The only round house in DC took its time to find a buyer, but it finally sold for $760,000 after a few price cuts. The house is said to be the only DC one of its kind leftover from a style trend that reached its peak over a hundred years ago (however, a commenter noted that there was another round house at the corner of Broad Branch and Livingston in Northwest's Chevy Chase. Anyone have a photo? Our tipline is a click away). The D.C. Preservation League has filed an application for it to become a historic landmark so that no significant changes can be made to the exterior.
The reason for its roundness is due to the original owner, John C. Louthan. He had it built in 1901 to accommodate his wife who used a wheelchair and at the time it joined a number of other homes in the same style. This 4 bed, 3.5 bath home was sold at the fixer-upper price of $275,000 about a year and a half ago and underwent a major renovation as well as an addition of the more rectangular variety. Then it hit the market for $899,900 in fall of 2012 and a few weeks later dropped down to $799,900. Finally in December it went under contract and sold for $760,000 on January 11th.
· Listing: 1001 Irving Road [Redfin]
· Renovation of the Round House [OfficialSite]
· D.C. Group Wants Brookland's Round House Designated a Historic Landmark [DCist]
· Round House Nominated for a DC landmark status in Brookland [PoP]
· Comments: Round House [CDC]
· All prior Round House posts [CDC]