Good Deal or Not? “3 Level 1BR” edition

1810 Kalorama Road Northwest

This condo is located at 1810 Kalorama Road, Northwest:


The listing says:

“Fantastic light-filled 3 Level 1BR + Den loft space, 1.5 BA condo with huge private deck. Cathedral ceilings, surround sound, W/D, HVAC, DW, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, wood floors, fireplace, skylights, and more! Fantastic location! Separately deeded 2 car tandem parking for sale for an additional $50k.”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1.5 bath is going for $499,999 ($310 monthly fee.)

11 Comment

  • binpetworth

    I dunno. For half a million bucks, I’d like to see a nicer bathroom and something better than those ugly mirrored (and uneven) closet doors.

  • This place is just bizarre while trying to be hip and modern. I don’t understand the allure of loft spaces—an office maybe? The kitchen looks nice, but I know I would always be tripping over those daggum stairs that come down from the loft. The deck is not appealing at all. and the bathroom and bedroom are total blah. Not a deal, IMO.

    • I live in a lofted place, but bigger than this. The allure is lots and lots of light. I love it. It instantly wakes me up, energizes me, and puts me in a better mood. No more seasonal depression.

      The downside? It’s a bitch to keep the place cold/warm.

      For $500k, I think this place is a crappy deal. If they included the parking with that, I’d say it’s a good deal.

      This place has been offered for rent on CL over the last few months. I think they were wanting $2500 for it, but it looks like they couldn’t get that price.

  • Not bat at all imo
    yes the finishes are not the best all around but still…

    for that location i do not think this is a bad deal at all.
    also i think it could be easily rented to cover the mortgage

    • The same “finishes” that 90% of these places have and unless you’ve been there you can’t tell what kind of shape their in (e.g., tone counter tops are easily less durable than formica depending on the care).

      The 3 level layout seems awkward and impractical. Imagine taking a vaccuum up and down to do the carpet in the loft or the upper level.The whole thing seems a little claustrophobic.

  • Agreed. This looks extremely small and cheap for 500k. Good location though, so might be worth it to someone out there.

  • That is a bad use of space all around. With that much square footage, the apartment should not seem as cramped and small as some of the rooms do. And that deck is ridiculous. It make no sense to even have a roofdeck that is too narrow and long for people to socialize on.

  • Sadly, I think this is what a half a million gets you these days. With the low inventory and high demand, I imagine this will go for (or close to) asking price within a few weeks. It’s also a lot of space for the money, even if it’s awkward vertical space. I realize price per sq ft is not the ultimate determining factor, but $435/sqft is a really good price for that neighborhood.

  • Can’t believe this is still on the market. Unless it’s identical to the one my friend looked at about two years ago, there was some undisclosed water damage back inside the kitchen cabinets. And do you really want to climb up a ladder to go to bed? Esp after a night out on the town?

    • There’s an actual separate bedroom. The ladder goes up to a lofted space that could be an office/guest futon area.

  • I owned a condo in this complex years ago. The location is great since you’re near all the Adams Morgan action, but you’re also somewhat removed. The places are all quite small, and the walls are paper thin. There were constant building maintenance issues when I lived there.

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