It Makes Last Friday’s House Look Like a Bargain

Thanks to a reader for sending me this Craig’s List ad. Interesting that they are calling Upshur and Rock Creek Church Columbia Heights. So what do you think, is this a good ad?

5br/3.5ba DREAM HOME – $680,000 w/ +$10K in seller incentives.

This newly renovated 4-level brick colonial home features 3600 sq ft of living space and sits atop of the second highest elevation in the city, providing a pristine cityscape view all the way to Pentagon City from its roof top terrace. Hardwood flooring, recessed lighting and crown molding throughout. Main level offers open floor plan, exposed brick, powder room, and eat-in kitchen with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and ceramic tile flooring. Master bedroom suite features custom wall wardrobe, double vanity, whirlpool tub, separate shower and custom ceramic work. Lower level in-law suites features full kitchen, separate bedroom, w/d and separate front and rear entrances. In addition to roof top terrace, exterior area also features rear deck, patio, large yard and 2-car parking port.
Seller is highly motivated. This is a rare find with unbelievable features in area primed for further growth. Home is 5 minutes from the Metro and provides quick and easy access to any part of the city. Buyer may choose custom Coventry seating and fabric for kitchen, window treatments [blinds], and wardrobe features for master bedroom.
The house in located across the street from the US Armed Forces Retirement Home which is the premier development zone in DC. In addition to featuring a golf course, the AFRH is undergoing a multi-million dollar development by a Morgan Stanley development consoritum that will feature condominium townhomes, medical office space, a small hotel, a grocery store and other ancillary retail. The project calls for the adaptive reuse of nine historic buildings and includes approximately 20 acres of open green space which will include a public garden and picnic grove, a civic green and memorial, and pedestrian and bicycle paths. This project will open portions of the AFRH campus to public enjoyment and recreation for the first time in more than 50 years.

Upshur St, NW at Rock Creek Church Rd, NW

* Location: Columbia Heights

8 Comment

  • Boy, those pictures sure don’t match that pretentious description.

  • “Views all the way to Pentagon City…”

    What an odd landmark to give, no?

  • we all know that real estate ads often stretch the facts, with things like location, but this one is a bit over the top… wonder whether it backfires?

  • people are selling places in brightwood and calling it petworth….it’s all about what’s the hot area and the surrounding places using that to get people to view their place….

    oh yea and the outside of this place….not great looking when comparing to last week’s house.

    The front looks like crap too.

  • That’s only $189 per square foot, and that’s lower than you’d pay anywhere else in NW DC. This is a 3600 square foot home we’re talking about.

  • This house is on the south side of the 200-block of Upshur, across from the new school. The location is not ideal and the front of the house looks like crap. And they have been working on it 4-ever! That said, I’ve been on the 3rd-floor deck and the view is truly extraordinary.

  • “”Views all the way to Pentagon City…”

    What an odd landmark to give, no? “

    I thought the same thing. Why not…Clarendon? Or Crystal City?

    “Views all the way to Fairfax!”

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