Good Deal or Not? “extra large rear outdoor deck” edition

This house is located at 4606 4th Street, NW:

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The listing says:

“Petworth Beautiful Renovation/Restoration; new cabinets, granite counters, breakfast bar, island kitchen, w/stainless steel appliances: wall-oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, stove-top, etc. Fully finished basement w/Berber carpeting has 4th bedroom & family room w/full BA & separate laundry closet. All new roof. Front porch, fenced backyard & extra large rear outdoor deck.”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $445,000.

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  • I like it I really do. But when you have 4 pictures of the front door I begin to wonder, is the rest of the house a let down? Mancave and BBQ terrance galore.

  • These sellers couldn’t even afford a real photographer…seriously? That to me sends bad signals about the property. Also the finishing touches don’t look that high end from the photos.

    • Photos show every square inch, from alternate views, they have the photos covered, they need an agent to tell them which to post. Too many photos.

  • I call this neighborhood ParVarNewKenKan for Parallelogram between Varnum, New Hampshire, Kennedy and Kansas… the name hasn’t caught on yet tho.

  • This is a beautiful area and the house is underpriced for a nicely refinished 4BR 3.5 BA inside the Barnard elementary school boundary. Good for somebody who doesn’t want to deal with a fixer upper. It’s also pretty close to E.L. Haynes, Yu Ying and the new location for Washington Latin. There’s another house on 7th people should look at.
    Problems with this area include the usual transitional neighborhood issues, I’d hang out on the block after work to see for myself if there were any noisy neighbors of sketchy activity. It’s pretty quiet around around here except for the shootings!

    • I am the neighbor and I am most certainly not sketchy. Usually not noisy either unless the BF has a few glasses of wine and turns up the 70’s rock.

  • Good job, I think it’s priced right, maybe $10k over what I’d consider market value. I’m a little worried over their use of what look like paneling on some of the walls there (may be wallpaper) but I’d opt for drywall instead. If the electrical and plumbing have been updated I’d say this is a good deal. The neighborhood does need a little improvement, but that’s under way already. If you’ve got the money, I’d say go for it.

    • It’s beadboard paneling over drywall. Not sure why. All plumbing and electrical have been updated. They renovated it a couple of years ago with low end finishes and rented out, so this was a second renovation to update and upgrade everything. I think it’s slightly underpriced but I think it has a heat pump instead of furnace and central air so that may be an issue.

  • The rooms look really small, and that kitchen is most unfortunate. Looks like something from a basement apartment—very dark, but other than that, probably an OK deal. Also, does the main bathroom have a tub or just a shower? I dunno, the house just looks like a flip special to me.

  • How is this place flipped already? Swear I passed it 4 days ago and it was red brick front.. is this the Walnut St Development property? Maybe there are 2 on that street. It’s not the prettiest street, it faces back yards and an alley off New Hamp. And it’s a bit loud – lots of houses with young kids. However as people have written, the neighborhood is changing and in 2-3 years the houses will cost more, so good to get in now.

  • Don’t know the area super well but looks like a good deal for a renovated house

  • god, you’re all incredibly picky. incredible.

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