GDoN “four wood burning fireplaces w/beautiful mantles” edition

GDoN

This house is located at 614 R Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Brand New English Basement! Separately heated and cooled, state of art surround sound & tons of recessed lighting. Beautiful hardwood flrs all over, all bathrooms renovated with heated flooring, floating vanities, jetted tubs & more. Renovated kitchen and four wood burning fireplaces w/beautiful mantles. New Energy Efficient Windows to be installed. Attic has sitting area. Roof-Top Deck.”

inside

You can see more photos here.

This 5 bed/3 bath is going for $1,075,000.

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  • Another staircase with no railings?? I don’t get it.

  • realtor should be forced to provide better pictures for the commission on a $1 million sale. tile is of home depot quality and the exposed brick doesn’t fit with the colonial finishes. but they’re right that the basement is recently redone.

  • I Dont Get It

    There is something odd about the ceiling in one of the kitchen pictures. Is it the angle? It looks like the ceiling is sloping?

  • HaileUnlikely

    It appears that most of the renovations were done by the current owner, as the current owner has owned this house since 2005. Only permits on record were for foundation underpinning (glad they got a permit for that!) and supplemental plumbing and electrical; only inspection was of the underpinning (passed – good!). While I am generally more accepting of unpermitted minor renovations by owner occupants, it is evident that they did quite a bit more than minor work, and thus would like to see permits and inspections.

    • I was wondering the same thing as to whether the work done had exceeded the scope of the permits, given that staircase.

  • Technically it’s on R Street, but it’s 20 feet away from a very busy street (RI Ave), so basically there are 6 lanes of traffic right outside your front door. 🙁

    • I agree with this, except that also means it’s very close to the Metro, which likely means it’ll sell for close to this. Maybe under a million when said and done, but with the space, it would not surprise me if they get close to asking.

  • Paying over $1 million to live underground? Am I missing something? I understand it has 5br (which I don’t really get if it’s just one floor of a row house and 1,700 square feet, unless all rooms are tiny), but still…

    • It’s the entire house — see the photos. The wording in the listing is poorly done and makes it sound like it’s advertising an English basement rather than the house itself.

      • Ah okay, that makes more sense. The pictures don’t show a ton of windows, so that’s probably why it wasn’t clear from the photos either. Agreed with the person above that the real estate agent should be able to provide better pictures.

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