Good Deal or Not? “small Historic Mansion” edition

This condo is located at 1730 New Hampshire Ave, NW:

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The flier says:

“Walk to metro, grocery and restaurants from this small Historic Mansion in the heart of Dupont. Sunny, quiet unit at rear of building with courtyard entrance. 9+ ft ceilings. Bonus glassed-in porch/den. Working fireplace in the LR/DR, hardwood floors, central a/c, washer and dryer in unit. Wonderful semi-private deck, Freshly painted and newly carpeted. Flat screen TV conveys. Small pets ok.”

You can find more info here and a virtual tour here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $335,000 ($357 monthly condo fee.)

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  • I had a friend who lives in that condo (renting). It’s pretty cool. But what is going on with the window in the bathroom? Looking out to the enclosed porch or something? Also, the bedroom appears to be super small and awkwardly shaped.

  • Aside from the bedroom being small & oddly shaped, I like it!

  • houseintherear

    Seems like a good price. Or a decent price at least. The bedroom has a strange shape, but I do like the fireplace. I like the idea of the back entrace, very quaint and European-like. 🙂 This coming from a carriage house dweller, of course.

  • The living room appears to be a decent size, but the kitchen is super tiny. The built-in porch seems a bit odd. I don’t think I would like that large of a window right next to the toilet

  • I think it’s kinda cool, but only if you can actually fit a queen-sized bed in the bedroom. The smallish kitchen doesn’t bother me, and I like the enclosed porch. I guess the door by the toilet also goes to the porch, which gives natural light to the bathroom. May need a roman shade on the porch. : )

  • I don’t really understand the space – I think this is a good fit for “staging” so people checking it out could have a good idea of how the square footage works out.

    also, new appliances/floor in the kitchen would do wonders because the cabinet is nice. I don’t mind the size of the kitchen at all considering it’s an apartment and it has good cabinet space

    I don’t think the closet with a bunch of high-up drawers would be useful to the average-heighted person, but it’s Elfa and can be swapped for shelves.

    This building, and the one next to it, have had a couple of units come up for sale since I moved to the neighborhood and I have been a bit surprised at how it takes them a while to sell – maybe smaller buildings are harder? Also, the fee is pretty high if you ask me (I live in a larger building and have a similar fee, but we have a desk person and all that goes with a large building [higher expenses])

    But it’s a great area, gorgeous building, and it’s nice that the unit itself seems to be set back from NH Ave which can be a little loud.

  • no one wants to talk about the window in the living room with a view of a brick wall? how very Hitchcock.

  • i like it, i like it

  • Good deal. It’s got all the right elements to support the list price.

  • 692 useable square feet? I’m not sure about that. I’d have to pare down in order to live in that space and not feel like a pack rat. Then probably grow out of it in two years because I had too much stuff.

    And is that a “courtyard” or an alley?? Very Hitchcock indeed.

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