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Good Deal or Not? Weekly Wed. House Porn “Secluded Oasis in Rear w/ bamboo garden” edition

by Prince Of Petworth April 18, 2012 at 1:00 pm 20 Comments

This house is located at 3712 R St, NW:


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The listing says:

“Spectacular Renovation! Over 3400SF Beautiful Traditional & Contemporary Flare througout. Top of the line finishes,wonderful & open living spaces w/ Vaulted Ceilngs & skylights. Prvte Mstr Ste, 4 BRs, 4.5BAs, 2nd Lvl Deck & a Roof Top Deck. Secluded Oasis in Rear w/ bamboo garden & Patio & 2 Car Garage. Plus separate LL Aprtmnt rents $1650 per month.”

You can see a virtual tour here.

Unfortunately this house is already under contract but I’m still curious what you think of it. This 6 bed/5.5 bath was listed at $1,349,000.

  • c

    Best deal I have seen for 1.3M!

  • That back porch would be perfect for a guerrilla GU party assuming you can just stroll up through the alley.

  • Anonymous

    This actually IS a good deal. I was expecting a much, much, much higher price tag, given its location, size, and outdoor space.

  • That’s the most creative renovation I’ve seen yet here in DC. Artistic but not over the top…great use of space. That backyard bamboo garden is gorgeous. Nice mix of building materials. It’s all about the small and unique touches…and this place nailed it.

    • +1.

      This is really nice… and I’m usually not that keen on contemporary-style houses!

  • sv

    If it sold for the asking price, that is an amazing deal. Beautiful!!

    • Anonymous

      I agree. A lot of teeny tiny not so nice places sell for over a million at G’town. This is a great deal at asking. My guess is it went for much more and this was priced to create a bidding war.

  • Anonymous

    Gorgeous – love the kitchen. My only question would be why it’s so cheap (for DC).

  • I love this house! So well designed and well decorated. I don’t usually like modern/contemporary houses, but this one just gorgeous. I really dig the open kitchen.

  • Oooo la la, very elegant

  • totally gorgeous, nice use of Ikea products – looks good, not cheap. For the size, location, and rental income, this looks like an excellent deal. That back yard, the bamboo – amazing.

    • Anonymous

      I hate bamboo for the reason that if you leave it unchecked it goes wild. My wife and I looked at a house off of fox hall rd. where they had let the bamboo go crazy in the back and it killed everything in sight behind the house and pretty much made an impenetrable tangle of bamboo in the small wooded area behind the house.

      • yes, you have to be really careful with bamboo. If I remember the pic of the porch correctly, this bamboo is in a planter. My sister did something similar in her tiny postage stamp backyard – a giant planter with a particular kind of bamboo. It was the perfect privacy screen, and the size of the container limited the growth. To maintain the look here will probably take some work.

  • baller.

  • Drool…

  • Anon3

    What in the…?! 1.3 million? For THAT?! Like some other folks said, I’m surprised it’s not going for more. AND you can rent the LL for $1650/month? Looks like a great deal. Curious to know what it went under contract for…

    • sv

      I know! Maybe it was underpriced to generate multiple offers, or maybe the owners just had to sell quickly and someone is getting a fantastic deal. I favorited it on Redfin just to be able to see what it eventually sells for.

  • CoHi

    Nobody’s commenting on the exposed cinder block wall?

  • Buzz stomper here. This house really doesn’t do it for me. I think I need a more defined entry. Where’s the front door? And you enter right into a family room? Not a fan of having the kitchen be open to the upstairs hallway and full bath. Seems like kitchen noise would resonate up and vice versa.

    This house seems like too many bedrooms and not enough common and living area. For that kind of money, I want a living room AND a den/family room that you can mess up a little bit. I just don’t think it looks that functional, but I’m more of a traditionalist.

    • I agree and I usually love modern. Not impressed with a lot of the design choices (esp the master bath) or having to bend over every time I want to use the microwave. And as someone who has a similar open staircase, sound TOTALLY carries.

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