Under Contract: Former Horse-and-Buggy Repair Shop Sells in Five Days

  • April 5th 2017

by Nena Perry-Brown

In this installment of Under Contract, UrbanTurf revisits two recently-featured listings that found buyers in 16 days or less — a Capitol Hill find and a Kalorama condo.

Under Contract: Former Horse-and-Buggy Repair Shop Sells in Five Days: Figure 1

A Nearly 2,000 Square-Foot Condo

After just over two weeks on the market, this nearly 2,000 square-foot Kalorama condominium filled with natural light from double-wide doorways and oversized windows found a buyer. Bonus rooms with built-in ledges and bookcases offer extra storage space, while the mirrored kitchen backsplash faces the pass-through to the dining room, adding to the feeling of roominess in the already-large unit. An extra-long balcony has multiple access points and decorative iron railing and concrete brackets.

  • Full Listing: 2301 Connecticut Avenue NW, #5A (map)
  • Price: $1,599,500
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Square Feet: 1,950
  • HOA Fees: $899/month
  • Days on Market: 16
  • Listing Agent: Kira Epstein, Washington Fine Properties

Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.

Under Contract: Former Horse-and-Buggy Repair Shop Sells in Five Days: Figure 2

A Former Find Full of Found Features

This converted alleyway Capitol Hill repair shop had a few other lives before it became a home. And with owner/architect Mark Merlino affixing the home’s interior with finishes that he found on other worksites, it’s no wonder that the unique three-bedroom found a buyer in five days. Fixtures include a hodge-podge of reclaimed kitchen cabinets, collected in sets of two; decorative second-floor handrails salvaged from a backyard in Baltimore; a collection of old radiators left in the repair shop; and a set of closet doors from a demolished garage by the downtown convention center.

  • Full Listing: 318 7th Street NE (map)
  • Price: $1,099,999
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: Three
  • Square Footage: 2,010
  • Days on Market: Five
  • Listing Agent: Olivia Merlino, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/uc_horse-and-buggy_repair_in_5_days/12410.

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