Housing Complex

Exorbitant House of the Week, Firehouse Edition

A house like this doesn't come along often. For $2.65 million, you can be the proud new owner of Engine House No. 7, aka 931 R St. NW. The firehouse—once the city's first all-black fire squad—closed in 1976 and was subsequently bought by harpsichord-making couple Thomas and Barbara Wolf, and later by neon sculptor Craig A. Kraft, who remains the owner on record. Now it's up for sale again, with 6,267 square feet of space and two separate one-bedroom apartments. And amenities! Where to begin? The fireman's pole? The wooden lockers? The random fountain sculpture on the side wall? The neon throughout?

The city assessed the house this year at just $915,400, but really, how do you assess a property like this? Judge for yourself what it's worth. Click on the photo below to view the slideshow.

More details at Estately.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTB82dnhL6s Lisa Young

    Pretty old fixtures need another way for further replacement.

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