Good Deal or Not? Dueling Dupont Condos Edition


These condos are located at 1728 (left side of photo) and 1730 (right side of photo) New Hampshire Ave, NW:

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The flier for 1730 says:

“Here’s your chance to live in a 1922 Beaux Arts mansion on one of the most elegant blocks in Dupont. This lovely boutique bldg offers this 1BR/1BA 2-level apt w/ 12x12ft roof deck w/ vistas of Adams Morgan & Dupont. Unit features fp, hardwood floors, W/ D, granite counters, walk-in closet & many more features. Contracts need 3rd party approval. Estate Sale-Sold as Is Use short sale add”

More info and photos found here.

The flier for 1728 says:

“Simply gorgeous 1BR condo in historic boutique bldg. Seller spared no expense – remodeled kit w/ blk granite countertops & glass tiled back splash, high end appliances, granite flrs in Kit/LR, lrg MBR w/ walk-in closet, remodeled BA, walkout to patio, laundry rm across hall, condo fee incl utilities. Extra storage. Lovely Dupont neighborhood. Not a short sale/foreclosure. Option to buy furnished.”

More info and photo found here.

I’m curious about these two because they are both 1 bed 1 bath, both in super cool buildings, and right next door to each other. 1728 is going for $349,900 and 1730 is going for $379,000. Either seem reasonable? Which do you prefer? Of course one has a roof deck…

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  • I’d go with the first. It has more character (e.g., fireplace), more space, and a roof deck. I’d put in new appliances though. I also wouldn’t pay more than $345ish.

  • I want the first one! Like, I’d be willing to go buy it right now! Love, love, love!!!

  • I like the first one a lot better. Fireplace, more space, roof deck, more natural light, w/d in unit. No contest!

    I sort of hate the kitchen in the second one, even though it’s more “updated.” It’s like they went through the HGTV checklist of “modern” kitchen features (stainless, granite, glass tile) without any sense of whether they work together.

  • The first one might be better but it is a short sale, which means it might be 6 months to a year IF you’re lucky (and it depends on how many banks have liens against the house)… so, if your in love with the first, welcome to hell…

    The second isn’t too bad, especially for the price…

  • Hmmm…I’m not really crazy about either of them, although I like #2 a bit better.

    With such a competitively priced neighbor, #1 is going to need to drop their price to avoid their short sell going into foreclosure. Aside from the fireplace I’m not seeing any fantastic character in it. The living room gets almost no daylight, looks at a brick wall and has a sloped ceiling from a staircase cutting through it.

    #2 has a few things I’m not so crazy about. I don’t like the bullet-shaped metal pendants in the kitchen. I don’t like that they extended the kitchen into the living room and butted countertops up against windows that have a sill too low for a countertop. I think the black granite floors in the living room are too cold for that kind of space.

    But when it comes down to “good deal or not” I think #2 is by far the better deal. Way better finishes. Its own patio. Hands down #2.

  • This was a fun comparison at the end of a long week! It would be great to visit them both. I think #1 is on an upper floor and #2 is on 1st or basement (elevator in building). I would go with #1.

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