A Victorian home in the Palisades that was once a farm is on the market after 37 years with its current owner. Joseph Kolb — who told UrbanTurf he’s moving because he’s “older than dirt” — bought the house so many years ago after walking by with some friends who were house-hunting. “I just sort of fell in love with it,” he said.
The three-bedroom, two-bath home is on MacArthur Boulevard, which can get busy. But in the house and backyard, Kolb said, the road noise isn’t noticeable.
“Even though you’re right on the boulevard, you hear the birds and the bugs and it’s like a little refuge down there,” he said. The house backs up to a recreation center owned by the federal government and leased to the city.
Kolb has redone various parts of the house since purchasing it, including remodeling the downstairs bathroom, the kitchen and the back porch. Over the past few decades, it has served as a party venue for as many as 200 people.
The house was formerly a farm, Kolb said, and is one of four very similar houses built by four sons and their parents. An alley next to the property was once the path to the stables. Of the many things he will miss, near the top of the list is having a cup of coffee in the backyard.
“You’d have no idea that you’re even in the city,” he said. “It’s like you’re in bed and you pulled all the covers over.”
More details and photos below.
- Full Listing: 4511 Macarthur Boulevard NW (map)
- Price: $869,900
- Bedrooms: Three
- Bathrooms: Two
- Square Footage: 2,070
- Year Built: 1920
- Listing Agent: Mansour Abu-Rahmeh, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty
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