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Good Deal or Not? “Island & Peninsula” edition

by Prince Of Petworth December 3, 2012 at 1:00 pm 14 Comments

This house is located at 1710 D Street, NE:

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The listing says:

“Form + Function = Fabulous Renov Home Offering 1930-Character & Curb Appeal wAll-New Open Interior! Granite Counters, Island & Peninsula! Quality Cab, SS Appli. Rec Lighting, Gorgeous Hrdwd Flrs. Private Master wSkylights, Sitting Area, Spa/Bath. Spacious 2nd Master has En Suite BA wHall Access. Laundry on BR lvl. English Bsmt has Kit, W/D, 2BR or 1BR wLR, & 2BA. Income Potential. Pad Parking.”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/4.5 bath is going for $625,000.

  • anon


    $543sq/ft? Not when you have a house, nicely redone right around the corner (1821 E ST) that just sold a week ago for $277 sq/ft.


  • hma

    Good lord. Not even close. Maybe $400k, but not a dime more for that location.

  • Anony

    Jesus no!! Nice house wrong locale for $600+

  • Anonymous

    I agree with the others. Even if it weren’t an ugly flip, a house that size in that location shouldn’t cost that much.

  • Anonymous

    I hope they get it. Since my kitchen boasts an island, peninsula, and subcontinent I’ll be raking it in when I sell.

  • frothy frothy froth.

    this time next year, I hope everyone enjoys the newest DC hobby: catching falling knives.

  • Not down with the dark-stained floors (among other things)… makes the rooms look smaller.

  • H Street LL

    1) Bad photos and no staging. Not a good look if you are trying to get top dollar.

    2) They should’ve taken the bars off the second story windows. Looks gross there.

    3) Price isn’t as high as ya’ll are saying. I agree presentation is poor as I said above, but it’s got a nice basement unit and seemingly 3bd/3.5 bath upstairs. That is signicant, WOTR, and its a pretty decent area. We are talking about closish to the downtown of the wealthiest country in the world.

  • AA

    Bars on windows does not equal curb appeal, ever.

    • Anonymous

      It’s a necessity even in the nicest parts of the city, I lived on third st SE, by the Library of Congress and was broken into, and have a friend who was just broken into on 8th St SE in the middle of the day.

  • Anonymous

    Inside is ok. I don’t understand though why the flipper didn’t put a few thousand dollars into making the outside look decent though. Curb appeal is zero.

  • Alex

    I can’t wait for the first time the buyer writes “dear pop” or the neighborhood listserv with their shock about the open air drug market on the block on which they just paid $625,000 for a house.

  • Anonymous

    i’m not a fan of white trim and brick.

  • Anonymous

    I live in Kingman Park, and have to say I think this is a little high for that area, when 3-4 blocks away you can buy a new renovation for $200K less. That said, I am not complaining about all of these investors flipping houses and raising the base price of my fixer upper. I already estimate my home is priced at $100K over what I paid for it a couple years ago.


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