Good Deal or Not? “Believably Antebellum” edition (Reader Request)

This home is located at 1121 G St, NE:

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The flier says:

“Believably Antebellum, a side porch w/ beautiful yard, known for Mardi Gras parties, a green house, pond and enclosed rear yard with exciting oppty for expansion. A social Kitchen & LR/DR w/ four skylights, Formal DR & Front BR. Up 2 BR (1 w/ sitting rm) Dual Entry Twin Bath. Property is the belle of the boulevarde (not a Blvd, but nice & tree-lined. Remarkable seclusion, OSP?(not in place) Offer!”

You can find more info here and photos here.

This is definitely a wild one. What’s your favorite part? Looks like they got some good mosquito protection there…

Think this 3 bed/2 bath will go for $629,000?

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  • I feel like the Clampetts could feel at home here.

  • A wee bit o’ Takoma Park transported to Cap Hill

  • That’s one funky place. Can’t figure out how the greenhouse fits in, but would love that. Not too keen on the hot tub, and definitely HATE vessel sinks. But those are minor issues!

  • is the greenhouse and shed legal?

  • Looks like a steal for that location and such a unique property.

    • You’re joking… right?

    • DL=Agent

      • Ha ha ha. Um, no. If you pay any attention to real estate prices – which I do, having just bought a place – they are going up, up, up in that area due to the continued development of H St, the proximity to Capitol Hill, and the overall recovery of the market. $629K in that area for a house with such nice features is not high – there are places nearby going int he $700K range. That place is nicely designed, beautiful kitchen, beautiful yard, and for someone who likes a country feel to their home, with lots of greenery and touches, it’s a good deal.

  • That yard looks HUGE by Hill standards

  • It’s really an odd house.

  • wow… good deal

  • H Street is the epicenter of real estate delusion in DC. You can buy a house twice the size in Shaw/Eckington/Bloomingdale for 100k cheaper, easy

  • It’s a great location and a really neat house with a remarkable yard that makes it unique for Capitol Hill. The house itself could use a bit more updating and not everyone is willing to pay for that type of yard/Greenhouse. They did an amazing job outside, but the interior could probably use an update.

  • just search 20001 on refin

    28 Rhode ISland NW 574K for 4BR, 4.5BA
    67N 554k for 4BR 3.5BA
    7U for 495K 4BR 3BA
    62U 514K 4BR 2.5BA

    • Location location location. That’s like asking why Wheaton is so cheap compared to Potomac.

      Although, I think living this close to H St for the next few years is a little sketchy for most people. I’d vote for high $500’s.

  • A bit too eccentric and rough around the edges on the inside. The price is a pipe dream. There’s gotta be a reason or two or three it’s been on the market for awhile.

  • I’m the first to question “antebellum?” No, it doesn’t look like a house that pre-dates the War Between the States. Of course, maybe they meant the Spanish-American War…

  • Used to live nearby and can attest that the yard and the house are lovely (although in need of some updating). The homeowners also own Surroundings, the flower shop on East Capitol, which explains the greenhouse and lush landscaping. Not sure about the asking price, but wouldn’t be surprised if it went for $600K.

  • Seems like a lot for a place without central AC.

  • It’s interesting, but you can go over three blocks to Rosedale and get a completely livable three bedroom house for about $350K, or a two bedroom in this style for even less.

  • Maybe a little high given that it could use some interior updates, but its hard to value an exquisite yard like that and the Capitol Hill side of H Street is super hot with everything taking off on H Street over the past year plus. Has the charm of Capitol Hill with the investment potential of continued progress, development, and streetcars on H St. I’d say $600 seems about right.

  • The target market consists of garden store-owning eclectics on the fringes of Capitol Hill with a penchant for over-hyped construction zones. Unless the current owners clone themselves or drop the price another $50K, this one will be on the market a while.

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