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Tues. Afternoon Rental Option

by Prince Of Petworth February 2, 2010 at 3:00 pm 11 Comments

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This apartment is located at 2129 First Street, NW:


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The Craigslist ad says:

“top floor condo in converted rowhouse available for rent!

1 bedroom/1 bath with open floor plan. Hardwood floors, cathedral ceilings and modern accents throughout.

Bedroom is bright with three large windows, custom closet with ample storage space, hidden clothes hamper and drawers

Exposed brick walls in the living room.

Kitchen provides plenty of cabinet space and granite counters with GE stainless steel appliances

Bathroom is airy with plenty of light, granite countertop vanity with tons of storage space and HE stackable front loading washer dryer tucked away into a storage closet.

The condo includes a large private rooftop deck (12 x12) just off the kitchen perfect for social gatherings, private dinners, container gardening.

Also included is a private off street parking spot and utilities (gas, water, electric).”

Lots more photos can be seen here.

As a fan of Bloomingdale I was pretty intrigued by this one particularly because of the roofdeck. Does $1600 sound reasonable?

  • quincycyclist

    The roof deck is nice, and the renovation looks good. All the spaces look really tiny though. Is that a queen size bed taking up almost the entire bedroom or a king?

    Utilities are included, but $1600 for those little spaces almost a mile from the nearest metro? I’m not so sure.

  • L

    Yeah, I think it’s too much. Looking at craigslist it looks like the other 1BRs in the neighborhood range from $1100 for a basement to $1550 in a brand-new building with 1 month free.

    This is probably the closest comparable and it’s $1400

    http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/apa/1578702440.html

    • PSA

      But this one doesn’t include utilities, I’d say rent + utilities could get close to $1600. And most of the lower-price range 1 bedrooms I saw in Bloomingdale/LeDroit were english basements. I don’t know the area that well, but maybe $1600 isn’t as unreasonable as it initially sounds for a non-basement apartment that includes all utilities and parking?

      • L

        Hmm.. gas, water, & electric shouldn’t be much more than $100 for a small apartment, right? I don’t know how big an issue parking is in that area.

        • Eric in Ledroiit

          $100 for gas water and electric? in an old house? lol.

          • L

            It averages about $150/month in my old rowhouse (for the whole house), so I’d hope it’d be less for a 1br!

  • Nita

    ditto quincycyclist. you can find similar accomodations at as good or better prices closer to the metro.

  • snow bunny

    Perfect for someone working at the Children’s Hospital

  • jellyroll

    my brother lives next door but owns his house. this house used to be a mess and they remodeled it and sold it as condos several years ago

  • shy

    I’m not getting the exposed brick wall in the closet.
    Also, really would like stoves to have counter top space on both sides. Pot handles get in the way otherwise.

  • Anonymous

    was this posted for comedic value?

    roof deck > bedroom = goofy renovation

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