Good Deal or Not? “Craftsman-style American Foursquare” edition

This home is located at 1807 Monroe St, NE:

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The listing says:

“Large 2-level, 4BR, 2BA, Craftsman-style American Foursquare home w/traditional layout. Restored, original 2.5″ heart pine floors throughout. Separate Living Room w/wood fireplace and Dining Room w/custom coffered ceiling and wainscoting. Updated Kitchen w/granite. Finished lower level w/new carpet. Covered front porch. Huge fenced backyard w/off St parking. Don’t miss well priced rare opportunity”

This 4 bed/2 bath is going for $549,900.

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  • Wow! That’s a Brookland beauty. I wouldn’t want to live on Monroe though. Too much traffic.

  • I love the houses on this stretch of Monroe St. The interior seems well done – if I were looking I’d seriously consider this place.

  • yes interactive map

  • Anyone know what this means? From

    ATTENTION – Please see the below alerts for this property
    PIVS found Property Conditions on this property. Please see below for details.

    Soil unstable (Christiana type)

    • brookland_rez

      Not sure about that but I looked up my own house and it says the same thing. There’s nothing unstable about my soil.

    • anon. gardener

      according to a quick google search, it is a soil type that is clay and often unstable when disturbed – high erosion risk. the back yard looks pretty flat, so maybe it is referring to the sloping front yard, which has no retaining wall. it will certainly require due diligence from buyers. I would ask about foundation moisture.

  • Almost put an offer on this house when it was on the market in 2008. We didn’t like the fact that it was on busy Monroe Street (although it is up high off the road). It is very nicely renovated and spacious. It ended up selling for $399,000 back then, which we thought was a steal. So, these people are going to make a lot of money if they sell it in the mid 500’s. I think it will end up going for around $500,000.

  • brookland_rez

    Great value, and I don’t say this just because I live in Brookland. Where else in the city can you get a house like that at that price, be close to a metro, in a nice neighborhood?

    • i’m pretty sure the PoPeratti has proclaimed everything over .5 miles to be to far from the metro.

      this place is .8 miles from a metro station.

      • brookland_rez

        I live on 18th near Lawrence. The walk to the metro takes me about 10 minutes. It is up a hill, but it’s not that bad. The G8 bus runs on Monroe and goes straight to the metro if I’m feeling lazy.

        It’s not as close as some places to the metro, but to me it’s worth it to have a little more space and peace and quiet.

    • i’m pretty sure the PoPeratti has proclaimed everything over .5 miles to be too far from the metro.

      this place is .8 miles from a metro station.

  • I lived among Craftsmen in Atlanta and wouldn’t call this Craftsman-style, esp. with the ugly updated downstairs and attic windows–it would have more curb appeal with older style windows and fake shutters. Monroe was my shortcut from Adams Morgan to upper RI Ave for trips toward College Park. The traffic isn’t that heavy, partly because there are lots of stop signs.

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