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.
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.)
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.
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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