GDoN “cool sliding barn door” edition

1740 New Jersey Avenue Northwest

This unit is located at 1740 New Jersey Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“Boutique six unit building in a prime location…Unique floorplans flooded with light & style. Unit 3 has cool sliding barn door, luxurious bath, rich dark wood floors and a beautiful white on white kitchen. NJ 1740 has loads of green space, bike & secure storage and a perfect roof terrace. Green feature throughout, solar panels the supply all common electric. other units available…”


You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $447,500 ($195 monthly fee.)

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  • Not a comment on the individual unit, but from the exterior photo it looks like they did a pretty good job integrating the popup into the original structure.

  • Anyone know how much those sliding doors cost? Always wondered.

  • Price is high given what appears to be rather limited space, esp. given the location and no parking. The monthly fee is almost sure to escalate.

    • If this was a two bedroom, I would agree with you. Given that this is a one bedroom and, I assume – haven’t looked, one of the smaller units in the building $195 might be reasonable. My HOAs are ~$290/mo for a two bedroom so I would say that seems alright for this unit.

      • The norm for an established building seems to be 250-350, with more buildings over 300 than was the case even a few years ago.

  • Why yes, that is indeed a cool sliding barn door.

  • impossible to say without knowing the sf

  • SilverSpringGal

    Looks really nice but I can’t find the individual unit sqft anywhere.

  • Linc Park SE

    Interesting they tout bike storage – but there’s a bike stored in the bedroom in the photo …

    • Came to make the same comment. Why not move the bike for the photo? It’s in the way and leaning against a white comforter.

      • They are selling the “bike-able” community lifestyle or trying to do so. Bring attention to the fact that you can bike places.

    • Yeah — that suggests to me that the bike storage area is somehow unsuitable — no room for additional bikes? Not conveniently located? Has had bikes stolen?
      Like anon, I found it strange that the bike is leaning against a white comforter. I wonder if the place was (partially?) professionally staged and then the occupant came home with her/her bike??

      • This is new construction.

      • This is brand new construction (still under construction in fact) so this was definitely staged.

      • This was purposefully staged in this manner to appeal to the bike-riding urbanites. They’re not actually suggesting that you park your bike at the foot of your bed – it’s more of a nod to the subconscious of the potential buyers. “Oh, a [metaphorical] bike-at-the-foot-of-my-bed! That’s SO me! ….. AND there’s dedicated bike storage?!? Be still, my beating heart!”

  • Is there a second sliding door behind the one in the photo? If not, that means that the bedroom is always open (at least partially) to the living room. IMO, this is a studio, or possibly a “junior one-bedroom” at best.

  • binntp

    This looks very cramped to me…like there’s no way you could fit a bed in that “bedroom” except where it is now right by the door. To me, it’s a junior one-bed at most, and I’d guess no more than maybe 500 or so square feet. I don’t know what the going rate is for 1b/1ba in Shaw, but this feels overpriced to me.

    • “I don’t know what the going rate is for 1b/1ba in Shaw, but this feels overpriced to me.” I had the same reaction.
      I guess they shut the barn door after the price had already bolted. 😉

  • Barn door= the new vessel sink?

    • I Dont Get It

      I’m on it!

    • Seems like a pocket door would make more sense, and would actually provide more privacy (if for example you had guests in the livingroom) than a barn door which doesn’t actually have a complete closure. Maybe packet doors aren’t trendy, but they are useful, and should be something that could be easily done in new construction.

  • That is one of the nosiest corners in the District. That is the main route to Howard University Hospital, and Ambulances are going roughly 24/7. Also RI is bumper to bumper at times.

    • Meh, I used to live across the street from the GW hospital ambulance bay (old hospital, so back circa 2002-03, when I was a GW student, and you can get surprisingly used to it really fast). Would wake people up when they stayed with me for a couple of days, but it all just blended away, and I’d often sit and study with the windows open in afternoons/evenings. I have high quality windows in my house now, and I never hear ambulances/fire trucks/etc now, living about 2 blocks from a fire station in NE — so if this house has new windows (my guess, since I’ve been watching that renovation going on forever) it probably wouldn’t be too bad for *most* people. People with migraines, small babies, and super-sensitive ears, maybe.

  • I have no opinion other than that it’s poorly staged. the furniture makes it look small. It very well might be small but the staging does it no favors.

    • So I guess the LR staging is meant to say that the perfect owner would prefer to watch himself sitting on the couch, rather than watch TV

  • That doesn’t seem like very much space for $500k. It doesn’t make sense why you would put the barn door on the bedroom side where there is limited bed space when you a blank wall on the other side. The way it’s laid out now, the bed has to be several inches in front of the wall. Actually why a barndoor at all? Especially one that big?

  • I think it’s an okay unit, but more like a jr 1-bed, like others have noted. Barn doors don’t appeal to me, but I can see why it’s used in this space. Staging is pretty awful tho. I can’t wait to sit on those couches and stare at myself 🙂

  • Agreed that the staging is terrible. I’m at loss to understand centering the living room seating around…a giant mirror. Was it too hard to borrow a TV for an hour to take a photo of it?

  • My three-BR house in Petworth (closer to Fort Totten, to be honest) cost about this much. But my house has no barn door. Perhaps I could put one in.

  • This is a glorified studio. Just barely 600 sf, if I had to guess. And that’s generous.
    Way overpriced.

  • Love the sliding door! What a great idea!!

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