GDoN? “Practically brand new” edition (reader request)

3710 24th Street Northeast

This house is located at 3710 24th Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“PRICE REDUCTION!! Practically brand new home!! Renovated from top to bottom! Open flr plan, stainless steel appliances, island to die for, floating stairs, spa showers, yard to garden and spectacular front porch!! Parking pad with full price!! ALARM – CALL FOR CODE!!!”


You can see more photos here.

Save a marriage – the requester and their spouse at are odds! This 4 bed/3.5 bath is listed at $625,000.

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  • Hmm, seems like a decent deal especially you want a SFH. It’s been on the market for awhile by DC standards. I don’t know much about Woodridge, but considering it’s been on the market for awhile I think you could submit an offer under list and still get it. Personally, I am not a fan of the kitchen…it’s so dark and ugh lacking upper cabinet space!

    • west_egg

      Considering how much they spent on the finishes you’d think they would have at least sprung for a backsplash behind the stove.

    • brookland_rez

      It’s pretty quiet over there, $625K seems a little high, which is why it’s been sitting since February.

  • Staging furniture cracks me up. What is with the random spiky ball next to the couch?!

  • $625k for Woodridge? With one of the four bedrooms in the basement? Pass.

    • Did not realize they were counting the basement as a br. Offer 550 or lower if you want it.

    • Prices in Woodridge are skyrocketing. Redfin predicted it would be one of the top 10 hottest neighborhoods in the country in 2015.

      • Anonomnom

        I am sure that they will raise, but 2015 seems to be a bit of a stretch. I’d be looking more towards the 2018 era, after Brookland has fully boomed (already mostly there, really) and people see Woodbridge as a way to be near a trendy neighborhood.

        • If you can already see it coming for 2018, then it’s already being built into prices. What a silly distinction to make.

  • Could go a little lower. I think the finished look decent and like the layout. I also like the modern stair look. It doesn’t seem like there are pictures of all the bedrooms, but I’m betting beyond the master they are quite small. Yard is great. Overall the house seems pretty nice.
    For me the main problem is location. This is WAY deep in Woodbridge. You are never going to use transit. At 625 i would buy something smaller and more metro accessible (hill east, petworth, or Trinidad) or buy in Takoma or SS where you have decent schools. Location wise this has all the disadvantages of the city with none of the perks. It is near the Costco I guess.
    Let us know how it turns out?

    • Well, it’s right by a G8 bus stop, which will take them straight to the Brookland metro and then all the way to Farragut Square after that. Bus isn’t rail, but, depending on your commute/habits, you could mostly avoid car dependency.

    • Also, according to the official District neighborhood map, it’s not even a block into Woodridge from the Brookland line.

    • I don’t understand why you would say “you are never going to use transit” living in Woodbridge. There are a lot of areas in DC that aren’t near a metro station and I’m sure their residents “use transit” like buses.

      This is sort of near my neighborhood (Michigan Park) and I like the quiet suburban feel but also living relatively near downtown (compared to Silver Spring or other suburbs). I don’t know if Woodbridge has that same suburban feel but some people might be looking for that.

    • Trinidad is no more metro accessible, unless you’re counting the trolley. You may be underestimating the perqs of Woodridge. Beyond decent house and lot sizes, it’s sandwiched on three sides by serious commercial development (current and upcoming), features a ton of artist spaces nearby, has a STEM elementary school, is super bikeable, fairly low crime, etc. I would be surprised if it doesn’t go for over 600.

      • +1
        As a fairly new Woodridge resident, I agree with all of akoyasyd’s points. My spouse and I were considering homes in Trinidad and Woodridge, and are very happy with where we ended up.

        • I used to live at 22nd & Otis and during spring / fall I would walk to metro. I also would time the G8 just right and grab a beer at Colonel Brooks after hopping off metro on the way home. Even back in the late 90s Woodridge was a nice little neighborhood.

  • Seems like they raised the price just to be able to say they dropped it. It went up briefly then went back down to the original asking price.

    Shady real estate crap aside, the house is a pretty decent deal. If you want a detached house in town and don’t want to have to renovate much, I’m not sure you’d do better.

  • If memory serves, this one actually went under contract a while back and then broke and came back on the market. A year ago, this might have been a stretch to appraise, but it’s probably a safe bet now. The G8 is pretty reliable going to and from the Metro during rush hour, so this is by no means a commitment to driving everywhere. Great homes with space and decent proximity to B’land stuff. Will be an even better bet as RI Ave slowly redevelops.

    • But the open stairs might be a negative for families with little kids, which is likely the target buyer here.

      • +1 from a Brookland family. The floating stairs would be a deal breaker for me, and from what I’ve noticed 9 out of 10 people moving in the neighborhood these days are either families with young kids, or newlyweds hoping to have kids some time in the next few years.

      • Totally agree. I’d fear for my (small) dogs too.

  • I’d guess it’ll go for around 600k. Woodridge is a popular neighborhood to buy in right now and plenty of people expect it to be the next ‘big thing.’ The house is only a few blocks from the quickly developing strip of Rhode Island Ave with Zeke’s and Nido. A bit far from the metro, but if you’re comfortable with buses you’d be fine. They did a nice job on the house – love the modern look of the stairs.

  • I like the look of the stairs, too, but I feel like you sort of “lose” that space. One is unlikely to put any furniture up against that railing, whereas if it were an enclosed stairway you could put a bookshelf, desk, art, etc.

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