Good Deal or Not? “Form + Function = Fabulous” edition

This house is located at 206 Kentucky Avenue, SE:

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The listing says:

“Crossing over 11th, coming from Eastern Market, you feel the city wash away. Picturesque blocks just off the park, beyond idyllic…was that Norman Rockwell strolling his grandchild? Component-Filled Federal so close to it all. Utilitarian kitchen divides entertaining and dining areas. Foot-loose but formal, a light-hearted hard worker, Fred Astaire sporting a tool belt. Form + Function = Fabulous”

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This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $678,500.

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  • Ha! I guessed correctly from the description that this was a Tom Faison listing.

  • “Was that Norman Rockwell strolling his grandchild?”

    Nope, that was his child in the stroller! Playing “Dad or Granddad” is one of my favorite things to do on Capitol Hill.

  • It has a lot of features that I personally hate– open floorplan on the main level, narrow kitchen, basin sink in the bathroom, bedroom staged as a nursery because it’s too small to really be a bedroom– but I think it will go for around asking.

    • thats not a basin sink — it’s a vessel sink. But I agree with your point and I generally don’t like them. This particular kind already looks a little dated, may circa 2008.

  • I lived on that block in 2000 – 2001. I kick myself for not buying something then. Of course I didn’t have the money, but anyway. There was the unSafeway, the 17th street gang, the Kentucky Courts crew, a man with pantyhose over his head on my backporch late at night, you name it. But I loved that street!

    • I agree – love that street! Beautiful trees. I think this will go at asking or slightly above, and quickly.

  • halfsmoke

    Fred Astaire with a tool belt?

  • Not sure if this is a good deal or not but feel strongly that this should be the “Fred Astaire sporting a tool belt” Edition.

  • I like the open living area, but the kitchen looks claustrophobic, and the dining room seems a little lonely in back. The Brick wall in the kitchen would look better if the backsplash hadn’t been tiled. I agree about staging the bedrm as a nursery and the fancy sink will be an annoyance and a piece of kitsch in no time. The bathrooms look small.

  • Good location and price for a 3 BR (albeit at least one very small). Nice block and well updated. For once, I’m going to have to say “DEAL” and I expect this to settle above asking.

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