Good Deal or Not? “Modern Mastery” edition (reader request)

This home is located at 1514 Kingman Pl, NW:

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The flier says:

“Fully Redone! Savvy Blend of Period Perfection & Modern Mastery! Soaring Ceilings * Mellow HDWDs * Gas FP * Designer Lighting * Ingenious Built-Ins * Ultimate Chef’s KIT w/ Atrium BKFST Room * MSTR Suite w/ Spa-Like BA * Incredible Closets * LL FR/Media Room plus 3rd BR w/ Full BA * Private Courtyard * Oversized GRG * TOP Location”

You can find more info here and professional photos here.

This 3 bed/3 bath is yours for $1,349,000.

23 Comment

  • no clue whether it’s a good deal or not, but this is one of the best blocks in the city

  • If only I had $1.4 million squirreled away somewhere…

  • novadancer

    love this house!

  • I wonder if the car belongs to the owner. If it does, then I’d be annoyed at the photographer for not blacking out the plates on his website. :-/

  • Ditto. The renovation is spectacular. If you’re going to do an open floor plan, go all out and make it fabulously modern.

  • Great block, not crazy about the reno. Love the patio. Out of my price range anyway…

  • spectacular is the word. wow.

  • Horrendous. Frosted glass. 50’s era tile. birch/maple stained cabinets. these are all things I cant stand, plus it looks swedish.

    • “plus it looks swedish”… First it doesnt look swedish and second why would that be a negative? Say its just not your taste.

  • Renovation is nice, not steller but nice.

    The price however is bordering on ridiculous.

    They want $554 sq/ft for the place when all the comps of all the million dollar + homes that have sold within a 4 block radius of the place (some as recently as a ~ month ago) have sold for between $440-450 a sq/ft and going back through the comps on Redfin, they were some nice houses too.

    By the numbers they are about 22-25% over priced.

  • I’d question any real estate agent that listed this as being built in 1915! It was actually built in 1886, along with its adjoining neighbor at 1512 Kingman. Agents can be liable for posting incorrect information, and I was recently consulted in a case in Georgetown to prove building dates…

    • thats interesting. probably an honest mistake, but I did just switch insurers and the price was $800 more per year if the house was built before 1900. So it would make a difference.

    • househistoryman,

      While I agree that an agent may be liable for intentionally posting incorrect information, (1) isn’t that why many include, “This information, while deemed reliable, cannot be guaranteed.” and (2) when it comes to dating older homes in DC that sometimes the exact date is not known for some of the properties. While I think here (1915) is specific so I would wonder about that but I think the city sometimes just estimates the date for a house, and when “unsure” it is listed as 1900. If a person is really interested and has the time, they can go do a search to see if there is more or specific history about the property. It’s possible they may find building permits, photos before and after to help date when a building was constructed, but not always.

  • Just because you slap a majestic price on a property doesn’t make it majestic. Cute little house in a good location, very thoroughly (and beigely) renovated.

  • I wonder if the Longo’s carry?

  • Great house. wish i had the money. i think the asking is in the range for LC. have you seen what they are asking for some of those apts. on P st. and 14 st?
    I think it was the house next to it that sold a couple of years ago for about 1.1. it wasn’t 1/2 as cool.

  • The house is absolutely beautiful. My initial reaction is that it is nice, but overpriced. Without the garage and patio, this place goes for 950k. Not sure how much of a premium those spaces carry, but my guess is that a garage is worth no more than 40k, and the patio 25k. $1M tops.

  • How does this compare to the $1.3 million 1500sqft one 1 Logan Circle?

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