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Good Deal or Not? Weekly Wed. House Porn Edition

by Prince Of Petworth February 17, 2010 at 1:00 pm 21 Comments

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This home is located at 3530 Edmunds Street, NW:


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The flier says:

“Deceptively large and sunny 1923 semi-detached home sited on a deep 7,920 square foot lot. Double-sized living room, sky-lit family room and adjoining study, dining room and eat-in kitchen. Elevated rear deck overlooking large south-facing back yard. Master BR/BA + 2 to 3 additional BR’s and full BA on 2nd level. Finished lower level w/ BR and full BA. Large attic with expansion possibilities.”

You can find more info here and a virtual tour here.

I think you’ll like the photos from this virtual tour better than some others. What do you think of the house itself? Sweet backyard, yeah? It’s yours for $1,450,000.

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And I thought I’d add another one located really nearby at 2701 36th Street, NW. You can find more info and photos from this sweet house here. It’s yours for $1,995,000. Which house do you like better?

  • Matt

    It’s strange to have two house porns and not care much about either. I thought the front exterior of the first one was nice, and the back exterior of the 2nd. But all in all they were both really mundane.

    • I know!

    • Anonymous

      They are both really nondescript. I figure for $2 million you’d get some gorgeous detailing or unique features or something. I guess it’s for the space.

  • Anonymous

    for 1.45 million i don’t know if i would want to have a common wall with the house next door though…

  • Duplexes with conflicting exterior paint schemes… NOOOOOOOOOO! For 1.5 mil, I want 4 exterior walls. The white clapboard house looks very charming inside and out, though.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, these both look like you’re paying for the zip code. I particularly would not be happy to pay $1.5M and have a shared wall. If forced to choose, I’d go with the second one.

  • The wee little half crow’s nest thing on the orange house is intriguing. It’s too small to be an attic sliced down the middle like that… right? What IS it?

  • Anonymous

    But both have awesome yards. People pay a lot more than 1.5 million in this city for yards 1/10 the size. They are both really well done.

  • Anonymous

    Something about this place is off…It just screams “cheap” to me, yet its friggin expensive!

  • JenDC

    I love the first house’s yard. And their awesome dog sculpture.

  • Esmeralda

    I wouldn’t mind paying 1.5 million to share a wall – in Dupont. But if I’m going to live in a place where I have to drive everywhere, I want my own 4 walls.

    But the people in the 1st house do have excellent taste – note the Steelers pillow.

    • Tree Spoonduck

      Yuck – a Yinzer fan lives there? I’ll buy it for $500 bucks.

  • Love the orangish exterior color. Great back yard. But can’t see paying one and a half mil for a shared wall unless you’re talking about a high-end renovated brownstone in the City.

  • IHeartShaw

    Both houses need new kitchens and bathrooms! I would never spend 1.5+ on a house that I would have to significantly renovate. Though, nearly 8,000 sq ft. is a pretty awesome lot size.

    • Kamantha

      I agree. You are paying for the neighborhood. Period. Everything needs to be upgraded and the second house had the weird sink on the corner of the countertop……

  • Anonymous

    Meh. I don’t mind sharing a wall. And, make no mistake, you are paying for the zip code, not the space. I was planning to love the first place until I realized the got rid of the dinning room so they could have a giant unusable living room and then crammed the dinning room in what must have been a sun porch.

    I’ll stay in my Columbia Heights house for a little longer and hope the schools get better, thanks.

  • Buck

    I’d be really hesitant to spend good money on any place that was previously inhabited by Yinzers, but otherwise it’s not too bad. You’d have some prominent politicians as neighbors, though.

  • Yinzer

    What’s with all of the P-burgh hate? PoP, do you have a lot of readers from Cleveland?

  • ET

    For the first house for that price and that location the kitchen is not up to par. Either it hasn’t been worked on in a while or they just went cheap. Either way, for that price buyers are going to expect better. Also, the other house is close-by so it is a comp but it is free-standing and has more bedrooms. All in all I think it is a bit overpriced but I am not up with assessments or home sales prices for that area so I am acting as the peanut gallery here.

  • Andy (2)

    I like the second one better and Observatory Circle is a great (and expensive neighborhood).
    The second fireplace in the second house has an issue – look at the smoke stains.
    I agree that both kitchens need updates – especially in this market.
    PoP clearly you were on a walk in Glover Park this weekend – glad to see GP getting some love.

  • MK

    I like the exterior of the second house and the interior of the first house though both are kind of bland and need kitchen/bath renos. For that amount of cash I’d want it turnkey and these two come up short.

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