This Week's Find: Escher-esque Victorian

  • Mar 15th 2012

by Shilpi Paul

This Week's Find: Escher-esque Victorian: Figure 1
Escher-esque stairs

Many of DC’s row house renovations look very similar to each other. This Week’s Find manages to re-imagine stairs, walls and rooms in a manner that is completely unique.

The most unusual part of this five-bedroom Columbia Heights house is the staircase, which is open to the center of the house and capped by a skylight. The staircase turns at right angles and rises up three stories. From the photo, it almost looks like an optical illusion or an Escher print. The result is a kind of balcony all along the center rooms of the second floor; the current owners maximize the balcony-effect with planters.

Other appealing aspects of this house are the landscaped backyard, chef’s kitchen and guest suite on the ground floor.

This Week's Find: Escher-esque Victorian: Figure 2
Kitchen with breakfast bar

The third floor is completely occupied by the master suite, which has a sitting room in a sloped-ceilinged room in the back, a walk-in closet, and a rooftop deck. One odd element is in the master bathroom, where the double sinks sinks are separated by a wall (for eyebrow plucking privacy, presumably).

The coolest part of the master bedroom is a nook by the front windows that has just enough room for a chair and a small table. You have to climb up a couple steps to get into the area. The nook is echoed in another bedroom where the owners have placed a bed for a very cozy, cave-like sleeping area.

More details and photos below.

This Week's Find: Escher-esque Victorian: Figure 3
Master Bedroom nook

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Guest Room

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Master Bathroom

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Living Room

  • Full Listing: 1437 Euclid Ave NW (map)
  • Price: $899,900
  • Bedrooms: Five
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 1910
  • Listing Agent: Pamela Kristof, RE/MAX Allegiance

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