GDoN? “even secure bike storage” edition

509 Seward Square Southeast,

This house is located at 509 Seward Square, Southeast. The listing says:

“~Thoughtful Renovation, 4lvl Single family w/unit ~ ~Federal Porchfront! Hwd Flrs 3BR/2.5ba,~ ~open yet traditional layout w/ isle & substantial storage, even secure bike storage. Bonus WALKUP 3rd floor Office, 2 story Deck, Terrace 1BR apt! Landscaped patio, storage shed, paved paths.Parking rentable! Near Brent! btwn Eastern & Capitol Mkt”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $1,250,000.

11 Comment

  • I understand that the location is pretty much amazing if Capitol Hill is your thing, but jeez-o-peet, they stripped every ounce of character out of that house and replaced it with nothing but an average reno. The attic space is pretty nifty, but that’s about it.

  • Agree with the first comment. If you want to be 6 blocks from the capitol that’s what you’re going to pay. It’s not where I would put my one and a quarter million though.

  • Emmaleigh504

    do not like

  • binpetworth

    Underwhelming, to say the least.

  • At least the stairs from the first to second floor appear to be original.

  • Just reading the stats, I was willing to call this a good deal. But after seeing it, wow, all of the charm has been ripped out. To be honest, the basement apartment seems to be the best part of this house.

    But at that location, $1.25 with a rentable basement seems to be the right price and should go for around that.

  • I actually love this listing and bet this would be a great place to live. The staging is a bit bland, but I would bet that a lot of real furnishings would look nice here, and that this would be a lovely place to raise a family. There’s also plenty of space for an in-law/nanny/renter. Sign me (and my very hypothetical $1.25 million) up!

  • justinbc

    It’s certainly vanilla. I guess saying that nothing in the house is particularly offensive is about as good of a compliment as I could give.

  • It may be bland, but at least there’s not much to actively dislike — no vessel sinks, for instance, and although the kitchen backsplashes are too busy for my liking, we’ve seen much busier ones on these pages.

  • It’s not to my taste, but also seems to be reasonably priced for the area. It has however been on and off the market for about a year, which is odd for the area it’s in. Can’t seem to figure this one out.

  • In removing all the charm from the first floor, they left or installed a little window in the dining room that looks like it goes to under the stairs. Or is that the powder room. WTF?

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