GDoN? “Welcome home to 1920’s vintage charm” edition

3018 Porter Street Northwest

This unit is located at 3018 Porter Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Welcome home to 1920’s vintage charm & convenient living! Cleveland Park Metro on Red Line is walking distance. Sunny& charming, this 1 bedroom, rear-facing unit has beautiful hardwood floors, built-in china cabinets, & fresh paint. The low coop fee includes gas, water, sewer & taxes. Walk to Uptown Theater and numerous grocery stores and restaurants. Priced well- this one won’t last long!”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $285,000 ($395 monthly fee.)

13 Comment

  • Aglets

    ok, i’ll take it.


  • emvee

    This is adorable.

  • I can’t speak to the value, but it’s adorable and CP is so very nice (if you work nearby or on the red line)

  • This is so darling.

  • In most places, a 1BR condo would be a realistic possibility for me. Looking at real estate in DC does nothing except remind me that DC can’t be my home long-term. Cute or not, even if I could afford it, I’m not sure I could stomach paying $285,000 for 600 square feet.

  • Everything looks a bit cramped, which explains the price. This is is probably the smallest of their floor plans. These are landmarked buildings and have much more greenspace than most condo/coops in DC. Great location. The garages are probably big enough for a small car (designed for 1920s vehicles)

  • If it were a condo, I’d go put in an offer right now. Co-ops are a lot harder to get financing for, though, which is likely why it’s a bit on the low side.
    That being said, I have always *loved* this architectural style. And for one of the ones without a renovated kitchen, this one has cobbled together an adorable cottage-esque look that really works for the space. Good job!

  • The units in these buildings are mostly similar. I’ve spent time in one. The living room and bedroom sizes are not cramped – the kitchen/dining can seem small. But if you like a tight galley kitchen, as I do, and don’t need a huge tablespace, they work fine. They are well laid out for pretty comfortable living. I’m always surprised they don’t sell faster than they do – likely because most of the buildings in this row are coops not condos. But the location is great, and the prices are not bad for a one-bedroom of this size fairly close in and near a metro stop and convenient to shopping/restaurants. Not a bad investment at all, just know it will take some time to sell, as coops tend to do in DC, when you move on.

    • These older units up and down Conn. ave take a while to sell because the buildings don’t usually support an in-unit w/d or central A/C. $285kk is a lot to drop on a 1br and still listen to the buzz of a window unit in July, and trek to the basement for laundry, even in a nice neighborhood near the metro.

    • In looking for the pet policy, which is cats only, I found more than one listing saying is already pending sale.

  • If it were a condo and not a co-op, it would be a good deal. There are too many uncertainties when buying into a co-op. Sure, if you’re personally going to live there for 10-15 years, it can be a fine choice. But the fact that you may never be able to rent it out at your own volition surely makes it a risky proposition.

  • You know what’s amazing about this place (and Cleveland Park generally)? Look on the DC Crime Map. Zero violent crime within 500 feet in the last 12 months. Not a little. Zero. How about last year? Again, zero. None. Nada. In two years.

    It’s incredible. And very appealing.

  • Had a friend who had a one bedroom in the building next door and the units aren’t cramped at all. The only thing I didn’t like was you had to walk through the bedroom to get to the only bathroom. Kind of awkward when you had guests.

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