Marcus Baker was an explorer of Alaska, a journalist, and the co-founder of the National Geographic Society, later becoming one of the first editors of the National Geographic Magazine. He’s also the most famous owner of this U Street Corridor property, which proudly dons his name as the Marcus Baker House.
The last time this property sold was in July 2011 for $1,437,500. It relisted in September 2017 for $1,899,000 and has recently undergone a price chop, lowering it to $1.75 million.
Inside, there are multiple brick fireplaces, a separate dining room, and a butler’s pantry. The kitchen offers a spacious amount of counter space and stainless steel appliances, while all of the bathrooms look good as new with tile backsplashes included. There is also an in-law suite as an extra plus.
The location is only a few blocks away from a Trader Joe’s, the Lincoln Theatre, and the nearest Metro station.
The listing agent is Joseph Poduslo of TTR Sotheby's International Realty.
• 1905 16th Street NW [TTR Sotheby's International Realty]
• Marcus Baker: National Geographic Founder and Editor [National Geographic]