Good Deal or Not? “windows on 3 sides” edition

This unit is located at 1201 Q Street, NW:


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The listing says:

“Sun-splashed unit has windows on 3 sides with southern exp views, an open KI/LR/DR, layout perfect for entertaining, two bedrooms( second BR could be den/office), HWFS and W/D. The great location also offers a short commute or take the Metro Green/Yellow Line. Pets are welcome. Low investor ratio.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $406,000 ($283 monthly fee.)

Ed. Note: We previously looked at a unit in this building back in 2010.

15 Comment

  • I feel like I’m missing something here. Small bedrooms perhaps? And more like a 1 bedroom size? Otherwise seems like quite a good deal.

    • talula

      The second bedroom is the size of a closet. The listing says the unit is only 625 sq ft, which is a typical size for a studio or one bedroom, not a two bedroom. Otherwise, it looks like a nice place.

      • Yes, instead of this:

        “second BR could be den/office”

        it should say:

        “den/office could be used as a 2nd BR”

        TINY for a 2BR, but nice building and nice location. As a 1BR+den it doesn’t seem like a fantastic deal, but not terrible either.

  • At $650 per sq. ft., this is a bad deal.

  • I dated a guy who lived there 18 years ago….it was the scariest place I have ever been. My, how the times have changed.

  • This place will sell for above asking with multiple offers.

  • Can we get rid of the term “sun-splashed” please?

  • novadancer

    deja vu! I put an offer on this back in 2004 before I gave up on DC and bought in VA.

  • I lived in an identical unit for 3 years. I had the smaller bedroom and when I had a dream about finding a closet I knew it was time to move. This would work for a single person or a couple though. It is a great building in a great location. Having a round living room was also cool.

  • Every time I see a listing in this building I sigh. My grifriend (now wife) and I had a chance to buy here for under 150k in 1999. I think they had basement units under 100k. My wife, a native Washingtonian, could not ‘make peace’ with living in that neighborhood at the time. We would have two college funds of equity and healthy rental income from that place now. We bought a NE fixer-upper instead and it worked out OK.

  • 650 SF? There is no way that can legally be called a 2 bedroom. Right??? Unless there is no living space and the other bedroom is a lot bigger than that picture is making be belive.
    And $650 per sq ft is NOT a good deal.

  • Needs to be completely renovated and modernize. Price reduction and use the money to redo the place.

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