GDoN “owner is including a gas grill for you!” edition (reader request)


This unit is located at 1454 Newton St, NW. The listing says:

“Start the New Year off with this great 2 BR & 2 BA Columbia Heights condo that is blocks from the Metro, Giant & more! Fully renovated in 2007, it features a kitchen with stainless steel appliances, 2 skylights, high ceilings, hardwood floors, new carpet, a washer/dryer & a private rear deck for enjoying the outdoors or good times with friends. Plus the owner is including a gas grill for you!”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $384,900 ($192 monthly fee.)

7 Comment

  • Boring unit but outdoor space, great location, fairly low fees, and 2 bathrooms. Yes, this is a good deal.

  • Is one of the bedrooms currently being used as the living room? That would explain the absurdly small 650 sq feet. This is really more of a 1 BR apartment with a really cramped layout. It would probably sell for more if it were a cool top story 1 bedroom. That said, if you’re single and want to buy a place, you could rent out the other room for about 3/4 the mortgage payment.

  • The reason for the oddly small windows and faux stucco exterior on that building is that the brick on the exterior was collapsing as the building was “renovated”, and rather than repair the problem of a collapsing exterior, the “renovators” tried to stabilize the structure by reducing the windows openings. They then covered the collapsing brickwork with faux stucco.

    • Omg. Thanks for that info!

    • How are you sure this happened? Please confirm that this is the case. The building was apparently renovated maybe 10 years ago.

      The layout would be great for a single who uses the 2nd bedroom as a living room.

      Like someone else said, one could rent the other bedroom for a nice sum.

      I am not sure why staging would be needed since the unit is pretty straight-forward and 700-something square feet. Do people not have any imagination? Same with a professional photographer. How differently can the unit be shot – assuming a professional photographer wasn’t used (we don’t know if one was).

  • Those pictures are terrible. You’d think with $70k profit they’re expecting they could at least invest in a professional photographer or some staging.

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