Good Deal or Not? “Perfect Location Across the Street from Lincoln Park” edition

1200 East Capitol Street, Northeast

This condo is located at 1200 East Capitol Street, Northeast:

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The listing says:

“Spacious and Updated with New Carpet, New Paint, New Stainless Steel Appliances and New Lighting. Fireplace with Mantle and Brick Hearth. Crown Molding and Decorative Columns. Recessed and Accent / Art Lighting. Large Closets. 2 Patios. Perfect Location Across the Street from Lincoln Park, Near Eastern Market and Metro. Stroll to Restaurants and Shopping! Open Sunday August 11th 1:00-4:00”

You can see a virtual tour here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $575,000 ($473 monthly fee.)

15 Comment

  • binpetworth

    What an awkwardly laid out place. Why have an en suite in the smaller bedroom, but not the master? Why have the kitchen so far from the dining room and yet next to the master bedroom? And I’m not sure where I’d put a TV in that living room that could be viewed comfortably without blocking the openness of the space. I have no idea what a 2-bed condo in Capitol Hill goes for, so can’t comment on whether it’s a GDON, but it wouldn’t be for me.

  • That layout is very odd.

  • The location is wonderful, and this is probably what you’d expect to pay for a 2 bed/2 bath basement unit. I agree that the layout is weird, though. I would have sacrificed the second bathroom for a wider kitchen. At least you have Lincoln Park as your front yard– that ought to counteract some of the claustrophobia.

  • A 1/2 mil to live in a basically a basement with a kitchen off the master bedroom? No

  • The only thing I like about this property is the location. Carpets, kitchen located in what should have been a walk-in closet, etc. don’t really do it for me.

  • agree with all the other posters…terrible layout. and that outdoor space is not what i’d call a patio…more like a sunken concrete pit. The whole thing is claustrophobic and not well thought out. But it is a good location so someone will buy it, it just wont be me!

  • I think the office nook/closet space should have been part of the living/dining room, and the dining room should have been the kitchen. Not very good space planning. Still, it would be awesome to live right on Lincoln Park. It will be interesting to see how much it goes for.

  • should be easy to knock out some of those temporary walls to make it more open/livable. love the location.

  • It seemed small compared to my 1173 sq/ft 2br, 2 bath condo with separate, large dr and lr, plus a foyer and a 9×12 solarium. When I added the dimensions of the rooms with numbers, it came to 800 sq/ft. I am sure the baths and closets don’t add 400 sq/ft.

    I also find these wide-angle lens shots tiresome. The make a 9×13 br look like a hangar.

    Also, where do stagers get these tiny beds?

    Nice location, nice building, but not a wonderful layout. In their defense, though – probably the best they could do

  • “Carpets, kitchen located in what should have been a walk-in closet, etc. don’t really do it for me.”

    Ok, I agree about the carpets. But walk-in closets are practically non-existent in Capitol Hill.

  • This is insane. We live on East Capitol 8 blocks east and bought at 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath (including legal one bedroom rental unit) house, with a yard and parking for the same price. Sure, the neighborhood isn’t as quaint, but its literally just 10 extra minutes to walk (and we are much closer to the Metro).

  • Have seen better deals for 2/2 basements in more expensive neighborhoods. The layout is weird and the “patio” looks unusable. The kitchen is awkward and there are certain cooking smells you wouldn’t want lingering around bedrooms. You’re buying an impressive building that fronts a park.

  • Yeah Hill Easter, I don’t disagree that you made a better investment, but there’s a big difference between being right at Lincoln Park and being 8 blocks east of it.

    • Ehh, that’s true in that the park is not my backyard, but we have an actual backyard, and that whole stretch down East Cap to Stadium Armory, for better or worse, has been gentrified. I wouldn’t say there’s a big difference but for the time it takes to walk to the park. Same or comparable schools, and it feels totally safe, etc., esp since the new apartments at 17th street went up.

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