Good Deal or Not? “al fresco dining” edition

This home is located at 1704 P St, NW:

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The flier says:

“Located in the heart of Dupont Circle & steps to Metro, retail & dining, this exquisite 4-level Victorian row house has grand room sizes, high ceilings, hardwoods on 3 levels, detailed millwork, stunning period details, terrace for al fresco dining & spacious Kitchen w/ center island & breakfast area. Ample closets & storage space. Nearby Garage Parking is Half-Block Away (seller will pay for 1yr).”

You can find more info here and photos here.

This 5 bed/3 bath is yours for $1,299,000.

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  • It sounds like a deal to me so I’m interested in hearing why it hasn’t sold for so long….

  • orderedchaos

    Looks absolutely gorgeous! Though it’s so far out of my price range that I am unable to assess its deal-ness.

  • 1.2 million and no parking?

  • The kitchen is in the basement, and the dining room is upstairs on the main floor. So it’s a little hard when you’re serving dinner unless you have a dumb waiter, which maybe it does behind one of those doors.

    I think I remember this house when it was a group house because we used to smoke cigarettes on that balcony off my friend’s room.

    Great house and great location. Love the details.

    • In older homes, the kitchen was more often than not in the basement. I sort of like that they chose to stick with convention on this one.

      It seems a shame that so many of the fireplaces are closed off. I wonder if that’s permanent closure or just decorative (it’s expensive to reopen them).

      It does seem like it’s a deal for that location, the size, etc. which does make you wonder what the problem with it is. Not having parking in that neighborhood does not seem like it considerably lower the price.

      • I had a friend who lived in one of the grand houses off Logan Circle, which also had the kitchen in the basement. However, his dining room also was in the basement so you didn’t have to trudge upstairs with the food. The kitchen of this house was NOT in the basement in the early 1990s if this is the same house that I think it is.

  • Tell the crazy dude in Brookland that this is what you get for $1.2x million in a top neighborhood in DC.

  • the taxes might be a killer- $10k/12 = $800+ every month on top of a $5k/month mortgage.

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