Where the Sidewalk Ends TOPICS:carsDCexteriorsidewalkWashingtonyard Posted By: Marty E. July 31, 2013 Once in a while you come across a home listing photo that’s almost… artistic. Then you look at the rest of the pictures in the set and you realize that it was probably accidental.
Holy Cow… someone grab this – fast! I can take or leave the house but the location and price sounds really good from what I know of DC prices. Granted, I don’t know much, but my strong suspicion is that this is an excellent location for whatever you want to do with what you get.
Of course the house itself potentially has a ton of issues, although it’s hard to tell from the plethora of fake everything that make up the interior coverings – fake paneling, fake brick, and what looks to be wall-to-wall linoleum. If there’s a sound structure underneath it might be easier/cheaper to rebuild based on that. If not, there’s not that much to plow under. (Personally, I would at least salvage the window frames, as I’ve always been fond of the bulls-eye motif carvings.)
I took a “walk” around the area, going 2-3 blocks in all directions, as well as following Capital Street all the way across the river to the Capitol. The immediate neighborhood seems decent, though not as nice as a good neighborhood association might aim for. There’s a less affluent looking area just east of the river (same side as this offering), with seedy apartment blocks, but once across the river things pick up for the most part in style, size, and quality. And price – you can bet on that. Which is why this place, not that far out and in an area that’s not anywhere near completely trashed, is likely an excellent find, although I could be totally off the mark, not being seriously in the know about DC.
My only real question is whether Shel Silverstein ever lived here. If so, that particular sidewalk’s end might be a great opportunity for yet another capital tourist site. :D
I call it “A driveway too far.” :D