Your Wed. Afternoon Rental Option – Dupont

This rental is located at 1718 P St, NW:

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The listing says:

“A+ Dupont Location – 98 Walk Score! Great Jr 1BR/1BA w 3 lge closets, sep BR w/window & door. All utilities included. Pet <20 lbs OK. Pkg avail in bldg to rent separately $225-$250/mo. Webster House has rooftop pool & deck (renovations in progress), front desk, laundry on ea. flr. Terrace level unit w/serene courtyard garden view. Section 8 applicants welcome." This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,700/Mo.

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  • Looks like a fair price to me.

  • Yeah, for Dupont this is really good. Hard to tell what the bedroom’s like though. At one point they call it a Jr. 1 bed and you can’t see it in the pictures. Still, who cares for that price?

  • this seems like an insanely good deal for that location – at least compared to what other apartments seem to be going for – especially considering they have a roofdeck and pool. In my neighborhood (Capitol Hill), that’s about what you’d pay for an air-conditioned 1 bedroom in a rowhouse, without the local and building amenities this would offer.

  • This is a great deal for this location!

  • Would the Section 8 program actually pay $1,700 for a one-bedroom apartment? I know nothing about how the program works, but that seems like a really generous social safety net to me if so.

    • For Section 8, you typically pay 30% of your gross income to housing and the government pays the rest (up to $2,200). So, if your household makes $1,500 a month, you would pay $500 of this and the government would pay $1,200. In places like DC, where housing is prohibitively expensive for even those who have good jobs, these programs are critical.

      • Whether or not these programs are “critical” they do inflate the already high dc rents for those of us who pay the full market price. I wonder how low rents would could go without all the government intervention in the rental market. It would be interesting if they went so low as to obviate the need for many of the existing government subsidies.

        • Yes, and since to make enough money by working such that 1700 is 30% of your income, you’d have to make $68000 a year. That’s what’s great about Section 8, it lets people who don’t work (and those who don’t make much) live in places that tax-paying working class folk can’t.

  • This is actually a studio that somehow has been turned into a 1 bedroom. I’m not sure how they did it, but I know the studios in that building are rectangle shaped, so they probably put a wall down the middle. I’m sure it’s not a true 1-bedroom though judging from the square footage. Whatever bedroom they created has to be tiny. One bedrooms in the building are 800 square feet.

    That said, it’s probably not a bad deal because that’s around what I think studios in the building go for. It is a great building in a great location.

    • I’m wondering if the wall behind the TV is the wall between the bedroom nook and the rest of the apartment — I think those might be square-shaped “windows” above the TV, presumably because the bedroom has no real windows.

      When I was apartment-hunting years ago, I looked at a junior one-bedroom somewhere in the Dupont area that had a similar configuration.

  • This is a GREAT deal. I almost wish I was looking to move.

  • The price seems a tad high for the square footage on the ground floor. I guess there is a premium for the location.

    I believe this is the building where Bob Woodward lived during the Watergate years? I think Jack Evans also lived here before anybody knew who he is…I mean was…I mean before nobody knows who he is.

  • It is NOT a good deal. I actually recently toured this building and this apartment and it was terrible. Walls in hallway look like insane asylum with gray walls and dim lighting. They are doing repairs that are supposed to last somewhere around the whole summer and beyond (no roof or pool access and no other amenities). The apartment itself smells of mold. The floor is missing a small part of it and has water stains. The bedroom is not actually a bedroom – a wall separates it from the other room and there is no closet. The apartment looks out on a neglected “garden” which looks like it has trash. BEWARE!

  • burritosinstereo

    If this is an *actual* one bedroom, this is a great deal. I’ve seen tiny studios go for $1700+ at 17th & P. Plus, all utilities included and small pets allowed? AND A POOL?!

    Whoever ends up moving in here: call me.

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