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Built in the 1920s, 16th Street Heights fixer-upper lists for $799K

The five-bedroom home still has many of its original features

5505 16th St. NW
Maria Luz Bravo, courtesy of Dwell Residential’s Colleen Cancio

“Character” is the word that comes to mind for this 16th Street Heights home. Constructed in 1923, the five-bedroom, 3,500-square-foot property is currently on the market for $799,000.

It retains many of its original architectural features, including coffered ceilings, three sets of French doors, heart pine flooring, large windows, and a winding central staircase. There are also two brick fireplaces, a sweeping front porch, light fixtures, and trim on the walls. Right across the street from Rock Creek Park and sports fields, the home sits at 5505 16th St. NW.

While the listing acknowledges that the house “needs a major rehab,” listing agent Colleen Cancio—of Dwell Residential—points out that a new roof was installed this year. “It’s a huge property that will be an elegant home for a savvy buyer or smart investor,” she says. The lot includes a garage big enough for two cars, and Metro bus run up and down 16th Street NW.