77°Partly Cloudy

Good Deal or Not? “This home has it all” edition

by Prince Of Petworth July 8, 2011 at 1:00 pm 17 Comments

This home is located at 128 D St, SE:

View Larger Map

The flier says:

“Once in a lifetime opportunity! Properties like this rarely come on the market. So close to everything on Capitol Hill. Looking for a spectacular house, GO NO FURTHER! This home has it all backyard patio, garage parking, basement and carriage house apartments.”

You can find more info here and photos here.

I love this row of houses. Didn’t realize that had carriage houses as well. Very cool. So glad to finally get a peek inside. This 4 bed/4.5 bath is going for $1,295,000.

  • Ace in DC

    I really like it except for the washer/dryer being in the kitchen. The rest of it looks awesome and the carriage house with the little loft is very cool too. Also love the back yard brick work.

  • cahbf

    that seems like a good deal to me. I’m surprised it has sat for so long. maybe it is very narrow?

  • Kev29

    Really cool, but definitely needs to be brought into the 21st Century. The mews house and backyard space between – so cool.

  • CE

    It looks really narrow and could certainly use some updates. But that patio is pretty sweet. In this location, this is a lot of house for the money.

  • Anonymous

    Here’s a good deal or not for you.


  • WDC

    $1.3M for a house where the front door opens directly into a living room so narrow you have to go outside to change your mind? And with the w/d in the kitchen?

    I MUST be missing something. Chest of gold doubloons buried under the patio bricks?

    • Kev29

      4bd/4ba – 2,100 sq ft of space. A matter of feet from Cap South Metro and Congressional office. Potential rental property. Historic w/ charm appeal. Incredibly safe street. Garage. Could be a total gut job and still go for a million.

      Sure this one is a ton nicer – http://www.redfin.com/DC/Washington/901-N-Carolina-Ave-SE-20003/home/9904885. But it lacks the garage, carriage house, alley access and private outdoor spaces.

      • WDC

        I think the whole thing would have to be treated as three rental units. I can’t imagine someone with that much scratch would want to live in the main house. Heck, I wouldn’t want to live in the main house, and my place is worth less than half that.

  • Neighbor

    I’m not terribly impressed for the price. The ceilings seem low in the pictures.

  • Tres

    No idea about price, but this house is charming as hell.

    • Tres

      Looks like ceiling access, too. If place had a roof deck, it be killer.

  • Maire

    Unbelievable location, gorgeous house. I wish I had that kind of money!

  • Anonymous

    I think the price is high because that basement apartment and carriage house could each rent for a bundle so close to the Hill. I’m not sure what the leftover mortgage payment would be but I bet it would be small for the neighborhood.

  • MaryEdith

    Is the main part of the house just 2 bedrooms? And one bedroom is in the carriage house, and the other the basement? Otherwise I don’t get how it’s 4, based on the photos.

  • SSRS

    umm, the least they can do for a $1 mil+ house is to hide the TRASH CANS in the front yard. seriously…

  • mark

    What an interesting house. MUCH skinnier looking on the inside than the outside — but also more vertical. Love the carriage house, like the open floor plan on the third floor. And they have a cool Ballet Nacional de Cuba poster — we just saw them.

    I have to say I wouldn’t spend $1+ million to live in that house on that corner. But it wouldn’t surprise me if someone else did.

  • Ward One Resident

    I’m too fat to live in that house, it’s pretty narrow.


Subscribe to our mailing list