Mon. Afternoon Rental Option – Capitol Hill

This rental is located at 215 8th Street, NE:

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The listing says:

“Unique Carriage House on the Hill. 1 bedroom w/open space on 2 floors. Plenty of light & Garage Parking. Not ideal for someone who loves to cook,kitchen is a small closet w/ tiny stove and sink, regular size fridge. Enjoy courtyard or short stroll to parks,Eastern Market,Barracks Row,H Street,metro. All utilities + internet included. W/D in basement of main house w/ access from courtyard anytime.”

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,600/Mo.

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  • +1 for just being honest that the kitchen is rubbish, rather than trying to pitch it as a cozy cooking cubby. Too bad more realtors can’t be candid like that.

  • The place could use a little touching up. Good location but looks pretty dingy for $1600/mo. You could get a much nicer efficiency for that amount.

  • Oh my goodness. I guess it has “plenty of light” if you compare it to a jail cell.

  • This makes me feel much better about my recent apartment lease…while it would be cool to live in a carriage house…that’s not so nice for 1600 a month

  • I can’t really tell from the photos (they should invest in a better camera or professional photos), but are those skylights or florescent lighting?? $1600 for a place that basically has no kitchen seems pretty steep to me, even in that location.

  • I live 1 block from there at 9th and Constitution NE in a 1 bedroom, legal basement apartment with full kitchen and full laundry. I pay $975/mo. (no utilities). I forget how lucky I have it sometimes.

  • Seems like a deal given the location

  • I live in a similarly sized basement in the same area, pay $350 less, and I think that is even too much.

    Capitol Hill hasn’t really changed much in the last 3-5 years…just saying. A few more restaurants on H street (next to a bunch of empty stores and blight) don’t justify the prices around here. I realize it’s not a dump like it used to be, but this doesn’t justify the prices. There’s really not much in this part of town, save restaurants on Pennsylvania and 8th street, and Eastern Market…H street is overrated, Safeway is gross, there’s a few dumpy corner stores, and a bunch of dry cleaners. Great.

    The housing market in this country is inflated.. just my opinion.

  • I suppose this should make me feel better for paying the same amount for a much nicer efficiency with a (comparably) huge kitchen that’s in great shape. Even if I do think I pay too much for what it is.

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