Credit: Darrow Montgomery

Home Imprudent, City Paper’s guide to the weirdest, wonkiest, most impractical, and outrageously priced homes in D.C. is back! Do you know of a house that should be featured? Email it to

  • Enjoy the “rare chance to combine two residencies” in this five-bedroom condo in the Watergate South, which looks like someone quartered the Hirshhorn and tossed in some furniture from West Elm.

  • Play Napoleon in this four-bedroom, five-bath Beaux-Arts townhome in Kalorama. It’s got rounded walls, multiple fireplaces, a wet bar, and a roof deck—all yours for the low, low price of $2.7 million.

  • This $200,000 studio apartment in Cleveland Park is newly renovated, with copious white subway tile to boot. The one thing this apartment does not have, however, is a kitchen—just a sink and some cabinets. Perfect for the future homeowner who … likes to make elaborate meals in microwaves? Misses college?

  • This standalone brick Colonial in Dupont Park has a lot of charm and potential, which is to say it was built in the early ’50s, looks a little musty, and could use some upgrades on top of the $450,000 price tag.

  • This $1.85m duplex in Columbia Heights painted in developer gray has been totally remodeled—think quartz countertops, a wine fridge, and glowing LED bathroom mirrors. But get ready to sell the second unit or play landlord.