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1727 D Street Northeast

This house is located at 1727 D Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Xellent location btween Cap Hill and H St Corridor*EZ to downtown, MD, & VA*RFK, Stadium Metro 1/2 mile*Cute 3-level brick TH w/charming front porch & fenced front yard*Remodeled kitchen w/granite counters, wood cabinets, SS appliances, gas cooking, plus balcony*Vintage wood floors*Kitchenette in basement rec room plus full bath, den; walk-out to OSP for 2 cars*2015-2016 Maury ES*More!”


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This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $599,000.

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  • houseintherear

    “Xellent”?! Damn the realtors DAMN ALL THE REALTORS

    • LOL — someone had an even stronger reaction than I did!

      • I just read a super interesting interview with Tom Faison on DC Curbed from 2014 (google it). Here’s a tidbit of info that every grammar and spelling enthusiast will find relevant:
        “The rule with those writeups — they’re 400 characters. That’s the limit. It’s a real estate tweet. And sometimes I’ll run these and not put one piece of punctuation in it because I need it. I need the spaces. And then sometimes I’ll end up at 398 and I’ll do a bunch of ellipses or ampersands. But at the end of the day, you have to convey an idea. You get on an elevator with another guy and you try and sell him something from the sixth floor to the first floor and if you haven’t gotten him by then, he’s gone.”

        • I think in the case of Tom Faison’s listings, the idea is not so much to sell someone something between the sixth and first floors on the elevator, but rather to leave the person thinking, “Huh? What did I just hear? That was trippy, man.”

    • I swear, you’d think the only qualification for becoming a realtor is knowing how to use a calculator.
      I now understand Tom Faison writes such odd listings – he can actually spell and form complete sentences! He has a huge leg up on his colleagues.

    • Don’t forget EZ! Horrible.

    • I understand they have a character limit, and “EZ” doesn’t even bother me anymore… but “xellent”?? If there was no room for the E and the C, why not abbreviate “basement” into “bsmt”? Or change “plus” to “+”?

  • eh. Probably the lowest you can get in-bounds for Maury, but underwhelming and stinks not to have a yard.

  • *Cute 3-level brick TH w/charming front porch & fenced front yard*

    I am assuming TH = townhome. I have never heard anyone in DC refer to these homes as townhomes before, always rowhouse.

    • The realtor has a 703 number — maybe that explains it.

      • That does answer my question. I actually deleted my last line asking if the listing agent was from the DC area but was afraid it came off as sarcastic in a comment box. brickstone, rowhouse, townhouse are all just regional names for the same thing.

        • I _think_ that technically, “townhouse” means a rowhouse (usually newish) that’s part of a development and has a mandatory homeowners’ association (and associated monthly fee).

    • PDleftMtP

      Real estate websites all call them townhomes – if you’d been running a lot of searches for a new house, you’d have seen it.

  • I’m surprised they kept the chain-link fence. Also surprised that nobody painted the radiator under the sink in the (basement?) bathroom — it appears to be peeling and looks terrible.
    Is the upstairs office-ish room with a washer-dryer in it being counted as a bedroom?
    I do not like the columns between the living room and dining room.

    • They may be a sneaky way for compensating for the lack of a load bearing wall. As a decorative thing, they’re very Atlanta c. 1998. I’m surprised at least one of the bedrooms ins’t bigger.

    • I think the office thing might be the den, but considering what gets counted as a bedroom in this area (e.g., spaces that work better as walk-in closets), this could be the 3rd bedroom.

  • That price seems pretty ambitious given the location and interior of the house. I’d say 515.

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