Good Deal or Not? Right Next to the Park Edition


This home is located at 3436 17th Street, NW:

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The flier says:

“Brilliant 1898 Victorian next to Rock Ck Park! Sunlight galore & woodland views thru huge new windows & 3 skylights, orig high ceils, gorg Heart-of-pine flrs, front porch, romantic FPL in MBR. Big renov country kitch opens to wonderful fenced rear yd in the trees, exquisite new baths, open renov top flr loft. Special house in rare natural setting!”

More info and a virtual tour found here.

For those stuck at work today, I thought this would be a happy diversion. I think this has is in an incredible location and is super peaceful. Though there is a decent amount of traffic on 17th St. So what do you think of the house itself? $865,000 sound reasonable?

13 Comment

  • I think I like it, balancing nature with convenient access to public transportation, etc. I know painting is the easiest thing to fix, but it’s so distracting when looking at the rooms – hence why staging is so important. Difficult to envision “romantic master bedroom” when Under the Sea song from the Little Mermaid is running through my head.

  • Not a good deal, over priced

  • I like it a lot, garish colors and all. I wouldn’t pay quite that much for it but I’ll bet someone will.

  • Good deal based on house/lot size and location. If it were staged properly it wouldn’t last.

  • Lovely, low key, comfortable home for the independently wealthy.

  • Good deal, I think. The paint seems a bit technicolor, but all of the colors in the carpets and furnishings seem to jump out too, which makes me wonder if the photos have been enhanced digitally and perhaps the paint isn’t that bright.

    I dig the skylit shower.

  • I actually like it a lot–in fact, more than any of the Wednesday house porn ones. I have no idea if it’s a good deal, but I could see myself (well, my 10 times richer than right now self) living in a place like that, having people over, etc.

  • I love, love, love it. If I had the money… Plus, people who buy million dollar houses probably don’t have a problem driving to work, so access to metro is a moot point.

  • I think it is perfect. And the price sounds right for a stand-alone home in that area.

  • It’s beautiful – if I had the money I would buy it in a second. It’s also priced right for that area. How amazing to have such a huge yard, bordering on Rock Creek, yet be walking distance to Mt Pleasant’s downtown and Adams Morgan and Columbia Heights!!

  • I don’t get why they didn’t declutter their garage before taking photos.

  • Looks like a good deal — this similar house around the corner from it sold last year for nearly $1.1 million: For this amount of $ in MtP, you might be able to get a townhouse with more bedrooms, but you wouldn’t get something detached with a yard or bordering the park like this does.

  • “rus in urbe”

    Sure, we can quibble about a few things being outdated. However, that’s not the point! It’s a spectacular location! THere may be places like this in Cleveland Park, but to find it in Mt Pleasant is much more interesting. A house like this with 6000 sf of land could be a keeper — house to live in for decades (and repair/renovate if you ever strike it rich)

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