GDoN? “Open gourmet kitchen w breakfast bar” edition

1636 Irving Street Northwest

This unit is located at 1636 Irving Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Location, location, location! 1 bedroom condo in prime Mt. Pleasant location, 2 blocks to Col Heights metro. Tree-lined street, steps away from restaurants and retail. Contemporary living in classic building w hardwood floors & high ceilings. Open gourmet kitchen w breakfast bar. Private entrance, lovely patio perfect for grilling and entertaining. Washer/dryer.”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $379,000 ($195 monthly fee.)

19 Comment

  • binpetworth

    Meh. I don’t see the purpose of buying a basement unit unless you’re getting a really good deal…you can get an above-ground apartment for less money in the same neighborhood (see, e.g., 3420 16th St Apt 107S currently on the market for $370K, which also has building amenities).

  • Slightly overpriced, because it’s a basement unit, but that’s a nice place.

  • It’s the first floor unit, not the basement. Notice the unobstructed view to the houses across the street in photo 5. So the patio must be that open area by the front door in the first picture. So…. GDON?

    • west_egg

      I thought it was the basement, as well, but it appears that you are correct! So it’s a first floor condo that kinda looks like it could be a basement. I’ll go with okay-ish deal for the right person.

      • It’s already under contract after being on the market for all of 7 days, so it seems like the right person found their spot.

    • binpetworth

      Huh. You’re right–upon closer inspection it appears that the second “window” on that first floor exterior is actually another entryway (probably to the upstairs unit), thus giving the unit one door/window from the living room. I would say that makes the deal slightly better, though I’d still prefer more light for that price.

  • I guess I’ve missed something, because I don’t see how everyone is sure it’s a basement.

  • It is not a basement unit, and, yes I have been inside it.

  • Good use of space in some respects. OTOH, that brick alcove seems like wasted space and I wonder how much closet space there is in the bedroom. Even if it’s on the 1st floor, it seems a little overpriced.

    • Yeah — seeing that wardrobe/armoire thing in the bedroom immediately made me wonder if the closet space was inadequate.

  • I don’t get the snarky posts: I’ve been by there many times – that big patio entrance extension of living space and filled with plants spring – fall. It’s a 1 BR on a nice street two blocks from metro. I think it’s a good deal: do the math and it’s better than renting and will only go up in value.

    • I don’t get how the comments were snarky. Just a bunch of people mistakenly thinking it was a basement unit and saying it was a not-so-great deal based on that.

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