GDoN? “Additional space in carriage house w/ wetbar & ANOTHER deck” edition

1420 12th Street Northwest

This house is located at 1420 12th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“***NEW PRICE*** LOGAN BEAUTY! Total home renovation of this SFH steps from Logan/14th Street. Light-filled main home w/ 3BRs (including Master Suite w/ deck), 3.5 modern Baths, gorgeous hardwood floors, exposed brick,large gourmet Kit, 1 more deck & patio w/ covered & secure PKG. Additional space in carriage house w/ wetbar & ANOTHER deck (SF based off of old house)”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3.5 bath is going for $1,199,900.

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  • Remember when two men were robbed at gun point outside Pizzollis?

    I do.

    Living next to a food establishment is awful. Not a good deal – location is great, if you could also buy the pizza shop and close it.

  • Ridic! Those finishes are super cheap — bathroom, especially.
    Wake up smelling like pepperoni every morning, yum!

  • I Dont Get It

    Every time a vessel sink is installed, a kitten in a Uber car dies.

  • That house looks tiny from the front. I’m confused where exactly all those beds/baths fit. Also where is the carriage house? All I see in the outside photo is a picture of a deck over a parking pad.

    • The carriage house is over the parking pad too. You can see it in the second to last picture, and that’s the inside of it in the 4th, 5th and 6th to last pictures… I can’t totally figure out the layout of the house, but I think it’s three floors in the back? So there’s the main floor, two bedrooms on the second floor, and one bedroom by itself in a top floor popup that’s not visible from the street? When you throw in the carriage house, I dunno, I actually think it’s sorta cool…

      • Is it my imagination, or does the carriage house account for 1br and 1ba? If understand the layout, this is basically a 2br 2ba with another apartment on stilts in the back. Without accounting for any pizza stench, a property like this could be good for people who are looking to own and making a rental income at the same time. It’s an interesting use of space, and I might even call it clever if I thought it was well executed.

        • I don’t think so, but I can’t tell the layout for sure. It looks to me like the carriage house is just a little kitchen and living room. I think it’s two bedrooms on the second floor, and one bedroom in the third floor popup.

  • Such a great point!

  • I walked by this house on a daily basis as it was being rebuilt — took about a month! And, of course, the stench from the pizza place is almost 24/7. The people asking for this price are insane — either the pizza place stays open and you can’t enjoy your patio — or open your windows — without smelling like grease, or the pizza place closes and then you have your entire (cheaply renovated) home destabilized by massive construction works. All I can say to the real estate agent is LOL!

    • I don’t know about you, but I love the smell of pizza. The only downside is that it would make me want it all the time.
      Or is there some weird non-pizza smell (grease?) a pizza place emits?

  • Since there is no such thing as “priced to high” in this city, I’ll simply question whether or not this property has exceeded the lot occupancy % for that area. We have to do a sh$%ton of math before we can build a deck in our backyard. Don’t understand how that monstrosity over their parking pad is legal.

  • Holy crap, I don’t even recognize these places. I think this whole strip of tiny houses were boarding houses for Latino workers as recently as a year ago. There were always groups of guys hanging out in the front yard at night and they usually had a bunch of bikes chained up in the yard.
    From hovel to yuppie urban manse in a matter of months…..incredible.

  • Will be fun to watch millionaires “enjoying” this house as local drunks are “enjoying” their jumbo slices on the patio next door.

  • Ugh. What a bland, tacky renovation job. Super primo location might justify something close to that price, but I’d pass for sure even if I could afford it.

  • Skylights over beds: yea or nay? I don’t think I’d like having daylight beaming directly onto my face early in the morning, but maybe I’m just a crabby vampire?

    • I don’t understand the appeal of skylights in bedrooms, period. I am always trying to figure out how to make it darker in my bedroom — in my last place I had two layers of pull-down roller shades plus heavy curtains.

      • Our bed is surrounded by windows on three sides and a skylight would make it even better! We’re not morning people so we need all the help we can get from the sunrise. Some guests are not a fan of the arrangement, though.

    • Yay. I find it next to impossible to wake up without natural light, and if your master is on the street, you probably want thick blinds to block out the street lamps. I covet this skylight!

  • No curb appeal… and I would prefer not to have drunkards enjoying their jumbo slice in my front yard. Not to mention the armed robbery last year.

  • clevelanddave

    Wow, that has to be the most ridiculous listing I’ve seen. $1.2 million? New price? Was the old price lower? How much is that per sf? Next to the Pizzolis- what a stink not to mention rodents, insects, noise. No front yard, or space between the house and the street. On top of that it isn’t even a really good location. I guess there is a sucker born every minute…

    • Well, 1 block off Logan Circle is a pretty great location. GreaterGreaterWashington makes the (compelling if not mic drop) case that 14th and P is the best location in the city, and this is only two blocks from that. ~80% of the city’s big firm lawyers can walk to work from here, etc. Logan’s not everybody’s cup of tea, or whatever, but it’s hard to make the claim that the location sucks.

  • People love to knock Ikea kitchen cabinets, but having just gone through the renovation process ourselves, we can report that Ikea cabinets compare favorably with high end “custom” cabinetry. Consumer Reports says the same. Say what you will about lot size, pepperoni smell, etc., but there’s nothing wrong with that kitchen (or at least there doesn’t appear to be anything wrong with it from the pictures).

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