Good Deal or Not? “ample fenced-in back yard” edition

DC8298191 - Exterior (Front)

This house is located at 112 Rittenhouse Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Don’t miss this charming and updated 3 BR, 2.5 BA home with attached garage in Takoma Park! Refinished hardwood floors, 2 fireplaces, custom lighting & new windows throughout. A pristine gourmet kitchen complete with recessed lighting, custom cabinets, ss appliances & white Carrera marble counters. Fabulous brick patio and ample fenced-in back yard. Move-in ready & 1.1 mile to metro!”

You can see a virtual tour here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $599,900.

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  • Not even close to being in Takoma, but price is probably about right given size of yard.

    • 20 min walk to the main restaurant area – that doesn’t seem too bad.

      • But it’s not in Takoma (DC) and it’s not in Takoma Park (MD) so why would you identify as being in that neighborhood? (I know marketing…) You could say “Easy walk to Old Takoma shops/restaurants” and be completely accurate.

  • Are the schools good in that area? It’s an adorable house but I’m having a hard time understanding why you’d want to live so close to the Maryland border, but still in the District.

    • The schools are not good. I had the same thought when some friends bought a couple of blocks from here (“If you’re going to be this far away, why not be in Maryland?”). Now they have kids and are planning to move if they can’t get into good schools via the lottery.

      • Taxes in DC are way lower than in Takoma Park, MD, so if you don’t have kids/don’t want kids, why would you live in MD when you could live in DC?

        • I don’t disagree at all — if you don’t anticipate having kids, this location is fine (though personally, I prefer to be more centrally located).

          • Well that’s what I mean. You can get a rowhouse in Eckington for this price, so I’m just trying to figure out the draw of this neighborhood.

          • I would say that this neighborhood is (vs Eckington) is:
            a) more suburban (more green space, bigger yards)
            b) safer (crime wise), although both neighborhoods are changing

  • I don’t know anything about the area, but I LOVE the house! All the vintage details are totally my style. Also, I’d kill to have that yard!
    The only thing I’d be worried about is the use of marble counters in the kitchen- they stain very easily and you’d have to be hyper vigilant about spills etc. I love the look of it, but quartz made to look like marble is a much more practical option.

    • I thought the same thing. And with white cabinets and floors I think I’d actually prefer a darker countertop.

    • I just had installed marble countertops in my new place. They applied a really good seal and I’ll have to do the same 2 times a year. Couldn’t be happier with the choice I made.

  • that is right behind my house, that is definitely Lamond Riggs, not Takoma Park. It is a nice quiet area

  • Lovely house!
    Genuine question: Why do so many of these renovated kitchens have such teeny sinks? In this place saving counter space isn’t an issue. That sink doesn’t even look big enough to wash a cookie sheet in and awkward for washing a large pot or casserole dish.

    • I was thinking the exact same thing. To add to that thought, why the apparent aversion to double basin sinks? I have a single and I HATE having my dish rack on my counter. It also makes the sink much easier for doing things like washing floors, etc.

      • I think a double basin makes sense if there’s a lot of counter space to spare. Otherwise it just takes up prime counter real estate. In this instance, it looks like they could have easily put in a double or at least a wider single- I hate those D-shaped sinks!

      • Yes! I miss having a double-basin sink! But there I can see the argument against – each basin is then smaller so you still have the issue of not actually having a large sink, or have to have a HUGE sink to get 2 basins that are fairly large.

      • Even for a single-basin sink, that one looks awfully narrow. If I remember correctly, most single-basin sinks are 25″ wide and 22″ deep.

    • I was thinking the same thing. With all that counter space they absolutely could have installed a larger sink.

  • Love the red front door.

  • Because not everyone wants to live in Eckington. Why is it so hard to grasp that not everyone likes or wants the same things when making a home purchase and choosing a neighborhood?!

    • people do seem to have a hard time grasping that we’re all different and have different desires.

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