In 1975, not many years after riots decimated parts of the District, Jackie and Charles Reed found this Logan Circle Victorian that was less than a block from 14th Street NW, one of the hardest-hit areas.
Even though most people would have walked away given the daunting project, the Reeds saw the enormous potential, not the pitfalls involved in renovating the 1887 house that had been designed by noted architect Harvey L. Page.
“We walked in, we saw the staircase and that was it,” Jackie Reed said. “We just fell in love with the architecture, and we thought there’s no way [the neighborhood] wouldn’t get renovated because it was so close to everything.”
The home is listed by associate broker Kimberly Casey with Washington Fine Properties. She can be reached at (202) 361-3228.