Wed. Afternoon Rental Option – Columbia Heights

by Prince Of Petworth April 6, 2011 at 3:00 pm 49 Comments

This rental is located on the 700 Block of Fairmont Street, NW:

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The Craigslist ad says:

“Industrial Hideway 1br Garden Apartment
700 Block of Fairmont Street, NW, Washington DC
1br/1ba Apartment with Back Porch and Garden
$1350 Per Month (Utilities Included: Electric – Gas – Wireless – No Bills)
May 1st Move-in. First Month Rent + Deposit.
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1 (Standup Shower)
Sq Footage 600+ (interior)
Pet Policy Nice Dog = Nice Home (Cats Too)


700 Block of Fairmont. Columbia Heights Near Howard University. Five/Six Blocks to U Street. Six Blocks to Columbia Heights Center. Attention Gay Men: Town and Nellies is Five Blocks or A $5 Cab Ride. Fairmont Street is really quite attractive and the interior yards of Howard’s Campus are a delightful walk, as is a lap or two in the Banneker Pool. The street is great, the area on the rise. Access to the aparment from front or rear. There are steps to both entrances, but the view is awesome, as is the breeze as we are way above the swap.


Spacious one bedroom apartment featuring new modern amenties (such as Central Air and Heat), but within a charming 1920s rowhouse. English basement entrance in front with a fully exposed 1st Floor Appearance in back. Both elevations open onto garden with the back being an ample amount of outdoor space for a small dog or rabbit. The yard is fenced. A sizeable porch extends from the rear and upper porches of house-porches can also be used within reason. The rear garage also features a pergola on the roof beyond the rear gate looking on to the funky uban view with DC in the back ground. An old horse trough gone fountain will be tinkling in the back ground.

The interior features include exposed brick, plaster-like walls (painted), with glazed concrete floors and black and white poreclain tile in the bathroom. We have been very green in the reuse and retrofiting of interesting old wood doors, sinks, and raw materials within the building. The layout includes a large open room for living and dining with a small vintage bathroom (newly installed/standup shower), a galley kitchen with new stainless-eque appliances/ white cabinets, and a separate bedroom accessed through double pocket doors (includes closet). All of the exterior apatures are glazed as to maximize lighting possibilities. Galley kitchen features new appliances W/D, oven/stovetop range, overhead microwave and ventilator, standard size fridge and obviously a sink with hose/spray nozzle and garbage disposal. Current tenant and upstairs roomate use some of the exterior rear yard for planting veggies, etc. The new occupant is more than welcome to partake in pleasure gardening. A pet or two is welcome, but we don’t want a Great Dane convention.


-Living Room -Yard (front and back)
-Central Air Conditioning -W/D, Stove/Oven, Microwave -Porches to a futile point
-Central Heat -Running Water (LOL), Plumbing -Pergola
-Glazed Concrete -Exposed Brick -Garage for Extra Storage
-Pocket Doors -Industrial Vibe

One year lease. Security Deposit with Pet Fee Included. Fairmont Street is really nice, lots of young professionals and the general area is up and coming. Landlord is an urban minded preservationist with a sense of humor— Equal Opportunity Employer, but Not The Public Housing Authority. Hard attitudes based on ugly buildings is welcome, but NOT in regards to RACE, RELIGION, SEX OR SEXUAL Prefernces. Street Parking is pretty easy even within the block. Alley parking may be available, but not within this row. Email for appointment.”

Now that’s an ad! Hahaha. Wow. $1350 sound reasonable for this 1 bedroom?


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