Good Deal or Not? “Very Bright & Sunny” edition

4429 35th Street Northwest

This house is located at 4429 35th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Great opportunity to live blocks to Subway & Connecticut Ave Shops. Very Bright & Sunny 3 bedroom Home with Office & Semi Detached Garage. Table Space Kitchen, Separate Living & Dining Rooms, 3 Bedrooms and 2 Baths on Second Flr, Top Floor Office, Lower Level Recreation Room, Full Bath, & Lots of Storage With Separate Entrance. Blocks to Van Ness/UDC, Murch, Eaton, Hearst, Sheridan. Sold As-Is”

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This 3 bed/3 bath is going for $749,000.

25 Comment

  • Smilla

    Terrible Random Capitalization makes Me think The Realtor is Bragging About the House’s Proximity to a Subway Sandwich Shop.

  • The house is lovely overall. And being walkable to Metro is a plus. But the kitchen, bathroom and basement need some serious updating.

  • This could be a really good deal, assuming that there aren’t any structural issues. The words “as-is” always freak me out.

  • Utterly charmless, but you’re WoTP and can comfortable raise two kids here. Sells for the ask or just slightly less, IMHO. I don’t think this will get bid up, it’s as vanilla as it gets.

  • Accountering

    You can’t be serious… This is not even close to a subway stop. Has to be at least 200+ miles to nearest subway stop.

  • Yeah, it’s pretty ugly. But I guess that it’ll sell quickly because it’s well-priced and a family could easily live here. Good neighborhood schools too!

    Being built in the 40’s probably means that there are a number of updates needed like replacing galvanized plumbing, updating electrical, asbestos, basement waterproofing, etc. So, I hope the buyers get a good inspection.

  • Better school district, bigger lot, easier garage access, and better bones (side windows and two bathrooms upstairs), then your average petworth row. Needs work. But I would rather buy this than a flipped petworth rowhouse. For comparison, look at this flipped midblock row (about the same distance to metro) that went for 705K.

  • maxwell smart

    I could easily see some picking this up at market, maybe slightly less, putting some effort in and flipping for a tide sum. It’s a great area, proximity to metro and bus lines, rock creek park and I feel like with Park Van Ness development taking shape, BreadFurst, etc that some new life will be put into Van Ness.

  • Good deal. Needs some work obviously but looks like a huge amount of space for the price. Especially since it’s on top of the red line…

  • What an utterly charmless house, on an utterly charmless street. Good schools though, I guess if that’s your primary goal, it’s a good deal.

  • Uh, this looks semi-attached (not detached like the listing says), or am I crazy?

    • I believe it says “Semi Detached”–realtors see the glass half full.

    • MaybeAPerson is right — the listing agent listed this as “Single Family Detached,” but it’s not detached; it’s semi-detached.
      The listing describes the _garage_ as semi-detached… which I guess it is, but it’s an odd way to describe it. (It’s fully detached from the house, but attached to a garage on the other side.)

  • Not the greatest curb appeal (especially with the entrance being on the side), but not unattractive.
    The wood floors look nice. The kitchen and basement look very 1960s and the buyer would probably want to update them (and possibly the carpeting in the upstairs “office”), but I think with some furniture, this house could be made to look very nice inside. And it has the advantage of WotP school districts, WotP-level crime/litter/etc.

  • Bland house with minimal house on bland and unattractive street. Set against backdrop of large corporate office buildings of Van Ness. Have looked at other places on street, and all seem to be stuck in working class 1970. But hey, you’re close to Bread Furst, a days inn, a burger king, a car wash, Zips and a giant pit in the ground.

    750 is a lot to pay for public schools….

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