Good Deal or Not? “across the street from National Arboretum!” edition

1700 24th Street Northeast

This house is located at 1700 24th Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Stunning 3BR/2BA SFH updated from top to bottom across the street from National Arboretum! Kit features granite & black appliances. HWF on main level. Lg, sun-filled LR, separate DR & sunroom off DR double as office. Fully finished basement has FR w/ FP, oversized BR, 2nd FB, exercise rm & custom closet to die for! Brand new central A/C. Lg side yard w/ covered pkg & shed. Won’t last long!”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $399,900.

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  • Is the Washer/Drier just sort of hanging out in the back of the living room?

  • Literally, it’s across the street from the entrance to the Arboretum. Friend and I visiting Arboretum discussed this house on Saturday (although we didn’t go in) and what an absolutely fantastic location it is…to visit the Arboretum. Not a whole lot else around and you would definitely need a car (of course there is ample street parking).

    • There’s a reason the neighborhood is called Arboretum.

      • Yes, I understand that, but sometimes when Real Estate agents advertise, they take liberties with location (Just blocks from the White House!). This one is where it says it is.

  • I’ve always thought this little 2-3 block area around the arboretum was an interesting little oasis. It seems pretty well isolated from any neighborhood identity, but looks like a pleasant area.

    • Agreed, it’s definitely a cute, quiet, solidly middle class area. However, there really is nothing around here other than the beautiful arboretum. You’d be dependent on a car for everything.

      • I’ve thought the same when visiting the arboretum, too. It’s such a contrast to turn off Bladensburg road and into this quiet and well-kept area. It’s like a 1950’s suburban neighborhood dropped into the middle of NE!

  • Nice on the inside, outside is blah though.

  • You can walk to Bardo!

  • The Arboretum is awesome, but everything else in that area is pretty much a wasteland. I’ve always wondered who live in that little neighborhood. One plus – you have easy access to a Taco Bell/KFC combo.

  • Cute place, would be a good deal for someone who wanted a quiet neighborhood and was ok with driving a car as their mode of transportation. Not my cup of tea, but a good deal for the right person.

  • Well, if Jemal really makes the Hecht Warehouse District happen, then there would be some lively stuff to walk to.

  • brookland_rez

    A single family house west of the river in a liveable area and in liveable condition? I’d say good deal. Although like others have pointed out, it’s in a bit of a no mans land.

  • I frequently drive through this area when leaving town and have thought that the homes next to the Arboretum must be a good value. After watching condo prices soar in Shaw by 25%-30% over the past two years we’ve found ourselves with a lot of equity in our condo, and nowhere to go because we can’t afford anything bigger in the NW.

    I would seriously consider selling the Shaw condo to buy this house all cash and not have to worry about a mortgage. We would have no expenses and nothing within walking distance to waste money on:)

    • If you can afford to buy this place all cash with your equity, why don’t you take out a home equity loan and buy it? Then rent out your Shaw place (Arboretum would not be a good rental location).

      The only problem ppl usually have with cheap real estate is that you actually have to live there. There’s a reason places are cheaper. If you don’t care where you live, fine.

  • one house down the block sold for $250K last fall
    but it was not good on the inside…

  • Very good deal. Super safe neighborhood, way under valued.

    For those saying its too far – not true, its half a mile to hst and the new street car. I live on capital hill at 8th and constitution, which people would say is walkable, but its more than a mile to eastern market, union station.. etc… someones going to be lucky

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