Centuries before Angela Miller moved into a one-bedroom row house on Georgetown’s Pomander Walk, the home was reportedly owned by Alexander Graham Bell. In fact, the whole block of row houses, all shades of pastel blues, yellows and oranges was called Bell’s Court.
“It has a lot of history,” said Miller, explaining that the walk is also on the Georgetown historic tour. Pomander Walk is just one of three alleys in DC that is still lined with the original dwellings, according to a city buildings survey.
Miller’s two-story one-bedroom home is located at 7 Pomander Walk NW (map). She purchased the home in 1999, and it was the open dining and living space with a fireplace and exposed beams that sold her on the listing. Towards the back of the living area are two french doors, flanked with matching windows that lead out to a small, private brick patio.
Miller renovated the bathroom and the galley-style kitchen within a year of moving in. She updated some of the appliances, installed new tiling and put in a new bathtub. The bedroom, left mostly untouched, is small but two windows give it natural light that brighten up the space.
As quaint as the home is, Miller said she’ll miss the community most. Although the street is normally quiet, because it’s tucked away from the Georgetown traffic, the residents are neighborly and every so often come together to have a block party.
“Someone will just put their couch in the middle of the street,” she said, laughing. “The neighborly feel was definitely one of the best parts.”
Miller said she expects the home to sell quickly. It was listed Friday and she estimates about 15 groups of people looked at the home during an open house on Sunday.
“There aren’t that many places for that price in Georgetown.”
Here are more details on the listing:
- Address: 7 Pomander Walk NW (map)
- Price: $599,000
- Bedrooms: One
- Bathrooms: One
- Year Built: 1900
- Listing Agent: Pam Ryan-Brye, Long & Foster Real Estate
Note: An earlier version of this article noted that some of the homes on Pomander Walk were once slave quarters. They were not and we have corrected the article, accordingly.
This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/this_weeks_find_Alexander_Graham_Bell_Historic_Georgetown_Property/10007
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