Good Deal or Not? “white Kashmir granite” edition

This house is located at 1021 6th Street, NE:

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The listing says:

“Another beautiful WSD renovation of a 3 level, corner row house in the booming H Street district. This home features 4 bedrooms & 2.5 baths. Classic WSD Gourmet kitchen with Samsung Appliances, white Kashmir granite, and white cabinets. Rear backyard has off street parking and is hardscaped for low maintenance urban living. Other details include skylights, carrara marble baths and wall nooks”

You can see a virtual tour here.

This 4 bed/2.5 bath is going for $699,000.

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  • all the carrara marble in the world won’t make up for the cement covered front and back yard. bust it out, and then maybe we can talk.

    • The worst part of it is that Kashmir White is , to my recollection, one of the cheaper types of marble out there. So trumpeting that in the ad just underscores that this place is probably not a great flip. After all, cheaper materials means more $$$ for the flipper.

  • I hope they get this price, but the front “yard” is atrocious. Break up the concrete and put in some landscaping.

    • lindz0722

      but then you’ve taken away from your “low maintenance urban living”!

    • They still could’ve trumpeted it as “low maintenance” if they’d gotten rid of the concrete and just mulched and put in some shrubs.

      But I guess that would’ve required more $$ and effort on their part.

      • My front and back yards are “harscaped” and “low maintenance”, but the difference is that they look good. The front is slate tile with shrubs and mulch on the sides, and the back is brick with a couple of raised beds that have hardy plants. If I had to sell this place I at least would have staged the yards. Throw down some outdoor rugs and potted plants and nice patio furniture and it would look a million times better.

  • ha, I love the circuit breaker box right by the front door. classy.

  • “Hardscaped”? You’ve got to be kidding me…

  • binpetworth

    Is it really only 1275 square feet inside? Because that’s a helluva small space to squeeze 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths into.

    • The floor plan in the virtual tour has three 9′ x 12′ rooms labeled “Bedroom” and one 8′ x 12′ room labeled “Office.” So maybe the real estate agent is counting that as four bedrooms, but the floor plan certainly isn’t.

      The “office” connects to a closet… but it’s labeled “Utility”; I guess that’s where the water heater is.

  • You’d have to be truly an idiot to pay $700k for this atrocious “hardscaped” mess. Knock the price down $100k so the buyer has money to fix it up.

  • What school/rec center is that right next to the house? As someone who lives next to a heavily used city park, it definitely takes a certain sensibility to live next to a city park. Hope whoever buys it takes that into consideration.

    Re: the meter on the front. Apparently it costs thousands to move those and you see them on the front of a lot of houses. That’s not a-typical in city rowhouses.

    • Not sure if you were responding to Eabod’s comment, but I think he/she was talking about the gray electrical panel thing (circuit breaker box) on the inside, next to the front door, rather than the meter on the outside.

      Actually, now that I think about it, does the location of the meter determine the location of the electrical panel? In my house, the electrical panel is in the basement, and the meter is just on the other side.

      • Correct – right inside the front door. Mine is also in the basement.

      • The National Electrical Code requires that the main breaker/disconnect/service panel be installed at the nearest point to where the electrical service line enters the building through an outside wall. Typically, the service line will be run directly from the meter through the wall into the building, which means the breaker panel will be located near the meter. But it’s permissible under the code to run the service line outside the building for any distance before entering the building. So, depending on the building, one might have the option of locating the breaker panel at a location far from the meter . . . so long as you can run the service line outside, rather than inside the building. The principal behind this rule is that the line between the meter and the breaker panel is always “live,” which means a greater potential to electrocute someone or cause a fire. As soon as the main electrical line hits the breaker panel, all of the electrical lines out of the panel can be turned off if necessary and will be turned off automatically if the circuit breaker is tripped. This increases safety inside the building.

    • It’s JO Wilson elementary. We live nearby, the playground is usually locked down. It’s generally pretty quiet. But if I was on 6th Street, I’d be much warier about the group of teenagers that loiter all of the time on that block.

  • I have apparently been spending too much time looking at IKEA stuff; I recognize almost every single item in the staging and can even name a bunch of them.

  • That place is teeny! The living room looks like a foyer. Seriously, where do you watch TV? The house is only 12 feet wide. Nothing wrong with that, except that it’s way not worth $700K. The dining “area” is so narrow, the table has to have a bench on one side.

    And totally agree about the atrocious “hardscaping.” wtf?

  • I thought there was a rebate from DC Water to replace concrete yards…

  • it’s quite an upgrade from what it used to be, but the flipper is foolin self with this price, it’s more like $475K for that narrow victorian on a tiny lot next to an alley. my daughter goes to the school there, it’s great. 6th street is a busy street regardless of the kids there

  • I would buy this one first, it is a little further east and a condo, but it is immaculate…

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