GDoN “space radiates w/luxe” edition

This house is located at 779 Harvard Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Stunning & sophisticated this 2BR/3.5BA home in Columbia Heights is sure to impress. This space radiates w/luxe features such as gleaming HDWD floors, recessed lighting & a gorgeous exposed brick wall. Upstairs, each BR shines w/a stunning en-suite bath & the owner’s suite beckons w/soaring ceilings + ample closet space. Downstairs, a finished basement has limitless potential”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/3.5 bath is going for $614,900.

23 Comment

  • “radiates w/luxe features”?
    No, not really.

  • Emmaleigh504

    The ceiling fan confuses me.

  • TWO bedrooms, but 3.5 bathrooms…why!? I mean it’s a rowhome at 614k, which is a decent price, but because it only has 2 bedrooms I am going to say not a good deal.

    • It’s 2 bedrooms, not counting the illegal rental cum laundry room.

      • The way it’s set up, the basement isn’t well-suited to be an illegal rental — there’s no fridge or stove, and it looks like the sole laundry area for the house is in the basement. The shared laundry thing might be workable if the basement at least had its own bedroom… but it doesn’t.
        There’s a LOT of cabinetry in that basement kitchen for the basement to be just a rec room/guest room. IMO, they should have scaled down the cabinetry unless they were going to make a proper kitchen out of it.

    • I considering changing my house to be the same way. Full bath in the basement , so you can use it a guest room. Half bath on the main floor. Two bedrooms upstairs, each with its own full bathroom. It would be much more livable for me than usual rowhouse layout in this area.
      It’s not for everyone, but for a couple living without kids in a rowhouse it’s really practical.

      • justinbc

        +1, our house used to be 3 bedrooms and 2 baths upstairs with a half downstairs, but at some point they converted it to 2 and 2 upstairs and kept the half below and it’s perfect. The result is significantly bigger bedrooms and master en-suite and since we don’t have kids the guests enjoy a really large bedroom when they visit as well. I’m sure it would probably be worth a few thousand more if it were converted back to 3 tiny bedrooms, but for every day functionality it’s worth so much more than that.

  • Someone needs to arrest that flipper for Crimes Against Charming Old Row Homes. Truly awful.

  • Anonomnom

    So many odd (read: awful) choices here… Though that location and price, I wouldn’t be surprised to see it go quick.

  • What in the sam hill is that flooring in the basement — carpet tiles??
    I am so tired of exposed brick and open floor plans. And in this case, the exposed brick isn’t even attractive brick.

  • Whatever “lux” is, it obviously doesn’t include the comfy front porch that came with that Harry Wardman original. Which is a shame because, even if the idea of sitting on a porch conjures up visions of mosquitoes, at least it would have helped hide the horrid choice in front doors.

  • Hmm, it’s right next to Harvard Liquors and just before Sherman, an intersection where there are several long-abandoned buildings. I’m interested to see how it’ll do.

  • HaileUnlikely

    Stated square footage definitely includes basement; I’ve been in houses in this row that are the same width and depth as this one and they are nowhere near 1300+. Sure, the basement is finished and stuff, but I don’t think counting it in the square footage is allowed, and in any event, potential buyers should know that it is 1300 sqft including basement, not 1300 sqft plus basement.

    • I think it’s probably 1300 above grade. I live two blocks away, and my house is 1330 sq ft above grade. Mine is 19 wide, 43 deep, with an 8×19 cutout. This looks about the same.

      • HaileUnlikely

        Not so sure about that. Per Redfin, the whole lot is 799 square feet (converted from acres). The footprint of the house can’t be bigger than the lot, so it can’t possibly be as large as 19 x 43. The houses on the north side of this block of Harvard are less deep than the houses on the south side. Also, the front door appears to be about one-fifth of the entire width of the entire house. A normal front door is 36 inches wide and this does not look like an abnormally wide door, which would imply that the house is about 15ft wide. The tax records state that the house is 864 square feet above grade. I realize that the tax records aren’t always correct, but in this case, I believe the tax records.

  • That front looks cheap not lux.

  • I Dont Get It

    The last time I radiated w/luxe I woke up later in Columbia Heights exhausted, naked and covered with tattoos.

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