621 Massachusetts Avenue NE Washington, DC
$ 1,349,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#DCDC521088
  • TypePending
  • CityWashington
  • NeighborhoodCAPITOL HILL
  • Zip20002
  • StyleVictorian,Farmhouse/National Folk
  • Year Built1860
  • Taxes$ 8805
  • Price$ 1,349,000
  • Bedrooms3
  • Full Bathrooms2
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage2250
  • Lot Size1,742 SqFt
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Data Source:
Bright MLS - 382 - MD
Property Description

Opportunity knocks, and yes, it is THAT HOUSE! Aprox 2250sf of living space on 2 levels (plus an 1100sf dirt floor root cellar), this fun, funky and frankly amazing “Farmhouse in the City” with an A+ location and an artistic New Orleans vibe has been featured on both the Renovators AND the Capitol Hill Restoration Society House Tours. WIDE and 4 rooms deep, this rara avis 3BR+2 offices/2.5BA super BRIGHT (7 skylights), SPACIOUS and FLEXIBLE clapboard home with the best front porch on the Hill also has a brand new roof, new AC, and new furnace, and is on the market for the first time in 25 years. Informally known as the Pepper-Smith house, it was built by John Pepper around 1860 (along with its smaller almost-twin next door) and expanded by Thomas Smith in 1872 with a brick addition and coal chute access to the backyard. Bearing witness to DC history from before the Civil War to today, these 2 houses were likely the only ones on this block until around 1895. Relax or entertain friends on the surprisingly private and serene front porch, while looking onto the deep front yard with mature plantings. Step into a large separate entry hall and note the spacious living room with bay window and working woodburning fireplace. Banquet-size dinners are easy in the large dining room, with room for a wet or dry bar (plumbing is behind the wall); the original pocket doors are in the cellar. To the right a large open room w/3 skylights and a whimsical “palm tree” is currently a bright office, but has also been a wonderful playroom, and a library. A rare and spacious main level family room opens to the U-shaped kitchen that has been well-loved by the food writer/culinary producer who lives and entertains here. Parties for 100 were not uncommon, and easily accommodated. A discreetly-located powder room, plus a large storage room w/a skylight (imagine the possibilities) with side by side washer/dryer, and access to the large unfinished root cellar complete the main level. Upstairs the primary ensuite bedroom has a working woodburning fireplace, very large walk-in closet, and ensuite bath with tub. The 4th bedroom/office has a skylight and closet, while a windowed nook in the hallway could be another WFH spot. An immense wall of closets provides terrific storage, and even more possibilities. The large 2nd bedroom has a skylight and large closet, plus space for another WFH or music area. At the rear are the 3rd bedroom, featuring a large closet with distressed doors, a nod to the Key West-inspired décor and the 2nd full bath with a stall shower. Out back a deck off the kitchen can accommodate 6 for al fresco dining, while the fully-fenced brick patio has borders for gardening, sheltered by a crape myrtle and mature rose arbor. Rear gate opens to alley for easy bike/stroller access, and vehicles can access the rear gate for deliveries or unloading. Enjoy living a half block to Stanton Park, 7 blocks to Eastern Market, 6 blocks to WholeFoods and hot H Street, and close to all the wonderful things that Capitol Hill has to offer. Definitely NOT a “cookie cutter” home, 621 Mass gives you a rare opportunity to be the gourmet. Carpe Diem!

Price History
5/13/2021 Listed $1,349,000

General Features

Accessibility None
Appliances Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Oven/Range - Gas, Refrigerator, Stove, Washer, Water Heater, Stainless Steel Appliances, Range Hood
Architectural Style Victorian, Farmhouse/National Folk
Association Y/N No
Basement Interior Access, Unfinished, Connecting Stairway, Dirt Floor, Outside Entrance, Side Entrance
Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.00
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Combination, Brick, Frame, Wood Siding
Cool Fuel Electric
Cooling Central A/C, Ceiling Fan(s)
Days on Market 7
Exterior Features Exterior Lighting, Sidewalks, Street Lights
Facing Direction North
Flooring Ceramic Tile, Wood, Carpet
Garage Y/N No
Heating Forced Air
Interior Features Ceiling Fan(s), Floor Plan - Traditional, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Primary Bath(s), Pantry, Skylight(s), Tub Shower, Stall Shower, Walk-in Closet(s), Window Treatments, Crown Moldings, Carpet
Legal Subdivision CAPITOL HILL
Levels 3
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Ownership Fee Simple
Patio/Porch Features Deck(s), Patio(s), Porch(es), Brick
Possession Settlement
Price Per Sq Ft 599.56
Property Type Residential
Security Features Security System, Smoke Detector
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Public Sewer
Structure Type End of Row/Townhouse
Subdivision Name CAPITOL HILL
Tax Annual Amount 8805.0
Tax Lot 32
Tax Year 2020
Utilities Cable TV
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Water Access Y/N No
Zoning RF-1

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 2250
Above Grade Finished Area Source Estimated
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Basement Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 2
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 2.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 2
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 2
Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 3
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 3
Below Grade Finished Area Source Estimated
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Sqft Source Assessor
Central Air Y/N Yes
Fireplace Features Screen, Wood
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Full Baths 2
Half Baths 1
Heating Fuel Natural Gas
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Natural Gas
Laundry Type Main Floor
Living Area 2250
Room Type Living Room, Dining Room, Primary Bedroom, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Kitchen, Family Room, Basement, Laundry, Office, Bathroom 2, Primary Bathroom, Half Bath
Total Baths 3
Total Bedrooms 3
Total Fireplaces 2
Window Features Skylights

Exterior Features

Builder Model Farmhouse in the City
Fencing Board, Decorative, Fully, Privacy, Rear, Wood
Lot Size Acres 0.04
Lot Size Source Assessor
Lot Size Square Feet 1947.00
Navigable Water Y/N No
Pool Y/N No Pool
Soil Types Urban Land-Sassafras-Chillum
Type of Parking On Street
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
Basement Lower 1 Basement - Unfinished,Flooring - Other
Bathroom 2 Upper 1 Flooring - Tile
Bedroom 2 Upper 1 Skylight(s)
Bedroom 3 Upper 1
Dining Room Main Crown Molding,Flooring - HardWood
Family Room Main Ceiling Fan(s)
Half Bath Main Flooring - Tile
Kitchen Main Ceiling Fan(s),Kitchen - Gas Cooking,Crown Molding,Pantry
Laundry Main Pantry,Skylight(s)
Living Room Main Fireplace - Wood Burning,Crown Molding,Ceiling Fan(s),Flooring - HardWood
Office Main Skylight(s)
Office Upper 1 Built-Ins,Skylight(s)
Primary Bathroom Upper 1 Countertop(s) - Solid Surface,Flooring - Tile,Tub Shower
Primary Bedroom Upper 1 Walk-In Closet(s),Ceiling Fan(s),Fireplace - Wood Burning,Flooring - HardWood,Window Treatments


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Pending Average in 20002

AVG $660K
AVG $5,195
AVG 96
Year Built
AVG 1966
AVG 88
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data

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