Listing Envy: 1510 26th Street NW

Real Estate Agent with RLAH Real Estate AB95346

It seems like every Tuesday, there is one real stand out on our brokers' tour.  This week's list included some really amazing homes, but 1510 26th Street took first place.

As I looked over the list to decide what to go see, this home peaked my interest because most of the houses on that block are really tiny - like 500 total square feet with maybe one bedroom that'll hold a twin bed.  What, I asked myself, could be there worth even close to the $2,150,000 asking price of this home?

I got my answer as soon as I walked through the door. 

The brick flat-face home is a stand alone, about eight times larger than the neighbors.  Built in about 1900, it's been recently renovated to a very high standard. 

When listing agent, Fred Bates of DC Real Estate, greeted me at the front door, I walked in.  And my heart skipped a few beats!  This house is a hottie!  It's a shameless flirt!

It has a small and highly functional kitchen with state of the art everything.  I could imagine my friends gathering to play chamber music in the huge living room.  I could hear the raucous political arguments we'd have sitting at the dining table overlooking the gorgeous rear garden, where Willie the Labradoodle could cavort and drink water from the lovely coy pond.  And I could imagine myself standing on the Juliet balcony off the master bedroom being serenaded by my sweetie, strumming his lute from below.

This place has everything except parking, although in this part of Georgetown it isn't all that tight.  And I could imagine my home office set up off the kitchen, looking out the window at the charming street scene. 

The basics?  It has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, and a 3,548 square foot lot (huge for Georgetown).  It's a half block to Rock Creek Park and a five minute walk to the Dupont Metro, all kinds of restaurants and markets. 

Check out the virtual tour, and if you need more information, please contact me.

If you are planning a move to the Washington, DC area, I can help!  Call, email or text me at:

202 549-5167

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Rita Fong
RE/MAX REAL ESTATE TODAY, Executive Broker 901-488-9590 - Marion, AR
Realtor - Marion Arkansas Homes for Sale

Mercy, Pat, this house is gorgeous from the outside to the inside!  Just like those on a home decor magazine.  How much are they asking for?  It is sure beautiful!! woops, just saw the price, sorry!!

Oct 07, 2010 03:41 AM #3
Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956 - New City, NY
Real Estate Salesperson

Pat, what a gorgeous home!  That backyard is a real oasis.  You're doing a great job doing free advertising of the property for Fred.  Hope he duly appreciative.

Oct 07, 2010 03:58 AM #4
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Well Pat I love the way you describe this house as a 'hottie' and all the one who sells it for them too!

Oct 07, 2010 04:25 AM #5
Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

that's lovely... $2,150.000 ? ... yikes!  

Oct 07, 2010 04:25 AM #6
Susan Laxson CRS
Parks Real Estate - Franklin, TN
Local Knowledge & Global Network

Pat, LOVE the way you described this home and Fred should thank you... I want to buy it!  LOL!  ~ Susan

Oct 07, 2010 04:32 AM #7
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

This house sounds like a great find for the right buyer.  It's awfully nice of you to feature Fred's listing on your blog. 

Oct 07, 2010 04:58 AM #8
Debi Boucher
Real Estate Showcase Photography - Woodland Park, CO
"Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours

Enjoyable read Pat! If I had a couple mil to toss around - I'd be interested! LOL

Oct 07, 2010 05:12 AM #9
Jeff R. Geoghan
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Lancaster, PA
REALTOR, Marketing Manager

Nice photos, no doubt.  Is th house taller than it looks on the MRIS page?  Looks like it's getting "squished" a bit.

Oct 07, 2010 05:16 AM #10
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Connecting you to the L.A. real estate market

At that price you're  speaking my language.  It must have been impressive given your enthusiasm, and envy :)

Oct 07, 2010 05:19 AM #11
Susan Neal
RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks - Fair Oaks, CA
Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker

Hi Pat - That is some virtual tour and I'll bet it's even more impressive in person.  It's nice to daydream now and then!

Oct 07, 2010 05:34 AM #12
Vickie Slade
Colorado Landmark, Realtors - Boulder, CO
Service You Can Trust ~ Someone You Can Depend On

Pat, this is a georgeous home.  I especially love the way you described this home with expressions such as "this house is a hottie, it's a shameless flirt." 

Oct 07, 2010 06:52 AM #13
Elizabeth Arduain
The Diamond Group @ Keller Williams - Lubbock, TX
Lubbock Texas Real Estate

Makes me want to call you for a showing right now! So descriptive! Maybe tomorrow, I have to get there from Texas!  Thanks Patricia

Oct 07, 2010 06:58 AM #14
Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi
The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi - Lodi, CA
The Nines Team in Lodi

"I could hear the raucous political arguments we'd have sitting at the dining table overlooking the gorgeous rear garden" .... only a Kennedy would say something like this ... any Kennedy!  But for me, the priceless pearl in your post:  "And my heart skipped a few beats!  This house is a hottie!  It's a shameless flirt!"  Your "post personality" is nearly as shameless ... (LOL)

Oct 07, 2010 07:27 AM #15
Tere Rottink
CoastalVa Realty Inc - Virginia Beach, VA

Pat, what a gorgeus house.  I'll come join you when you have one of your parties.  Tere

Oct 07, 2010 11:58 AM #16
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Cool, Pat.So are you in the market? Got a buyer? Looks like the classic colonia. For G'town sounds like a pretty good price given the home.


Oct 07, 2010 02:12 PM #17
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Margaret, walking through Georgetown is like going back a hundred or so years!

Ellen, there are some wonderful homes in Georgetown, but this one just bit me!

Rita, it could make a home magazine centerfold.

Lora, the back yard is amazing.  And I'm happy to give Fred free advertising.

Ginny, if I can't buy it, I'd love to sell it!

Alan, it's not over priced!

Susan, I want to buy it too!  I have a crush on this house!

Chris Ann, I'm hoping that some totally cool new partner at one of my favorite law firms reads this and decides to take a look - with me!

Debi, I'll keep you in mind!


Oct 07, 2010 02:29 PM #18
Nina Rogoff
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Medfield, MA
Selling Norfolk County Homes

Maybe, you, Susan and I can chip in and buy it together. lol What a gorgeous house! The virtual tour is an eye-opener. I really want to live there! You definitely can't tell from the outside how magnificent it is inside and out back. Hope a buyer contacts you to buy this with your help.

Oct 07, 2010 02:55 PM #19
Steve Shatsky
Dallas, TX

Hi Pat... it's sounds like real estate porn to me!  That house was trying to seduce you!

Oct 07, 2010 04:37 PM #20
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Pat - That kitchen is a real dream and the garden with that pond is just wonderful!!!!

Oct 10, 2010 02:39 AM #21
Paul Walker
Equity Fifty Five Realty, LLC - Scott AFB, IL
Scott AFB IL Area Realtor

Awesome Home for sale at 1510 26th Street NW contact

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