Good Deal or Not? “ambiance of the country in the convenience of the city” edition

1211 Decatur Street Northwest

This house is located at 1211 Decatur Street, Northwest:

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The listing says:

“Beautiful SFD Victorian w/ loads of character & charm situated in the 16th Street Heights community & available for the savvybuyer looking for the ambiance of the country in the convenience of the city.Walking distance to metro & city bike share allow you to travel w/ ease. 4 lvls, Gourmet Kit, tiled baths, fin bsmnt, tiered deck, lots of storage, energy efficient & more. Be Pleasantly Surprised”

You can see more photos here.

This 5 bed/2.5 bath is going for $659,000.

12 Comment

  • andy

    that block really does have a great ambiance. It has a lot of large full lot homes in contrast with all the blocks of rowhouses on the other side of Georgia. And it does have Moroni Bros nearby, which is good, though I think it has lost something.

  • justinbc

    Only if it comes with the giant howling deer on the wall.

  • If 16th Street Heights only had better neighborhood schools, it would be the perfect neighborhood. But the prices of houses would probably skyrocket.

    • gotryit

      Have you actually looked at the neighborhood schools?

      We moved to that neighborhood specifically for West Education Campus. I spent a lot of time looking into schools east of the park, and there really are some decent places.

    • andy

      get in before they’re full. A lot of people are getting very interested in the schools there. As gotryit says – check it out and see. Our son will be starting this month at Powell.

  • holy wallpaper batman.
    once you deal with the aesthetic eyesores, this would actually be a great deal. If the basement is separate/rent-able, even better.

  • So. Much. Floral. Get rid of that and it’s quite a nice house.

  • I like that a lot, but I think it’s Craftsman, not Victorian.

  • If intended to be seen from the street, the US flag is displayed incorrectly. Blue field is always in the upper lefthand corner whether the flag is vertical or horizontal.

  • epric002

    eeek, that decor! but walkable to metro? that’s a long walk to georgia ave/petworth. is there a closer metro i’m missing?

  • I second the holy waterpaper batman & those ceiling borders (maybe paint?).
    It is just under a mile to the metro, so not an ideal walk, but doable.
    I wish it has some back yard – the decks look great, but a balance is nice.

  • I make the walk almost everyday, but simply because I don’t want to pay for the bus and I have the time to waste. Lol. Its a sorta long walk, so walkable is a stretch.

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