GDoN “renovated detached home” edition


This house is located at 3815 24th Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Hot, Hot, Hot! This great renovated detached home with parking space is in highly-desirable Woodridge. It features hardwood floors and a kitchen with SS appliances, granite counters & ceramic tile. French doors off the DR lead to a rear deck. Fully finished basement with potential bedroom/den. Minutes from downtown DC, the Metro, Busboys & Poets, Brookland, Costco & Lowe’s. OPEN HOUSE on Sunday!”

inside 10.30.10 AM

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/2.5 bath is going for $599,000.

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  • Where is this Metro the listing speaks of?

    • It’s almost the same [unspecified number of] “minutes” away [by car] as downtown DC.

    • It’s on both Red and Green lines. 33 minutes walking to either Brookland-CUA or West Hyattsville. Doesn’t qualify as minutes to Metro in your book?

      • Prince Of Petworth

        “33 minutes walking…Doesn’t qualify as minutes to Metro in your book?” No it does not – it absolutely does not. Technically all time can be measured in minutes… It’s a bit disingenuous to say the least.

      • The troll award goes to you.

      • DCborn

        This is 33 minute walk to the Brookland Metro station. I live around the corner, it is a 20 minute walk. Even in the snow it doesn’t take 33 minutes unless you decide to stop and literally smell the roses.

        • DCborn

          * Sorry – This is NOT a 33 minute walk.

        • Prince Of Petworth

          Ah ok if it’s a 20 minute walk I retract my last comment.

        • 33 minutes was based on Google. I think it was something like a mile and a half, so 20 minutes sounds completely reasonable.

          • Walking a mile in 13ish minutes sounds hella fast esp. if you have to wait at all. 30+ mins sounds more like it

          • Agreed – I walk 1.7 miles to work every day and it takes me 30 minutes flat. YMMV based on walking speed.

        • When I google map it the walking time comes to 31 minutes.

        • The shortest route of any kind indicated by Google maps is 1.3 miles, which you can only cover in 20 minutes if you’re a seriously brisk walker and don’t stop for traffic at any point. I’d guess 25 is probably more accurate. 30 if you’re really taking your time or if you take the weird little detour that Google Maps suggests.

        • HaileUnlikely

          It is silly to assert as fact how long it takes to walk from point A to point B in an absolute sense. Some people are very fast. DCborn appears to be pretty fast. Not extremely fast, but above average for a healthy young person. Some people are rather average, and would seem absurdly slow to somebody like DCborn. Some people are much slower than average and would take 45 minutes for the same walk. Anyway, why don’t we talk about distances, and let each individual worry about how long it would take them to walk a given distance?

          When blindly asked for walking directions from this house to the Brookland Metro, Google Maps returns a bizarre route that no normal person would actually use, the length of which was 1.6 miles. A sensible variation of that route, which Google won’t give you on its own, is 1.3 miles. That is a little more than double the distance from my house to the nearest metro station, which I find to be fine but which most of my friends complain is too far. This house has a lot going for it, however, I doubt that many buyers would regard proximity to metro as one of those things.

        • I live nearby, and the Google directions to the metro tend to take you unnecessarily over the bridge and around the corner to get to the Metro. (You can just go down Newton and through the parking lot, saving a good bit of time and distance.) Don’t know walking distance from this particular spot, but it’s shorter than 33 minutes. And $600 for this house in this quiet corner of the neighborhood sounds like a good deal to me. I would say it goes for $615 or so.

      • In all fairness 1.5 miles would only be a few minutes drive. Technically the listing never said walking.

        • True – there is a bus stop 1.5 blocks away for the G8, which goes to Brookland station (and others).

          • The G8 also goes to Bloomingdale, Shaw, and downtown. Bus transit is the real winner here, but I guess it doesn’t make for a good real estate ad.

  • I think it’s a sweet house, but I’m not sure it’s worth $600K at that location.

  • This really does appear to be a hot market up there, especially with North Michigan Park, well north of there and even more isolated from transit, picking up steam.
    So I’d say it’s a pretty good deal, at least in the sense that if you got in at 600k now, you’d prob see some upside. Admittedly, it wouldn’t be a pleasant place to live for a while if you’re into city life, but a lot can happen in the future and you may not be into density/transit anyway.

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