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922 N St. NW

List price: $1,329,700

Previous sale price: $450,000 (June 2004)

Square footage: 2,481

Celebrate the glorious renaissance of Logan Circle by buying three refurbished dwellings and then throwing a housewarming party. Just be advised that the festivities could hit a few snags. Some guests might complain about the deafening construction taking place all over the neighborhood, including on your very block. Others might complain about the shoulder-wide entryways and the crouch-inducing stairwells. And those hoping to bring the party out back might soil their flip-flops in the mud collecting outside the back door. However, there’s more dry land to be had: For a mere $50,000, you can buy a parking space and extend the party’s confines an extra 15 feet or so. Or, what the heck, just rent out the convention center down the street.—Brian Beutler

Art accompanying story in the printed newspaper is not available in this archive: Photograph by Darrow Montgomery.