GDoN? “handsome living room” edition

1311 D Street Northeast

This house is located at 1311 D Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Move-in and enjoy or renovate and expand to add value. This charming three bedroom Capitol Hill row house complete with tall ceilings, hardwood floors, original moldings, covered front porch, handsome living room, formal dining room, open kitchen, sunroom and back garden are great for living and entertaining. Bring your imagination for the spacious unfinished basement.”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1 bath is going for $625,000.

11 Comment

  • “Handsome”? You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

  • Looks nice — I like that it’s got the original woodwork (even if painted white in most places), transom windows, etc. Somebody is probably going to sniff at the kitchen because it’s got maple-finish cabinets, but the appliances and countertop look recent. And I like that the island has a back/ledge thing — the peninsula in my (poorly done) kitchen doesn’t, and it’s a hassle to have to worry about knocking things off, water droplets going over the other side, etc.

  • Anonomnom

    I like it, and I like that it is not a gutted rehab job. Though one bathroom is kinda harsh.

    Side note, counting down the minutes till someone posts something blasting the fact that it has a vessel sink…

    • D’oh! I totally missed that it has a vessel sink — I guess because the sink appeared in the photo only in part, and at the edge.
      OK. I don’t like the vessel sink, but I like just about everything else. 🙂

  • Looks in decent shape. The price is reasonable given the state/location.
    I’m wondering how people will deal with parking in this neighborhood and in lower Petworth/Parkview in the future. There are a ton of rowhouses with none and density is increasing. Even though you definitely wouldn’t NEED a car here, with the incomes in these areas I think many families will have one or even two cars. Right now I don’t think parking adds a ton to the value, but I’m wondering if it could be a big deal in the near future. We looked at a house on Harvard between Sherman and Georgia with no parking. With all the multi-family units going in nearby I’m thinking that could be a big problem in 5 years.

    • justinbc

      I don’t know about Petworth, but I can tell you for sure that near this house it’s very easy to find parking at almost all times (we live not too far away from it).

  • justinbc

    This is a good price, but those bedrooms have got to be kind of small. This is right across from a pretty nice park too and right down the street from Maury.

  • Emmaleigh504

    Not bad.

  • Great street/neighborhood. However parking out front isn’t as easy as it used to be with folks not using the Options parking lot like they were requested to do, when bringing their kids to different sports practices all week long and using the street right our front instead. Also the dog park people DRIVE their dogs to the park and take up a ton of parking after work. This seems like a neighborhood perk one should want to walk their dogs to especially during the nicer seasons. I don’t have a dog but it seems silly. As for the house it is well priced. My bedrooms are large and it’s prettying the exact same layout. Seeing as how a house a few doors down sold for over $800k I would say it’s a good deal. Which is still crazy compared to the prices when I first moved to this block of D st.

    • HaileUnlikely

      Wow have times changed. I remember about 10 years ago visiting a friend who lived one block north on E St, and there had just been an insane daytime shootout, wild-west-style, with groups of several men on opposite ends of the block exchanging gunfire right outside of her house.

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