Dupont Circle Brownstone

Dupont Circle Brownstone

Home of The Real World: D.C.

2000 S Street NW

Washington, D.C. 20009

The 10,800 square foot, four-story Brownstone was built in 1891 and is located at the southwest corner of S Street NW and 20th Street NW in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington D.C. The Brownstone was designed by architect George S. Cooper and built by real estate developer Theodore A. Harding. After its completion, the Brownstone became home to Minnie and James Mosher, head of the freight division of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.

The Brownstone was owned by the Gospel Spreading Church until 1974, when the upper floors were converted to office, eventually housing La Labela, an Ethiopian restaurant in the 1980s, and later a Blockbuster video store located on the lower level throughout the 1990s. Owned by Douglas Development since 1998, the Brownstone was leased to the Sorg & Associates architectural firm prior to the renovations for the filming of the series.

The first two floors were renovated for the filming of the series with the production crew occupying the upper two floors. In early 2010, Papadopoulos Properties began marketing a 2,700 square foot portion of the 1st floor as available for lease. In March 2010, the Laogai Museum signed a lease for the 1st floor and HealthHIV leased the 2nd and 3rd floors. At the time, they announced plans to preserve the main entrance on the 2nd floor as it appeared during the filming of the series.

The Laogai Museum has since closed and the Brownstone has commercial space available for lease. It appears the only rooms remaining in their original configurations from the filming of the series are the Music Room and Phone Room.

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Dupont Circle Brownstone Visit, November 2011
20th Street NW Patio, 20th Street NW Side, Front Door, S Street NW Patio

Dupont Circle Brownstone Visit, May 2010
1st Floor, 20th Street NW Patio, 20th Street NW Side, Billiard Room, Front, Front Door, Front Gate, Front Porch, Music Room, Office, S Street NW Patio, Southwest Corner

Dupont Circle Brownstone Visit, August 2009
20th Street NW Patio, 20th Street NW Side, Alley, Front, Front Door, Front Gate, Front Porch, S Street NW, S Street NW Patio, Southwest Corner

Pre-Renovation Pictures
Bathroom, Billiard Room, Confessional Room, Entryway, Kennedy Bedroom, Kitchen, Lincoln Bedroom, Lovesac Lounge, Music Room, Office, Phone Room, Reagan Bedroom, Southwest Corner, Stairs, Washington Bedroom, 3rd Floor, 4th Floor

Exterior
20th Street NW Patio, S Street NW Patio, Southwest Corner

1st Floor
Billiard Room, Confessional Room, Kennedy Bedroom, Lincoln Bedroom, Reagan Bedroom, Seating Area, Washington Bedroom

2nd Floor
Bathroom, Entryway, Kitchen, LoveSac Lounge, Music Room, Office, Phone Room, Seating Area, Stairs

3rd Floor
Control Room, Office Space

4th Floor
Conference Area, Office Space

Floor Plans
1st Floor, 2nd Floor, 3rd Floor, 4th Floor, Post-Filming

Taping Dates
July 2 - October 12, 2009

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Updated - May 22,2021

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