GDoN? “Traditional floor plan” edition

1387 Sheridan Street Northwest

This house is located at 1387 Sheridan Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“New Listing! Open Sunday April 19th 1:00 – 4:00. Newly renovated 3 bed/ 2.5 bath rowhome. Traditional floor plan w/ original H/W floors and wood burning FP in LR. Kitchen has stylish tile & stainless steel appliances. Mud room off kitchen w/cabinets and shelving. Large deck off back. Upper level balcony off back BR. Finished rec room w/ gas FP and garage pkg. Quiet & convenient location.”

1387 Sheridan Street Northwest inside

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $599,900.

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  • That looks like a beautiful renovation – love the restored woodwork, especially that staircase.

  • House looks nice. Good compromise between open floor plan and rooms. Nice kitchen. No yard though.
    I’m curious how people feel about this neighborhood. It seems nice and quiet, but transit options are TERRIBLE. There’s also not much commercial activity unless you go to Takoma or South into DC. It’s a little quieter than Petworth but still close to some not so nice buildings off Missouri. Of course all that might change if they ever actually develop Walter Reed.
    What’s the main appeal of the neighborhood. I think it’s nice but for my 599 I’d buy either Takoma (closer to metro and food/business options and better schools) or Petworth (closer to the city and commerce).

    • While I did pass on buying a house right near that one, largely for transit reasons (I needed to be able to get to Herndon in a reasonable-ish amount of time), I think the transit really isn’t “TERRIBLE”. It isn’t MetroRail, but there is some of the best bus service in the region right by that house. Both the 79 and the S9 express buses stop right there — a quick and easy trip to downtown or Silver Spring . This is along with the 70, 50, S’s, and E’s which provide very frequent (nearly 24/7) access to downtown, Silver Spring, Friendship Heights, Takoma Park, and NE.

      • You can also go a few blocks east and get the 62/63 bus (or switch at GA Metro), which during rush hour brings you right downtown to Federal Triangle.

    • I’ve been living in DC not by a metro for 4 years now, and it’s fine! I take buses everywhere, and now I’ve gotten to the point where I rather take the bus than the metro. It’s cheaper, and it’s more pleasant to be above ground. This place is right by the 50s on 14th Street, the S buses on 16th Street, and the 70 buses on Georgia Ave.

      I think the main appeal of the neighborhood is the neighborhoody feel. Nice houses, nice community, less hustle and bustle. You’ll be hard pressed to find a nice reno for less than 600 in Petworth and Takoma for sure!

    • jim_ed

      I’m not sure I’d consider the transit here terrible. It’s a short walk either to 16th for the S buses or to Georgia for the 70/79. And while the retail leaves a lot to be desired, its still walkable to both safeway and walmart.

      • I understand you can take the bus. I’m just curious and figured people might have answers I didn’t see other than, essentially, “it’s not that bad.”

    • HaileUnlikely

      I lived right around the corner on 14th Street for my first 9 years in DC. I work downtown and most of my friends live in the Mount Pleasant / Columbia Heights areas, so I always took the S2/S4/S9 on 16th Street, which is only one block from here, and that always worked very well for me (this house is on the 14th St end of the block, and there is no 15th up here). I now live closer to the Takoma metro, and I like my current place for other reasons, but I find myself missing being so close to the S2/S4/S9 more than I find myself being glad I’m closer to the metro.

  • Just a couple observations: (1) The very first picture —what’s up with the orange paint on the sidewalk? It looks terrible and is an awful “first impression” of the property. (2) Am I behind times or does it seem odd that there are no upper cabinets in the kitchen?

    • I like the look with the backsplash, but more typically a kitchen like this would at least have shelves. I think some nice looking thick wood shelves with invisible brackets would look nice above. But you can’t just not have storage there.
      Agree about the front porch, they should do something about that.

    • I think the fact that there’s a separate pantry area obviates the need for upper cabinets. And it makes the whole kitchen look nice and open.

      • That area looks more like a mudroom than a pantry. You can see the door on the edge of one of the pictures.

  • Wow, I am shocked. This is a flip and they did it very quickly as it last sold Dec 30, 2014! I really like the renovation and for once they kept the radiators! Thumbs up…seems like a great deal for 599k.

  • justinbc

    Seems like a really nice house for a great price. Why does it look like someone (or multiple people) was murdered at the entrance though?

  • epric002

    i saw this one on redfin and favorited it- i think it’s beautiful. not sure about the price given it’s location though.

  • Emmaleigh504

    I like the inside, love the arches, lovelovelove the kitchen. No cabinet doors to poke me in the head when they are left open.

  • Looks nice overall, but the lack of upper kitchen cabinets — no matter how gorgeous the backsplash tile might be — seems like a serious, serious flaw. Where are you supposed to keep your dishes, canned goods, etc.?
    One of the things I hate most about my kitchen is that it’s a former galley kitchen that was “opened up” in such a way there are essentially no usable upper-level cabinets. I had to buy two pantry cabinets (one for dishes/glassware, one for canned goods, etc.) and put them in my dining room to compensate.
    Agreed with others that the reddish-orange paint on the porch/steps makes a terrible first impression.

  • HaileUnlikely

    I would love to have been able to buy this pre-flip and fix it up myself (for myself, not to re-sell). I was very happy living in this neighborhood for my first 9 years here, and I always coveted a few specific houses on this block of this street, including this specific house.

  • I live a couple houses down, and as far as the paint on the porch, it’s been painted over, similar to the neighbors to the left. It’s unfortunate that this picture was taken before that, but whatever, as a potential home owner, painting over the porch is a snap. The neighborhood is really friendly, and only a couple blocks to one of the best areas of Rock Creek Park.

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