Good Deal or Not? “Charming end unit (of 5), semi-detached Tudor-style home” edition

1310 Sheridan Street Northwest

This house is located at 1310 Sheridan Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Charming end unit (of 5), semi-detached Tudor-style home with 3 bedrooms, 2 full/2 half bathrooms. A 5-7 minute walk to three major bus lines (including 16th & Georgia Ave. express stops), All flat sections of the roof were replaced in 2010, and has a lifetime warranty that can convey to the new owners. Open house Saturday 7/26 from 1-4pm & Sunday 7/27 from 1-4pm.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2 full bath/2 half bath is going for $544,000.

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  • It feels so wrong to be sort of diggin’ that kitchen…

  • I like it a lot more from the inside than the outside. Except for that kitchen, which hurts my eyes. So much yellow!

  • I do love this block. But considering that a very similar one on the same block (#1304)–with an updated kitchen and baths, 150 more SF, and central air JUST sold for $565k, this seems a little high. It would take more than $21k to fix this place up to the same standard, and having an end unit isn’t enough to outweigh the dated features.

    I think it’ll go for about $520.

    • I would take an end unit over a new kitchen. This is liveable–you could update overtime. I think it goes for closer to asking.

      • +1. Haven’t looked at the photos yet, but my thinking is that you can update a kitchen, but you can’t add extra yard/space to your property if you buy a non-end-unit rowhouse — one is changeable, the other is static.

  • Though I don’t know the neighborhood, that seems like a good deal. Anything under $700k these days seems like a deal. 🙁

  • Is the fireplace stained or charred?

  • I love this house!

  • I love this house and this whole block. (I rented 2 blocks away on 14th Street for my first 9 years in DC.) I spent much of 2010-2012 waiting and waiting and waiting for something that I could afford to materialize on that block. Finally one house was listed for $300K in the fall of 2012, and it got 20+ offers in four hours at the first open house and went under contract that same day. I gave up and bought something else a couple miles away in Takoma. In any event, I’d buy this if I could.

  • We had that same tile in our kitchen covering the original hardwood.

  • brookland_rez

    Bonus: You’re close to the BBQ man selling out of an alley.

  • brookland_rez

    For a not renovated house, it’s in decent shape. There’s a lot to work with there. Really all it needs is a new kitchen. I would leave the other original details as is: the woodwork, plaster, bathroom, etc. I would just paint and clean it up.

  • If a flipper buys this and takes out all of the charm from the donwstairs rooms I will weep.
    I wouldn’t choose the kitchen counters, but frankly it’s better than some of the reno’d kitchens we see.

    • Don’t worry, won’t happen. I don’t think there’s really much of anything a flipper could do with this house that would yield any significant profit. Prices are pretty stable in this part of Brightwood. A flipper would have to buy cheap (probably pre-market, foreclosure, or otherwise massively f*ed up) to successfully flip around here.

  • Great house, great deal. Go for it, first timers. You can do most of the fix-it work yourselves.

  • that’s super cute. looks like one of the last possible opportunities to buy a house that’s even remotely affordable and slowly do work to update it that exists in this city outside of super sketchy areas, which this is not.

  • While I would have chosen to renovate differently, I think this is a good price for the space and location.

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