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Good Deal or Not? “more than 4100 finished SF of pure gorgeous” edition

by Prince Of Petworth — July 5, 2012 at 1:00 pm 9 Comments

This house is located at 4834 16th Street, NW:

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The listing says:

“TRADITIONAL WITH A TWIST – more than 4100 finished SF of pure gorgeous – a blend of the best traditional & contemporary features inside & out! 4 BR, 4.5 BA, 4 entertaining spaces, 2-story foyer, 2 levels of HWF, a plethora of windows w/custom blinds, new kitchen w/Wolf, range, stainless, granite & tumbled stone. Rear patio, low maintenance yard & 1-car garage.”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/4.5 bath is going for $999,000.

  • TG

    Can I object to the use of the word plethora in this listing? I think it is awkward and unpersuasive. Read another way, this house has an excessive amount of windows. Sorry. Feeling grumpy today.

  • DC Buyer

    quite surprised that the owner decides to list after only living there for less than 2 years.

    • Anonymous

      DC Buyer, some people’s life situation changes (sometimes unforseen) so that might be what happened here.

      From the outside, I don’t find the house at all appealing. Obviously the style is not to my taste. Inside, though, there are some beautiful qualities that are appealing. I actually like the windows, especially those in the landing of the stairwell.

  • It is always interesting how here in the U.S. we stage our houses just so to enhance their presentation on line and in person. I visit a Paris real estate site regularly and those people hide NOTHING. See this particular page and click through the photos at the bottom. Amazing! http://www.seloger.co.uk/detail.htm?cp=75001,75002,75003,75004&euro=1&idpays=250&idtt=2&idtypebien=1&nb_pieces=4&IMMOBW_ANN_QRYpg=6

    • Oops. The “se loger” site above now points to a perfectly bare apartment in the 2nd arrondisement (rue Montorguil). Click on the “back to search results” to get a wider selection of apartments and more pics.

  • MK

    I wouldn’t pay that price for that particular house. I lived two houses away and the house next to this one had a triple sized lot that stretched to Blagden Avenue. When that family moved the property was divided into three lots. They cut down most of the trees and shoved that house in there and another one directly in the back of it. It looks cheap and crammed in compared to the other houses on the block. Also that address has to be wrong since the house to the left in the picture is 4834.

  • ET

    I know it is a good idea to declutter and depersonalize when a house goes on the market, but sometimes I wonder if it can be taken too far. It took me a number of pictures to realize this wasn’t a flipper special because until I got to the picture that indicated real people really lived there, it looked just like what the decorators to flipper specials. Furniture is good to show how furniture would work and gives people a sense of scale, but lots of people also want to fell they are in a home that is lived in (i.e. they too would want to live there).

  • Anonymous

    Is it possible this house is a split level?

  • DC Buyer

    This house was renovated by two real estate agents two years ago. I still remember one of them looks pretty nervous when he had the open house–obviously a pretty big investment for him at that time. Fortunately for him, the property went under contract after only a few weeks’ listing.


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