Mon. Afternoon Rental Option (Not a Scam this Time, Promise)

by Prince Of Petworth February 22, 2010 at 3:00 pm 12 Comments


This apartment is located at 301 Massachusetts Avenue NW:

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The Craigslist ad says:

“• Well-maintained 900+ square foot 2 Bedroom Luxury Unit
• Open loft-style unit with Northern and Western views
• Bright, sunny, corner unit with large windows and 11 foot ceilings
• Two large Juliette balconies with well-insulated sliding doors
• 9th floor unit with open views
• Modern and spacious large master bedroom with 11 foot ceilings
• Spacious master bathroom and shower with granite countertops, tiled floors, modern Kohler fixtures, plenty of counter space, huge vanity mirror, commercial exhaust fan, and dual sinks
• Modern, open kitchen with unique blue-hued granite island and countertops, GE stainless steel appliances, beautiful oak cabinets, and modern Kohler fixtures
• Beautiful oak hardwood flooring throughout 1st floor of loft
• Loft-style 2nd bedroom with full bathroom, large walk-in closet, and large windows
• 1 full-size car underground garage parking space is available for an additional monthly fee
• Secure, electronically controlled parking garage access”

Think $2999 for a 2 bedroom sounds reasonable for this location?

  • Anonymous

    Maybe if it was at 33rd and mass ave……

  • Anonymous

    3 thousand for 900 sq ft in Shaw/Mt. Vernon Triangle?? I think that actually does qualify as a scam.

  • Richard

    Considering the location and the small size for a 1BR, I think it’s worth closer to $2,000/month.

  • Anonymous

    About right. This area is surprisingly expensive. 400 Mass Ave is one of the area’s luxury condos where people constantly fight to get an opportunity to live in the building. Studios frequently go for nearly $2000/month. 1Brs can go for as much as $3000/month. This is across the street from 400 Mass so I’m not surprised to see this price. For those that don’t know, this area is pretty hot for young professionals.

    • Chinatown guru

      Agree with you that the location is awesome. Disagree with your comparison to 400 Mass. 400 Mass has HUGE units and a great reputation. People will pay a little extra to live in the same building as senators, congressmen, and judges (whether that is justified or not). Plus, 400 Mass has perhaps the best rooftop in the city. I would expect this price to be at 400 Mass. Not at a building close to 400 Mass.

  • rocketnerd

    unless it includes a personal butler for 3G’s, hells no. the walk in any direction isn’t a particularly pleasant one – it’s just a little too far to get to any of the somewhat closeby metro stations. the only big upside for me is the proximity to taylor gourmet.

  • fomer Georgetowner

    yeah I think the price is outrageous too. but I have a friend who lives in that building or another one on that street, and I think she pays a ton of money for her 1 bedroom. I wanna say $2400.. I think she’s retarded for paying that much, but to each her own.

  • Rock Creek

    If both bedrooms are real bedrooms and it can be a roommate situation, that’s probably who’ll grab it. Paying $1,500 each for that neighborhood is probably about right and will appeal to hill staffers.

  • Petworthian

    For people who paying their own rent.

    • Petworthian

      D’oh I mean aren’t paying…

  • Living on Mt P

    Hey POP,

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    • maybe

      sounds like a good idea for a new GDoN series… too soon?


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