Good Deal or Not? “quaint bbq balcony” edition

This condo is located at 1842 Mintwood Place, NW:


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The listing says:

“Great twnhse style flat on quiet one way street backing to kalorama park! Perfect open floorplan – huge living space with warm hdwd floors, adjoining 2nd br ideal as office/den/ or guest suite w/full bath, gourmet kit w/ walk in pantry & granite counters, wonderful closet space, both baths updated, south facing master suite w/quaint bbq balcony, and low fee! 5 min walk to metro”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $549,900 ($280 monthly condo fee.)

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  • How is that a 5 minute walk to the metro? I mean, it’s not far. But I’m so sick of these listings lying about distances. It’s not like we can’t just google map it.

    • Agreed. 10 minute walk would certainly be justifiable in my book, but its more of a 5 minute run then walk.

      • It’s a great location so why does the realtor feel the need to blatantly lie about the proximity to the metro? Why are realtors so despicably dishonest?

  • Setting aside the price, does anyone else find it weird that the ad touts a feature that’s illegal in DC?

    I’d guess that most of us who have decks have grilled on them, but technically it’s not allowed.

    • ah

      Yeah, it does seem a little odd to advertise it and include a picture with a grill.

      More like the kind of thing you mention orally to people who see the home, with an acknowledgement that “while illegal, it’s been known to happen”.

  • Two deal killers for me: 1) basement bedrooms; and 2) no parking.

  • I wouldn’t really consider that a gourmet kitchen. Pretty small with an electric stovetop.

  • This is a weird thing to say but the place just looks ugly to me. I’m sure it’s a good price considering the neighborhood, space, etc. but the inconsistent finshes and paint colors make me want to turn away in horror.

  • I know that DC has some pretty crazy housing rates, so I don’t need to be reminded, but…

    “Pay over half a million dollars to sleep in a basement.”

    • That might be crazy to pay half million for a basement. But you’re begging the question. What leads you to believe it’s a basement?

      • On closer inspection, it looks like they just did the shades so that people can’t peep in, but light still comes in. My bad. Still don’t understand the real estate market. :)

  • This is all on one level. It looks like it is ground floor, but not basement. Overpriced if it is a ground floor apt w/ no parking.

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