Today’s Rental is a 2 bed/1.5 bath for $2500 in Logan Circle

1245 13th Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1245 13th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Looking for affordability, parking, utilities included & easy commuting? This quaint 2-level condo is .5 miles to Convention Ctr. metro, has garage parking & is close to everything! The building is nicely equipped with a spacious roof-top deck for lounging & entertaining. Vouchers welcome.”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1.5 bath is going for $2,500/Mo.

19 Comment

  • Accountering

    Not a great LL here. Put $20,000 into it, and rent it for $3,000. Pays itself back in 3 years.

  • w/d, dishwasher, extra toilet, and only having to share some space with another person for less than $1300 in logan? good deal. Not fancy shiny, but efficient and decently priced. i’d live here,

    • Agreed — seems like a good deal for what you get.
      People might be pooh-poohing it because the kitchen and bathrooms are a bit dated, and it has a rather no-frills appearance… but it’s got hardwood floors, which I suspect might be a more recent renovation. (In the 1980s and 1990s, wall-to-wall carpet was considered highly desirable.) Unlike the countertops/cabinets, hardwood floors have implications beyond the purely cosmetic; they’ll be more desirable for renters with allergies.

  • I looked at a condo in this building last year that was the same size/layout as this one. The second bedroom is absolutely tiny. You’d be hard pressed to get more than a single bed in there. The unit I saw had that room mocked up as a study.

    • A great many 2 bedroom places in DC have 2nd bedrooms like that. The rent is probably more than competitive with them, esp. given the location and it being well above ground from the looks of things. The building is an underperformer that is pretty ugly and had some problems in the distant past.

  • HaileUnlikely

    Believe it or not, there are actually some renters in DC who would rather rent a perfectly OK but unspectacular place for $2500 than rent a nicer place for $3000. Given that the landlord explicitly states “vouchers welcome,” I suspect that this landlord may genuinely desire to serve that segment of the market rather than simply maximizing profit.

    • +1. There is a lot of complaining about a lack of affordable housing in DC. But when an affordable place is presented, then they pile on complaining that it doesn’t look like City Center. Yes, the building could be prettier. But the apartment itself looks fine, it’s on a high floor and the location is great. The price is a good deal, especially with the included utilities, W/D in unit, parking, etc.

  • maxwell smart

    I’ve seen worse for more money – but I agree. Some minor cosmetic upgrades would really make this a much nicer unit – at the very least change the lighting and use a brighter white paint so everything isn’t Steven Soderbergh yellow. Although, the interiors are hardly surprising given how awful that building design is. I don’t know how I never noticed how ugly this building actually is from the outside.

  • I lived in this building, the Park Princess, for a year. The walls between the units are unbelievably thin. I regularly heard my neighbors sneeze, laugh and *much* worse.

    If you want aural privacy, steer clear of this building.

    • Ha, I am the other previous resident who posted. There was a spot in one room where we could hear the radio/tv from above (I think?) but it really didn’t bother me much. I didn’t think it was significantly worse than any other communal living arrangement I’ve been in.

  • I actually lived in this building for a few years. The exterior is incredibly ugly, but it’s a very livable building with a good mix of renters and owners living in the units. It’s a good deal with the utilities included! I miss the location and the roof deck.

  • Quaint? This has to be the least quaint place I’ve seen; it’s practically the exact opposite of quaint.
    That being said, the unit looked a lot nicer than I expected.

  • This is, unarguably a great deal. Might not be everyone’s style, but it is a great price for the location and size.

  • This building fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down.

  • Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, the ugliest building in DC.

  • This building is an eyesore to the entire community, perhaps worse than the gas station next door. I agree that $2,500 is a good deal, but you can find better. It is also worth noting that construction on a brand new building is taking place right next door to this building, which is very noisy.

  • justinbc

    I’ve somehow never seen this building. It looks like a McDonald’s Happy Meal box.

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