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Seemingly simple rectangular home in Michigan Park opens up to stunning modern interior

Up for grabs for $1,125,000

All photos by John Cole and Elizabeth Felicella, courtesy of Long & Foster Real Estate

In the early 1960s, prominent African-American architect Louis Giles, Jr. designed this rectangular single-family home in Washington, D.C.’s Michigan Park neighborhood. On the outside, it looks fairly simple with a rectangular shape and a single driveway. Inside, though, the homeowners have expanded and modernized the residence, while also adding unique amenities.

For $1,125,000, the three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom home offers a library, laundry room, electric car charger, and finished storage room. In 2008, a swimming pool and waterfall were added to the backyard.

The 3,500-square-foot home comes with an open floor plan as well as 18-foot-high ceilings. The kitchen was enlarged and modernized with a central island with bar seating.

The listing agent is Michael Shapiro of Long & Foster Real Estate.

4235 South Dakota Avenue NE [Long & Foster Real Estate]

[UPDATE: A previous version of this article placed this home in Brookland. It is actually located in Michigan Park.]