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National Geographic Co-founder’s D.C. home gets a price chop, drops to $1.75M

This U Street Corridor single-family home comes with multiple fireplaces and a close location to a Trader Joe’s

All photos courtesy of TTR Sotheby's International Realty

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]