Good Deal or Not? “Sunny East-South-West Windows” edition

330 13th Street Northeast

This house is located at 330 13th Street, Northeast:


The listing says:

“Spacious Dimensions & Elegance Abound * Renovated Federal Rowhse w/Sunny East-South-West Windows on 3 Sides * Flowing Open Main Level w/Gas Fireplace, Eat-in Kitchen w/Granite Bfast Bar, Exposed Brick, Recessed Lights, Crown Molding, Wood Flrs * MBR Suite w/Custom Walk-in Closet, Fireplace, MBA w/Jetted Tub, Vaulted Ceiling, Deck * Lower Deck & Expansive Fenced Rear w/OSP for 2 Cars * OPEN SUN 1-4”

You can see more photos here and a virtual tour here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $899,000.

21 Comment

  • Cute! But I wouldn’t want all that unprotected glass. That looks like a sitting duck for burglaries.

  • Is that concrete painted blue? Why on Earth would you do that??

  • Although this house is really cute, I would not spend that kind of money on it.

  • I’m most concerned with the child’s drawing on the wall. Is that a bloody face that says “scream?”

  • Another open floorplan fail. Wasted space by the front door pretending to be a sitting area without being part of the main sitting area where the couch is. And what the hell is with the dining room/gym/kitchen combo? That’s just dumb.

    The upstairs and back yard look nice though.

    • justinbc

      There’s a TV in the corner, so I guess they felt the need to put something in the floor space facing it? I agree it would have looked better with just open floor.

    • I’m glad I’m not the only one that hates the blitzed wall layout. I would find i creepy to have a glass door opening from outside in an urban neighborhood directly into where I live. It needs some kind of transitional entrance hall or foyer (which I’m sure it originally had.

      • justinbc

        Living on this street I can tell you that glass doors are not at all uncommon. There’s very little crime in this neighborhood (Capitol Hill), and it’s a pretty close community. It’s extremely rare to see a house with bars anymore.

        • Really? I live 1 block from Eastern Market and can’t imagine not having bars on all the doors and lower-level windows (I have a security system as well). Maybe I’m extra paranoid, having been burglarized before in another neighborhood, but nearly all my neighbors have them too.

        • justinbc — Really? “Very little crime”? You need to get on the MPD-1D listserve.

  • “Yo dawg, I heard you like hittin’ the gym, so I put one in your kitchen so you can puree peas for your cute-ass baby while keepin’ those buns tight. Aiiiiiiiiiiiight!”

  • justinbc

    This house is about 1 block away from mine, walk by it every day. We watched the renovation process and were curious what they would ask for it. The funny thing is it actually sat for quite a while with a “WON’T LAST!” sign hanging, and, well, it’s apparently lasted. They took that sign down, and then removed the listing, then just bumped it back on today so it shows up as a “new listing”. I wish them well, but LOL.

    • This renovation, with the typical open floor plan, is very blah. It looks like the hundreds of other houses we saw when we were looking in Capitol Hill. If the price or location is exceptional buyers will overlook that, but in this case neither is.

  • Agree with the comment that the layout is not great. If it were me, I’d have put the kitchen where the dining room appears to be, split the front into a living/dining room combo and then used that sweet, back area for a family room.

  • This place is totally move-in ready for the right kind of bro.

  • Oh hai, cheapest possible ceiling light fixtures from Home Depot! I recognize you!

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