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Real World D.C. House Identified

Kudos to Borderstan who appears to have scooped every blogger on the central issue of our time. Borderstan has found the location of the Real World D.C. house—2000 S Street NW. We can only add to their scoop with our own reporting!

According to D.C. government documents, the property is valued at $5.69 million (that's the proposed 2010 assessment). The house was purchased on January 1, 2001 by DLB 20th LP. It appears that MTV or some Real World company is renting the house.

Four building permits have been issued since May, records show. One permit was for interior demolition. Another was for interior construction. The other two were for electrical and plumbing work. No word yet on whether a permit has been issued for hot tub installation.

No doubt this address will be home to some serious vapidness, bland hook-ups, and teary spats set to the gentle sounds of Chickenfoot. So who will benefit from all this crap? Bloggers like us.

Borderstan has the first-person narrative of its discovery:

"We heard sounds of workmen inside and, just by chance, saw a couple of guys outside (not workmen). One had a camera and the other one was taking notes. Without identifying their affiliation, I will say that they confirmed that 2000 S Street NW will be the house for The Real World. Moreover, at least one of the cast members will be a gay man and apparently one of the local venues for the drama-to-come will be Halo Lounge at 1435 P Street NW—across from Whole Foods..."

DCist has photos of the building's interior.

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  • Mony

    I think wonkette confirmed it on Friday basically http://wonkette.com/408990/this-could-be-mtvs-real-world-house-in-washington

    welovedc picked up on it the same day.

  • Wrack

    There goes the neighborhood.

  • http://mollytics.com mollytics

    The Anti-Real World Blog is going to monitor the whole situation:

    http://antirealworlddc.blogspot.com/

  • Joel Lawson

    Borderstan always gets the goods. That's why it's a must read well beyond its neighborhood boundaries.

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  • http://vevmo.com Real World

    Vevmo had this story on Friday, with videos and stills over the weekend.

    http://vevmo.com/f56/real-world-dc-house-3187/

    http://vevmo.com/f56/real-world-dc-video-and-stills-3197/

  • Joel Lawson

    Vevmo may have had a rumor, like many did. Borderstan had solid sources, incl. connected w/DC gov't.

  • Truth Hurts

    What a blast this will be! Already there must be dozens of DC reg, permit, licensing, building and housing code screwups just waiting to be exposed. As a gesture of kindness, someone should warn our guests not to call the police unless it's a life-threatening emergency.

  • http://www.vemo.com Real World

    Actually, Joel, I am one of the two people that confirmed this to Borderstan at the house on Sunday morning. Trust me, we had this info last Tuesday, sat on it, and released it once we had video and images of the house. Not that it matters really, but if you want to be accurate, you now have accuracy.

  • jason

    is that joel lawson who quit dcca & now promotes business interests and borderstan blog? or from office of planning?

  • Nikki

    omg. i am going to stalk the houseeee fyi.

  • QueenB

    lol this should be funny...cant wait to see that season! i know the people of dc well and there will be plenty of people around trying to get their 15 minutes lol not saying you nikki

  • laura

    i actually thinks its pretty cool. its taken long enough!!

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  • MARTY

    I MEAN REALLY ANTI-REAL WORLD... COME ON UR WASTING UR TIME GET A LIFE!!!! AS MUCH RUCKUS AND WHAT IS THAT GOES ON IN DUPONT I DON'T THINK THEY WILL ADD A TOO MUCH MORE TO IT THAT IT'LL BE A BIG PROBLEM... STOP ACTING LIKE U NEVER WENT TO COLLEGE- "LIVING NEXT TO A DORM"

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  • amal

    I've been wanting them to do a real world DC for years and now its here I can't wait to see it, there aren't too much things filmed here unless it based on the government or politics, I wanna see my city for once on tv like these.

  • SK

    Such negativity! Why? I learned about this when my friend texted me that this was happening in my 'hood. I love in San Diego now but have a condo on S Street, S & 17th. From what my friend said I thought it was the same block but it's not. Now what I am wondring is whether this will hurt or help getting renters this fall... I think it might help! Glass half full!

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  • http://www.myspace.com/sweet_nika83.com Sweet_nika83

    Oh man I am so excited!! its about time! I am from Alexandria, VA bur t recently moved to Miami so seeing DC on the Real World will be a big treat for me. I can't wait to see the first episode!!

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  • http://twitter.com/dj_prada DJ_prada

    pretty cool i live up the street on R st NW on 16th they hit the same bars i hit COOL TWIT ME!

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