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Good Deal or Not? “recreation rm w wet bar” edition

by Prince Of Petworth April 15, 2013 at 1:00 pm 27 Comments

1227 Hamilton Street Northwest

This house is located at 1227 Hamilton Street, NW:

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The listing says:

“Renovated craftsman-style home full of bonus spaces. 1st flr includes, sun rm, stone fireplace, bright dining rm, kitchen w island & extra den. Upstairs master suite w 2 closets & 2 additional bedrms. Lower level 4th bedrm, 3rd full bath, recreation rm w wet bar& laundry rm. Ample outdoor space on expansive corner lot-entertain on private deck, large front, side & back gardens & off st parking.”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $799,900.

  • HamiltonSt

    Hamilton Street representing!

    • Also HamiltonSt


  • Anonymous

    That seems like a lot to ask for that part of town. The house looks nice though.

  • Great deal, I’d say!

  • anon

    Seems about right for that house/hood.

  • JJ

    Nice looking house.

  • That should be tagged as 16th St Heights, not Brookland / Catholic University.

    If it’s really only 1600 sq-ft, then I think that is too high compared to what other houses seem to go for in the area. Then again, there’s really few houses available in this neighborhood, so maybe it’s just supply / demand.

    • Prince Of Petworth

      Yes it is tagged 16th St heights in this post. The real estate section pulls info directly from databases and has some flaws. But you can see here it’s tagged correctly. Hopefully one day the real estate section will fix some of it’s import problems. Sorry for any confusion.

    • ZetteZelle

      Did you get 1600 sf from the tax records? Those are only above-grade footing (and based on the pictures, 1600 looks about right for above-grade). The basement adds another ~700 sf or so, making it pretty good-sized.

      I think 799 is pretty reasonable–I predict that it finally gets sold at $850.

      • Yes, from the tax database. But I’m also comparing /sq-ft to others using above grade only, since most nicely redone houses here include finished basements.

        Places around there do seem to sell for around $800, but I think they’re usually bigger (both above grade and total).

  • AMDCer

    I don’t know that neighborhood well, but it’s a very nice looking house. I wish the interior had more of the original craftsman details, but maybe it wasn’t salvageable.

  • JoeEsq74

    Close at 850k? Wow! Are there bidding wars in zip codes 20015 & 20016 too? At 800k+ in zips 20015 & 20016 it seems you can get a pretty nice house, though not like this, WITH good schools – Lafayette, Murch, Janney Deal (schools may not matter to the buyer. ) I am not trying to slight the area and I really like the house.

  • LT

    This is five blocks from our place. I’d love to swap. LOL

  • anonymous

    Given that a rowhouse in Petworth just went under contract for $751,000, this is probably a fair price. The house is bigger, attractive, and not a rowhouse. Of course the other side of the coiin is lack of easy metro access. Bit with the low inventory, I’m guessing it goes quickly at somewhere near this price.

    • JS

      Where in Petworth is the 751K house? The Grant circle house was under contract briefly in that price range but it’s back on the market now.

      • Near the Metro, on Quincy I believe.

      • anonymous

        That’s the one I was referring to. Didn’t know it was back on market.

    • Shay

      They are not going to get $799,000 for that house. I live on the block and watched the thing go up everyday. They did the typical generic low cost job renovating the place.
      I would say they have grossly over priced themselves, it’s just pure real estate greed.
      The house is not in petworth, it’s in 16th street heights. But still on the 13th street side of 16th street heights so the real estate prices are not that high generally.

  • wobble

    I don’t generally like to make negative comments. However, a lot of comments talk about how nice the house looks. It has been well painted and prepped

    However, my opinion is that it retains none of the Craftsman features. It looks like a bunch of mixed metaphores slapped together. Sorry, but to me it looks like a bunch of random ideas slapped together.

    That being said, it may be a nice house to live in, but I wouldn’t want to look at it every day when I got home and think (for example) why did they close in that porch? — or the bay window looks like and afterthought?

    • +1

      No Craftsman character, and no defined spaces. Looks like a typical DC reno where they knocked a bunch of walls down because open floor plans sell.

  • jmd

    went to this open house yesterday. no on in their right mind should pay $800K for this house. it’s “nice” but $800K, know way.

    • jmd

      no way, not know way.

  • I would say this is worth about 680 to 770K. No good neighborhood schools except Deal, but the neighborhood is pretty nice except for Georgia Ave which is filled with stereotypical “hood” businesses. Also not very close to any metro stations, its in that awkward position of being in between 3 of them.. If they lower the price it will sell quickly.

  • Brian

    I bet it will be under contract by the end if the month. Nothing in this neighborhood stays on the market for more than a few weeks. Price is about right.

  • Smithy

    We took a look at it yesterday. The layout is odd and doesn’t quite make sense to me, but that might be a function of the addition that was put on it.

    I was miffed to find that they didn’t put in a kitchen exhaust fan. With an open concept home, that means it will smell whenever you cook.


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