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Thurs. Afternoon Rental Option – Foggy Bottom

by Prince Of Petworth July 21, 2011 at 3:00 pm 10 Comments

This rental is located at K St NW & 25th St NW:

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The Craigslist ad says:

“First floor efficiency available for move-in August 4, 2011. Convenient to the newly renovated main floor lobby and exercise room. Washer and dryer on every floor. The building manages 24-hour front desk and a roof-top swimming pool overlooking D.C. 24 hour accessible exercise facility one floor away. Located within walking distance to Foggy Bottom metro station, Trader Joes, World Bank, IMF, GW University and Georgetown University, State Department, and the Kennedy Center. Monthly rent includes water, gas and electric. $350 building move-in fee.”

I’m a sucker for pools. $1425 sound right for this efficiency?

  • DCBrewer

    ha, that’s the Claridge House – I lived there when I was in college. I paid $1400 for a studio, I stayed 2 years because it was a nice place. The manager was a @#*$ though.

  • yeah


  • textdoc

    $350 move-in fee? Granted, I haven’t moved in a while… but I’d think it would be more like $50 or $100.

  • CoCo

    I lived there in college too!

    The front desk lady always gave me the side eye when i would stumble in from Apex all drunk and about to make a mistake with some diplomat’s son.

    She even told my parents i was an evil boy when they were waiting in the lobby for me one weekend.

    Ohh college!

    • Anonymous

      You go glen coco!

  • Anonymous

    When you factor in all the amenities (24-hour desk, pool, exercise room, utilities included, walkable to Metro, Trader Joe’s and they didn’t even mention the Whole Foods going into Foggy Bottom), that actually might be a good deal, for the right type of person.

    I have no clue if the move-in fee is reasonable or not. If it’s in lieu of a security deposit, then maybe. But I’m guessing there’s also a security deposit.

  • Anonymous

    I lived there for two years and enjoyed it – the building and location are good (though the pool is definitely smaller than it appears in that picture). That said, if it is a first floor unit facing the outside of the building I think $1425 is a little steep considering the creep factor of the floor to ceiling windows that are about 5 feet from the sidewalk.

  • I lived in the Claridge House for 3 years when I went to GW; back then (2000-2003) my 1 br was $950, then $1150. Inflation is a bitch.

    • Anonymous

      I went to GW from 1993-97 and lived in the the glorious dump known as the Colonial Arms on 26th Street, a quick walk through Hughes Mews from this place. I think the one-bedroom I shared with a roommate in 1996 and 1997 was only $750/month.

  • DCBrewer

    The front desk guy, Juan, is awesome. He still calls me every once and a while when random mail gets delivered there to me.

    @coco I know that lady! she would do the same to me!

    Granted the pool is small, but the view was great!


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