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Wed. Afternoon Rental Option – Holy Cow a Solarium!

by Prince Of Petworth February 3, 2010 at 3:00 pm 10 Comments


This rental is located at 2100 Connecticut Ave, NW:

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The Craigslist ad says:

“This spectacular efficiency apartment will be ready for move-in on approximately March 1st. Features include:
– Parquet floors
– Walk-in closet
– Solarium
– 450 square feet
– Gas, water & electric included in rent
– Apartment is pre-wired for telephone, internet and cable
– Fitness center
– Roof deck
– On-site laundry
– Resident-Controlled access”

Does $1325 for an “Efficiency in an Art Deco Building” building sound reasonable? Remember there’s a Solarium!

  • Anonymous

    A friend lived in one of these efficiency units years ago. It was extremely small, and very old. It’s an okay deal for the location, I guess.

  • local

    Holy Cow a Solarium in a Closet!

  • Emmaleigh504

    I’d take it if the building is cute.

  • Solaria were quite common on Deco-era buildings. Kind of useless, but better than an open porch.

  • skeedattle

    utilities are included, and it’s a prime location. not a bad price i think.

  • Nilbog

    This is the building that houses Pines of Florence, BTW.

  • Columbia Heights Boy

    Why not slap a door on the solarium and call it a junior one bedroom?

  • Some Dude

    The person who wrote this was probably fired for not calling it a one bedroom.

  • Matvey

    I would assume the solarium is not very well insulated to the point of being uninhabitable during the winter, so not really usable as a junior 1BR. Otherwise, even if it’s not central air, electric is included, and places go for about this in Cleveland Park, so I’d say yes. Plenty of people would rather live in an efficiency in Woodley for the same price as a basement in Mt. P.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve been in one of these “efficiency” units. They are very, very tiny. Calling that a solarium is a joke. It’s the only window in the whole apartment! The age and smallness of everything reminded me more of something you’d find in New York City.

    Despite all the negatives, it’s a great location. You’re 5-10 minutes from the heart of Adams Morgan or Dupont Circle, yet you’re far enough removed that it’s quiet and free of distractions. I can’t say I’d pay $1300 for it, though.


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