Good Deal or Not? “WIDE & DEEP HOUSE” edition

by Prince Of Petworth July 25, 2011 at 1:00 pm 21 Comments

This home is located at 1412 Florida Ave, NW:

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The fliers says:

“* * * WIDE & DEEP HOUSE * * * Totally renovated + wonderful 3-level home w/ entertainment-sized rooms, great light + modern finishes. Granite/SS b-bar Kit, 2 sunrooms, rear deck, LR w/ FP, large front porch, exposed brick, travertine/marble Baths, LL w/ rec room, full BA + BR and walk-out to gated PKG. Steps to everything on U St/14th, and close to Columbia Hts!”

You can find more info here and a virtual tour here.

$849,900 sound right for this 3 bed/3.5 bath?

  • that block is really charming.

  • Sully

    Wide and deep? These are getting ridiculous. Luv it!

  • Anonymous

    That’s what she said

  • Florista

    Uhhhh, Sully – it’s a house that’s WIDE, and it extends far DEEP. Look at the virtual tour, perhaps the pretty pictures will help! Very nice house, actually.

    • Sully

      Thanks. Nice pics. I really like the HARD WOOD floors.

  • Anon


  • Anony

    Nice place, but I think it’s a little disingenuous to advertise it as a three bedroom home when one of the bedrooms (and one and half of the baths?) is in the basement. This is really a 2 bed, 2 bath house with a nice basement.

    Realtors really need some rules for how to list these types of homes.

    All that said, it’s really a nice place that would be great for a small family. The basement bedroom is perfect for out-of-town guests too. I’m adding it to my list of places to check out. I wouldn’t be surprised if this goes for close to asking.

  • anon

    Nice, but for that amount, there are nicer places where one can live.

  • Anon

    Wide and deep? It’s under 1,600 square feet.

    • Anonymous


    • Anonymous

      maybe they meant “width and depth”.

  • Potential homebuyer

    too expensive. wont sell at that price

  • Kyle W

    Seems quite high for not that big of a space. Looks like it does have space for parking in the back, which in that neighborhood is awesome. Price seems a bit high for me, but I am not an expert by any means in this area. I would call it 775.

  • Anonymous

    “Wide and deep house” – sounds like a new kind of techno music

  • sp

    Sweet block. Might wish it were otherwise, but this is how much it costs to live near U Street nowadays.

  • bobadblogitty

    when i sell my house i’m going to stage the place with kids furniture so it looks GIGANTIC!!!!!!!!!!

    -patent pending

  • Brian Levy

    Used to live next door at 1414 in 2003-04 when this place was still a shell, remember looking out our living room window and seeing guys smoking crack in the basement well…times have changed eh?

  • FL Ave Resident

    I live on this block and while the house is nice looking and the block is more than charming, I would not want this house. It’s located too close to an alley that is home to a few homeless people. When I cut through it they’re either sleeping back there or in the garage’s of the houses. Also, enjoy the sounds of construction for the next 4-5 years within a stones throw of the house. There’s three giant condo buildings being built within 2 blocks.

    • Bloomingdalian


      Remind me never to post on PoP when I rent/sell any of my properties…

      • ToCareNotTo

        Truth is hard on sellers, is that what you are saying?

        • Bill Sonly



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