In May 2015, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine had to shut this Airbnb party pad down and fine its owner $8,000. Known as the “Celebrity House Hunter Mansion,” this Dupont Circle residence was once a popular destination, booked for $1,200 per night with six bedrooms and five bathrooms. What ended up causing this rental to cost the owner so much in fines was that the host operated the rental without a proper business license. That’s not all. Police had been called to this Airbnb party house more than 100 times in a matter of one year.
When this Dupont Circle single-family home first landed on the market in August 2016, its inner quirkiness was revealed. Inside, there is an 18-foot-tall waterfall in the entry, a koi pond, and an elevator that looks like a British telephone booth. Other luxurious features include a heated saltwater pool on the rooftop and a climate-controlled, two-car garage. At the time, it was on the market for $4.5 million. Only a few months later, the price dropped due to it being relisted as two separate units, one asking $2.5 million and the other asking $2 million.
Now, it’s been relisted once more for $3.9 million. There are a total of five bedrooms and five bathrooms inside. The space totals 5,220 square feet. For more photos inside the listing, head to this Curbed DC article.
• 2220 Q Street NW [Redfin]