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Good Deal or Not? Weekly Wed. House Porn “tree-lined street in the desirable Oyster-Adams school district” edition

by Prince Of Petworth December 11, 2013 at 1:00 pm 22 Comments

2325 Ashmead Place Northwest

This house is located at 2325 Ashmead Place, Northwest:

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The listing says:

“Stunning 3 lvl home w/ PARKING in sought-after Kalorama. Convenient to Metro, shops & restaurants, Adams Morgan, Dupont Circle, Woodley Park, National Zoo, Rock Creek Park trails & 3 different playgrounds. Quiet, tree-lined street in the desirable Oyster-Adams school district. Spectacular kitchen w/ island, fireplace, custom mouldings, hardwood, spacious BRs, pristine baths. LL in-law suite.”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $1,249,900.

  • It’s a perfectly nice house, but nothing about it really gets me excited.

    • Agreed. The only thing that makes it house porn is the price. If schools were important to me and I had this budget, I’d probably buy elsewhere for less and use the extra for private tuition.

  • dcreal

    Get rid of that arched opening and make it a little bigger but square iinstead and that will change the entire look of that first floor.

    i never see GOOD deals in these high prices posts because my house is similar configuration, but renovated, with a rental apartment and is a 1/3 the cost. Based on my current lifestyle, needs, saftey concerns etc I cant justify paying these prices, when similar if not better properties are available within 1-2 mile radius of these homes.

    • 2 miles is a pretty significant radius in a city where real estate values, and related amenities, can shift by 10’s of thousands block to block…

      • Anonymous

        Have you tried to go on Jeopardy? One who knows a little about a lot tends to do quite well, but you sir tend to know everything about everything.

        • Anonymous

          If there is ever a DC Foodie Jeopardy I demand he be a contestant!

        • I’m sure with a little help from The Google you could find out!

  • soozles

    It seems to me this unfortunate renovation involved converting what used to be the dining room into a kitchen so that what used to be kitchen is now a sitting/family room. The huge problem with this, IMHO, is the living room and dining room are smooshed together into an unusable mess. In a house like that, I want a living room AND a dining room. Put the dang family room downstairs. Fail!

  • peachykeeno

    I am shocked at how underwhelming this house is for the price. Seriously?! We’ve had other house porn editions with stand alone houses for this price that were bigger and more nicely done. Yet this is DC so I imagine it will go above asking.

    • Anonymous

      I’ve never understood why Kalorama is so expensive.

      • Anonymous

        Lots of embassies, so you’re competing with foreign governments over properties. And foreign governments have deeper pockets than any of us ever will, so prices get pushed up.

        • Anonymous

          So basically it doesn’t make sense for a regular person to buy there.

          • Close proximity to Adams Morgan and Dupont amenities without much crime overflow, quiet streets, nice sized homes, supposedly good school districts. I can see plenty of reasons why “regular” people would be attracted to it.

          • Anonymous

            I don’t know many “regular” people who can afford a $1.2m home with such a mediocre interior. But yes, for all the reasons Justinbc listed the area has a lot of appeal for both regular and rich folk.

          • Anonymous

            I don’t understand this “regular” talk. There are plenty (thousands) of two income HHs in the city where combined income is north of $250K. If they’ve been saving, or can draw on other assets for a down payment (like if they are upgrading and selling a previous apartment), they can afford a place like this. Are they millionaires? No. Are they regular folk? What does that even mean? My brother lives in that neighborhood and there are kids galore, great community of people, and awesome green space. Are you a regular person?

          • Anonymous

            Yeah, by “regular” I meant people not affiliated with an embassy. Seems like whatever your wants and needs are there are better neighborhoods to spend $1.2 million otherwise.

          • Anonymous

            PPercy we missed you!

          • Anonymous

            Sorry Anonymous @ 3:52, you and your brother are not “regular” people if you’re pulling in that kind of loot and drawing upon massive amounts of savings.
            .
            Have you seen the household income and net worth figures for our country (or even DC itself)? It’s nowhere near there.
            .
            I’m sure you’re nice folks and good people, but you’re quite exceptional and members of the elite. Even if you don’t feel as “rich” as the guy down the street with the $6m house. It’s all relative.

          • alpinepaq

            Anon 4:09 – I don’t disagree with you about the elite bit. But I think words like “regular” are divisive and misleading…reminds of Sarah Palin “real Americans” junk.

        • alpinepaq

          The embassies and ambassador residences are all on the other side of Connecticut. This part of Kalorama is all residential.

          • Anonymous

            Ambassador and staff residences are all over Dupont and owned by the host countries. Foreign governments own more real estate than just the embassy itself.

      • Anonymous

        * Walkable to Dupont, Adams Morgan, U, etc. * One of the best schools in the city * Access to Rock Creek, Walter Pierce, and Kalorama parks…e.g. best green space in any close-in DC neighborhood.

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