Good Deal or Not? I Love Brown Street Edition


This home is located at 3416 Brown Street, NW:

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The flier says:

“NEW PRICE!! INCREDIBLE VALUE. This 2120 sq ft home has A CONDO FEE of 100/MO, a gourmet kitchen w/ granite and SS appliances, custom lighting, paint by interior designer, surround sound in Living RM and Master BR, Full Bath Main lvl, Huge Storage Unit Main lvl, Master BR w/ 2 walkin closets, Master BA w/ SPA shower, 2nd Master, 2 parking spaces, Huge storage unit.”

More info, photos and a virtual tour found here.

I’ve always been a big fan of Brown Street in Mt. Pleasant. There is one section that has new(ish) rowhouses. It looks like they were built in 2004. I’m glad to see what they look like on the inside. How do you think they came out? $729,950 sound reasonable?

Ed. Note: Unit A is also available for $699,000.

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  • Those would be good prices if you got the entire townhouse. But for half? Not so sure.

  • Agreed. That looks like a 2006 price or a typo.

    This listing @ 684k is closer to downtown and almost as close to the Metro,Washington,DC-20009

  • I was pretty disappointed when those went in. That lot would have been a great opportunity to do 4 or 5 interestingly updated versions of the porch front houses a little further up the street. Instead we got maximum height, minimum set-back, concrete pad out back, split it into condos. Typical. Disappointing.

  • Doesn’t seem like a good deal to me. Plenty of other single-family homes in MtP for that price. Just looking at the recent nearby sales confirms these are priced very high.

    Maybe if the interiors were amazing, and didn’t look like every other home on the market, the price could be justified. But most of the lighting looks like cheap sonoma glass knock-off pendants. Very 90s dot com feeling. And the tubular steel hand rail and the wall hung bathroom sinks feel very commercial. Better than builder’s special, but not nice enough to warrant the high price.

  • This will go for close to the current asking price, again proving most of you ignoramuses wrong, for about the 50,000th time. I’m really glad you aren’t realtors.

  • i saw this house last weekend. boy do the occupants have terrible decorating taste! i have seen a lot of rich peoples’ houses during open houses, and they all love terrible gotty decorations. why is that?

  • MtP prices continually surprise, but these two just don’t seem competitive.

    — 1879 Newton, a 3BR/3BA single family home, sold just around the corner for 790k last month.

    –1826 Irving, 3BR/2BA single family home, sold for 750k in April.

    –1738 Hobart, 4BR/2BA single family home, sold for 690k in May.

    Now admittedly, maybe these other properties needed some work, but these Brown Street condos are far far smaller yet are listed for only pennies less. Maybe they’ll go for this asking price, but I wouldn’t call it a good deal.

  • anon@ five oh six: most properties in dc close within 10% of asking or some such. the closing price is only determined by one person who decides to pay one particular figure, and is logically orthogonal to whether it is a “Good Deal or Not”

    the community input on PoP as to what is a GDoN has been very helpful in my recent home purchase.

    much thanks to you all!

  • Anonymous 5:24 – I think the word you’re looking for is gaudy. I don’t know what “gotty” is. And, um, this doesn’t look gaudy. If anything it’s very minimalist and spare.

  • this place is great. really nicely laid out, tons of space. good deal.

  • When I sell my three-floor house in Mt Pleasant I want to list it for $750k. I want you all to come see it to compare it with these houses. Seriously.

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