Wed. Afternoon Rental Option – Penn Quarter/Downtown

This rental is located at 631 D St, NW:

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The listing says:

“Immediately available! This large, 2-level condo in the luxurious Lafayette is close to everything & lives like a row-home! Featuring an updated kitchen, Main level half bath, 2 generous brs, 2 full ba’ s, master suite with large walk-in closets and same level W/D, this unit a renter’s dream! Building amenities include 24 hr desk attendant, gym, rooftop pool, media room & more! Welcome home!”

Well that’s one hell of a lobby… This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $3,500/Mo.

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  • Is that carpet? Bleh. I get the same amenities (rooftop pool included), number of bedrooms, real hardwoods and granite countertops for 3K. Not a great deal.

    • In what neighborhood?

      I agree that this isn’t a great deal, just curious.

      • I agree that Anonymous’ apartment would only be a good deal if it was in a similar location as the Penn Quarter one above. Sorry, but location matters and most people are willing to pay extra for the convenience. Otherwise, I actually do think the Penn Quarter apt. is a decent deal.

        • Yeah, I agree that neighborhood/area is a huge factor in the pricing of this place. And, despite the carpeting, which isn’t my favorite, either, I think it looks pretty nice. I don’t think this is nessecarily a bad deal, just not a great one either. I guess it’s price about right, IMO.

  • I was expecting something more or something better, frankly. All the write-up suggesting luxury and the price/rent to boot made me think one would get much more than what is pictured. The bathrooms and kitchen are really average and the bathrooms look like they were done in the 70s or 80s. While I get that it’s a rental, I still think it’s underwhelming. The neighborhood, though, is great. The closet is not that big. Also, I don’t think it’s the best idea to photograph the lobby alongside the pics of the apartment up for rent. All that detailed luxury in the lobby makes the apartment even more plain. (I know this is pretty common with apartment buildings – fancy lobbies worthy of nicer hotel lobbies) and then less-than-spectacular apartments, which are often shoeboxes by comparison.

  • This one also has a patio in what is a beautiful courtyard area – most of the units like this one in the building don’t have that.

  • This seems completely in line with the rents in the area.

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