Mon. Afternoon Rental Option – Ledroit Park

This rental is located at Rhode Island Ave, NW at 3rd Street NW:

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The Craigslist ad says:

“Exquisitely designed and maintained 1914 historic Georgian row house in Bloomingdale/LeDroit Park. Completely and thoughtfully renovated throughout – original molding and gorgeous hardwood floors, new kitchen with 42″ solid wood cabinets, baltic brown granite and stainless steel appliances. 3 bedrooms with 2 ½ baths, including a master bedroom w/in-suite bathroom featuring soaker/Jacuzzi whirlpool. So many upgrades I can’t mention them all here. This house has a patio in the front and a very private fenced deck off the back – perfect for a BBQ, lounging outdoors and/or cocktail party. Full size LG Tromm front loading stackable washer and dryer. New triple pane windows, efficient gas boiler and radiator heating. Central air conditioning and security system make this the perfect DC pad.

Great central location to all major DC entertainment venues including easy walk to Logan Circle and U Street Corridor and a 15 minute walk to Georgetown Law Center, Chinatown & Convention Center. *BIGGEST PLUS POINT* just 3 blocks to Green Line Metro (Shaw), G2 and 1/2 dozen other bus lines in front of the door. Incredible value at just $3100.00 plus 2/3 utilities (split with English basement unit). Landlord pays cost of security system. I would consider negotiating a discount for multi-year (2 or more) lease agreement. AVAILABLE 11/15/2010 – possibly as soon as 11/5/2010.”

I don’t often feature whole houses for rent but since I often walk by this one, I was intrigued. Does $3100 sound reasonable for this 3 bed/2.5 bath home?

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  • Umm, “3 blocks” to Shaw metro? More like 5-6. Nice try. Also, Rhode Island is a busy, busy street, lots of noise and pollution, not a real open-your-windows-on-a-nice-day kind of place. Plus, $3,100 for LeDroit? I think not. They’ll probably get some douchey G-town Law students to pay it though.

  • not worth it. Even if 3 people wanted to share (instead of a family with kids or something) that’s $1030+utilities and someone’s getting stuck with a little bedroom and sharing a bathroom. It’s easy to do better in that neighborhood. And it doesn’t mention parking.

  • It’s a bit expensive, but it’s got a lot of nice little features that seem to justify the price somewhat. If you consider it from a “luxury” standpoint, it’s not bad at all.

  • For short term, I guess it’s worth it. But if you are going to drop that kind of cash every month, why not buy instead and get the nice tax breaks?

  • I recently rented a 3BR house with parking near 14/P for $3000 … no way this is worth it

  • But it’s right across from Timor Bodega!
    If it doesn’t include parking, Sundays and crowded events from the church on the block will make for parking contests.

  • I found a 3 br/3ba with a roof deck jacuzzi for $300 at 14 and J. This is an awful deal. Especially because Rhode Island has cars that pass by at least once a day.

    • Ha! I see what you did there.

      I hate it when people play that game. There are always outliers, why can’t we all acknowledge that?

  • I live down the street from this place, and I have to say that the noise on Rhode Island isn’t nearly as bad as I was expecting. Columbia Heights (on Kenyon, not even a bus route!) was a lot noisier.

    • there’s not much traffic on RIA outside of rush hour – it’s pretty deserted in fact. and parking in this area is really not a problem.

  • Too high. I would go $2600/mo on this place. Not more. One of the bedrooms is going to be tiny, and you don’t get the basement use. Not to mention this landlord is probably getting around $1200/mo on the basement. If his mortgage payment is like mine (& I live nearby), he is going to be clearing a nice fat margin on this one.

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