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Mon. Afternoon Rental Option – Columbia Heights

by Prince Of Petworth July 18, 2011 at 3:00 pm 8 Comments

This rental is located at 15th Street, N.W. at Euclid:

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The Craigslist ad says:

“Available starting August 1st, is a truly unique, one of a kind apartment. This building, built in the 1920’s was listed in James Goode’s book Best Addresses. This place is a definite steal for anyone looking for something other than high rises and English basement apartments. I absolutely love living here, but I am moving out of D.C.

Here’s a brief overview of what you’ll get:
• Two floors in a beautiful, well maintained co-op
• Beautiful hardwood floors, French windows, working fire place in the unit.
• 1st level has separate living room, dining room, kitchen and bathroom (yes a little odd)
• Lower level is used as a bedroom, and has shelves and storage for clothes. You could fit a full bedroom set here. (the ceilings are a bit low, but I’m pretty tall and can stand up straight vwithout bumping my head)
• Utilities are not included but they are pretty cheap (about 50 — 75 for electric while running the AC this summer; 25 tops for gas)
• Parking space comes with the apartment for no additional charge.
• The unit comes with additional storage space.
• The building sits at the northeast tip of beautiful Meridian Hill Park
• Short walking distance to Columbia Heights U Street corridor; Woodley Park , DuPont Circle and Adams Morgan.
• Several public transportation options including metro, several buses (including the Circulator)
• It’s a must see and a must have.

Here’s how the process works:
• Showing to serious applicants on Monday (7/18) and Tuesday (7/19) by appointment.
• There is no application fee, but anyone who is interested has to be approved by the co-op board.
• Reply to this ad for an application and to set up an appointment. Application available upon request.
• One year minimum lease
• No pets, smoking or drugs allowed in the apartment.
• No more than 2 occupants.”

$1500 sound right for this 1 bedroom?

Ed. Note: This looks like the same building where we recently looked at a GDoN.

  • Joe

    I thought landlords were not allowed to limit the number of occupants. I know DC only requires 75 sq ft per person.

    • LisaT

      From the Tenant Survival Guide, which I happen to have open at the moment:

      • Space: At least 70 square feet is required for each
      room used for sleeping by one tenant over 1
      year old. For rooms used by 2 or more tenants
      for sleeping, there must be at least 50 square
      feet for each tenant. Under the D.C. Human
      Rights Act (not the Housing Code), it may be
      considered unlawful discrimination if a landlord
      tries to evict a family with children in order to
      limit the number of tenants living in the
      apartment. For purposes of the Human Rights
      Act, in general up to 2 persons are allowed in an
      efficiency, 3 persons in a one bedroom, 5
      persons in a two

      • LisaT

        Oops, the rest of that is “bedroom, and 7 persons in a
        three bedroom.”

  • Kalorini

    I bet they need to rent out that place–no one in their right mind would pay for that $1200+ monthly HOA fee in addition to a mortgage!

    • Denizen of Tenallytown

      Somebody just sold their unit in that building, and it had a $1900 monthly HOA fee.

  • Danial ash

    No, the rule is no more than 2 unrelated persons per bedroom

  • MB

    Pretty dark down there for $1500+, no?

  • textdoc

    Don’t co-ops usually have a maximum period when the owner can lease it before he/she has to move back in? Not so good if the prospective renter wants to stay more than (say) two years.


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