Good Deal or Not? “lavishly landscaped” edition

by Prince Of Petworth July 26, 2011 at 1:00 pm 12 Comments

This home is located at 413 A St, NE:

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The flier says:

“Simply Fabulous Historic Federal facade with gorgeous sleek contemporary renovation interior! Designed to delight! Expansive LR w/ frpl/DR; chef’s granite SS kitchen; lavishly landscaped front garden & rear patio (possible parking); very generous 2 BD 1.5 BA. .. all on coveted close-in “A” Street 4 blks to US Cap, Supreme Ct. , House & Senate. .. Hurry! Owner transferred and priced to sell!”

You can find more info here and photos here.

$669,000 sound right for this 2 bed/1.5 bath?

  • textdoc

    If the agent was going to say the front garden was “lavishly landscaped,” he/she should have provided a photo that actually shows the whole thing.

    From the little bit that’s visible in the photos, it looks nice but not especially impressive.

    • MtP

      I think whoever wrote that shite was going for alliteration rather than truth.

  • ceeps

    That dining room is depressing.

    • cassidy

      “Table for one?”

      • anonymous chick

        They should call it “bistro-style” and charge more for less.

  • Kyle W

    Sounds about right. I can imagine a 2 bedroom apartment here would rent for 3k plus, so yeah, I can see the 669. Hopefully a congressmen from the flyover states buys it, and then realizes that cars aren’t the only possible method of transportation. One can dream right?

  • Kev29

    Lovely little house and the location is perfect. But no way I’d by it over bigger places with comparable prices on the Hill. Be interested to see what it goes for in the end.

  • Anon2

    I’ve been looking at properties on A Street NE and A Street SE for the past year or so. It’s about the best location on Capitol Hill as far as I’m concerned.

    This is a small house for the Hill, but it’s reasonably priced for its location. It’s a good deal if you believe in “don’t buy the biggest/most expensive house on the block.”

  • Anonymous

    Ugh, the real estate agent actually used “natch” in one of the photo descriptions.

    • GDopplerXT

      Yeah, and also tells us “you’re just a few blocks to Union Staiton”.

  • Eastern Market

    Looks appropriately priced, and maybe even a bit underpriced. I’ve seen a few similar houses within a block or two of this location, and they tend to be in the $700-750 range.

  • I physically shuddered when I read that


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