Good Deal or Not? “Sexy tile baths” edition

This condo is located at 721 E St, NE:

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The listing says:

“**$7,500 SELLER SUBSIDY** OPEN Sunday 4-15, 1-4pm. Incredibly bright 2BR, 2BA + Den, w/huge windows & high ceilings for an airy/open feel. Like-new deluxe kit, w/SS appliances, breakfast. bar & good storage. Sexy tile baths, in-unit Washer/Dryer.. Smaller Bldg/Reasonable condo fee. Walk everywhere on Capitol Hill – Union Sta Metro 7 blocks, Eastern Market 8 blocks, H-Street Nitelife 3 blocks.”

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This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $479,900 ($248 monthly condo fee).

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  • Those bathroom tiles are ugy. I might not have noticed them as much, but when your listing specifically says, “sexy tile bath,” I will look at the bathroom tiles.

  • Great place, good deal. Condo fee is a little high but acceptable.

  • I don’t know if I’d say that the tiles are ugly in and of themselves, but they’re definitely not “sexy.”

    The combination of tan tiles and light-green wall paint didn’t seem off-putting when I saw it in the photo of the master bathroom, but it looked bad in the photo of the other bathroom.

    Overall thoughts:

    – I like the louvered “plantation shutters” (I think that’s what they’re called), though it seems like a unit that’s not on the ground floor doesn’t really need them and could’ve made do with regular blinds.

    – Since the unit is empty, I’m surprised they didn’t repaint some of the rooms to more neutral colors. Yes, paint is something that’s easy for a buyer to fix… but if you’re the seller and you’re trying to appeal to potential buyers, it seems like it would be worthwhile not to have them distracted by, say, crimson paint.

    • I don’t see any plantation shutters. Do you mean what’s on the window in the red/pear room? I think they are called something else.

  • They shouldn’t draw attention to the tiles in the bathroom… not bad but definitely not sexy. As an architect I can tell you they look like a cheap Daltile that we use on commercial mid grade bathrooms. The kitchen looks cheaply done too.
    My rant aside… condo fees are reasonable and the price isn’t to far off.

  • Those are definitely plantation shutters and knowing what I know from the few I had installed in my house recently, they spent at least 5k on those in this condo. I think this is actually priced a bit low for the area, near stanton park, walkable to union station, on cap hill (the nice part not the sketchy parts). Condo fee seems low as well. I wouldn’t be surprised if this goes for asking or higher.

    • So I had to Google plantation shutters just to make sure I haven’t been wrong this whole time (I have them on every window of my house). This house definitely does not have them.

      • Agreed, not plantation shutters. They would have been advertised since they cost 5 grand. I think what you’re seeing it the window frame silhouette through the open blinds.

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