Today’s Rental is a 2 bed/2.5 bath in Glover Park for $5000

2140 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest

This rental is located at 2140 Wisconsin Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“Sophisticated penthouse w/ 2 BR, 2.5 baths. HW floors & attention to detail throughout. . Kitchen w/ marble counters, ss appliances & breakfast bar. Open floorplan w/ dining/living combo off kitchen. Master BR w/ ensuite bath & second bedroom w/ attached full bath on upper level. UL 2 features wet bar w/ mini fridge, sink & amazing rooftop deck. Tenant to pay all repairs – all new appliances”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $5,000/Mo.

31 Comment

  • binpetworth

    $5000? For Glover Park? Them’s City Center prices!

  • Hmm….$5,000 for Glover seems incredibly steep, even given the nice roof deck. You could have a much larger renovated house with a yard and parking for less in this neighborhood. Also, the bit about tenants paying all repairs is interesting. Am I correct in thinking, by DC statute, that the landlord is responsible for repairs to fixtures and fittings and normal wear and tear?

  • $5000 to overlook a parking lot! Yay!

  • Tenant to pay all repairs? Hahahahahaha no.

    • LOL, seriously!! What are you even talking about crazy homeowner/landlord? That’s one of the perks of renting–you don’t have to pay for any repairs! Delusional.

    • I Dont Get It

      Yeah that got a big eye roll from me.

    • According to DC Housing Code, the tenant can be required to pay for repairs caused by the tenant’s own damage or neglect. “All” repairs, though, would not be accurate.

  • No way, that’s insane. Despite the view of a lot out the back windows, no mention of parking at all, either. And what’s with the “tenant to pay all repairs” line? I don’t think I’ve ever seen that. I’ve never lived somewhere the landlord isn’t responsible for building/structural issues as well as routine repairs inside the unit. Is someone shopping for a $5000 apartment going to want to find their own plumber?!?

  • that price is way too high for GP.

  • Tenant pays all repairs is a violation of DC Housing Code, and is therefore unenforceable. The fact that the landlord would even try to put that in the lease is a sign that they are crooked, and is a massive red flag to stay the fuck away from this place at any price.

  • palisades

    hahahaha what a rip-off. That location sucks too. Next to Cafe Romeo and nothing else.

  • Living on a noisy thoroughfare in an area where parking is impossible, lousy deal. the kitchen actually doesn’t have much work space and seems small given the overall square footage.

  • No.

    It also appears that the lease terms are illegal.

  • WTF? this is asinine

  • Surprised the neighborhood’s not being marketed as “Upper Georgetown”.

  • $5000 plus utilities plus delusional landlord minus parking? NO NO NO. This is definitely a walk-up, too. There are actual houses in Georgetown proper to rent for this price, right?

    You can’t pick and choose what views you get out your windows, but for this price, I’d want more than a parking lot and the dumpiest part of Wisconsin Ave.

    $3250 without the deck. $3700 max with deck.

  • HaileUnlikely

    Looks like unit was listed for sale for $1.1M for 3 months before being pulled down and then put up for rent instead. Good luck unloading these, greedy f*ckers.

  • This is the new building right next to the Glover Park Whole Foods. One side faces a forested part of the Naval Observatory, so that’s nice, but the other 3 sides face a parking lot, whole foods or the building in front of it. Tooootally not worth $5k a month.

    • This is a different building. This is a small building, 6 units, next to Cafe Romeo on the west side of Wisconsin. The building you’re talking about is up the road a little and on the east side of the road. Case in point on how overpriced this place is: At 2255 Wisconsin Ave, a 2 bed, 2.5 bath is $3322-$3402 per their website. No roof deck for the unit, but there’s no way that adds $1600/mo to the rent.

  • It does have a great view of cars you’ll never be able to afford at that rental price.

  • curious how this unit can be for rent at the same time as 2140 Wisconsin Ave unit 6 can be for sale and look completely different.

    • HaileUnlikely

      I noticed that too (looked on Redfin). Zillow shows both rental and sale listings, and shows the one for sale for $999,990 as being unit #5, not #6 as shown on Redfin, and shows the one listed here on Popville as being #6.

    • Could it be a lazy realtor using the same photos from the one staged unit to advertise all of them? When I was looking to buy, it was amazing how many places I’d see on Redfin that would be completely different in person.

  • The rent is too damn high!

  • “Tenant to pay all repairs” – Get ready for small claims court at the end of your lease. No way you’re getting that deposit back. Good luck to whoever rents this place!

  • the price is probably set this high in order to account for rent control and the ways it limits increasing rents to market value.

    maybe a 2bd room in glover park is steep today, but it won’t always be that way.

    • Accountering

      This is nonsense. First, this unit isn’t subject to rent control. Second, a house by its nature will not rent for more than market value, regardless of your concerns about future rent control issues (though irrelevant, because again, not subject to rent control.) Third, even if this price was locked in stone and wouldn’t change, it will still be overpriced 10 years from now. Rent increases in DC have virtually stopped, and there isn’t going to be some magic bullet that is going to somehow make Glover Park much more popular over the next decade.

  • This building has been vacant for almost ten years. It was renovated and converted with no takers for years. Good luck on the $5000. One of the owners is a little greedy M##% architect who overcharged me for plans and then wanted additional money for the printing of the plans! Hope it never rents or gets sold.

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