Good Deal or Not? “58 feet of open living space” edition

This home is located at 415 12th St, NE:

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The flier says:

“REWARD YOURSELF! 58 feet of open living space awaits! Perfect for entertaining. Top notch gut renovation. BIG open granite/stainless kitchen w/ island/bar/wine rack. Gleaming wood floors throughout. 2 wood burning FP’s. Remote controlled skylight. W/ D on upper level. 2 master bedrooms w/ high ceiling (one w/ FP, jetted tub/sep shower + balcony!). 13 month HWA home warranty.”

You can find more info here and photos here.

This 3 bed/3.5 bath is going for $639,000.

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  • “REWARD YOURSELF! 58 feet of open living space awaits!”


    • Lol! That comes to $11,017 per sq/ft! Rowhouses in gentrifying DC neighborhoods go for about $300-$400 sq/ft.

  • The Home Depot flip job and the 58 feet of open living space might be appealing to bowlers.

  • What does smh mean?

  • “58 Feet of Open Living Space” should get that agent fired.

  • So much hubris?

  • What is with the ridiculous photos from the ceiling? And, PEOPLE, quit knocking out walls and removing wood trim. And just say no to mirrored closet doors and jacuzzi tubs. I like the kitchen cabinets though.

    • SouthwestDC

      YES to all! I cannot wait for the day we get rid of our jacuzzi tub– I think it will make our bathroom a lot more appelaing. My girlfriend, unfortunately, thinks we should keep it, but like most jacuzzi tub defenders has never actually used it.

    • some interior walls were removed from my house and i absolutely love it!

      not everyone needs separate rooms for specific activities.

  • I wonder how people manage to knock out walls like that in these old houses. @POP, I’d like to see a thread from structural beam and flooring specialists about removing walls, something tells me that if 10 people were to stand on the floor above in a house like this that things would not go well…

    • Second this idea for a post. There have been a lot of renovations recently that seem to have removed central walls over basement supports without apparent installation of load bearing beams.

      When we did something similar for our place, half of the contractors said it didn’t matter. The other half said the house might collapse if we didn’t do anything. Seriously, how can opinions vary so widely? We erred on the side of caution and put load bearing beam in that was calculated by a structural engineer, but I’m assuming most others don’t do this.

    • Many of the old houses in DC use ordinary construction, with wood beams crossing the width of the house to be attached to party walls made of masonary. Depending on the width of the house, the interior walls may not be necessary at all – our house is only 12 feet wide, and uses a 1×8 beam every 12 to 16 inches. Assume a permitted load of 1400-1500lbs for each beam, and you’ll see that it would take a good amount more than 10 people upstairs to overload that beam. Of course, if you get wider the permitted weight per beam goes down by at least a 1/3rd, if not more.

  • This place looks like a model from the Bluth Company. Anyone living in the attic?

    • I was assuming that whatever minimal attic had been there had been taken out to create the “13.5′ ceilings!” (or whatever they were).

  • that is a house in desperate need of some staging. Cold and bland (and I usually roll my eyes at these types of comments on PoP).

  • I was in the same room when those pumpkins on the far right were carved. I like jaccuzi tubs. I am still relevant.

  • I fail to understand how you can charge $639,000 for a house with 2 real bedrooms, and a closet for a third bedroom. Why have 2 master bedrooms with 2 attached baths? I’ve seen a few houses like this, and I have to say I don’t get the trend.

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