Good Deal or Not? “gorgeous tin ceilings” edition

by Prince Of Petworth December 18, 2012 at 1:00 pm 9 Comments

This house is located at 1309 C Street, NE:

View Larger Map

The listing says:

“Charming home with many original features. Oak floors, gorgeous tin ceilings and millwork throughout. A smart renovation of the infrastructure and utilities, double insulated windows with plantation shutters. The kitchen has stainless appliances, quality cabinetry, concrete counters, lots of drawers and storage space. Upper level has three bright bedrooms with custom closets. inbounds for Maury. ”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1 bath is going for $569,777.

  • Anon

    Not getting much of anything except location. The house is very basic. I guess for some that would make it a good deal.

    • maestrobe

      You, sir or madam, appear to have forgotten the three rules of real estate: 1. Location; 2. Location, and 3. Location.

  • Anonymous

    Some of those photos have depth-defying perspectives. (Compare pics 3 and 4 to see how the carpet magically stretches in #4 to make the living room look much deeper.) And that’s a skinny-person kitchen.

    Also, that basement has seen some water, my friends. Sadly, this is what half a mil gets you in DC.

    • Yup, you can clearly see the water line marking on the wall. Why they didn’t spend $100 and a weekend painting the basement just boggles my mind. Easiest fix ever.

      I actually think the interior is pretty nice. The bathroom needs a gut renovation, however having only 1 bathroom is really crappy. Eventually, you would want to put in a half-bath downstairs.

      • Anonymous

        The sellers could be doing full disclosue re: water line, aka not hiding it.

  • Pro: there’s a lot of foot and vehicle traffic on that street.

    Con: there’s a lot of foot and vehicle traffic on that street.

  • Anonymous

    Can anyone explain the pricing? What’s up with the $777? It’s not like that would make a difference in terms of search criteria…

    • It references a number for God. It’s a superstitious thing. Same reason why Jews love to give money or sell property in multiples of 18 or Chinese love to have the number 8 in everything (sales price, phone number, address, etc.)

      It’s silly.

  • Those stairs really should get a firm steam cleaning before any open houses are done… perhaps the couches as well. It matters.

    What happened to the virtual tours that used to be linked to on GDON’s? I miss them, the images were much bigger.


Subscribe to our mailing list