This Week's Find: An Alley Home on the Hill That Used To Be a Refrigeration Plant

  • April 16th

by Siddhi Mahatole

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614 A Street SE Rear.

Built in 1920, this alley home on Capitol Hill has quite the history.

614 A Street SE Rear (map) was purchased by artist Walter Kravitz and his wife Judith Harris in the late 1980s. A refrigeration plant at the time, the couple set about converting the property into an art studio on the main level and a living space on the floor above.

The loft living space.

The transformation, which took four years to complete with the help of interior designer Mary Douglas Drysdale, created a 4,800 square-foot home with a living space laid out in an open loft style with incredibly high ceilings. The art studio on the ground level offers an ideal workshop space for the next owner. 

The art studio space. 

A staircase on the top floor leads up to a potential roof deck, complete with a view of the surrounding area, and the home comes with an interior garage parking space. 

More details below.

  • Full listing: 614 A Street SE (map)
  • Price: $1,595,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Square feet: 4,399
  • Listing Agent: Chuck Wilde, WDC Realty Group

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