GDoN? “Opens up with an Expansive Bay Window” edition

DC8483086 - Exterior (Front)

This unit is located at 1449 Harvard Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Beautiful Boutique Condominium completely renovated in 2012. This Gorgeous 2 BR/2 BA Unit Opens up with an Expansive Bay Window. It includes an Open LR/DR., 10′ ceilings, H/W Floors, Recessed Lighting, Marble Tile Bathrooms, Caesar Stone Counter-top and SS Appl. Located in Vibrant Columbia Heights. It’s 1 Block to CH Metro Center, Shops and Restaurants.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $499,900 ($154 monthly fee.)

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  • Emmaleigh504

    The kitchen sink looks tiny. On the other hand, I sort of love the weird sideways sink in the bathroom. Loved it in that other house, too.

  • Gorgeous house. I’m just curious; were the wrought iron front steps to the house original or did it have a more elaborate concrete front? Would’ve loved to have seen the before pictures of this house prior to now but it’s still a great house.

  • 800 sq ft for 2 bedrooms and 2 baths? Those are going to be some tiny rooms. That being said, the great room layout of the kitchen/living room and the long hallway are good uses of space, and that’s a very low condo fee.

  • Love this! Except, is this the basement unit? I didn’t notice windows in either of the bedrooms, which I do not like.

  • The kitchen is begging – BEGGING – for an island.

    • I thought the same thing at first, but then I realized it would totally eat into what little living room there is.

  • the main problem is that stretch of Harvard

    • what’s wrong with that stretch? it seems fine to me.

      • I don’t know if this was the original Anonymous’s concerns, but Harvard is a pretty major eastbound through street, so there’s lots of traffic.

      • I don’t think there’s anything wrong with the area, safety wise. The main drawback and I see it is that Harvard is a busy street and there are a lot of big houses turned condo (into 7 or 8 units, not just 3 or 4) on that block that lack alley access so parking can be an issue.

  • Certainly an interesting building, but not a nice area. My litmus test is usually: Would I be comfortable letting my parents house-sit? At this location, no.

    • I have lived across the street from this house since 2009. This definitely a nice area, even in 2009 it was pretty good and has only gotten better. It’s also just far enough away from the metro to be insulated from that higher traffic area. Now it doesn’t mean someone won’t steal something fancy out of your car on the street, but if you want to totally avoid that there isn’t anywhere in Columbia Heights you’d want to live in. I would feel comfortable letting my parents house sit. I think the price is crazy, but that reflects my dislike for condos, for 500k you could get a whole house just a little further out. The road is a major traffic street, any emergency vehicle heading through from west to east will travel down this street, definitely something to keep in mind.

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