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This Week’s Find: A 33-Foot Wide Living Room in Kalorama

by Shilpi Paul

This Week's Find: A 33-Foot Wide Living Room in Kalorama: Figure 1
2022 R Street NW

In This Week’s Find, we take a look at a home whose layout reaches into the house next door.

A little over 40 years ago, the row house at 2022 R Street NW was combined with the adjacent address to create one large mansion. In the 80’s, the homes were divided up again, but 2022 retained something extra: the second floor of both properties that makes for a living room 33-feet wide.

Potomac Construction Group undertook a comprehensive renovation of the house in 2011, putting in new mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, adding bathrooms and reconfiguring the kitchen. Before that, the house had an eccentric, eighties style, with tiered levels and columns accenting the rooms. Apparently, at the time it belonged to new age author John Nesbitt.

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The Extra-Wide Living Room

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The living room before the recent renovation.

The newly renovated home has a few cool features, like a master bathroom with a multi-head shower and an extra deep bathtub, a rooftop porch that looks out onto Kalorama, and a third-floor perch with many built-ins (perfect for an office).

More details and photos below.

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Bedroom

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Foyer

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Kitchen

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Porch

  • Full Listing: 2022 R Street NW (map)
  • Price: $2,695,900
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: 4.5
  • Listing Agent: Michael Hines, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/this_weeks_find_a_double-wide_living_room_in_kalorama/5548

3 Comments

  1. jj said at 5:08 am on Friday May 18, 2012:
    Looks like they did a nice job with this. It was truly the most hideous and ridiculous interior before the renovation. It looked like it was the film set for a 70's porn. Quite a nicetransformation. It should move quickly.
  1. brando said at 3:27 am on Tuesday May 22, 2012:
    This is a huge house - the two middle levels are awesome and make for very nice living space. Especially the main extra wide living level which is quite spectacular. But the ground level seems like wasted space. And it's a ton of stairs. I am curious why the developers didn't turn it into 2 or 3 separate condo units? Seems like there's more of a market for than than $2million mansion. Anyone?
  1. jj said at 5:18 am on Tuesday May 22, 2012:
    @brando, its much less city zoning paper work and money to just renovate it as a single family home. I agree the entryway isn't the best use of space, but there's plenty of space in the house, and if it were condos space would have to be allocated for a enclosed stairwell. There is a demand for homes in that price point on R Street. In the last year one has sold for 2.3 million and one has sold for 2.6 million. This one will sell within three months at close to asking.

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