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Mon. Afternoon Rental Option – Van Ness

by Prince Of Petworth November 26, 2012 at 3:00 pm 12 Comments

This rental is located 2 blocks from the Van Ness metro. The listing says:

Enjoy your own private haven just two blocks from the Red Line in Northwest DC. Private entrance and a huge patio come with this light and airy unit in a well-maintained condo. New wood floors, large walk-in closet, bedroom pocket doors can be closed for privacy or open for spacious loft–like feel in this junior 1 bedroom. Don’t worry about bills, **UTILITIES INCLUDED**

Unit’s patio door opens onto a quiet tree-lined plaza with pull-up convenience. Great community with free guest parking, 24-hour concierge, fitness room and large social room with dance floor and new kitchen. Take your pick of two wonderful pools, perfect for summertime laps or lazing, and the awesome (and free) Wilson pool is nearby for year-round swimming.

Forget your umbrella at work? No problem, walk underground to the Giant, right next to the Van Ness/UDC metro. Also right next to CVS, new Walgreens, new Japanese and Jamaican restaurants and more. Tons of other restaurants, bars, shops and Cleveland Park’s Uptown movie theater in easy walking distance and Rock Creek Park is right behind the building. You can easily bike through it for a lovely ride/commute downtown or to the Mall if that’s your thing.

Apartment available as of Dec. 9, arrange to come see it soon!

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,750/Mo.

  • Anonymous

    Uh, that outdoor pool really won’t sell me on the place as the temperature drops!

    • Anonymous

      unless they turn it into an ice skating rink.

  • OatsDC

    Um, what’s with the shirtless guy in the patio picture?

    • Anonymous

      Added bonus?

  • where is the magical underground tunnel???

    • Anonymous

      metro entranceway?

  • Anonymous

    Seems ok to me. That area probably isn’t for everyone, but for those who don’t need or want to be right in the thick of a hot neighborhood and its nightlife, it looks pleasant enough. The patio would be nice for growing tomatos and herbs, although I have a thing about ground floor apartments, so it wouldn’t be for me. Wish the listing had included photos of the kitchen and bathroom, though.

    Question: what’s a “junior 1-bedroom” in DC real estate lingo? From the mention of the pocket doors for the bedroom, I wonder if this is basically a studio with a sleeping alcove for the bed? My last apartment (in another city) was billed as a Jr 1-bedroom, but in that case it meant a separate (and full-sized) bedroom but no separate kitchen (ie, the kitchen was along one of the short walls of the living room).

    • Anonymous

      Yes, it generally means a studio with a little nook for the bed.

  • Fansworth

    Amazing price. It’s a wonder what reserving a neighborhood for showcasing late 1960s “concrete jungle” architecture does for desirablity.

    • Jay

      the architecture is unfortunate but thank god there’s something somewhere taking a bit of pressure off DC rents

  • Anonymous

    Van Ness has potential, but always felt it failed to live up to it. It’s not far from Downtown — an easy three stops on Metro to Dupont and an even quicker bikeshare ride. As for that building, never been inside but always thought it needs to be torn down and rebuilt. It’s time.

  • Anonymous

    There are bargains to be had in this area, mostly because it’s kind of dull. Not a lot of nightlife or dining options, but the other amenities are there, and it’s pretty close to downtown.


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