There has been a lot of anticipation about the sale of one of Brookland’s beloved landmarks, yes, the home with its own website, the Round House. It sold yesterday for $760,000. Congrats to the new owner, color us jealous.
Our readers need no introduction to Brookland’s Historic Round House. When we posted the website for this beauty earlier this week, readers kept asking me: “Great! So how much are they asking?” Well, now we know, check out the listing, with an asking price of a cool $899,900. After touring the house during renovations, I think that is a fair asking price. So much work and careful thought and attention went into the renovation, not to mention its unique status, beautiful mature landscaping, and large lot (with a garage!). I expect we will see a lot of folks at the open house tomorrow.
There has been much speculation and anticipation surrounding one of Brookland’s iconic structures – the beloved Round House. We covered the renovation of this gem here. Now word comes that the house is staged and ready for its open house this Sunday, October 21st from 1 – 4 pm. The house now has its own website where you can check out great photos and learn about the history and renovation of the house. Kudos to realtors Jake Abbott and Shemaya Klar for putting together such an informative, impressive website!
Everybody seems to know Brookland’s “Round House” – the unique historic home built in 1901 at 1001 Irving Street NE. It has been under renovation for a while, but now one can really get a sense for what it will be like when completed. After getting a tour today, my opinion can be summed up in 3 words: wow, stunning, and beautiful. Before the renovation there was quite a bit of water damage and rot throughout the roof and structure. This negative has been turned into a positive as now there are skylights, and huge windows throughout. The biggest change is the centerpiece skylight at the pinnacle of the roof that floods the home with natural light, and the 12 foot addition on the back of the house that also lets in a ton of natural light and has added quite a bit of living space. The house now has four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. Two bedrooms on the second floor have full baths en suite and the other two bedrooms share a full bath. The first floor has an expansive open living space with a kitchen, half bath, closet, and laundry room. The most remarkable thing about the house is how open and airy it is. Although there are windows everywhere, it still feels private due to the mature landscaping. One of the biggest challenges with this renovation is simply the fact that all the walls are curved, making the installation of sheet rock and molding more difficult than your average home. Some of the nice amenities that come with this renovation are the huge master suite, tons of recessed lighting as well as central air and heat. There is still more work to be done such as installing appliances, completing the plumbing, finishing the floors and staircase, and landscaping. All I can say is that this a gem, and I will be envious of the lucky people who end up living here!