7 Logan Circle
The stately Victorian at 7 Logan Circle (map) was built in 1886 for a mere $15,000 by prominent DC businessman William Robinson Riley. Over the next seven years, the home played host to society dinners and wedding receptions before Riley passed away and the property was turned into apartments.
However, at least one of the residences produced out of the conversion evokes the spirit of the property’s past life. This Week’s Find is a nearly 1,400 square-foot one-bedroom unit that runs the length of the main level and brings to mind the stately affairs that used to be hosted there.
The entrance to unit #11 opens into the home’s large dining room. To the right is the kitchen separated by a movable, mirrored wall. To the left are vintage pocket doors that lead into a living room with space for two separate seating areas and a bay window that looks out on Logan Circle. A hallway off the dining room leads back to the bedroom that, at almost 500 square feet, is the size of many one-bedroom apartments in the city.
Kristel and Bryan Pitko purchased the unit back in 2010, just a month prior to getting married. As their lives evolved, the home has as well.
When their first child was born, the couple purchased a custom shelving unit and black out shades, and part of the large bedroom became a nursery. When the second arrived, similar accommodations were made. When they wanted to make space for overnight guests, they put a Murphy bed in the living room that hides out in the wall.
“Over the years, we have been surprised at how easy it is to accommodate a growing family here,” Kristel Pitko said. “With each new development, we’ve looked at what we had and modified.”
Now, the family is moving out of the area and the home will become part of another person’s story. It will be listed by TTR Sotheby’s International Realty on Thursday. More photos below.
Photography by Sean Shanahan
This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/this_weeks_find_logan_circles_evolving_one_bedroom/11245
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