Good Deal or Not? “huge sunken Pennsylvania field stone patio w/ pergola” edition

4904 Arkansas Ave Nw

This house is located at 4904 Arkansas Ave, NW:

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The listing says:

“Gorgeous modern renovation, this spacious and stunning fully detached three bedroom home features an open floor plan w/ beautiful new gourmet kitchen, farmhouse sink and SS appliances, double oven, granite counters, wood bar, breathtaking huge sunken Pennsylvania field stone patio w/ pergola perfect for entertaining. Gas fireplace with new beech mantle. Gallery lighting in dining room and wet bar. Foyer opens up to striking staircase with original 1920 newel and balusters. Designer bathrooms, whirlpool tub, rain shower in master bath, brand new bamboo flooring throughout the upstairs. Walk-in closets, tons of storage space, all new furnace and A/C systems, large front porch w/ swing, Fenced in back w/ 2 Car Parking. Beautiful perennial gardens, and a raised vegetable bed. Unfinished basement w/ washer/dryer. Near new Safeway and YES market. Bike Share w/in 1 block, and Rock Creek Park. Walking distance to GA Ave Metro. Your perfect urban oasis awaits.”

You can see more photos here and a virtual tour here.

This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $669,000.

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  • Not a fan of the renovation, but that backyard is SWEET.

  • I thought I would love this place, but the inside just seemed “off” to me. The backyard is awesome, though.

  • I think they are stretching the definition of “walking distance”. Google says it’s 1.1 miles. That’s too far for it to be included by Walk Score. That’s a location that’s much more convenient if you use buses.

  • The realtor should be ashamed of herself. Auto-play music?? Who do you think is buying $700k houses, bored teens??

    Also, shoddy reno, cheapest finishes available. (Hi $1/sq foot tile! I know you!) You can see the gaps between the sloppily installed baseboards and the floors, and you can see that some of the cabinetry is slightly off-kilter. Whoever buys this place will likely find lots more problems behind the walls. /voice of experience

  • It is about a block away from a decent school.

  • Simple things like misaligned vanity drawers really show the lack of care and thought that went into this renovation. As well as the aforementioned cheap tile and gaps in the baseboard.

    And there’s nothing about walking distance to the Georgia Ave metro about this place. Great exterior and yard though.

  • I think I counted no less that 6 different types of flooring…

  • The kitchen and baths are Ikea. I’m not knocking Ikea–we have their cabinets in our kitchen, too, and are really happy with them. I’m just not sure you can call it “gourmet” or “designer.”

    The backyard really is great, but I am far less than wowed by the interior. It’s really very blah.

  • Why on earth would you put a white farmhouse style sink in that kitchen? Is it just me or did the 2nd bedroom look bigger than the master? The selling point of this house is definitely the backyard. The rest is meh.

  • Interesting – we looked at this house when it was for sale in 2009. Someone had stopped halfway through a renovation. Walls were up and the HVAC was in, and that was it. Truly sweet backyard, but too much of a project for us to take on so we passed. I’m a little disappointed to see how it turned out – it had such potential. Really nice yard though. That price looks about 100K too much.

  • I don’t mind the more modern look. The kitchens and bathrooms look great. Even if the kitchen is ikea, it is much better than so many of the cramped kitchens in DC houses.

    The bedrooms are a bit blah, but that backyard is going to sell the house.

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