Good Deal or Not? “Row House” Versus Condo Edition?


These units are located at 1451 Belmont Street, NW:

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The flier for the “Row House” Unit 113 says:

“Very spacious 2 bedroom 2.5 bath plus den 2 level unit with private outdoor space and garage parking. 2nd garage space available for $25K. 19 large windows facing south and east and a private entrance makes it feel like a townhouse but with the benefits of a full-service bldg with doorman, AMAZING roof deck, etc. Largest unit in the bldg – sq ftg from builder.”

More info and a virtual tour found here.

The flier for the condo in Unit 419 says:

“This sought after top level unit offers a private balcony, gas fireplace, giant walk-in closest, an upgrade kitchen package which includes granite counter tops, NEW Hardwood Flrs. and much more! Assigned Garage PARKING included, Visitor parking as well! Common roof deck offers breath-taking panoramic views of the city. Courtyard with communal grills. . The amenities are endless!”

More info and a virtual tour for 419 found here.


So Unit 113 is going for $609,000. Unit 419 is going for $569,900. Which do you like better? How do the prices sound?

5 Comment

  • If the sq footage is right, the townhouse is a much better deal for the price. I would even venture to say that it was a “good” deal if the condo fee wasn’t so high. Giving a condo fee in the 500 range, I would say the townhouse is a good deal around $579k. The regular condo needs to drop to below $500/sq ft before anyone should buy it.

  • I like the row house and the price/SF is good. Not crazy about that intense red wall but that’s just paint. There are enough thoughtful details in the space that it doesn’t feel generic.

    The condo I don’t like at all. The layout seems weird and it has all the character of a builder’s special. It doesn’t look like it has much of a view or daylight either.

  • The townhouse puts the condo to shame in terms of value. I think both are priced high, but townhouse is much closer to reality and the condo is going to have to drop a lot before it sells, given what you can get in the same place for 40k more. I have a friend who lives in that building, and my personal opinion is that the roofdeck is being oversold by the condo. It’s OK, but needs mucho upgrading before it becomes a selling point.

  • I bought a similar condo (2 bed, 2 bath, 1,000sq feet, granite, etc.) on the next street up for $170k less than the condo featured here. Horrible deal for the condo, but the townhouse seems very reasonable.

  • How do you feel about it being that close to the park?

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