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This Week’s Find: A Former Carriage House on the Hill

by Lark Turner

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This Week’s Find might actually take some finding.

Situated on the corner of Derby Lane and Windy Court — two streets on Capitol Hill most DC residents haven’t heard of — the carriage house-turned-residence at 1 Derby Lane SE (map) is tucked away, enjoying much more breathing room than the typical historic home in the neighborhood.

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Built in 1900, the home still has indentations from where the carriages were brought in during its previous life, according to current owner Amy Pressler. Though they don’t know much about its history since it operated as a carriage house, Pressler and her husband do know that it was also once an auto garage. They fell in love with the space, then a rental, when they walked in back in 2008.

“We’d been looking for a two-bedroom house on the Hill, and one of the things we kept struggling with was that classic rowhouses that size are really narrow and really dark,” she said. “Here, we had windows on three sides, and it’s fully detached.”

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When they bought it, the couple stripped the home’s two and a half baths to the studs and redid the roof, windows, HVAC, and much more. It hit the market late Tuesday.

  • Full Listing: 1 Derby Lane SE (map)
  • Price: $674,900
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: Two and a half
  • Square Footage: 1,472
  • Year Built: 1900
  • Listing Agent: Robert Carter, Century 21 Redwood Realty

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Photos courtesy of HomeVisit.

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/this_weeks_find_a_capitol_hill_carriage_house/8026

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