Good Deal or Not? “on quiet alley behind Atlas Arts Ctr” edition

1311 Linden Court Northeast

This house is located at 1311 Linden Court, Northeast:

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The listing says:

“Open Sun (6/16) 2-4pm. 1BR/1FB/1HB. Cozy 2-Lvl rowhouse on quiet alley behind Atlas Arts Ctr. Open floorplan. Main: Kit w/plentiful cabinets, granite countertops; LR/DR combo; Powder Rm; W/D closet; rear entry to quiet backyard patio; H/W flrs. Upper: MBR; FB; vaulted ceilings; north/south exposures; H/W flrs. Steps to vibrant nightlife on H St, Easy alley parking.”

You can see a virtual tour here.

This 1 bed/1.5 bath is going for $399,000.

30 Comment

  • binpetworth

    I was thinking this was super-cute until I realized there’s no wall upstairs separating the bathroom from the bedroom…ewww!

  • Cute! Good location and good deal.

  • justinbc

    It might be a little boring but it appears to be in pretty good shape. I would say this is probably actually a deal, once you add in a door for the upstairs bathroom.

  • I’m not really sure what’s “super-cute” about paying $400k to live in a 14-foot wide box, deep in a filthy alley just a stone’s throw from Trinidad.

    • The way the house looks is really cute

    • Hating on Trinidad is so five years ago. You sound like somebody afraid of Columbia Heights in 2006.

      • No hatred here. But getting assaulted when walking alone in dark alleys is still “so this-year,” and if you open up your crime mapper, you’ll see that being just off the 1300 block of H St NE doesn’t help your chances a bit.

  • I think it’s nicely done and appropriately priced. There’s no way anything, even a shoebox, would go for less than this amount at that location these days. This sounds insane, but it might go for over asking price.

  • Wooden toilet seats are so gross to me. It would make the bathroom look tons better to buyers (esp w/o a door) and it’s like a $15 or $20 improvement.

  • I think this is a great condo alternative, and well priced. I’d pay an extra $100 for a bathroom door though…

    • It’s not just a door. The walls do not extend to the ceiling – you would have to frame and drywall, sand, paint, then install the door. Also the exhaust would need to be addressed, unless you are fine with opening the window every time you want ventilation to remove moisture.

  • Looking at the cars. So, you’re lucky if you actually get a space in front of your own house. You could come home and someone parked so that you can’t open the security bar door. Or some large SUV might park there for days. Also, there are no real closets upstairs, just Door Store storage units.

  • This is the second house I’ve seen in as many days without a staircase bannister. I’m pretty sure that violates the building code. Even if it doesn’t, I ‘d rather not go flying off the stairs when I do my nightly round-trips to the downstairs bathroom with the door.

    • It does not violate code. The building code only recommends banisters in residential construction, but does not requires them.

      • The lender required me to install a banister in the house I was purchasing before closing. It was ridiculous.

  • You know the house is small, when they show 5 pictures of the same space.

  • Does PoP charge by the character? Why not spell out the words? It took me a full minute to decode this posting.

  • “quiet” alley might be a bit of a lie. you’re across the alley from a car repair shop

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