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Good Deal or Not? “Blocks to Whole foods” edition

by Prince Of Petworth February 12, 2013 at 1:00 pm 36 Comments

This condo is located at 1317 Rhode Island Avenue, NW:


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The listing says:

“Amazing Renovated Condo in heart of Logan Circle with approx. 784 sq ft featuring 2 true BR’s, 1 BA, Wood Burning fire place, SS Appls, 42″ Cabs,Solid Surface Counters, Ceramic & Glass Tile in BA & Kitchen, Central Air & HW floors. Blocks to Whole foods, P St, Block to 14th St and all the Restaurants. Views of Studio Theater from LR & DR. Unit comes with Storage Unit. Short walk to 2 Metro stops”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $499,999 ($249 monthly fee.)

  • notpostingtooquickly

    I will never understand half a million for an apartment (a very boring and small one at that) in Washington DC… Ever. I don’t care if you’re off Logan Circle.. I will never comprehend…. Buy a 1200sq ft fixer upper for $300K (they can still be found) and spend the money to restore/renovate… no condo fees and no annoying condo meetings.

    • maria

      Well, not everyone wants to live in a house or wants to bother with fixing it up. For example me. I never ever want to have a house, I just want a 2 bedroom apartment, for when I grow up and become rich and famous.

    • Anonymous

      may your intellect expand with the capacity for understanding.

    • Anonymous

      Hiring contractors to restore/renovate a house (or trying to do it yourself) could be just as annoying as a condo meeting.

      • No, nothing is as annoying as a condo board meeting.

    • Anon Logan Guy

      That’s probably because you aren’t able to afford anything close to this amount for a home. I happily pay my condo fees for garage parking and the taxes and maintenance on my 2br condo.

      • Anon X

        Dont tell Joker that your condo fees include your taxes.

      • Anonymous

        Wow, I bet you have no idea how much you sound like the typical Logan Circle resident!

      • Anonymous

        don’t make assumptions about people’s finances… you’ll end up sounding like a jerk. oops, too late

    • houseintherear

      Show me a house for $300k in Logan and I’ll show you my underpants.

      • Anonymous

        Especially a 1200 sf house.

  • Half a million for a big neon light shining into your living room every night. In a sub 800 sq. foot apartment. $637 per foot.

    It reminds me of that Seinfeld episode where Kramer can’t sleep because of the neon chicken sign, lol
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMjgHBnpeV0

    BAD DEAL.

    • Anonymous

      So good!

    • campbell

      I actually thought it was one of those light fixtures from the ’80s in the window until I got to the picture of the Studio Theatre. Wow. That is awful.

  • No idea if its a GDON. But it’s a good thing the unit comes with extra storage, b/c that’s a small 2 bedroom unit!

  • Caleb

    So far from the metro….

  • Anonymous

    Anyone know where the closet organizer came from?

  • Anonymous

    If my real estate agent wanted to come by at night to take pictures, the first thing I’d do is find a new agent.

    • Jay

      In a market like this any idiot can be successful as a realtor. For now it’s probably the easiest job in Washington.

  • novadancer

    yikes, that is one small place! both bedrooms the bed take up the whole room. I’d rather walk a few blocks and have more space

    • Anonymous

      I’ll gladly settle for 800 square feet but this unit should be a 1-bedroom.

  • Anonymous

    if i were retired i would like this. near to groceries, the theatre, a nice park, great restaurants, no yard to take care off.

  • Anonymous

    Fireplace good, no balcony or parking bad. This kind of pricing for a 2 BR bedroom (with fees) is why we bought in Petworth instead. Anybody else think it might be hard to rent this place out for what you are paying in mortgage, unless you put a ton of money down? Good location though. It’s pretty close to the convention center metro, walk to everything.

    • Anonymous

      Um, no. I think you’d easily get $3000+ a month for this place.

  • SawItAgain

    I love how the ad says “featuring 2 true BR’s”. What BS. And at almost $640 per sqft…please.

    • Anonymous

      It looks like a true 2 bedroom to me…

    • I think the Realtor definition of “true bedroom” means it’s a room with a window and a closet attached to it.

  • gives me home for our 800+ square foot apartment with 1 1/2 bathrooms and parking 3 blocks away! And nicer fixtures.

  • Anonymous

    Looks like it was once a one bedroom converted to 2.

  • Anonymous

    To all of you complaining about this place costing half a million……You are wrong—It is only $499,999. :-)

    • Don’t spend it all in one place, sonny! Get yourself something nice with that dollar you saved! :)

  • Anonymous

    Bedrooms way too small. Pass.

  • Surprisingly poorly staged and photographed.

    If the living room can accommodate a full-size sofa, it ought to be shown with one, not an especially small-looking loveseat.

    The naked boxspring is visible in the photos of the master bedroom… needs a dust ruffle/bedskirt.

  • Anonymous

    I’m still going to check this out even though this is terrible staging and photography but this person should definintely get a new realtor.

    • The seller should just do FSBO. No reason to pay anyone a fee in this hot market. And I’m sure the seller could take much better photos.

      Who photographs the apartment at night?!?

  • polytasker

    Holy crap, that’s expensive. My building is on Rhode Island 8 or 9 blocks east of this one, and while 8 blocks makes a big difference in this part of town, I got 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and 50% more space… for 80% of the price.

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