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Good Deal or Not? “Welcoming front porch” edition

by Prince Of Petworth — August 31, 2012 at 1:00 pm 21 Comments

This house is located at 2215 39th Place, NW:

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The listing says:

“Wonderfully updated Glover Park row house! Welcoming front porch, generous LR and DR, beautifully updated kit w marble veined granite counters & SS appliances. 3 bedrooms and 1 full bath up. Walk-out lower level w rec room, wall of built-ins for storage, 2nd updated full bath, laundry. Enjoy fall BBQs on the large rear deck. Off-street parking. Walk to Stoddert, Whole Foods & more!”

You can see a virtual tour here.

This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $650,000.

  • I’m assuming one of those bedrooms is the narrow office shown in the pic. Which is barely wide enough to hold a twin bed. Needs pics of other two rooms, bathroom, finished basement and backyard.

    Anyone know the comps for the neighborhood?

    • N/m just saw the virtual tour. Feels like this is overprice, though.

  • MK

    Not overpriced for the location.

  • parkviewj

    The price is spot on for the location.

  • The price is about right for Glover Park. It’s a nice quiet location with a Whole Foods and several restaurants, but there’s no metro.

  • Anonymous

    It’s all about the schools, and proximity to Georgetown. This house address is inbounds for Stoddert and Hardy Middle School which feed into Wilson H.S., which makes it desirable for families who aren’t switching to private. Hard to find a house in the area under 700K.

  • Anonymous

    What do 3bed/2 bath homes this far from metro go for in Petworth? About the same, right?

    • Maybe not the same but close. This house is a VERY good deal for that location. Could probably add a bed and bath to the basement. I bet its under contract within two weeks.

      • Basement is already finished (looks good! see virtual tour) and has a full bathroom.

        3 bedroom (though really this is a 2BR with office) with only one bath in the main house seems a bit cramped.

  • anon

    Typical glover park row home which is actually priced lower than most in the area. Last year when I was looking in the area anything in the 600’s needed work. This even has parking.

  • Park View Pirate

    Great deal for a finished row house in that location. That will probably go quickly

  • Anonymous

    This is a great deal, I love Glover Park

  • gobi

    It says that it has central A/C, but other than the return on the top floor, I can’t see any evidence of it. There doesn’t seem to be any ductwork or vents. Peculiar.

    • I can’t remember what the system is called, but it is there. It’s not the traditional ductwork, it’s smaller flexible tube-like ducts that cane go between floors so you don’t have to have as much duct work. The vents end up being holes about the size of a 20z soda bottle. To close the vent, you put a cap over it. I had this in my last apartment.

      You can see them in the ceilings in the living room and the dining room. I saw two in the back of the living room, at least one in the front of the dining room (probably two, just one because of the camera angle), and two in the front of the kitchen. I don’t know if that’s sufficient for the living room, but it does have central air.

      • It is the high velocity air. I actually think it is really good.

  • Anonymous

    this is def. a good deal. it’ll go quickly.

  • Anonymous

    the house is a tad over 900 square feet.

  • Good call, everyone. It’s already under contract.

  • Anon3

    Looks good. Price is right for the neighborhood. Basement looks great.

    Does anyone know if there if something specific which makes a home a rowhouse? I was under the impression that traditional (or ‘official’?) rowhouses are those like the ones we see in Mt. Pleasant, LeDroit Park, etc. Are homes like this one considered rowhouses or something else? It seems there are more historical implications when you advertise a home as a ‘rowhouse’. If there is a difference then I wouldn’t be surprised if homes are advertised as ‘rowhomes’ since it’s a catch-word and desired by many.

    I don’t know if it matters but I’m curious. Thanks in advance!

    • Anon3

      Clarification: If there is a difference then non-rowhouses shouldn’t be able to be marketed as such. It seems like a catch-word that people are clinging to when in fact it might not be an ‘official’ rowhouse. Again, I have no idea if this matters. Thanks!

    • Anonymous

      rowhouse isn’t about being historical. it’s about being built in a row, meaning multiple houses were built at the same time by the same developer and they all connect. often the houses are the same, or very similar on the outside, within each row.


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