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This Week’s Find: A 2,000 Square-Foot One-Bedroom Carriage House

by Lark Turner

This Week's Find: A 2,000 Square-Foot One-Bedroom Carriage House: Figure 1

Look behind Louis at 14th, and you’ll find a bit of a hidden gem: A 2,000-square-foot 19th century carriage house with an industrial vibe.

The historic home at 1417 T Street NW (map) is technically on a tiny alley called Treto Way NW. It was built around the 1890s, according to listing agent Roby Thompson. At some point in the 1960s it was bought for a pittance by friends who split the building in half. The southern end abuts an empty lot originally shared by the neighbors; the northern end is what’s for sale. A portion of the empty lot, to be shared with a neighbor, can be acquired by the eventual buyer for an additional $50,000.

This Week's Find: A 2,000 Square-Foot One-Bedroom Carriage House: Figure 2

For the past 20 or so years the two-floor space with soaring ceilings been occupied by Paula Schumann, an interior designer, who uses the unfinished ground floor as an office and storage space and the top floor as a living space. (Schumann did not want interior photos taken.)

This Week's Find: A 2,000 Square-Foot One-Bedroom Carriage House: Figure 3
Image courtesy Roby Thompson.

Upstairs, Schumann preserved the home’s wooden beams and updated the kitchen. A closed-in interior courtyard topped with a skylight brings light into the downstairs space and adds a lofted feeling on the upper floor, which has one bedroom and an attached bath.

This Week's Find: A 2,000 Square-Foot One-Bedroom Carriage House: Figure 4

The space has large windows, but is dwarfed by its new neighbor, the sprawling Louis at 14th. The large buildings to the north and east make the property feel like a secret hideaway, but they do block out some light and air to the property.

Here are the details:

  • Full Listing: 1417 T Street NW (map)
  • Price: $800,000
  • Square Footage: 2,000
  • Bedrooms: One
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Year Built: 1890
  • Listing Agent: Roby Thompson, Long and Foster Real Estate

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/this_weeks_find_a_carriage_house_u_street_corridor/9101

1 Comment

  1. DarylD said at 11:57 pm on Thursday October 16, 2014:
    I walked behind the Louis to check out the hidden gem, but found the place run down, and grafittied. Looking forward to seeing the interior.

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