Monday Afternoon Rental Option


This loft is located at 1701 Kalorama Rd, NW:

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The Craigslist ad says:

“Description: Stunning 2 bed, 2 en-suite bath loft with exposed brickwork and soaring 14′ ceilings – an Art lover’s dream! Hardwood floors, designer kitchen and fixtures. Master bed has 2 large walk in closets. 2nd bed has small closet and can be used as a study or smaller bedroom. Very open floorplan – a true loft style in an old but fully restored brick building with lots of character. Unit is ~1300 sq ft. Central heat and AC. Includes one large built-in storage and media unit in living room. Building also has a great roof deck with tables, chairs, sunbeds — a rarity in DC. One secure garage parking space is available in the building for an additional $250/month. Available for a 12 month lease. First month free for leases over 18 months. Sorry no pets allowed under condo rules. More photos and info available upon request.

Location: Delancey Lofts Condos. New high end Harris Teeter grocery store is across the street — literally 10 seconds away! Condo is also 2 mins walk from 18th St center of Adams Morgan with all its ethnic restaurants, bars and entertainment. Short walk to U Street corridor.”

Does $2700 sound reasonable for a unique 2 bedroom loft in this location?

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  • I’d make sure to ask if the windows block out the noise from the delivery trucks at Harris Teeter. I used to live a block from there, and it seemed like there were always trucks backing up, making that godawful beeping sound.

  • While way too rich for my blood, with the location and such, and assuming it’s super nice, seems about right. For comparison, the bottom price for Allegro’s 2-bedrooms is $2700, while the lofts go much higher.

  • It’s really far away from the metro, probably 15-20 minute walk to U street or Dupont. That being said, my old apartment was $2500 for a 2 bedroom 2 bath(terrace level) right off of U street across the street from the metro, and this place sounds nicer. Not really my cup of tea because it’s so far from metro, but I’d say it’s a good deal. $250/month for parking though? Ouch.

  • “literally 10 seconds away” haha… That’s a funny time estimate.

    I’ve noticed that Craig’s List seems to be the way to go when searching for an apartment around here. I always thought it was sketchy, and I would end up getting murdered if I went to an apartment viewing that I found on CL. Would you suggest using craig’s list or using a realtor?

    • Pretty funny … I rent out two apartments in CH, manage them myself, and I list them exclusively on Craigslist. In addition to that being by far the easiest way for me to market them, my feeling is that if I didn’t list them on CL, I’d wind up SHOWING the place to people who might murder me. Not that I rent, but my general rule of thumb is to send an email or two before I engage in any face-to-face CL business. Generally, the command of grammar, quickness of response, and tone of the reply give you a good sense about who you might be dealing with. Plus, once you have the name, you can Google them.

      • I’m a landlord, too, and only use Craigslist. I paid for an ad in the City Paper last time I advertised and didn’t get a single response.

        I think Craigslist completely dominates the rental scene.

        Testing the communication by email works for both the renter and the landlord. I’m a woman usually showing the house by myself – I also don’t want to set up any meetings with potentially sketchy strangers.

        Another comment – when I’ve advertised my rental house I get a ton of 1-line replies saying “when can I see the place” and nothing else, not a name, nothing. Then I get a bunch of others from people who introduce themselves, tell me about their group, their jobs, and why they are interested in renting the house. You can do this without revealing any personal details, but just a first name and a sense of who you are goes a long way towards making me want to meet you in person. I usually also try to have a phone call before making an appointment.

        I don’t even reply to the one-line emails anymore–if you want to rent a place you also need to your potential landlord to feel comfortable with you.

  • Yeah, its probably right. I hestitate to say reasonable..but if you got it spend it. Plus people who can afford to live there probably don’t take public transportation. Douchebags.

  • By the way the 1775 at Allegro says Junior two bedroom. That usually seems to = bedroom plus large closet in most cases…

  • I walk by there 2-3 times a week in the AM during a walk from MtP to Dupont. Metro trains are not the be all and end all of public transportation. Buses are easily accessible on 16th street as well as Columbia Road if you do not or cannot walk.
    If you are on the HT side I pity you. The noise would be unbearable to me.

  • Price is about right for the convenience of dragging yourself home from 18th Street by your elbows each night. You can take the S2 or the 42 to downtown. I’d walk to WOODLEY, not Dupont Metro, from here. Also I’d like a fireplace, balcony or patio, and pets OK for that price. Prices like this are why we bought house in Petworth instead.

  • I had no idea that scrappy dust field by Marie Reed was called “Happy Hollow” playground!

  • we live in this building and love it! and bullcrap on the “no pets allowed” there are dozens of dogs and cats here.

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