Good Deal or Not? “Huge house sitting on a huge lot” edition

2018 Franklin Street Northeast

This house is located at 2018 Franklin Street, Northeast:

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The listing says:

“Huge house sitting on a huge lot and room to grow! The best house in Woodridge offers two master bedrooms, one on Main level. Lots of room for family gatherings inside and outside. The main level offers a family room, living room, kitchen combination so you are able to prepare your feast and visit and be part of the fun. Upper level offers three bedrooms, including another master bedroom suite.”

You can see a virtual tour here.

This 4 bed/4.5 bath is going for $750,000.

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  • That’s a helluva yard. But for $750K, I’m underwhelmed by the house and that location. People spending that kind of money could get something nice in a Metro accessible location (i.e. Brookland, Eckington, etc.)

  • Eh, not a fan. Certainly not for $750K. There is nothing appealing about the house other than the size.

  • It’s a very odd layout and I find it strange they didn’t include pictures of the master bedroom in the virtual tour. The house seems to have a lot of potential, but that is a lot of money to shell out on a house that is going to need significant updates.

  • neighborhood sucks. bad deal. surprised that prices are getting this high this far east.

  • It’s a rather ambitious listing by the developers.

  • Don’t think this is so much a bad neighborhood (nearby crime seems pretty low, per a check of the DC crime map; no clue about the state of the schools near there but can’t imagine they’re all that great) as it is a blah neighborhood: long walk (25 minutes, per Google Maps) to Rhode Island Avenue Metro, nearby retail isn’t much besides that Home Depot strip mall, etc.

    You can do much, much better for $750K than this.

  • KSB

    Wow, for that price I expected the interior to be in pristine condition, recently renovated and staged nicely. I live just on the other side of RI Ave and can see the neighborhood slowly creeping towards this price range but this is a bit too aggressive with not much to deliver on. Once the Woodridge Library is renovated and a few of the new places open up on RI Ave, this area around Langdon Park might come into its own. I’ll be very curious to see how this plays out…

  • Tho I guess that new Costco is only about a five-minute drive away, so there’s that.

  • I don’t love what they did inside, but even just for the lot, this would be appealing.

  • A lot of odd, chopped-up spaces on that first floor that make this really unappealing to me. I saw a lot of that when I was house-hunting three years ago, and it was a deal-breaker for me on a number of houses. The space just isn’t used well and the reno looks rather cheap. I love the front porch and yard, though. I agree with the others—pretty pricey for that neighborhood.

  • 750K? Really weird set up &&&&& the basement is unfinished? Really with the dirty clothes? Disrespectful at best….

  • This neighborhood does not suck. Not everyone cares if they are right smack up on the metro and the park and pool nearby are great. That being said, they have totally messed up the interior for this house. I’d knock off $150,00 considering the work that needs to be done but these days people are not sane and some idiot will probably pay that price.

  • It’s got some potential, but i agree that some of it is rather choppy. And the shots look more staged than usual to point to good things. Some things i noticed, the paint job on the windows, didn’t even care that in some places the brown/beige paint splotched into the white trim.
    The floorboard trim, putting white baseboard over top the wood floor edging, couldn’t even be bothered to remove that and put the baseboard up properly.
    The upper bath, why close the shower curtain, makes me wonder how bad it is, other than that large chip on the edge of the tub you can see.
    I don’t like the location of the laundry. It’s in a bedroom!
    That porch railing by one of the entryways has obviously been replaced and no effort was made to even repaint the white spot where the railing came out.
    And the basement, can’t tell if that is mold on the wall. And if that is the outer cement wall, I see no insulation of any kind there, gonna be a bit cold in the winter. Not overly impressed with the duct work down there either, or the insulation in the ceiling, a bit thick for this climate, maybe because of the lack of wall insulation.

  • brookland_rez

    A similarly sized house in Brookland goes for that much. I don’t think Langdon is in that price territory yet.

  • brookland_rez

    After looking at the photos. I go by this house all the time. Nice secluded back yard that backs up to the park. That’s hard to come by in the city. I still think 750k is a bit steep. I think it should sell for at most 600k. Langdon is alright and getting better, like I said prior, it’s just not in that price territory yet.

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