Mon. Afternoon Rental Option – Cleveland Park

This rental is located at 2911 Newark Street, NW:

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The Craigslist ad says:

“Amazing historic renovation of a beautiful art deco building located in Cleveland Park. With open spacious living: Studios, 1Br and 2Br apartments, one block from the Cleveland Park metro on the red line and multiple bus lines. The Macklin has been renovated from the floor up and truly boast the most modern conveniences anyone would want. If you are looking to move to the city or just looking to upgrade come take a look at the Macklin in the Heart of Cleveland Park right of Connecticut Avenue.
The Macklin offers all the following in each renovated apartment.
• In-home washer/dryer
• Dishwasher
• Built-in microwave oven
• Stainless appliances
• Individually controlled central HVAC
• Expansive kitchen with wood cabinets
• Granite countertops
• Ceramic tile in kitchen and bath
• Marble vanities
• Antique heart pine flooring
• High speed internet access ready
• Spacious open floor plans
• Expansive light filled windows”

I’ve been curious to see how this renovation turned out. The photos look pretty good. Do you think $1600 sounds reasonable for the “last studio in the building”?

What do you think of the reno in general?

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  • wow. 1600 for 360 sq feet.

  • NO! Absurd amount for the size of the unit.

  • I actually considered renting here (a one bedroom), but despite the beautiful in-unit amenities (single unit washer/dryer, new kitchen, etc.), I could not justify forking over that much. I checked out the studio and it was just too small and had no closet space.

  • Terrible, TERRIBLE price for a studio in that neighborhood. DO NOT rent this place. Among the amenities, they fail to mention the bonus of being treated to the noise from drunken patrons of the 4P’s which is right below it.

  • I rented a 2BR here last month and love the building. The common areas feel like a swanky hotel and the unit is better than new.

  • that doesn’t make any sense. 1 bedrooms over on quebec go for like $1700 and while not as modern are like 2.5 times the size.

  • Even the 2BR units are barely more than 750 square feet. That sounds extremely tiny to me.

    It looks like they did a superb job of doing an historically-accurate renovation on the place, but I have to wonder if they might have been better off making some larger units out of the existing ones. The only people who are going to pay that much for a minuscule studio are the ones who are new in town and didn’t do a whole lot of research before signing a lease.

  • It makes no sense from a developer’s stand point to delete a rentable unit to make other ones bigger. The fact that there is only 1 available unit in this building could indicate that the units are priced somewhat appropriately. Let’s also not forget that Cleveland Park has some of the highest median home values on the city, which can also translate to the rental market.

    I did tour this building during one of their open houses and they really did a very nice historically sensitive renovation of what was once a really gross building. They restored many of the original exterior features and updated the interiors in a really cool contemporary way with lots of amenities, albeit not much square footage.

  • It’s ok, if you want to live in crime-ridden cleveland park.

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