2023

by UrbanTurf Staff

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The wall in Georgetown.

It's that time of year again when UrbanTurf reflects on some of the DC area's most interesting real estate topics from the last 12 months. This week, we refresh your memory on some of the best, most intriguing and most peculiar things we came across throughout 2023. Enjoy.


We may not see a listing again like one that hit the market in Georgetown this past summer. 

A red wall near the corner of 30th and M Street NW (map) was listed for sale back in July for $50,000. The interesting property resulted in a number of articles and headlines around DC, including in UrbanTurf

So how did it come to be that there is a singular wall for sale? When a rowhouse is torn down, occasionally a wall is left standing. Demising walls are partitions that separate one tenant space from another. Because this type of wall usually separates adjacent properties, there are instances where the wall is not owned by either property owner. And that was the scenario for the red wall. 

A bank adjacent to the Georgetown wall helped preserve it over the years, and owner Allan Berger offered it to friends as a canvas for artistic murals. He also unsuccessfully attempted to sell the wall to the owner of the adjacent 30th Street home. 

The eventual buyer is probably someone that would want to use the wall for artistic or advertising purposes. However, any uses of that nature would need go before the Old Georgetown Board. 

The wall is still for sale, by the way, at a slightly discounted price of $48,000. 

See other articles related to: year in review 2023

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/the_most_peculiar_listing_to_hit_the_market_in_2023/21788.

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