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National Geographic Co-founder’s D.C. home sells for $1.72M

Garage, in-law suite, and more included

All photos courtesy of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

In U Street Corridor, National Geographic Society Co-founder Marcus Baker once owned this six-bedroom townhome, which recently sold for $1.72 million. Baker is known for becoming one of the first editors of the National Geographic Magazine as well exploring Alaska. This home, which proudly calls itself the Marcus Baker House in the listing, was built in 1889 and features six bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms.

It spans roughly 3,000 square feet and offers bay window projections, wood-burning fireplaces, and a hand-carved staircase. There is also a butler’s pantry, stainless steel appliances, and an in-law suite. The listing also indicates that the property features a garage that was previously used as a horse carriage.

The last time this property sold was in July 2011 for $1,437,500. It relisted in September 2017 for $1,899,000 and got a price chop in December 2017, lowering it to $1.75 million. The location is only a few blocks away from a Trader Joe’s, the Lincoln Theatre, and the nearest Metro station.

1905 16th Street NW [Redfin]

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