Area Real Estate: 453 Lamont Street NW
Newly renovated properties continue to become available and 453 Lamont Street does not look like it will be the last one this season. One block to the west, 512 Lamont Street currently has a coming soon sign indicating that it will be on the market shortly.
I was really curious about this house, however, since a short time ago it was a bit rough and tumble and in desperate need of some care. On the outside, I immediately liked two things:
- They did not paint the brick. I know a lot of people tend to like painted brick, but the brick in this case is in good shape and I don’t know why anyone would want to start a seven-year maintenance cycle needlessly.
- The renovation returned the front porch to the house. All of the houses on this side of the street originally had them but most are now gone. I think the porch adds a lot to the facade.
Upon entering the house I was very impressed. The house was open and had a decent floor plan. The original wood trim was saved on the windows and upstairs newel post while the hardwood floors were completely new. The basement also had more headroom than many finished basements I’ve been in.
The house is on the market for $424,900. While the listing doesn’t provide the square footage, after looking at the DC Real Property Database it looks like it could be around 1,980 sq. ft. on three levels — including 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. You can see the full listing here, or a virtual tour here.Real Estate comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.