Unfortunately the listing only says Mt. Pleasant, not an exact address, but I’m a sucker for sweet vestibules (and Mt. Pleasant) so here goes:
“Character filled Mount Pleasant home next to Rock Creek Park, Cleveland Park, Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights and Woodley Park. Beautiful original woodwork from 1910 with modern updates. This lovely home is located on the best block in Mount Pleasant, has a nice private back yard, and backs up to a privately maintained garden. Stainless appliances, two decks, full basement. Second level deck has a clear view of the cathedral.”
“This classic 1920′s home greats you with a large front porch and entrance foyer and features 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on the upper level and a formal living and dining room on the main level. The fully renovated kitchen flows out to the spacious breakfast room. Features include: garage parking, a fireplace, full basement, and attic storage. Rock Creek Park and 16th St are both just minutes away.”
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Featured Property: 3220 17th St NW, #107
Legal Subdivision: Mount Pleasant
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Mount Pleasant
Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 2 Parking: Street Ownership: Condo Condo fee: $345.35/month
Square Footage per Tax Record: 940 Original List Price: $539,000. List Price at Contract: $539,000.
Days on Market: 18 Settled Sales Price: $530,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 1/3/2014
Bank Owned? No Short Sale? No
Original GDoN post is: here. The listing can be seen: here. To see pics, open the link above and click on the camera icon to scroll through pics.
This unit is located in The Argyle condominium, which converted to condo ownership in 2006. At that time, the original seventy seven apartments were reconfigured into a total of thirty nine units and a roof deck was added. The building was built in the early 1900 (tax records, which are not always correct, indicate year built as 1910). The C shape design of the building generally allows for numerous windows in the floor plans. There is an elevator, a bike storage room, and some units include additional storage. Other unique amenities include a common guest room, solar panels on the roof, a resident manager, and a community compost.
One of the commenters to the original Good Deal or Not post suggested that the condo fee was on the high side at $345/month. I would disagree, given that the building includes the roof deck and the elevator (both of which require maintenance). Condo fees typically also include professional management, common area maintenance, reserve funds, water and sewer, trash pick up, and master insurance.
The listing agent was Tom Buerger of RE/MAX Allegiance. The purchaser was represented by Robert Carter with Century 21 Redwood Realty.
Not sure what can be done, but maybe someone knows the owner of this Toyota Corolla [Gold color with license plate starting DA] on Hobart St NW and can warn the owner. They are parked in an illegal spot and have received at least 6 or 7 $50 tickets!”
Visit Mount Pleasant Street on Sunday, December 8th for a day of entertainment and a chance to gift yourself and others. From nail polish to wallets to retro furniture, 20 local vendors will showcase their uniquely made wares at the Handmade Craft and Vintage Market.
Plus make sure you head down the street to Lamont Park for a holiday party featuring Santa, The Three Kings, and Hanukkah puppet shows. And to top it off, local businesses will provide specials throughout the corridor.
Mount Pleasant is known for its eclectic local businesses, its art and music communities and its DIY spirit. Come enjoy a great day in one of DC’s most dynamic neighborhoods.
Beats will be provided by local DJs:
The Pinstriped Rebel
“This is a 10! One of a kind, Sun drenched duplex,1300 sqft located in the historic Mt Pleasant, Architectural digest quality renovations w contemporary finishes,open floor plan, hardwood floors, granite counters, stainless appl, washer/dryer in unit. Penthouse views of Cathedral assigned parking, two private decks.Walk to Metro. Perfect for renting! Lbx on Spiral stair.”
I live in Mt. Pleasant and for the past several months I’ve been watching with amusement, but more recently with alarm, at what is going on in a back yard a few doors down from me. As you can see from the attached photo, the homeowners have constructed a wooden retaining wall 5 or 6 feet high that is (surprise, surprise) already failing. Meanwhile they’ve constructed another one uphill from it, using the same flawed construction method. An architect friend who saw this photo has made some rather dire predictions, saying that catastrophic and potentially life-threatening failure is not just possible but likely. Is it even legal to construct a retaining wall like this without a permit? Am I being a busybody, or should I report them to DCRA immediately (as my friend suggested)?”
“Bright and open 2BR/2BA in the heart of Mt. Pleasant and only a few blocks to CoHts Metro. The Argyle is a beautifully restored building over the past few years. THis unit has tons of windows and light, gas FP, granite and stainless kit, HWF, W/D in unit, and open/airy floor plan. Bldg has great rooftop deck with sweeping views, bike room and extra storage. OPEN SUN 1-4. Not ground level.”
DDOT not only removed the bogus arrowhead from that no-parking sign, they installed a sign below it indicating that parking to the right of the sign is explicitly legal. This has been going on, it is said, for a year. A bit of publicity via PoP did the job, and nearby residents are pleased to have that legal parking space back.
It should be noted (for those commenters who were sure that the tickets were written because of a modest intrusion into that no-parking zone) that the ticket code for parking within 25 feet of a stop sign is P050, but the tickets written for parking at this spot have designated P269, a vague “No Standing Anytime” code that does not correspond to any pertinent DC Municipal Regulation. That is, even the ticket writers couldn’t tell what the actual violation of law was.
Now, can the people who paid $50 fines for parking here get their money back?”
ou would think that this car is legally parked, on the correct side of the signpost indicating no parking (and no standing) between it and the stop sign. I’m sure the driver thought he was doing the right thing. Okay, so it’s extending a bit beyond the signpost, but he’s certainly not obscuring the visibility of the stop sign, which is the purpose of the 25-foot minimum distance requirement (DC Municipal Regulations 18, 2405.2(d)).
Oh, but take a closer look at that sign. Yes, it’s supposed to indicate no parking to its left, and neighbors tell me that’s what it’s been, until lately. Now a new arrow has been crudely added, indicating no parking in both directions.
Talk about a trap for the unwary! Drivers may not notice the added arrowhead, but Parking Enforcement has found it, and is happily inflicting $50 tickets on cars parked on what was the legal side of that signpost. Yes, it’s a stiff $50 fine, because of that “no standing” provision, which suggests that this quiet location — Kilbourne Place, a three-block-long residential street in Mount Pleasant — is a busy arterial, and anyone violating that parking ban is creating a serious safety hazard.
Where did that spurious arrowhead come from? Who put it there? Why does Parking Enforcement accept such an artificially modified sign as legitimate? We have enough parking problems without such costly “gotcha” traps being set.”
“Rare opportunity in Mount Pleasant! Beautiful 4 bed/2.5 bath Colonial with hardwood floors, gas fireplace, updated kitchen with granite counter tops, built-in bookshelves, back patio, fireplace and two car parking. Finished basement was an in-home theater and retains full built-in surround sound system. Classic Wardman front porch on tree-lined street!”
I live near 18th Street and Monroe in Mt. Pleasant. In September, someone broke into our English basement apartment through a large window facing the street, which unfortunately we’d accidentally left unlocked. Since then, I’ve noticed that our screen has been moved around, though there has been work done on our house recently so I assumed it was moved by workers. This morning, however, I noticed that someone had opened our window again, but luckily he/she was stopped by a wood block we keep in the window sill. If neighbors have windows without bars that might be easy for people to get into, they should be especially vigilante about making sure their windows are locked. And stay on the lookout- our window is easily visible from the street and these incidents have been happening in broad daylight. I notified the police department, who promised to send extra patrols to the area beginning immediately.”