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Wed. Afternoon Rental Option – Columbia Heights

by Prince Of Petworth June 12, 2013 at 3:00 pm 34 Comments

1030 Park Road Northwest

This rental is located at 1030 Park Road, Northwest:

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The listing says:

“Great Location. Great Basement Apartment! High ceilings. Exposed brick wall. Great Patio and yard in the back. Beautiful This house is almost on the corner of 11th and Park Road, only steps to Red Rocks Brick Oven gourmet pizza, & across the street from Meridian Pint, The Coupe 24 hour Diner, Maple, Room 11 Wine Bar. Also, steps to the 24 hour Giant Food, Target, Washington Sports Club, DSW, etc.”

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,950/Mo.

  • JS

    You have got to be kidding.

  • Anonymous

    Lol, wut? That’s comically bad.

    Cue the Anonymous owner in here to defend his pricing in 5….4…..3…..

  • Anonymous

    No no no, no, no, no, no no no. Is this a Nigerian price scam?

  • bizzinger

    That’s the dumbest thing I’ve seen today, and I work with Congress.

  • seaf

    The photos are really pathetic – one shows a bunch of knobs on an appliance, another shows bath fixtures. This is supposed to make me want to rent the house? In a word, no.

  • SerendipityHere

    Way to show bad judgement owner. Look at the pics, close up of dryer and shower knobs as the showcase of this dungenous, overpriced dwelling!

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    You have to admit he did a nice job with the grouting.

  • Anonymous

    I applaud their attempt at humor.

  • Anonymous

    I expect the Crypt Keeper to peer out from that staircase.

  • Anonymous

    High ceilings and basement do not go together, nor do hardwood and basement. Also it’s a bad sign when 75% of the description is what’s near the rental and not the rental itself.

  • lolly220

    Wow. So sad. Still. I bet it’ll get rented out.

  • Anonymous

    Wasn’t this featured as a “Dear PoPville – Get a Permit or Risk It?” in 2012?

    • MiCoBa


  • Anonymous

    It is horrific, but sadly I think they might rent it at that…

  • moi

    this is astonishing. i live just down the street on 11th and pay $2000 for an above-ground unit with TWO bedrooms and a small backyard. god forbid this landlord’s delusions are validated by sincere interest in this place. now i’m afraid my landlord’s gonna raise my rent if this what $2k gets you on park st!

    • Anonymous

      Are you moving soon??? Lol… No really, are you??

      • moi

        hellz no!

  • Petworth Bound

    I’m not sure what everyone’s so upset about. So the pictures are a little um…horrible. But don’t you know that Columbia Heights is THE place to be in all of D.C.? Who doesn’t love driving around looking for a parking spot for 20 minutes, and having the drunks stare at you across the street from Room 11. And I just love finding my car window smashed when when all I’ve left in my car was a AUX cable to a tape deck, yes I said tape deck. An those rats, who doesn’t love those rats? I think that $1,950 is a absolute steal, just like my bike at Meridian Pint.

    • Anonymous


    • Anonymous

      hey! I’m not staring at you, I’m just trying to focus my eyes.

    • Anonymous

      LOL, that’s a bitter rant. WINNER.

      Cue the Petworth/Columbia Heights defenders to come in here and explain why their ‘hood technically isn’t the ‘hood. As if inflated real estate prices actually mean anything.

    • Anonymous

      Coming from “Petworth Bound” I will take this comment with a grain of salt given Upshur is your equivalent of 11th. For the record I believe this property is overpriced

  • None

    Wow. This listing is offensive.

  • kken

    everything about the interior is shoddy and cheap. no thanks.

  • nonny

    Definitely overpriced and the pictures are….odd. But I’d be interested in viewing it if the listing was closer to $1,400.

    • victoria

      Come on people! Just look at those faucets! There are THREE of ’em!

      • AngryParakeet

        Hot, cold, and tepid!

  • KatPost

    That is more than I pay for the mortgage on my whole house a mile away in Petworth.

  • Elle

    You have to assume some of those pictures somehow got centered and cropped rather than shrunk to size.

  • JGK

    2 grand for this? Nope.

  • textdoc

    Wow. Those photos are certainly not doing the listing any favors, especially the opening one that shows the needs-to-be-repainted porch, and the ones of the interior showing a roll of cable and a box of light bulbs.
    The unit doesn’t look that bad, just very poorly photographed. And overpriced; something more like $1500/month would be more realistic. Also, the owner (or whoever’s listing the unit) needs to get some decent photographs with a wide-angled (if that’s the right term) lens.

  • Anonymous

    That’s insane. I think prices in CH are already unjustifiably high, but this takes the cake. I really hope they don’t get that for everyone’s sake.

  • justinbc

    This is very clearly overpriced. But I’m curious what people would actually value something as unappealing as this at?


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