Good Deal or Not? “cozy brick floors” edition

540 13th Street Northeast

This house is located at 540 13th Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Located in the highly desirable Capitol Hill neighborhood, this home is just steps to the many shops and restaurants of H Street. This 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom home features an open floor plan with cozy brick floors and a wood burning fireplace that imbue this home with a storied, old-world feel and emit a sense of comfort and nostalgia. Great backyard and many transportation options!!!!!”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $449,000.

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  • Liked it until I got to the kitchen.

  • Emmaleigh504

    The dining area is weird. I think this is a case where I actually would open the kitchen and dining area up, making the dining area a den, and keep the front room more private with pocket doors or an arch or something.
    Love the purple door!

  • I biked past this recently and it has good curb appeal in person!

  • Funny they decided to show a picture of the Giant on 3rd/H when they are way closer to the safeway at Hechinger mall…Real estate marketing at finest… Still think it’s a deal based on what condos going far in that area.

  • Really cute place and a decent deal for that part of the Hill. You won’t get into a SFH for cheaper in this ‘hood.
    I think the kitchen is totally fine. You can update it in a few years, if it’s not to your taste. I love the polished/sealed brick floor.
    And that locking bench out front is brilliant. I bet they use it for package delivery – genius.

    • Single family home? Seems more like a Single Person Home. Maybe w/ a dog.

      • SFH as opposed to a condo.
        I agree that it looks very small/”cozy” indeed. And if it looks small in the photos, it probably feels even smaller in real life.

    • How on earth does the deliverer get a package into that locked bench?

      • I thought it was a bench for general storage. Using it to hide delivered packages is a good idea, though.

      • Your “default” is to leave it unlocked and then the delivery person locks it after dropping the package in there. Of course, you’d need to leave a note on the front door indicating this 🙂

  • I immediately shut down when I see the washer/dryer in the kitchen. I am not sure I hate anything more people do in homes than that. If there was some place to relocate those, this would have a lot of potential.

    • Our washer and dryer were in our kitchen and I hated it! We had a full bathroom between our kitchen and dining room with a bath tub, plus we have two more upstairs. We decided to rip out the bath tub from the first floor bathroom and replace it with the washer and dryer while still leaving the sink and toilet for a powder room/laundry room combo.

    • Seriously? This is the standard for many of the condos in DC.

    • I agree – I hate that arrangement.

  • This place is TINY, but cute. Would probably work for someone who is in the market for a condo but prefers a house. I really don’t know how I feel about the brick floor though. It seems like that would be rough on bare feet and it makes the space look unfinished to me.

  • Boy I couldn’t wait to have no one over for dinner (because they can’t fit at the two person table) and to do my laundry in the kitchen!

  • justinbc

    Interesting note: The house next to it (on the corner) has one of my favorite yard / gardens in the city.

  • I like the house. I’d never seen all-brick floors before and kinda like them. At that price, I’d do an easy update to the kitchen and bathroom. The front curb appeal’s great and the private back yard looks sweet. Nice place.

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