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Price Pick of the Week
1415 Columbia St. NW
Listed sale price: $890,000
Previous sale price (1999): $250,000
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Worried about musty, radon-prone basements? With this “East Logan” row house, you’ll never have to fret over flooding or late payments on your downstairs rental—the 1872 Victorian doesn’t have one. And while the existent two floors may be snug, a painstaking 2002 renovation makes the coziness count. The property has only two bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths, but it features such mansionesque creature comforts as a Bose surround-sound system, central vacuum, and a stainless-steel-laden “chef’s kitchen.” Stocking the pantry won’t be a problem, as long as your chef isn’t too picky about ingredients—the charmingly unrefined Shaw Giant is right around the corner. Preliminary 2005 taxable assessment: $402,870. —Mike DeBonis