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Good Deal or Not? Weekly Wed. House Porn Edition

by Prince Of Petworth February 3, 2010 at 1:00 pm 30 Comments

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This condo is located at 1454 Belmont Street, NW:


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The flier says:

“Dramatic 40′ wall of glass giving a 180 * view of the city from Cap Dome to Wash Monument. Master BR Suite w/ Den + 2 more BRs. Open floor pl w/ HWF. Upgraded recessed lighting & sound system valued at over $30G. Gourmet Kit w/ huge marble penisula and wine fridge. Two balconies to view 4th of July. Garage parking. Two plasma TVs convey & sound sys that has zoned contols. .. This is must see unit.”

More info and photos found here.

Do you like the open floor plan? I’m loving all the windows. It’s yours for $1,095,000.

  • HELL no! That part of Columbia Heights is one of the most paradoxical in all of DC. If you walk down the block, you see a crack house, followed by a million dollar condo, followed by a run-down apartment building, followed by another crack house, followed by more million dollar condos.

    And I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love my good ol DC
    Holla!

  • nonesuch

    i think the kitche looks really cool, but I also thnk those cabinets are from IKEA. I am also surprised by the little amount of space by the stove and fridge.

  • What’s with the $90 sinks in the bathrooms? Meh!

  • I’d like to think I could find a great home elsewhere that wasn’t a condo for a million dollars.

    • Ocho

      exactly…for $1million+ I would want that entire building.

  • GW

    ping pong stop trolling all of the posts with your conspiracy theories

    • ping pong

      well, the story i linked to was actually a pretty good analysis of what is going on with the housing market but I guess Pop thought it was a real bummer, man. i’m sure your local realtor can hook ya up with some real unbiased info, though, have fun.

      • Prince Of Petworth

        You linked to it in a previous post, you don’t need to link to it in every post.

  • La Niña

    good porn, not good price – the views are pretty sweet, half a block from Meridian Park and could get my drugs delivered at home! what a deal!

  • Columbia Heights Boy

    Wow um no, way overpriced and I’m not even that impressed by the pictures. And please That is not U St. corridor.

  • DC Thinker

    Way overpriced for that neighborhood.

  • mappo

    They actually think that blue lighting is a selling point rather than a detraction? Maybe on a souped up ’98 Civic, but not in a million dollar condo.

    • Kate

      Yes, I agree, I think it’s tacky as hell. Especially with the irridesent back-splash.

    • My thoughts exactly. The pictures of this place made me laugh out loud. Who the hell wants to live in an “in the club” set from Miami Vice?

  • Anonymous

    Is the neighborhood crack included with that price? If not, bad deal.

  • 2204

    Why all the negative comments? That block is a far cry from the worst of Columbia Heights – where condos go for nearly as much without the view.

  • quincycyclist

    Overpriced? Not in U Street? You guys must be smoking some crack from down the street!

    The places in that section of C. Heights are pretty nice as far as I can tell from walking through there.

    Also, this place looks fucking HUGE. Yeah, a cool million is really expensive but did you look at the pictures?!

    I agree on the blue lights though – really tacky.

  • Cynthia

    Way over priced for that neighborhood. And the cabinets do look like they are from Ikea and the sinks are useless. Where do you put your make-up when you are getting ready in the morning. A waste of space. It’s nice but more for like $650K.

  • TheTim

    There’s a unit from the same building on the January sale list. The unit is #7, is listed as a 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, and sold for 1,050,000. List was 1,095,000. Just saaying.

  • 2204

    $650,000? People. Not two posts before this, PoP printed the recent sales for the area. A unit in the same building sold for $1,050,000 not two weeks ago. So that puts the matter to rest. This is in fact, a fine deal. It is not overpriced. It is supported by the comps.

    This isn’t “what would you pay for it.” It is “Good Deal or Not.” The comps say OK deal.

    • Anonymous

      Get with the PoP program, 2204! Ninety-five percent of the posters on this site think this feature is indeed called “What Would You Pay for It?” Ninety-five percent of the posters on the site also have views on real estate that at best can be described as “uneducated” and at worst can be described as “downright ignorant.”

      These are the same ludicrous posters who think a house/condo is overvalued by $200K because they think the bathroom fixtures or doorknobs or some other insignificant, easily replaced details are tacky.

      • djdc

        Amen.

  • mox

    Everyone is so harsh. I wonder where you all live??? Well, I live not a block away, and I think this is the best neighborhood in the city – you can easily walk to everything: Columbia Heights, Adams Morgan, U St, Dupont, the park is right there, the metro, buses. I love it. I’m young female and I’ve never had any trouble. Now whether this condo is worth a million is another story, but don’t knock the neighborhood. I honestly would love to know where people who comment on this blog live. PoP – could you poll that? Just curious cuz everything apartment is overpriced and every neighborhood is full of crack and dangerous. Maybe there’s an awesome utopian neighborhood I have to discover.

    • Prince Of Petworth
      • mox

        Very interesting. Thanks for posting!

    • DCKid

      +1 Mox! I live right across the street from that buildingMy roof deck has the same view as that condo (I could only wish it was my LR!) and the views are some of the best in the city. You are only a couple of minutes from the park (perfect for those of us with canine companions) and as a previous poster said, you can walk to some of the nicer, and more diverse, neighborhoods in NW PLUS you have access to major bus routes and Metro which bring you downtown in minutes. While some of the finishes on that particular condo may not be of my (or others’) personal taste – it is still a great neighborhood and is a pretty sweet (and large) condo with some nice upgrades.

  • Belmont Street

    You know this is my block and I walk it everyday, every night and the worse I’ve ever seen is a few teens hanging out outside a building late at night, fooling around. I’m 24 year old female and not very intimidating, and I feel safe 95% of the time. Let’s not stereotype if all you’ve done is walk by a block once. There is an empty lot, and some not so well kept houses, but everyone I’ve met is friendly. It’s not U street but it’s 3 blocks away from it, convenient to Columbia Heights, and so close to the park.

    I’ve been curious what units inside the building look like so thanks for featuring – and my two cents, probably will go for a million – 3 bedrooms, great views, and the comp in the building.

  • colelady

    I have not been in this unit, but the view from other units is ridiculous. &, no those are not Ikea cabinets. &, Cynthia, do you really think you can buy a condo with top-of-the-line appointments and monument views for $333/sqft two blocks away from Busboys and Poets? This is a descent deal.

  • snow bunny

    Hm… the sellers also bought it for > 1 million in 2006. I think those views are outstanding, and it seems unlikely anyone will ever block them because of that hill.

  • Whats really funny about this property is how it looked before the tore down the original house that was there. I actually used to know the people that owned it when I was younger, the guy that owned it way back when bought it when that area WAS REALLY BAD. He had about 6 other properties around there but when bankrupt around the late 90s. Its funny how so many people are saying that they area is one of the worst in columbia heights, that is ABSURD. That has improved tremendously. I am amazed at how much it is, definitely too high.

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