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Under Contract: A Home/Art Gallery and A Former Embassy

by Shilpi Paul

In Under Contract, UrbanTurf looks back at properties it has featured recently that were snatched up by DC’s alert buyers.


Under Contract: A Home/Art Gallery and A Former Embassy: Figure 1
132 Rhode Island Avenue NW

The Bloomingdale Home/Art Gallery

While this three-bedroom rowhouse looks like many other Bloomingdale homes, for the past three decades, it has served as an art gallery as well. The owner has been living amongst dozens of prints, paintings and sculptures scattered throughout the first and second floors. The unusual property is also very close to the retail activity near the intersection of 1st Street NW and Rhode Island Avenue. The home found a buyer in just over two weeks; no word on whether or not they will hang out to the geometric wooden sculpture that currently sits outside.

  • Address: 132 Rhode Island Avenue NW (map)
  • Price: $650,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Footage: 1,486
  • Days on Market: 17


Under Contract: A Home/Art Gallery and A Former Embassy: Figure 2
1629 Van Buren Street

Former Bulgarian Embassy Between Shepherd Park and Brightwood

While the new owners of the above listing will be living in a former art gallery, the new owners of 1629 Van Buren Street NW can boast that they are living in what used to be the Bulgarian Embassy. The grand home has six bedrooms, a massive “great room” and a dining room that measures out at 25 feet by 14 feet. The property first entered the market in late October of 2012, and since then has been on and off of it. After leaving the market in March, it re-appeared on October 11th, at a price of 1.275 million. The price must have been right this time: the luxurious home found a buyer four days later.

  • Address: 1629 Van Buren Street NW (map)
  • Price: $1.275 million
  • Bedrooms: Six
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 1928
  • Days on Market: One year


Under Contract: A Home/Art Gallery and A Former Embassy: Figure 3

Rockville Rancher With Rooms to Spare

This suburban home has many playful elements set in a ranch-style home; the in-ground pool, rec room with a ping ping table and a piano and the rolling expanses of grass make it the sort of home that offers many entertainments. The Rockville five-bedroom has plenty of large windows on the main level overlooking a large and woodsy lot, and an open, homey layout. The listing found a buyer in just over three weeks.

  • Address: 9211 Overlea Drive, Rockville, MD (map)
  • Price: $899,500
  • Bedrooms: Five
  • Bathrooms: Four
  • Year Built: 1962
  • Days on Market: 22

Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.

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